Old speakers vs. new speakers: How do they compare?

The Mission 70 MkIIs were budget class-leading speakers in their day, but how do they compare to the best new speakers?

Back in the early 1980s, Mission was a young, fast growing and fiercely ambitious company. While it had just launched a turntable, arm, cartridge and an amplifier in a short amount of time, speakers remained its core business.

The original Mission 70 was an early attempt at a budget box. Surprisingly, considering Mission’s form at the time, these standmounters disappointed thanks to a mediocre, congested performance and insubstantial build. The comparatively poor reviews that followed didn’t help sales either.

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