as i wanted to upgrade my hi-fi in general, i´ve bought 2 month ago some Mission 780 MK.II; they were two times “speaker of the year” and as i´ve tested my old 780 against some Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 ->http://essabre-90xx-rpi.sfb2.com/?p=2137 and was absolutely disappointed (see the post) i thought i stuck with the “Mission-direction” (and okay, have to test some KEF, Dali Zensor, Monitor Audio etc.,etc.,etc.) but for the present i´ve ordered them with 2 not “original/Mission” bass-driver (these Mission 780 MK.II were extremly “rare” ->https://www.hifishark.com/model/mission-780 )
but in a very good condition + niciest wood-veneer and bought afterwards the missing 2 bass-driver also..
got them at home, replaced the driver and voilá: wonderful, lively, unbelievable, “roomy/airy/3D-ish” “Mission”-sound ! 😉
BUT: to thin ;-( ..no wonder, the overall “volume” of the speaker-cases is unsufficient (IMO)..) by that, the “old” 780er sounded really better/more hi-fi then the new ones (but absolutely not so lively/clear like the new-ones, MK.IIs)..
and so as i was unsatisfied with the case-volume of the MK.IIs i came across the much newer Mission LX-/QX-2 (MK.II) !!->399€->
(last 2. picture: Philip Thielen -> https://www.lite-magazin.de/2021/03/mission-lx-2-mkii-fuer-hohe-ansprueche-und-kleine-geldbeutel/)
and yes, as u see, they are much more voluminous, “bulgy”, thats what i also thought, want to have 😉 (in comparison to the 780 MK.IIs)
so, i guess that would be the next “goal” 😉 (and afterwards maybe some Monitor-Audios or KEFs or Dali or or or or 😉 )
in these sense, many greets for now 😉