Originally Posted by atrac
I keep seeing a pair of Advent Eternity's at the local thrift that need to be re-foamed. They've been there for weeks and the usual vultures haven't snapped them up yet.
Do they know something that I don't? They didn't make it to the fantastic Advent Thread (http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=126376
) so I am guessing that they are too Jensenized to be worth buying?
I do hope that at a thrift store price, you took a chance and bought them. 'Cause if you didn't, you missed a real bargain. I'm listening to a pair that I got in a package deal from a guy selling his roommate's system for him: pair of Advent Eternity and pair of Advent Questras all needing refoaming plus a Technics 5-disc CD player and JVC Pro Logic receiver - $60 total.
The Eternity's are similar to Advent Heritage (dual 8-inch woofs with dome tweeter) except the cabinet seems a bit narrower and taller and they have a passive radiator. That narrower cabinet gives them improved imaging. The tweeter might be slightly improved too. I just finished refoaming the woofers yesterday so they're not even close to being broken in yet, but I really like what I'm hearing especially in the upper bass and high end.
Bottom line: if you find these just needing refoaming at a garage sale, thrift store, etc., grab them. They are a real sleeper.