Nice. Were you lucky enough to get the bullnose/real veneer ones? I believe the Kenwood will be fine, but maybe member PeteB will answer the thread. He's done a lot of work with large Advents and has a good write-up on crossovers here:
I know the NLA (New Large Advent) will handle a lot of power, and too little power is always worse than too much, but I think the Kenwood has enough. Let's see what other Advent owners say. My own Advents (OLA--Original Large Advent) are awaiting restoration so my answers are more "theoretical" than practical. A Google search found this, supposedly from the OLA manual:
Recommended Amplifier Power:
Advent Loudspeaker 20 watts rms per channel (8 ohms)
A review of the OLA here says "While a good 25-watt-per-channel amplifier should be sufficient, 50 to 75 watts is not excessive." The NLA could handle higher wattage, but I would think 35 would be fine. That same review said "5 watts was enough to rattle windows with this speaker."
Here is a sales brochure for the NLA. It says "The efficiency of the system has been carefully chosen to provide for reproduction of the lowest usable frequencies with amplifiers and receivers of good quality and medium power. While efficiency is lower than that of some comparably-priced speakers of more limited range,and will require a slightly higher setting of a volume control for the same acoustic level, it is no more likely to tax the actual power capabilities of the amplifier or receiver used in a home."
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