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Mission 77 Series Loudspeakers

User Instructions

Welcome to Mission!

Bi-Wiring & Bi-Amping

The 77 Series is the latest in a long line of distinguished Mission


loudspeakers. These technologically advanced loudspeakers will
compliment the finest electronics and dcor.
Patented Aerogel membrane bass drivers and advanced neodymium
tweeters are used throughout the range. A critically tuned suspension
ring mechanically de-couples the tweeter housing from the rest of the
cabinet. High-purity nickel-plated binding posts feature on all models.

Mission models 772 775 can be bi-wired for improved performance.


Remove both pairs of shorting links and connect a cable to each pair of
terminals, running them to a common connection at the amplifier output
terminals. In the figure below, the terminal panel on the left is bi-wired; the
panel on the right is conventionally wired. Note the shorting links.

Your Mission 77 Series loudspeaker system will bring you great listening
pleasure for many years.

HF
LF

HF
LF

General Information
Please read these instructions carefully before installing your
loudspeakers. A few minutes studying this manual will ensure superb
performance from your loudspeakers for many years.
Please pay attention to all cautions printed on the
pages marked with this symbol ..........................................

Unpacking Your Loudspeakers

Remove all the staples and sealing tape from the carton.
Carefully unpack each loudspeaker.
Retain all the packing materials so that your loudspeaker can be
repacked and shipped without damage.

Fitting Spikes Models 773 - 775


Refer to Fig.1 and 2 on the fold out page.

Invert the loudspeaker and place the top on a soft surface.


Screw a nut on each spike and place a washer over the nut.
Screw the spikes into the bushes fitted in the base of the cabinet.
Carefully return the loudspeaker to its normal position.
Adjust the height by screwing in or out one or more of the spikes
until the loudspeaker is stable and level.

An outrider is provided for additional stability. To fit this unit:

Place the outrider over the rear of the cabinet base.


With the screws supplied, attach the outrider securely to the rear
mounting bushes in the cabinet. Now attach the rear spikes to the
bushes on the outrider.
Install the front spikes and complete the installation as above.

Connecting Your Loudspeakers


Terminal Panels
Your loudspeakers use two or four terminals.
When connecting a four-terminal panel
conventionally, ensure that the shorting links
are installed as shown.

771
77C

772 - 775
HF
LF

Conventional Loudspeaker Connections

By using separate amplifiers for LF


and HF drive units you can further
improve performance. This is
known as bi-amping.
The illustration opposite shows one
channel of a bi-amped system.
Note that the amplifier inputs are
linked.

HF
LF

Positioning Your Loudspeakers


Refer to Fig 3. on the fold-out page.
Mission 773, 774 and 775 loudspeakers should be placed on the floor
(ideally on spikes).
Mission 771 and 772 should be mounted on rigid stands, such as Mission
Stance, ideally spike coupled to the floor. Height is important: A stand
should place a loudspeakers tweeters at ear level to a seated listener.
Shelf or bracket mounting is second best.
The distance from the rear wall can profoundly affect loudspeakers sonic
performance. If your speakers are too close to the wall the bass will boom
and sound coloured. Moving them into the room may increase clarity but
tends to reduce bass output. When positioned correctly, the high
frequency response is smooth with well-defined, powerful bass.
Start with the speakers about 20cm from the wall and 1.8 metres apart.
The distance from each loudspeaker to the side wall should be at least
0.5 metres. Vary the distance between the two loudspeakers and the
distance from the wall until you get a perfect stereo stage.
A few minutes optimising youre listening position will be rewarded with a
soundstage limited only by the quality of your equipment.

Phase
To check that your loudspeakers are in phase, check the polarity of your
speaker wire at the terminal post on the loudspeakers and at the
loudspeaker connector on your amplifier. The marked conductor should
always be connected to the positive terminals.

Loudspeaker cable is polarity coded along one edge. Split the cable to a
depth of about 25mm and strip 8mm of insulation from each wire. If the
cable is stranded, twist the strands together.

If your loudspeakers are wired correctly, the sound should be full with
clean treble and a deep, rich bass.

Unscrew each terminal. Thread the bare end of the


cable through the cross-hole ensuring there are no
loose strands. Tighten securely.

Your loudspeaker cables have a noticeable effect on sound quality. After


extensive research, Mission has developed Duet and Quartet, cables for
standard and bi-wiring applications. Additionally, MISSION and CYRUS
amplification provides outstanding fidelity with wide system dynamics and
will optimise the performance of your loudspeakers.

Connect the red, positive (+) terminal of the Left


loudspeaker to the corresponding red, positive (+)
amplifier terminal. Connect the black, negative (-)
terminals similarly. Repeat for the Right Channel.

Ancillary Equipment

User Instructions

Mission 77 Series Loudspeakers

The Mission 77C Centre Channel Speaker

Product Service

The Mission 77C has been designed to reproduce dialogue in a Home


Cinema installation. It is magnetically shielded and may be placed close
to a TV set without causing interference.

