It's not that Advent invented the best loudspeaker ever created when The Loudspeaker hit the stage in 1976 (circa), it's that it sounded so natural, so good for its price. Here's the Stereophile review from '76. I've talked about how I like my receivers to have a little coloration in their sound, but I like my speakers to deliver only what I send them - hypocritical? Maybe. Perhaps that's why I like my JBL L100 Century, but LOVE my Advents. See my JBL Century review HERE.
The "Loudspeaker" came in two sizes (these are the large ones), and a couple of cabinet finishes. Even the nice cabinets were very reasonably-priced. The pair in the photo were recently re-edged at Orange County Speaker. They do an excellent job, and I have earned the HiFi Collector recommendation badge of approval!
Here's a great forum thread on how to identify your Advent Loudspeakers.
Have any photos, info, stories on your Advent Loudspeakers? Please leave a comment or email me.