The LX-1 is a two-way design, combines a Mission 1 inch tweeter with a purpose designed mid/bass driver. In traditional Mission style, the stand-mount LX-1’s tweeter is positioned below the mid/bass drive unit, in order to aid time alignment. By placing the treble unit lower than ear level, the path length from the treble unit to the listener is longer than that of the mid/bass unit.
While high performance mid/bass and treble units are the foundation of a great sounding speaker, if the speaker cabinet is not correctly reinforced it can be an unruly source of unwanted noise. To prevent this, MIssion engineers carried out extensive research and development to ensure internal cabinet strength, eliminating any unwanted cabinet resonances and vibrations. Using a combination of CAD analysis, a lot of experimentation and extensive listening tests, the cabinet within each speaker has been braced at key points meaning that the full frequency range is clear and detailed.