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Old 24th May 2014, 06:40 AM   #1
msj965 is offline msj965  United States
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Hi everybody

Just bought a pair of advent loudspeaker and a kenwood kr5400 for 10 bucks. it is still in very very good condition with instructions paste on the back of the speaker.I believe it was built in the 70's. now my question is, do I need to uprade all the caps and inductors ?or is this bad boy really sings like a hifi sound?
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Old 24th May 2014, 07:44 AM   #2
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Caps maybe but only if they are electrolytics and even then, without measuring the caps for changes in capacitance and ESR value it's a "who knows" situation. I'd leave the inductors alone. I'd be more concerned with the condition of the woofer foam surround. They tend to rot and get soft and crumble.
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Old 24th May 2014, 10:19 AM   #3
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I check the woofer foam and still intact. I don't know if the previous rich owner replace it.I will check the caps.
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Old 24th May 2014, 02:56 PM   #4
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Which Advents?
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Old 25th May 2014, 03:08 AM   #5
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Looks intact is nice but not likely if original. Give it a gentle poke with say a pencil eraser and see if it survives.
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Old 25th May 2014, 04:26 AM   #6
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there is no info of the model except instruction paper on the back. the port terminal is like an old brass nut thing and the color of its tweeter is red with a plate on the back. this speaker is heavy.
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Old 25th May 2014, 04:37 AM   #7
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A port?No Advent i ever sold had a port.

We need a picture.

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Old 25th May 2014, 05:30 AM   #8
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A port?No Advent i ever sold had a port.

We need a picture.

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I mean a speaker terminal
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Old 25th May 2014, 09:26 AM   #9
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msj965, you're going to drive the incredibly talented and experienced help here at diyaudio crazy unless you work harder at this.

There were several versions of the Advent speaker: Speakers Produced

Now come on. We are not psychic. Photos, crossovers, stuff like that.

It's a nice design IMO.
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Old 26th May 2014, 01:41 PM   #10
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If you're lucky, you have the large Advent. By the generosity of one of the members in this thread, I was able to put a set together recently and I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised. Those who like the sound, like it a lot and I have just understood why. If the sound is pleasing then why bother recapping at this point? I didn't with mine yet as they do not seem to need it.
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