Mission Engineering Introduces the Io

The 450-watt full-range guitar monitor features a 12" neodymium speaker and 56-bit digital signal processing, yet it's small enough to fit in an overhead compartment.

Petaluma, CA (January 19, 2017) -- Today at the 2017 NAMM Show, Mission Engineering announced the Mission Io, a new full-range, flat-response powered speaker for guitar processors that's a fraction of the weight of a typical monitor, and small enough to fit in an airline overhead compartment.

The Mission Io features a 450-watt internal power amplifier, a 12" neodymium driver with 1" titanium tweeter, onboard 56-bit digital signal processing, and XLR inputs to connect to a guitar processor. At less than 20" square and just 29 pounds, Io can be easily moved around, and even taken as an airline carry on.

"Transporting large speakers and power amplifiers can somewhat negate a key benefit of software-based guitar systems," said Mission CEO James Lebihan. "Customers have been asking for a lightweight solution, and Io delivers this by using the latest weight-saving technology such as neodymium and aluminum drivers with class-D amplifiers and highly efficient power supplies. You get a full 12" FRFR monitor that's easy to carry, even on fly gigs."

The Mission Io will be available soon from Mission authorized dealers. Expected price is $899.

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