I have one. They're terrific. Very sellable based on condition.
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The Advent 300 was designed as a quality tuner/preamp, with a modest power section to get you by until you could afford a separate amp equal to its abilities. I remember reading that in an interview with Henry Kloss back when it came out.
$ensible Sound reviewed it when it first cam out (mid-'70s when they still did subjective evaluations), and compared it to the Mark Levinson of they day. They found that when they modded it by bypassing the tone controls, it came crazy-close to the sound quality of the Levinson, and it took days of listening to discover a miniscule difference in transparency in favor of the Levinson.
Very unique and cool looking piece. When I sold mine on
Audiogon a few years back, buyers were having a feeding
frenzy on who would buy it first. Even after selling it I
received an email from member who wanted me to email the guy
that purchased it from myself and let him know that he would
buy it from him at a much higher price. Go figure.