The LX-1 MKII uses a 25mm microfiber dome tweeter to produce crisp and detailed high frequencies, with a neodymium magnet for maximum magnetic force in a small space. The tweeter is lightweight, with impressive transient attack for all the high frequencies.
The 4 inch bass driver featured on the LX-1 MKII is a new version of the DiaDrive from Mission, using a seamless curvilinear diaphragm instead of a cone and hub cap. The driver on the LX-1 MKII speakers is constructed from an advanced dual-layer fibre formulation, which exhibits excellent self-damping and has a very high stiffness to mass ratio. A high strength ferrite magnet ensures the magnetic is directed precisely within the voice coil, for an ultra-linear excursion and a focused performance. The bass driver uses comb-tooth separations around the driver to help scatter interfering reflections. This helps the driver produce a smoother frequency response with less resonance.
For the MKII version of the LX Series, Mission has updated the crossover to produce a smoother performance from the speakers, with a notable improvement on off-axis balance. To aid timing and rhythm, the LX series speakers use Mission’s inverted driver geometry, placing the midrange driver above the tweeter. The wavelengths from the woofers and tweeters coincide at the listener’s head height.
For the cabinet of the LX-1 MKII speakers, internal damping has been widely used, to reduce midrange colouration and improve bass response. Using Computer-aided design, the LX-1 MKII speaker cabinets have improved rigidity with less unwanted resonance. The speakers are available in three finishes of matte black, white or walnut.
Mission LX-1 MKII Bookshelf Speakers features
4 inch composite bass driver
25mm microfibre dome tweeter
Inverted driver geometry
Internally damped cabinet for reduced colouration and better bass response