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Posted on May 18, 2021 at 16:37:36
JURB
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Got my Advents and the foams are on the way.

I'll keep you posted.

 

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Go to it, posted on May 18, 2021 at 17:26:39
airtime
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Looking forward to hearing how it works out.

Enjoy

 

Done the refoam four times., posted on May 19, 2021 at 14:38:22
ghost of olddude55
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It's easy and effective.

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

Loved my Advents (re-foamed). nt, posted on May 19, 2021 at 15:29:53
tinear
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have The Smaller Advents and love them..., posted on May 20, 2021 at 04:25:22
Chuck
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An older friend gave me his Smaller Advents that he got in college in the early '70s. I had them refoamed and now use them in my kitchen with a Nakamichi receiver. I luv 'em. They sound rich, wide-range and just plain fun. A solid, classic speaker. You'll have fun!

 

Are your's the Baby Advents or the...., posted on May 20, 2021 at 10:48:41
TWB
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Advent Minis? Been thinking of getting a pair of the Baby Advent #1 (the ones with the nicer soft dome tweeter)....

 

The Smaller Advent is a model name, posted on May 20, 2021 at 11:44:45
kff
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1973-1980 using the tweeter similar to the Large Advent but green and a woofer that was mass loaded with a huge spitball of papier-mâché as the dustcap. It wasn't really small, just smaller than the large advent.

Give em a google look

 

I did.... Those would be too big...., posted on May 20, 2021 at 13:40:28
TWB
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to fit on my speaker stands. I would be happier with the Baby Advent #1's I think. The woofer is 6 1/2" and the tweeter is 1" which is ideal for my stands. Either Advent or a/d/s bookshelves are on my radar right now.....

 

yep, the "Smaller Advent" are what I have, posted on May 20, 2021 at 18:42:21
Chuck
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I had a local tech refoam them. As I was checking them in, his front desk clerk was punching them into the computer record and asked "what's the model number?" The tech laughed and laughed and said "The Smaller Advent!" They aren't very small: the woofer is 9.5" and they have a pretty impressive bass response.

 

RE: yep, the "Smaller Advent" are what I have, posted on May 22, 2021 at 08:17:11
JURB
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Got the wrong foams. GRRRRR.

 

RE: yep, the "Smaller Advent" are what I have, posted on May 23, 2021 at 05:19:06
JonM
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The smaller Advents have that mass of wood pulp fiber adhered to the center of the cone (for added mass, to lower the driver's resonant frequency). That makes refoaming a bit trickier, because the mass can make the cone lean one way or another while the glue is setting, and you might get some voice coil rubbing.

I have seen some folks cut that pulp mass off, shim the coil, glue on the new foam, and reglue the pulp mass. Even if you're a surgeon, cutting and regluing that pulp mass will leave a mess. You can avoid that if you're really careful. When you glue on the new surround, keep the driver on its back, pointing straight up and level, and before the glue dries, gently press the cone vertically to make sure the voice coil isn't rubbing.

Good luck. I have a pair of smaller Advents (bought new, refoamed once and caps replaced with mylar films) and I think they're great.

 

RE: I did.... Those would be too big...., posted on June 4, 2021 at 22:19:37
Bill the K
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NHT not on your radar?

Bill

 

RE: I did.... Those would be too big...., posted on June 13, 2021 at 09:18:09
JURB
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I found out both tweeters are blown.

They get blown off.

 

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