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Old 26th October 2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Mission vs everyone else.

Hi all.

I was curious about other peoples' experiences with this idea.

Mission claims that mounting their speakers MT (instead of the traditional TM) gives a more natural sound.

What's the opinion?

Is this marketting hype of is there something genuine behind it?

Like I said - I was curious.

Chris

PS, and I quote: "The result is a very natural and coherent presentation."
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Old 26th October 2009, 06:16 PM   #2
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In an MT it has to do with the direction the vertical lobe caused by the crossover and the physical displacement of the drivers is steered. With the tweeter below it is steered up, which i personally think, in theory, is usually better. But it all depends on where your ears are in relation to the speaker ...

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Old 26th October 2009, 07:15 PM   #3
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So, let us assume we sit on axis with the speaker. (this is the purpose of stands or tower speakers, right?)

If it does make an audible difference, why aren't all the speaker manufacturers doing it?

Just seems strange that one company does things completely different to most others...

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Old 26th October 2009, 09:57 PM   #4
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So, let us assume we sit on axis with the speaker. (this is the purpose of stands or tower speakers, right?)
If you slouch down in your chair with the missions you may move into the suckout region, but if you stand up you are probably OK.

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Just seems strange that one company does things completely different to most others...
Momentum counts as does consumer expectations... Dynaudio & Linn don't count as other companies?

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Old 26th October 2009, 10:10 PM   #5
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It's marketing basically - the Mission look and 'unique technology innovation' bla bla.

Theoretically, if you have a 3rd order acoustic crossover and mount the tweeter below the woofer such that the woofer and tweeter axis intersect to give a 15 degree tilt in the response, the tilt is corrected by the phase tilt in the crossover. Mission may adhere to this in their higher end designs, but their lower end stuff I'd wage doesn't.
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Old 27th October 2009, 06:13 AM   #6
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If it does make an audible difference, why aren't all the speaker manufacturers doing it?

Just seems strange that one company does things completely different to most others...
I immediately think of Bose.

But hey, companies get to sell their products only if it's unique in some ways.
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And then there is the question of HOW MUCH difference it makes, considered against the overall performance of a product and intended market.
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It works on my Ferals, don't ask me why, It just does. (I discovered this by accident)
MT = good sonic balance, TM = 'tinnie', lacks upper highs, and lower mids.

(only with the tweeter reversed polarity)

KRIX have also been known to adopt this method.
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