Advent 420CC Center Channels

4/5 (5 Reviews)


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Center speaker


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Josh Rothburd a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this item from Sears when they were still available. I am pleased with the 420CC, but I modified it to make the speaker sound tighter. I opened up the hard plastic enclosure and placed thick foam behind the speaker drivers. This reduced vibrations and cleaned up some of the nasalness that the speakers produced at higher volumes. Other than that, it sounds good for its size.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dan Augustine a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Well, I had just gotten a Wharfedale Modus Music Center Channel from Ubid for the bargin price of $97. Problem was one speaker was broken and a corner of the Center Channel's MDF casing was gone...that sucked big time. So I sent it back after hearing the bass driver in it was broken, but sounded great in the midrange and highs. So I decided to get another Center channel after seeing Ubid didn't have anymore (read my story about this terrible Ubid service with this at the bottom) so I got this Advent CC after the advice on this site. So I got it cheap, $29 and hooked the sucker up.....ouch, this thing is kinda lacking bass is my first thought, the vocies kinda resonate a bit to much, and the highs are really screechy. I thought okay, maybe this isn't the answer for music, I could live with that but then I put in the Leathal Weapon 4 DVD with a nice shooting scene in the begining to test the bass and see if it was better in movies...nope, none, the speaker itself has like less than 1 mm excursion (that's the reason there is no bass, you can out your finger right up to it and it barely moves even when it should) and it just the most pathetic thing for movies. Over 50% of the sound in Dolby Digital or DTS come through the Center Channel so you want the best you can afford. My recommendation is pass this thing up and never look back, get a Infinity CC-3, AR2C or AR4C, or Wharfedale Center Channel but anything but this if you have a high end system! I don't know what the other people had hooked up to it on the Back-end but this is the last Advent product I'm buying for sure!

Associated Equipment:
Pioneer Elite 26TX Receiver
Pioneer DVD-525 DVD Player
Wharefdale MFM-7's Main L/R
Klipsch KSF-S5 Surround Speakers L/R
JBL DSP-10 Subwoofer
Advent 420 CC

----------My UBid Problems, read this if you ever want to or have ordered something from them------------------
I got the Wharfedale Modus Music Center Channel in the mail and took it home, thing was busted up a bit and missing a coner of the MDF case in the back. I hooked up the speaker it up anyway thinking maybe I could live with it like that since I live in Moscow, it takes 3 weeks for stuff to get here and I didn't feel like waiting that long. The tweeter and midrange sounded excellent and were wonderful, the bass driver was broken, but it crackeled every now and then and that got on my nerves and I sent it back and was unhappy with uBid because I asked them to send me another unit after they repaired it...well, they got it back and then said that "they could not secure another unit for shipping" so they credited my account...and you you know what, THE VERY NEXT DAY I see the EXACT same type of speaker up for bidding and this naturaly really pissed me off because they said they didn't have any more. I ordered all the rest of my speakers from Ubid and about 4000 bucks worth of computer stuff from them and was really happy with them until this moment. I called them up and asked whta in the hell was going on and that they were GOING to send me another unit now that they had them and they said "Sorry sir, but after we credit your account, there is nothing we can do, we can't send you another one. You'll have to bid again"..of course I had waited for 2 weeks for the price to go that low to fit my budget for my audio system and now the bidding was up around 150 bucks and I didn't have that money to spend, on 97 dollars. Thats the reason I got the the Advent...just beware folks, if you have any problem with your Ubid stuff when you get it, they shaft you and you are stuck looking like an idiot cause there is nothing you can do...just pray that nothing goes wrong when you get it. Otherwise Ubid is okay, just the customer service policy needs some MAJOR overhaul.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Hippely a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I bought this speaker because it was an Advent for $55 plus shipping at Ubid. It came in a couple days like promised and in good shape. Furthermore, with a little set-up it adjusted to my main channel speakers, Infinity ovtr 2s, just fine. I mostly use my system for 2 channel operation. It's not a CC-3 but it does a very good job for the occasional movies/concerts that I watch. It is well worth this kind of money. Watch Ubid though. They often sell refurbs at the same time as they sell new. Also, be careful on their shipping costs. They seem to change rates day to day.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I bought this speaker a week ago for $52.00 from a local Sears. What a steal! This speaker sounds as good as any center speaker I have ever heard. Believe me I have listened to alot of them the past couple of months.

Advent no longer makes home stereo speakers so buy this one while you can. Although the bass from this speaker leaves a little to be desired, for the money i dont think you can beat this speaker.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charles Griffin a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 15, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Found this at Rex Audio when I was looking for an inexpensive center speaker for my bedroom system. It seemed well made, and rather heavy for its size. However it blends extremely well with my Klipsch 1.5's and I'm hard pressed to determine any change in sound quality if I play music in three logic. I do have to adjust the volume upward and that is probably due to the receiver amp distribution of power.

It does fit nicely on top of a 20" tv. I have to compare this primarily with the Bose center speaker I had earlier. That model fit nicely in a slender spot in my entertainment center, but was missing something in the higher ranges, It was also very fragile and had to be sent off for repair to Bose after a relatively mild bump. The Advent could probably be used to repell boarders and still play sounds.
Although it won't fit in a 3" high space like the bose, it has a rich full sound and will fit on smaller tv.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999




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