Advent Marble Floorstanding Speakers

4/5 (32 Reviews)


Product Description

I bought this speaker at a discount. Makes an excellent satellite front or rear. European design with tweeter on bottom. Excellent imaging. Will put a lot of other satellites to shame.


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

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Great for surround. These are not made to handle much mid-bass, but if you have a sub and any type of decent front speakers these will work well as rear surround speakers. I am waiting for the day when I go to someones home with better sounding surround speakers than these. The only reason I havent is because I dont know anyone stupid enough to pay hundreds for rear surround speakers that are virtually the identical to Marbl. Put in U-571 on DVD or Heat or The Matrix and you will see what I mean.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Costco



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tom Yau a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This purchase was a huge disapointment. I wasn't expecting this speaker to have an audiophile sound, but I was looking for a redeeming value to these speakers. I use them as an outdoor speaker in my front yard. I have the Klipsch AW-1's (discontinued) in the back yard. The highs are too tinny and screechy. There is no softness whatsoever in the high end. If this speaker was indoors, i imagine it would produce great listening fatigue. Also, the bass has no extension whatsoever. I don't expect deep thick bass, but a speaker of this size produced both by Polk and BIC produce tons more bass and articulation. I would recommend skipping this selection and opting forother alternatives. The Klipsch all weather speakers although not great sounding provides a much more palatable sonic characteristic.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   ubid



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dustin a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These speakers are great. I have four on my 12' by 80' back porch and they fill every inch with great sound. These sound so close to Bose 251's that you could not tell the difference until you see them. They are driven by my Sony 555ES receiver. The bass even sounds good (the receiver is set to smallspeaker size, so changes the sound to get more bass out of small speakers.)I would highly recommend these to anyone who wants great sound and a not so high price.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   ubid.com



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roger a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these speakers at Costco for $50 just to see how the would be. Costco has a very liberal return policy, I figured I couldn't go wrong. (I read reviews here AFTER I purchased the speakers). I have listened to these speakers for about 5 hours today....they are great! I disconnected my AR2ax garage speakers (left over from college in the late 60's)and fired them up. These speakers were not a disappointment. They are bright, lacking in bass, and have a hollow quality in the midrange on some material. I'm listening to a Paradigm Reference speakers throughout my home,so a comparison is not fair. Outside, on my patio, for background music, these speakers can't be beat! As a matter of fact, within the next few days I'm going back to Costco to get another pair for my porch. At $25 a piece these are a bargin. They provide background music at throw-away cost. For critical listening, reach deeper into your wallet. What do you expect for this price? This is excellent bang for the buck!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Costco



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

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Calypso which is basically the same speaker as the Marbl with a few modifications. The Calypso is a newer model and the cabinet shape has been changed slightly. The drivers are the same (5 1/4" woofer, 3/4" tweeter) but the mounting brackets included attach to the rear of the speaker and allow much better positioning of the speaker. There are no other indoor/outdoor speakers in this price range that can touch these speakers. As a matter of fact, they sound better than the $200+ Bose model I had listened to. They have excellent clarity and imaging, but bass is just passable. The only drawback to this speaker is the cabinet resonance. Its made of a polymer plastic which I feel was not given enough thickness. Rock and roll does not favor these speakers, however they perform very well with classical, jazz, and light instrumentals.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   costco




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