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Advent "1" what year released?

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Mark Davis, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Active Member

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    Are Advent "1" any good as far as speakers go?

    What year did they come out?

    I have seen many different version of the "1" ON THE WEB.

    What would be a top dollar price to pay for a pair in good condition.

    The pair I am looking at looks like the picture.
     

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  2. Mark Davis

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  3. Old Guy8

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    I have a vinyl covered 1. Did not know a veneered version was made, if that's what those are. Mine have identical drivers as NLA's (New Large Advents) that I have. Smaller cabinet and crossover appears to be non adjustable tweeter volume, where NLA's are. Guessing made in early 80's. Likely a little less bass with a 1. A more economical version. There is an Advent sticky thread (red thumbtack) in Speakers Referance.
    For your own use, working in great condition, recent refoam, I would not pay over $120, IMO. NLA's are better model. And the three position tweeter switch on NLA's is useful.
     
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  4. markshan

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    My favorite Advents are the 5002s.
     
  5. Pio1980

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    Afaik, 1970.
     
  6. sregor

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    1970 is too early. Definitely before 1980. I'd guess 1975-77. My 2 cents.
     

     

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  7. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    I was thinking the original issue Advent loudspeaker.
     
  8. Mark Davis

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    I have found the ones I am looking at are the Advent /1. What the difference is I don't know. They appear to be solid wood buy I could be wrong.
     
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