Advance Speaker Korp. - Anybody heard of them?

Gardenstater
Gardenstater Posts: 2,028
edited March 13 in Vintage Speakers
This "Advance A" sure looks like a Polk clone at first glance, with an offset Peerless Tweeter, Midbass driver and Passive Radiator. Very much like a Monitor 7. I came across this indirectly, when I found a couple of minty '79 Peerless tweeters for sale at an extremely elevated price by an eBay seller, who says they came from an "Advance" speaker.

https://www.humanspeakers.com/o/advance-A-II.htm
https://www.humanspeakers.com/o/advance.htm

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George / NJ

Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
Crown D150 amp
Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
iFi nano iDSD DAC
iPurifier3
iDefender w/ iPower PS
Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,028
    edited March 13
    Another model, the "C2". Looks like they used foam surrounds :o

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    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,263
    edited March 13
    They look more like EPI/Genesis clones (more the latter) to me -- although it's nice to see the Peerless tweeters. Given the address, Advance seems like one of the several EPI/Epicure offshoots. Hampton, NH is just a hoot 'n' a holler form Newburyport, MA (Epicure's original home).

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    (the green foam is authentic to the Genesis loudspeakers, but the photo above from the Humanspeakers site looks like the drivers are sporting modern refoams)

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