In what was probably the best street find of the year I found a pair these Advent Heritage towers, in decent shape. The 8″ woofers need to be re-foamed. When I lived in DC I found a pair of old AR’s speakers on Capitol Hill that had the same issue, anyhow, re-foaming doesn’t seem too difficult.
The Advent Heritage towers are about the equivalent of $1000 speakers in 2009 dollars. They have a pecan wood top and front panel while the main paneling is sealed heavy MDF. These things are solid and well made. And amazingly, when I plugged one of them in, it worked fine and sounded good. Way better than the old Bose speakers we’d been using. Zoe even remarked, “Huh, that does sound a lot clearer”. The mids and the highs are much better and still not too much bass, which is good in an apartment building.
Below is the image of what is in our apartment now. The Bose will be going into storage.