A huge thank you to all the contributors who have given the literature for our library, provided pictures, and for anything that has helped this library grow. *** There seems to be a large amount of frequent threads in the last year or so with a title that is something to the effect of "what advents are these?" Njord Noatun originally came up with the idea of an advent reference sticky. I have agreed to input my knowledge of what I know on advents and their various models. This is by no means a complete reference, just the most common speakers that are seen on the used market. This is NOT a thread to post "LOOK WHAT ADVENTS I GOT!" or "WHAT DO I HAVE?" This is simply a reference. I may have omitted some models, but that's only because I can't remember them. If you have something to add in the way of pictures or descriptions, feel free to email them to me (jpdylon - at - cox -dot- net) and I will post them in this thread. Here is a attachment that provides a link to a database hosted by Njord, with a big contribution of literature from Grainger49 of advent literature. it is protected so that only AK members have access to it. Contributions are always welcome if you have something that does not exist in the database. Crossover Information --Thanks, Pete Basel ! So let us begin with the classics __________________________________________________________ Large advent (1969 - 1977) Walnut veneer with Bullnose front Standard Utility Notes: The utility was the most common being it was affordable, but the walnut definitely looks better. If you have a steel connector plate on the back of the cabinet, they are the 1st model from 1969. They all have Masonite woofers and grill spacers. Green fried egg tweeters are rarely ever seen on these, but they do exist. The woofers have a 12" basket, but have a 10" cone sunk into them with the use of the Masonite ring. This allowed for a higher excursion and therefore a greater low-bass extension. ___________________________________________________________ Smaller Advent (~1972 - 1976) Here's a link to StereoPhile's review on the smaller advent --Thanks Celt! Notes: There were no cabinet variations like the original large advents had, only the utility style. Available with red or green fried egg tweeters. The green has a more recessed HF sound. The smaller advent was a 4 ohm speaker, and the only 4 ohm speaker of the original line. The smaller advent is a fine speaker and sounds similar to the LA while taking up less space. The woofers were a 11" basket using a 9.5" woofer. The "Spitwad" dust cap is stock and critical for the response of the woofer ___________________________________________________________ Advent /2 and 2W (~1973 - 1977) /2 in a utility style cabinet In the plastic and steel cabinet Notes: The 2 series was meant to be the poor man's advents. Corners were cut in the manufacturing, including the cheap paper tweeters, and poor crossover design. It was touted as being "large advent sound in a small box" but was actually a very sad representation. The 2 and 2w are known for being excessively bright, and bounce HF everywhere with the tweeter array. The 2W was a plastic version that was supposed to be a modern-looking speaker. However most mistake it for an indoor/outdoor speaker. The 2 series had a 10" basket with 8.5" cone sunk into it with a masonite ring to support it. It is also important to note that there are NO surrounds in production for the 2 series. You will need to cut some smaller advent surrounds to fit. ________________________________________________________________ The Advent /3 (~1973 -1976(?) Notes:The advent /3 is a great small bookshelf that still has the classic look and sound. It uses the same cone tweeter as the model 2, but only one instead of two in an array. The plus to the /3 was the amazing bass response for such a small box. However, its downfall is its terrible efficiency (85db / watt) which makes it power hungry, but at the same time easy to bottom out of you turn them up. Most will use them in an environment where good sound is preferred but excessive volume is not (IE an office or bedroom) The woofers were 6" with butyl surrounds or treated cloth surrounds (depending on year produced) _________________________________________________________________ Advent 400 series (manufacture dates unknown) Advent 400 Advent 402 Notes: The 400 series was designed to go with the advent 400 series table radios. It is unlikely you will ever find a pair for sale at any given time, but pick two up when you can. They are impressive small speakers. Rumored to have the same woofers as the /3 series. ___________________________________________________________ This concludes the original series.