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post #1 of 674
Thread Starter 
This will hopefully become the official thread for Advent Heritage speaker owners to post their setups, room size, speakers and components used and any other thoughts or opinions you would like to share. Post pictures if you like and questions you may have about these speakers. The Advent Heritage speaker line is comprised of the H500 and H400 towers, H300, H200 and H100 bookshelfs and Advent Heritage Center. These are Advent branded speakers made by the German speaker maker, HECO (see the Krypton Series), both of which are owned by Audiovox.

Some ideas for other thoughts you may want to post: What speakers have you owned prior? How would your rate your setup on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being poor, 5 being excellent)?


Edit: For additional reading and research on these Advent Heritage speakers, please refer to this detailed thread with pictures: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=715151

Here's another thread with valuable information for researching the Advent Heritage line.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4&page=2&pp=30
post #2 of 674
thanks for starting the new thread .i've been reading the other and will get the center and 2 300's for my front's as soon as i can. thanks everyone.
post #3 of 674
Thread Starter 
Here's my setup:

Room size is 14 x 17 x 8

Speakers for 7.1:
Advent H500 (front L/R)
Advent Heritage Center
Advent H200 (surround sides)
Advent H100 (surround back)
SVS PB10-NSD subwoofer

Components:
Onkyo HT-R530 receiver(from the Onkyo S780 HTIB)
Sony DVD progressive scan DVD player
JVC 27" CRT for casual movie/TV/gaming
Panasonic AE900u projected on a 76" Infocus matte white screen(for in home theater)
XBOX 360 for HD gaming

Calibrated with Avia DVD and radioshack digital SPL meter.

Room size is 14 x 17 x 8

My previous systems were the Onkyo HTIB S760(2003) and S780 that I "upgraded" to January 2006. These systems sounded great for being an HTIB but lacked the detail and flat response that a component system would offer. I happened across my Advent Heritage speakers at a local retailer while looking at other furniture. They were open box priced and the savings were so incredible that I couldn't pass them up, even just for the opportunity to resell them online for more. After bringing them home and giving them a proper audition, they imediately became a new member to my HT family. Their exceptionally detailed highs, warm and realistic mids, and clean tight bass enhanced my HT 10x and brought new chills and goosebumps to movie watching. I don't feel I will have the need to upgrade anything but maybe the receiver for a long, foreseeable future.
post #4 of 674
Thread Starter 
Forgot my pics:

27" JVC and front Advents . . . 76" infocus screen with Advents . . The sleek H500 up close
post #5 of 674
Mike's Ridiculously Inexpensive Kick *** And Chew Bubble Gum, And I'm All Out Of Gum Home Theater.

Room size is 10 x 12 x 9

7.1 Setup:
H300 front left and right
Hcenter
H100 sides left and right
H100 rear left and right
TBD Subwoofer

Other gear:
TBD

My last HT was an Onkyo HTIB with an Infocus X1. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed that HT, I am certain the Heritage will annhilate that setup.
post #6 of 674
The little house/shack on the tundra HTPC setup.

Room size is 8.5 x 11.5 x 8 (these are not exact, the room is lop-sided - typical Barrow build)

7.1 Setup (A):
H300 front left and right
H center
H200 sides left and right
H100 rears
Sony SA-WM250 100-Watt Active Subwoofer (to be replaced soon)

2.0 Setup (B): (sleeping area)
H100 front left and right

Components:
Onkyo TX-SR573
SilverStone Lascala SST-LC03B
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor (AM2 dual core)
- ATI Tv Wonder 650 PSI NTSC
- Sound Blaster xi-Fi XtremeMusic Card
- Samsung SH-S182D 18X DVD burner
- eVGA e-GeForce 7900 GT KO 256MB (SLI soon)
BenQ MP620p 1024x768 DLP (onto a 85" Elite screen -Yes, it is almost the whole wall, just enough room for the speakers on the sides- ROFL)


This is an upgrade from my laptop with H/K 2.0 computer speakers. (everything else is in storage in the lower 48)

David
post #7 of 674
So where did all you guys go that ordered these?
post #8 of 674
Maybe they are waiting to get them? I'm painting my room today in anticipation of all my stuff arriving, so I can set mine up. My computer parts are delayed, but think I'll be breaking mine in by wednesday. Report to follow.

David
post #9 of 674
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Originally Posted by docprego View Post

So where did all you guys go that ordered these?

LOL. Look at the other thread. There are about 4 guys who made 90% of the posts.
post #10 of 674
Build a thread and they will come. There must have been a bunch of people who bought them, otherwise they wouldn't have started to raise the price on them. I have faith in this little thread to grow.


David
post #11 of 674
I am one of those guys but I know for every active poster there are a bunch lurking in the shadows. It is no coincidence that as polarbearbait said the price went up after the thread started and now the H100 is out of stock.
post #12 of 674
I got the center speaker for 18 euros here in europe. Waiting for it to arrive, should come any day now.
post #13 of 674
sound dropouts,
That is a super deal, you can't go wrong at that price.
I wish wish we could get the Krypton sub 25A here is the States, would be nice to have a match set to the rest of my system.

Enjoy

David
post #14 of 674
The speaker came!!

My first impression was that this thing is huge...I expected the width and hieght, but not the depth. It looks very nice and a lot more expensive than the 18 euro I payed for it.

I tested it on star wars, and darth vader finally had some voice to him. This speaker sure has good bass. The millenium falcan made sounds I did not even know existed. The highs are better as well. For the first time, I can feel like I can turn up the volume all the way without voices distorting.

