Perfect three-dimensionality is paired with an enormous low bass, and all at an affordable price.
This shelf speaker is perfectly suited for home cinema (no CRT) and comprises a Mission CP-10X coax driver and two Mission CP-134 bass drivers.
Excerpt of the review in Klang+Ton 1/2008:
"Due to the slightly declining bass the Mission Cheap Trick can be positioned
a little closer to the rear wall. Placed on stands and parallel to the side
walls they produce a warm and unobtrusive sound with relatively low bass.
Well, the CT 234 is certainly not an exceptionally analytical speaker, but
can also not be reproached for suppressing details – on the contrary: with
the aid of an assortment of timbres the English Cheap Trick is perfectly capable
of distinguishing between minute nuances. Sure, the symmetrical arrangement
of drivers helps to generate a large sound stage We have listened to quite
a few other speakers with a similarly wide stage, but the depth is just extraordinary,
and that a price that seems to be too good to be true. Locating individual
instruments has been done better by other speakers, but I can't remember how
much expensive those speakers had been. Even when operated lying on the side
the Mission Cheap Trick doesn't change, except for a slight tonal variation
– an ideal prerequisite for being used as a shelf or home cinema speaker.
Dynamically, the CT234 is always on top - whether it's the relatively high
sensitivity or the amplifier friendly impedance response, I don't know - in
any case the ease in performing shown by this speaker, the thrilling drive
and the enthusiasm displayed independent of the music material is extraordinary,
even over prolonged listening sessions."
Verdict: "By employing these Mission drivers there are some highly interesting opportunities for stereo and surround operation. The C234 is a loudspeaker that can be driven by almost any amplifier and the positioning of the speakers is not critical at all. This top performance can be enjoyed even over long sessions; quite amazing considering that his speaker goes for a song." Our kit consists of:
Price for CT 234 kit without cabinet per unit: EUR 148,00 excl. VAT: € 124.37 / $ 144.27
If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a universal PCB instead on wood: PCB 220x155 mm, order no. I-8805002, Price EUR 11,70 excl. VAT: € 9.83 / $ 11.41
Price for CT 234 High-End kit without cabinet per unit: EUR 158,00 excl. VAT: € 132.77 / $ 154.02
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