Hi-fi doesn’t have to mean square boxes and conservative materials. Quite the contrary is in fact true. Traditional box loudspeaker designs impede performance, adding colouration to the sound produced and affecting the dispersion characteristic – yet these are characteristics we have grown accustomed to.
Whether designing sports cars, yachts, or hi-fi loudspeakers, the best aesthetics are those that not only appeal visually, they also enhance the function of the product. Very occasionally, when a skilled designer is able to work closely with a skilled engineer, the two work symbiotically with form improving function and vice versa. Only when form and function are in perfect balance, can a product can become truly remarkable.
79 series from mission has been conceived, developed and engineered according to these principles. Every aspect of performance is evident in the graceful, gentle curves. The profiled baffle has been perfected to optimise dispersion: the narrow base working with the inverted driver geometry to produce a good response as wide as 70 degrees from axis. The tweeter wave-guide integrates perfectly into the front baffle assembly, closely coupled, yet acoustically isolated from the Parawave cone bass driver with iridium finished phase plug.
Internally the same principles continue :- the low profile chassis legs reduce ‘through-cone’ reflection. Cast from aluminium alloy, they are light and strong. The tweeter heat-sink wicks heat away from the ferro-fluid cooled voice coil to maintain a constant temperature and reduce thermal compression. Even the crossover is directly coupled to the terminals for the shortest, most direct signal path.
79 series from Mission, like the best sports cars and yachts, is remarkable – and it was designed to be from the very inception.