Overall I am very happy with this speaker.
post #15 of 674
Can someone post the dimensions of the H500? Basically I need to confirm that they are thinner than the H400. I also need to know where to buy these... Thanks!
post #16 of 674
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Originally Posted by docprego View Post

So where did all you guys go that ordered these?

Waiting on my receiver swap, then I'll be glad to post some pics of my (unfinished) basement room it's all set up in.
post #17 of 674
Thread Starter 
The H500's are about 5.25 inches wide, 10 or 11 inches deep and about 45 inches tall. I think the H400 is around ~7-8 inches wide. Ebay and Amazon seem to have the best prices on them. They usually sell for about ~$120 a piece or ~$245 a pair. They weigh 39 lbs a piece so shipping may be on the higher side.
post #18 of 674
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Originally Posted by micah3sixty View Post

The H500's are about 5.25 inches wide, 10 or 11 inches deep and about 45 inches tall. I think the H400 is around ~7-8 inches wide. Ebay and Amazon seem to have the best prices on them. They usually sell for about ~$120 a piece or ~$245 a pair. They weigh 39 lbs a piece so shipping may be on the higher side.

Just finished ordering everything. Here's what my system's going to look like -

Advent H500 - $240 + $61 shipping
Advent H200 - $59
Advent Center - $49
Onkyo 603 - $270 + $29 shipping
BIC H100 - $200 + $29 shipping

Which brings the total to $937. I should have everything by the end of this week so I'll post my thoughts and some pics on this system after I set it up.
post #19 of 674
Thread Starter 
Congrats, I anticipate hearing how they sound in your room!
post #20 of 674
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Originally Posted by sthapit View Post

Just finished ordering everything. Here's what my system's going to look like -

Advent H500 - $240 + $61 shipping
Advent H200 - $59
Advent Center - $49
Onkyo 603 - $270 + $29 shipping
BIC H100 - $200 + $29 shipping

Which brings the total to $937. I should have everything by the end of this week so I'll post my thoughts and some pics on this system after I set it up.

Hi,
Where did you make your purchase? Thanks.
post #21 of 674
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Originally Posted by tradewinds View Post

Hi,
Where did you make your purchase? Thanks.

H500 from wholesaleav.com via Amazon
H200, center, and Onkyo 603 from accessories4less.com (coupon code "shipspeakers" for free shipping on speakers)
BIC H-100 from acousticsounddesign.com via eBay (seller: acousticsounddesign)
post #22 of 674
Thread Starter 
For anyone that may want/need to mount speakers that don't have eye hooks or other included mouting features, below are a couple of mounting solutions I found that won't compromise the speaker (require drilling into the speaker cabinet etc). These should work for any of the H100 up to the H300 and the Advent Center.

Book shelf clamps
http://www.avmountsonline.com/proddetail.php?prod=BT-77
http://www.standsandmounts.com/index...OD&ProdID=3910

Center speaker mount
http://www.avmountsonline.com/proddetail.php?prod=BT-15
post #23 of 674
I second that, and they won't listen to anyone else except the ones that agreee with them. Sometimes, people get carried away.
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Originally Posted by Rabbit97 View Post

LOL. Look at the other thread. There are about 4 guys who made 90% of the posts.
post #24 of 674
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Originally Posted by sunny747 View Post

I second that, and they won't listen to anyone else except the ones that agreee with them. Sometimes, people get carried away.

Where did that come from? Who isn't listening to anyone?
post #25 of 674
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Originally Posted by micah3sixty View Post

The H500's are about 5.25 inches wide, 10 or 11 inches deep and about 45 inches tall. I think the H400 is around ~7-8 inches wide. Ebay and Amazon seem to have the best prices on them. They usually sell for about ~$120 a piece or ~$245 a pair. They weigh 39 lbs a piece so shipping may be on the higher side.

Ebay and Amazon for used, sure. What about new ones, though?
post #26 of 674
Thread Starter 
The one's I have seen on Amazon and Ebay are new in box, not used. Do a search in google on Advent H400 or H500 and you can find other retailers.
post #27 of 674
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Originally Posted by micah3sixty View Post

The one's I have seen on Amazon and Ebay are new in box, not used. Do a search in google on Advent H400 or H500 and you can find other retailers.

Oh. I didn't know ebay sold non-used stuff. If I were still shopping for budget speakers, I would give these a try. They look intriguing. (As it stands, I think I am done upgrading until I have at least $1000/pair to spend. )
post #28 of 674
Thread Starter 
Pulliamm,
I understand you have Infinity Primus 250's which are a great speaker for the price. It would probably be mostly a lateral upgrade to try out the H400's or H500's from where you at. Depending on your tone preferences, you may or may not like them any better. I noticed slightly more detail from them but again, hearing is pretty subjective. I think I am done upgrading until, like you say, I have $1000/pair to spend (who knows when that will be since we just found out we are expecting a 3rd child).
post #29 of 674
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Originally Posted by micah3sixty View Post

Pulliamm,
(who knows when that will be since we just found out we are expecting a 3rd child).

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! Micah!!! You been a busy man Now, ensure all the speakers are nailed down. They grow up before you know it!
post #30 of 674
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Originally Posted by micah3sixty View Post

Pulliamm,
I understand you have Infinity Primus 250's which are a great speaker for the price. It would probably be mostly a lateral upgrade to try out the H400's or H500's from where you at. Depending on your tone preferences, you may or may not like them any better. I noticed slightly more detail from them but again, hearing is pretty subjective. I think I am done upgrading until, like you say, I have $1000/pair to spend (who knows when that will be since we just found out we are expecting a 3rd child).

Congrats on the new baby.
My current "short list" includes Boston VR2's, KEF iQ7's, and Monitor Audio RS6's.
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