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post #11 of 118 Old 01-21-07, 06:58 PM
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I had the MC250, MC2505, and MX115 in my system back in 96.

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Sonnie ,cool write up in Stereo Review.That was a serious HT system especially for the day.I bet 18" sub woofers were not very common although I think Snell produced one back then.The Snell B's,B minors and C's were all very good speakers.And of course the Mac stuff is built
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Add me to this list. I LOVE the heavy metal knobs and switches of vintage systems. I sadly had to retire my 1970's Kenwood reciever that I inherited from my father (not worth the expense of fixing). However, I still have some stuff going strong;

Adcom GFP-555 pre-amp and tuner
PsAudio number 2 amp
Advent 4002 "bookshelf" speakers (bookshelf - yeah right)

I may be picking up some Ess speakers of some sort from my brother shortly. I know nothing about them, or the brand for that matter.
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Two pair U4 Large Advent stacked, each pair driven by one of the above amps

The Large Advents are the "new" version and have been refoamed and had component upgrades to the crossovers.

Aurgh! The Large Advents are the one Advent I'd rather have then my beloved 4002's! Feel my envy!
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Thanks Fred... yeah... it was fun. Can you believe I had that sub crossed over at 35Hz? It only handled the extreme low end, but it literally shook the entire house. I never will forget moving that thing around underneath the house trying to get it in the right location so that it sounded best.

I actually miss my McIntosh gear. The Snell's were no doubt marvelous speakers too, although they did have some problems with their early models and surround rot only after a few years.


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There are a lot of those Large Advents on ebay and I see some rebuild kits there as well...



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There are a lot of those Large Advents on ebay and I see some rebuild kits there as well...
I'm too skeptical to buy them on ebay. Besides, shipping on ebay would probably kill me. The 4002's I have I got on Craigslist (so I was able to hear them / see them before buying). I always think it is funny how much I like my 4002's - yet I only paid $20 for the pair (reconditioned a year previous).
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For all things Advent: http://www.classicspeakerpages.net/d...topics&forum=5

For Large Advent replacement crossovers: http://www.classicloudspeakerservices.com/

The key to buying Large Advents on eBay is to ask alot of questions, particularly if they have been refoamed as if you buy them already competently refoamed you will save some money and hassle. Usually shipping could cost more than the speakers themselves, but if you can get refoamed New Advents in good condition for around $300 a pair (including shipping) it is probably worth it. I have five pairs and if I ever get a decent 5.1 preamp, there will be Large Advent surround!
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I still have my Pioneer SX-950 with 85 watts of power. One channel doesn't like high frequencies. I also have Pioneer CS-711A speakers. I blew out the foam surrounds on the bass and replaced the tweeters so I'm not sure if these would count.
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Here is my system:

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Greetings all, I don't know if they are quite old enough to be classics yet,but my ten yr old Spica TC-60 speakers make sweet music. They have recently been given a kick in the pants with the addition of a SVS sb-12plus subwoofer! A nice combo indeed! I also have a 23 yr old Denon dp37 turntable which continues to serve me well.
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