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  1. nfafan

    All Advent questions answered

    Thanks all for the replies! I have been playing these and they sound fine, but I will double-check the surrounds... Sooner or later I will redo the surrounds and the whole re-cap routine.
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    All Advent questions answered

    OK, if this is the "place Advent questions here" thread - here goes: Just picked up a pair of "OLAs"; S/Ns 52585 and 52685 in walnut with the beveled edges around the baffle board... cabinets are rough, but all drivers work and it sounds fine. In my mind's eye from the 70's - I recall OLAs as having a "furniture finish" - shiny polished wood to some degree, as opposed to the satin oiled walnut look? Never having seen a mint pair ever since, was this recollection correct? Also - the vinyl trim piece that is stapled inside the bevel and surrounds the inserted grills - was this once "gold plated"? I ask as mine have given up any such plating if it existed, and are now a goldish-white look to them, and so I wonder if these could ever be "re-plated" or if a suitable sub exists? Lastly, the Prev Owner (PO) had re-foamed the Masonite woofers bass-ackwards, is there any harm in listening to these for now until I start the cabinet re-hab process and re-foam correctly? I ask as they sound good to my ears and I will not get to these for awhile yet. TIA!
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    NLA grill cloth?

    Great thread, thanks for the links! That said; has anyone found a close match at a Hobby Lobby, JoAnne Fabrics, et al? I ask as I'd really love to see the material up close and personal. Thanks!!
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    Small Advent Rebuild by Pete Basel

    Checked both woofers; foam is behind the edge of the paper cone. I assume the previous owner/flipper knew what he was doing as the spitwad dustcaps are unmolested. It has green tweets but I never opened these up to see any information or to re-cap as they work fine for now.
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    Small Advent Rebuild by Pete Basel

    I picked up a pair of these a few years back - one of my favorite 2-ways. I use it connected to an AVR and have a "switching box" to test various pairs in A-B tests or just pick and choose which ones I want running as the stereo pair. Anyway, I can understand why Kloss would have liked these; the soundstage and imaging is wonderful, always have to stop and re-determine which pair of speakers are the active stereo pair when the Smaller Advents are at play as they sound so great and disappear in the room. All that said, now I have to go check and see how the previous owner re-foamed the woofers !!
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    KLH 324

    LOL!
  7. nfafan

    KLH 324

    I have a pair of the pretty-much unheard of KLH-363s - Model 363 - see here: http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/klh-363.658160/#post-8995299 As you can see, 3-way acoustic suspension, approx. 10" woofer with cloth surrounds. Do your 324s resemble these? The backs of my 363s do not look that far off from my older KLH-32s, so I'm sure a trace of Kloss DNA remained behind when mine were made.
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    Dynacos stuffing replacement!

    Not an expert by remotest imagination, but everything I read about their "aperiodic" stuff is that everything was done with incremental measurements to make it "right", so if I were you, I'd carefully remove and reinstall the exact way they had it. JMHO, but that's what I intend to do when I get the time to open up my A25s.
  9. What a name from the past!! Cant help you with the speakers, but the Grant stores were the KMart variety/dept stores of their day, and similar to Woolworths. IIRC, Kresge's eventually became KMarts? regardless, "Grant" was big enough in the late 60's to have subbed out work to re-label as their own, and as many of us fondly recall; every decent size dept store had a stereo dept we could go hang out in!
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    OLA WALNUT CABINETS MODIFIED!!!

    Hate when I buy anything where some prior genius thought he was smarter than the engineers that put it together... had a 1974 Datsun 260Z that some prior owner decied to hack it into a 1970 240Z. Not fun sorting that mess out... Then there are the Advents with horns that have been cobbled together, ending their usefulness... Any way,, quick and simple fix is to have one - I would do 2 - pieces of wood cut oversize of the port hole, then glue the "wood patch" over the hole. Be great if you can glue the second piece from the inside of cabinet, then a patch glued from the outside over the hole. Ge generous with the glue all around the edges of the patch(es) as you want it sealed tight and with no resonance once the speaker is put together.
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    GRILL CLOTHS BEST???

    If you search enough here, you will find the topic. Personally, I don't care if the grill cloth was hand-loomed in zero-G on the Russian space station by ex-Advent employees, I will simply take one of my Advent grills to the nearest hobby stores that sell fabrics - JoAnn Fabrics, HobbyLobby, Michaels - and have one of the folks find me a cloth that looks close enough. None of my friends paid attention in the 70's to know what is correct, so I am free to act.
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    SQUARE MAGNET COCKED ON TWEETER???

    Again, Merry Xmas back at ya! Best to post a pic as to what you are seeing. Note that the "square" magnet plates were not exactly lined up along the plane of the tweet mounting holes, so while it may look cockeyed, it may be just fine. As longs as the tweet sounds good, no worries as to how the 4-corners of the square line up vis-vis the mounting holes of the tweet.
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    OLD SCHOOL ADVENT PERFORMANCE???

    Merry Xmas back to you! Just because the PO (previous owner) re-foamed them (and if he did it correctly?) doesn't mean that he replaced the by-now weakened capacitors inside. I have run into many "flippers" that do the bare-bones minimum of re-furb so as to re-sell an old classic for a profit - not saying that is what you have, but likely so. That plus I know more than a few who take the position that as long as it is "not broke" - don't fix it. Many of these hi-fi companies did not expect their products to still be in use 40-years or so later, and so did not spend on lifetime-quality components so as to build them to a certain profit margin. Fresh capacitors are cheap mods to restore the sound to what they were when they left the factory. Good luck and have a great new year!
  14. nfafan

    KLH-32 without tweeter covering?

    Never mind, sold them.
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    KLH-32 without tweeter covering?

    Hello, Has anyone run their 32's without the seemingly thick dampening padding stapled over the tweeter? Or maybe at least ran with a reduced thickness of dampening? I ask as I can't imagine they were that bright that they went to that degree to tone them down... Thanks!
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