Mission is a name that most of us geeks have known since our youth (that was quite some time ago).
The company is now part of the International Audio Group, but in 2022 has resumed hi-fi production on English soil. Among other things, in the form of a new version of the speaker classic Mission 770, which we’re looking forward to testing when we can get our hands on a set.
Now Mission is launching an interesting-looking little unit that’s likely to be equally at home on the desktop or with a set of active speakers in the living room.
The Mission LX Connect DAC is a self-contained digital-to-analog converter, preamplifier and headphone amplifier. According to Mission, it is designed to act as a hub for all music sources with analogue, optical and coaxial digital inputs. It also has an HDMI ARC input for TV audio. You can use your mobile as a wireless source via Bluetooth (with aptX).
The digital converter is a Sabre 32 ES9018K2M, and Mission Mission has drawn on the expertise of sister company Audiolab to create the interface in the LX Connect DAC. The unit is also Roon certified.
Price and availability
We expect the The Mission LX Connect DAC to will be priced around €460.