Mission has upgraded its mid-level QX MkII loudspeaker series, firmly pitching it at those looking to step up from entry-level speakers.
Originally launched in 2017, the re-engineered QX line-up sits above Mission’s LX MkII Series and includes six passive models spanning two standmount speakers, three floorstanders and a centre speaker. A new QX-12SUB MkII active subwoofer completes the line-up.
While outwardly these new MkII models look similar to the original QX Series, the external changes include a tactile matt black and matt white finish alongside a walnut veneer option. The aluminium plates clamped to the top and bottom of the cabinets that add mass and rigidity are also redesigned.
Each speaker employs Mission’s QX MkII Ring Dome treble unit whereby the
centre of its textile dome is fixed, with the voice coil attached partway down the dome to drive it more evenly and accurately, resulting in lower distortion says Mission.
The new QX MkII Series also features the latest version of the company’s DiaDrive bass/midrange drive unit, whereby the usual cone and dust cap arrangement is replaced by a seamless curvilinear diaphragm that’s directly driven by a secondary sub-cone connected to the voice coil.
The QX fibre-composite diaphragm has also been re-engineered for the MkII range, now incorporating long acrylic fibres for improved stiffness and damping. It’s also now vented to remove trapped air behind the diaphragm.
Prices and models
QX-1 MkII – £299
QX-2 MkII – £399
QX-3 MkII – £799
QX-4 MkII – £899
QX-5 MkII – £1099
QX-C MkII centre speaker – £349
QX-12SUB MkII active subwoofer – £499
Visit Mission’s website to find out more.