Should a fault occur with your loudspeakers please return them as a pair,
even if only one unit appears to be faulty. Please pack them correctly,
using the original packing.
Product for service should be returned to the appointed dealer from whom
you purchased the product. If you experience difficulties or there is no
Mission dealer in your area, contact the Mission distributor for your
country or the Main Service Centre for your region. A list of the principal
Mission Service Centres is at the rear of this instruction manual.

Attaching the Feet


Peel off the backing paper. Firmly attach each foot about 25mm in from
the corner of the base of the loudspeaker cabinet.
Connections and Phasing
Your Centre Channel loudspeaker must be connected to the Centre
loudspeaker terminals of your AV amplifier or receiver. Follow the
instructions in the previous sections for connections.

Setting up Audio Visual Loudspeakers


Fig. 3 on the fold out page shows a typical AV set-up.
Placement
Your Centre loudspeaker will normally be sited on top of the TV monitor,
or on a shelf in a console below the TV set.
If you are placing the loudspeaker on top of the TV monitor, ensure that
the monitor cabinet can stand the weight and that the assembly is stable.
Some manufacturers forbid the placing of objects on top of their TV sets.
Check your TV handbook before installing the 77 Series Centre speaker
directly on your TV set. Consult your TV dealer if you are in any doubt.
Sound Level
It is important that the centre, front and rear speakers are set to the same
sound level as perceived from the listening position. Follow your AV
processor handbook instructions carefully, especially the section
concerned with setting up relative loudspeaker levels.

Loudspeaker Maintenance
Periodically tighten the fixings on the bass drivers to keep them secure.
DO NOT touch high frequency drive unit fixings.
Use a slightly dampened cloth to clean your cabinets and occasionally, a
light spray polish to protect their sheen. Remove grilles before brushing
them carefully with a soft brush.

1.

Your Mission loudspeakers are warranted for 2 years from the date
of purchase.
2. This warranty only becomes effective if the guarantee card is
completed by the Dealer and the Purchaser and returned to Mission
or its Distributor within 8 days of purchase.
3. This warranty excludes damage caused through accident, misuse,
neglect, wear and tear, or as a result of incorrect installation,
adjustment or repair.
4. This warranty excludes liability for damage or loss occurring during
transit to or from the Purchaser.
5. Warranty claims must be made through the original supplier, or, if
this is not possible, through another authorised Mission Dealer.
6. MISSION shall not be liable for any consequential damage, loss or
injury arising from or in connection with the equipment.
7. The cost of return carriage shall be borne by the Purchaser.
8. This warranty is personal to the original Purchaser and is not
transferable.
9. If equipment returned is found to comply with the published
specification, Mission reserves the right to charge for inspection and
return carriage.
10. No Dealer or Distributor has any authority to vary the terms of this
warranty.
11. Unauthorised servicing renders this warranty void.
12. Please retain a copy of your sales receipt in case you have to return
your loudspeakers to a Mission dealer other than the original
supplier.
These conditions do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

Specifications:

771

Recommended Amplifier:
Enclosure:
Effective Volume

25 - 100W

25 -100W

25 - 100W

25 150W

30 - 200W

25 - 100W

2 Way Tuned Reflex

2 Way Tuned Reflex

2 Way Tuned Reflex

2 Way Tuned Reflex

2 Way Tuned Reflex

Passive Radiator

6.5 litres

11 litres

15 litres

30 litres

53 litres

7.5 litres

Freq. Response: (3dB)


LF Response: (-6dB)
Sensitivity: SPL/M @
2.83V
Impedance:
Drive Units:
Bass:

75Hz - 20kHz

60Hz -20kHz

50Hz -20kHz

45Hz 20kHz

42Hz -20kHz

75Hz - 20kHz

65 Hz

52 Hz

43 Hz

38 Hz

36 Hz

65 Hz

85dB

85dB

85dB

89dB

91dB

85dB

4 + Passive Radiator

130mm Hi-Definition
Aerogel Cone

130mm Hi-Definition
Aerogel Cone

130mm Hi-Definition
Aerogel Cone

2x130mm HiDefinition
Aerogel Cones

2 X 165mm HiDefinition
Aerogel Cone

130mm HD Aerogel
130mm Passive
Radiator

Treble:

25mm fabric dome


viscous laminated

25mm fabric dome


viscous laminated

25mm fabric dome


viscous laminated

25mm fabric dome


viscous laminated

25mm fabric dome


viscous laminated

3x25mm V/L domes


in phased array

Dimensions: (HXWXD)

310 x 172 x 229mm

422 x 172 x 267mm

850 x 172 x 267mm

923 x 178 x 316mm

1110 x 225 x 310mm 172 x 422 x 210mm

4.3kg

9.5kg

12kg

20kg

Weight: (Per Loudspeaker) 3.8kg

772

Warranty Conditions

773

Mission reserves the right to change all specifications without notice. E &OE

774

775

77C

4.5kg