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Beautiful pair of fully restored 'Smaller Advent' speakers from 1974. The Smaller Advent (that's their official model name) is a highly regarded vintage speaker designed by Henry Kloss. They have that warm, full sound with deep bass that made Henry Kloss designed speakers so popular. They image well and are non-fatigueing.
From the factory they came with ugly wood imitation vinyl, but in the process of completely restoring this pair, I've peeled that off and veneered them in real wood walnut. The walnut was oiled and then coated in Shellac for that amber glow and years of protection. All four drivers (tweeters and woofers) are original, but the woofers were reconed and are like new with new foam surrounds. Each speaker is 20" tall, 11.5" wide and 9.5" deep and weighs 22 lbs. They are 4 ohms.
During their restoration, they were: -reconed -reveneered -resealed -recapped -rewired -rewrapped grills
Inputs were upgraded to gold plated 5 way binding posts that accept banana plugs, bare wire, spade connectors or straight pins. Crossover capacitors were replaced and internal speaker wire was upgraded with OFC 16 ga. The grills were rewrapped in grey grill fabric, but I saved the off white, vintage grill cloth and can include it for the new owner.
The restoration took 25 hours of labor. All in all they are now better than new and are ready to bring their new owner decades of pleasure. You cannot buy new speakers in this price range that can touch these Advents in sound quality, leave alone have real walnut veneer.
The metal tulip stands in gloss grey that match the grill fabric are not included but can be purchased separately for $150. They are Bose 901 stands that are painted a custom color. To protect the speaker during shipping, I will pack them with 2" foam all around. Shipping within the lower 48 is a flat $100. Local auditions and pick up in 29810 SC are welcome! Bring your favorite records. Thank you for looking.