Question Is it time to retire my aging but still functional Mission 773's?

ossieb

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Just bought an Exposure 3010S2D integrated. Is my system so out of balance I need to change the speakers?

If so what to, budget £1K -£1.5K?
 
Hi
Just bought an Exposure 3010S2D integrated. Is my system so out of balance I need to change the speakers?

If so what to, budget £1K -£1.5K?
Not enough information I feel.
What is lacking in your current speakers?
What is your room size?
What can you actually get to audition? because of your spending this sort of money you certainly should.
 
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jjbomber

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If you like the sound of Missions, then start with a new pair of them Audition a few others against that sound. Pick the ones that make you tap your toes and nod your head!
 
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A home audition has much greater value than listening at a retailers. After all, you will only hear what the speakers sound like in their demo room, bearing in mind the room has great impact on what you will hear.

Good luck.
 
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Hi
Just bought an Exposure 3010S2D integrated. Is my system so out of balance I need to change the speakers?

If so what to, budget £1K -£1.5K?
A well designed speaker will respond well to better quality amplification. I’ve heard great sounding combinations of £2K amps and £200 speakers. That’s not to say all combinations based on those maths will sound great - it just depends how capable the speakers are - but you’re far more likely to get a better sounding combination than driving £2k speakers with a £200 amplifier.
 
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ossieb

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Thanks guys just wanted a starting point and that's what you've given me!

room size 5.6 x 3.4m
Just got upgraditus since the 773's are over thirty years old and thought maybe I was missing out on something.

Need to buy (If I do) before I retire so got a few short years to save up
 
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Edbostan

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A well designed speaker will respond well to better quality amplification. I’ve heard great sounding combinations of £2K amps and £200 speakers. That’s not to say all combinations based on those maths will sound great - it just depends how capable the speakers are - but you’re far more likely to get a better sounding combination than driving £2k speakers with a £200 amplifier.
I tend to agree. A work colleague had a Linn LP12 with Naim amplification driving a pair of Acoustic Research AR18s and the sound was stunning.
 
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treesey

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Just got upgraditus since the 773's are over thirty years old and thought maybe I was missing out on something.

Need to buy (If I do) before I retire so got a few short years to save up
I would take the 773s along to any audition against new speakers. You may be surprised.
 
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