Mission Electronics, usually referred to simply as Mission,
are one of the UK's largest designers and manufacturers of loudspeakers.
Most of their products rest in the budget end of the market, usually costing
less than £1000 (obviously this is an audiophile's definition
Mission Electronics was launched in 1977 and in 1978 the revolutionary 770
loudspeaker was launched. It was the first audiophile loudspeaker
to use a polypropylene drive unit and went on to garner acclaim and admiration.
Since then, introducing new technology and radical manufacturing techniques
has remained a prime factor in their success.
Through the years they have produced many "firsts". In 1979 we released
the first DC-coupled transcription tone-arm, the Mission 774, and the 700
loudspeaker, which, with its inverted drive unit array, brought the price of
esoteric loudspeaker performance down to budget hi-fi level. Remarkably these
speakers are still being manufactured today, showing just how revolutionary
they were back in 1979. In 1981 came the Mission 776, the world's first DC-powered
pre-amplifier, and the 777, the fastest MOSFET power amplifier of its
day. The Mission Isoplat, introduced in 1983, pioneered the use of Sorbothane
to isolate sensitive components from vibration.
Mission Electronics continue to strive constantly to break through technological
barriers, investing heavily in R&D and staff. Recent advances include
producing some of the first Audio Visual loudspeakers and have had a major
part in the development of NXT flat panel technology.