Usless but interesting many of you old timers started with original Large Advents?

It was actually my second "real" system...but it is simply historic how many people that love great audio systems and the music they allowed us to enjoy started or at one time owned the original Large Advents.  If there is to be a list of the most influential audio products of all time, the Large Advent would be at or near the top.  I guess another interesting question would be how many sets of these Large Advents are still in use.  My brother in law and my sister still have a set of Small Advents in use in their den. 
No but Early on I had Ohm Ls which fit in a college dorm room better. Ls were designed to sound similar to the large Advents but were ported and smaller. 

They sold both at Tech HiFi back then. I personally preferred the sound of the Ohms.
My first good speakers. I was so happy!
I started with New Advents in 1978, and used them until I "upgraded" in 2004 to Epos ELS3s. I still remember them fondly.   :-)

They were my first good speaker. I replaced them with the Dahlquist DQ 10 that used that Advent woofer. And they are both on this list!
Slightly OT, but I used my Advent 3 for about 15 years before I could afford something else.  After I got divorced and was in a relationship I wound up gifting them to my girlfriend and was pretty impressed with their sound , at that stage 30 years old and having sat in a basement for a decade after years of heavy use.  We broke up a few months later and after no communication for several months I called her out of the blue wondering if I could have the speakers back and the line went dead before I could finish the sentence...