The Advent Loudspeaker Specifications

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Description: Two-way direct-radiator loudspeaker. Crossover frequency: 1kHz. Balance control: Tweeter switch selects flat, +3dB, or –3dB. Impedance: 8 ohms. Power capacity: 100W program.
Dimensions: Not noted.
Price: $116 each in walnut veneer, $102 each unfinished (1971); no longer available (2006).
Manufacturer: Advent Corporation, Cambridge, MA (1971). Company no longer in existence (2006).

Advent Corporation
Cambridge, MA (1971)

dalethorn's picture

The Advent was my first serious speaker system, inspired by the Stereophile review and embellished by the literature supplied by Mr. Henry Kloss, containing such classic phrases as "Hoffman's Iron Law" and "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, or the line that's the straightest under the circumstances."

But the key thing about these speakers wasn't the absolute neutrality or other such audiophile considerations.  It was the deep bass that seemed to rise out of the earth and take over the room, which I had never heard before the Advent.  Kloss was a genuine inspiration to me.

funz51's picture

I purchased the 'baby' advents in the late 70's before college.  I ran them like mules for 4 years as a electrical engineering student.  10 years later, I removed the pink tweeter, which I really thought was too bright anyway, and replaced with a soft dome mid, and a 90's polk tweeter.  Let me tell ya, what an improvement.  I have replaced thier surrounds twice in the past years.  I now am contiplating selling them, but am afraid I will miss them... ;(    Kloss knew his stuff, just like Hsu with his sub's...  terrific!