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Old 06-14-2009, 08:30 PM
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ADVENT Prodigy tower speakers... worth anything?

There is a set of ADVENT Prodigy towers on CL by me for $80.00 Are these any good for anything, or should I forget about them? I understand they are not shielded, so they can't be near a TV. Are they decent for regular music listening?
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:36 PM
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How are the foams, grills, cabs...I think, for a mint pair 80.00 is a bit high. I had a pair that needed a refoam and all I paid was 10.00 for the pair. They are very nice sounding speakers but for 80.00...I might pass.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:10 PM
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... for 80.00...I might pass.
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If you're patient, you can find these pretty easy for much less. I got a pratically mint pair as freebies and refoamed the woofers. They sounded pretty decent - my nephew loves them.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:11 PM
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I agree
I like them but the going rate around these parts is under fifty.
Prodigy and graduates are both decent speakers and I have a pair of each. Seem to be pretty common round here and almost always need refoaming. Factor the cost of the foams into what you want to pay. They seem to turn up at thrifts quite often.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:22 PM
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Decent speakers but $80 is high.If they have been refoamed $50 is a good price.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:45 PM
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Value questions belong in D&S. Moved.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:18 PM
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I have a pair. Thet are nice sounding speakers. I bought them new back in the day for $200 for the pair.
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$80 is too much. I had a pair I sold for $40. Got them free cause they needed surrounds.
They sound OK. The Legacy is a much better speaker.

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Old 06-15-2009, 08:49 PM
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I have two pairs - Prodigy and Prodigy II. Both have a bit rough cabinets but were refoamed. Paid $10 for the 2 pairs. I think for $80 you can get better speakers if you are patient. However, your system, room, and preference might lead to a different conclusion. Still, I would not pay more than $40-50 even for a pristine pair. YMMV.
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Advent Prodigy Tower

I know this an old thread but I wanted to briefly share my experience with them. I got a pair from a neighbor who was throwing them out along with a JVC cd changer. The advents were in good cosmetic condition except for the foam surrounds needing to be refoamed. I refoamed the surrounds and ordered a new set of tweeters for good measure. These speakers sound decent. My girlfriend is using them in her dining room these days. They are being powered by a Yamaha CR-820. She is a happy camper with this setup.
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:00 PM
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They are not bad speakers.
I had them and sounded good.



Value wise, I got them for $10 as it needed surrounds and sold for $85 after refoam but I was lucky to get that much as they only bring around $50.
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I think they are quite decent too. I had a set I refoamed that I sold for $100 (last Christmas day!). I can't remember what I paid, but maybe $30? Since most people won't refoam or even know what that means and to get it done by someone else is $40 or more per driver I think it was fair for all concerned.


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I bought a pair this past summer for $10.00 with rotted surrounds. The rest of the speakers were in perfect shape. The nice thing about the Advents is the surrounds are very easy to replace. I use them as rear speakers in my studio matched up with some ADS and I really like their sound.
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Picked up a clean pair w/rotted surrounds for $20 and the seller threw in a clean old Onkyo cassette deck! The Onkyo was worth more than $20... I need to do a refoam on my venerable old Realistic subwoofer and will knock out the Advents while I'm at it. Plan on using them as side channels in a 7.1 set up...
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:24 PM
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Not to side track but I also had the shorter/wider Prodigy II version and even though they use same drivers, they sounded much better than the towers.
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