The Smaller Advent loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Two-way acoustic-suspension bookshelf loudspeaker. Drive-units: 2" paper-cone tweeter with central dome, 9.5" paper-cone woofer. Frequency response: 33Hz–17kHz ±3dB (measured by 1975 High Fidelity Buyer's Guide). Nominal impedance: 4 ohms. Recommended minimum power: 15W.
Dimensions: 20 1/8" (515mm) H by 11 5/8" (300mm) W by 9 3/8" (240mm) D. Weight: not noted.
Serial Numbers Of Units Reviewed: S 47877, S 47106.
Price: $139.90/pair in 1972 ($668/pair in 2006 dollars).
Manufacturer: Advent Corporation, (then of) 195 Albany Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Advent is long out of business.

Advent Corporation
Advent is long out of business

dalethorn's picture

I bought the Small Advents when they were introduced, from AudioCraft in Cleveland. I completely believed the advance publicity on the Small Advents, i.e. bass response essentially the same as the original Advent speaker. But although I can't find the pertinent review on the Web right now, I clearly remember a statement in the review by one of the larger-circulation magazines I read back then (Audio, High Fidelity, or Stereo Review): "Response at 30 hz was mostly doubling". It rather shattered my confidence in engineering-speak for some time afterward.