Advent Model 500 Floorstanding Speakers

Advent Model 500 Floorstanding Speakers 


Advent Corporation was founded by Henry Kloss (the "K" in "KLH"), a well-known speaker designer who had worked for AR and KLH, and was later to help found Cambridge Soundworks.

The Floor Standing Advent Model 500 speakers are among the most respected loudspeakers of the 1970s. Relatively large acoustic suspension speakers, they are known for their flat frequency response and remarkable bass response. Advent Model 500 speakers rival such classics as the AR-3as, AR-2 axs, and Dynaco A-25s, and received good reviews from respected publications like Stereophile.

Measuring 45’ tall, 12” wide, and 9” deep--the hexagon shaped mahogany veneered Advent Model 500 is a striking speaker to look at given its unique two piece modular design. The flat shaped powder coated reinforced black plastic midrange and tweeter housing holds a 5 inch rubber surround midrange and a 1” ferro-filled silk domed tweeter. The Midrange-tweeter assembly can be disconnected from the top of the mahogany base for portability and gives the speaker its detailed sound and imaging. The mahogany base encloses an 8” bass-reflex down-firing woofer that ports to the rear.

The result is full range audiophile sound that is striking to look at and covers the full range very adequately.


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[Aug 27, 2019]


Picked a pair of Advent 500 speakers from a local audiophile. I mostly bought them because of how cool they look. Without listening to them at my home, I took them to my local speaker guy and he went through them. Mid-range speakers needed re-foaming. Boy was I surprised. They really sound nice! Have them set up as left and right in my theater room. Very clean and powerful sound for such a small woofer. Really clear with vocals. They're from the early 1990's. I understand they retailed for around $1100/pair back in the day. Very elegant looking, very wife friendly ;)


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