Long time lurker first time poster here. I am writing this primarily to provide information. I decided to do some research on Advent out of curiosity and decided to share what I found. From most of the posts on this board, it seems that most people's opinion of Advent is pretty low in its current state Most people who dismiss the company have not actually looked at any Advent products in several years and really do not know what they offer currently. I hope to shed some light on the subject. I am not an audiophile, but as a professional musician and movie lover, I do appreciate the need for decent sound equipment. As most of you know Advent was bought out by International Jensen, which in turn was later bought out by Recoton. Recoton eventually went bankrupt allowing Audiovox to purchase the Jensen, Acoustic Research, and Advent brands about two years ago. It is well-known that Recton drove all three of these brands into the ground pretty far, but Advent probably got the worst of it. By the time Audiovox purchased the brand, Advent was pretty much devoid of any speaker lines and was relegated to selling a few wireless and PC speakers. Audiovox made the decision to try to once again market speakers in all three of the brands. Their philosophy was that Jensen would be the budget line, Advent would be the middle grade line and Acoustic Research would be the audiophile line. What is not known by many is that in addition to acquiring these three American speaker brands from Recoton, Audiovox also acquired the three German brands of Heco, Magnat, and Mac Audio (Mac Audio is primarily for car stereo). Interestingly, Recoton did not drive these three brands into the ground. They remained strong, profitable brands in Europe with very full-fledged lines. When Audiovox decided to put new speakers into all three of the American brands, they were stuck with the problem, that there was not a lof of product under development to fill all three lines. What they evidently decided to do was turn to their recetnly acquired German brands to fill out the lines. Therefore, one line of Heco speakers (the Krypton series) was relabled as the Advent Heritage series for consumption in the US. The Heco Krypton 400 became the Advent H400, the Krypton 200 became the Advent H200, etc. Interestingly, Audiovox decided not to bring over the matching subwoofers. Now the question is, what level of quality are these speakers. By perusing various German audio magazine websites, I have found that the Heco Krypton line is priced and marketed to compete with lines from JBL, Boston, Mardaunt-Short, Wharfedale, and Mission, among others. For instance, the 200 sells for 160-290 Euro a pair and is comparable to the Mission M31, the Boston CR65, the Mordaunt-Short 902, and the JBL E20 or E30. The 400 sells for 400-560 Euro a pair and is comparable to the Boston CR95, Mission M34, the Wharfedale Diamond 8.4, and Mordaunt-Short 904. The Center spekare sells for about 100-150 Euro. For Advent, Audiovox lowered the price slightly for each of the models as their American counterparts from JBL, Infinity, and the like are also a little lower priced. However, Audiovox seemed to make little effort to market them or get them into stores. As a result, sales have languished and no one wants to take a chance on speakers that they can find virtually nothing about. The result is good for people on extreme low budgets as several stores have reduced the price ridiculously low to clear out the product. I went ahead and bought both a pair of H200s and the matching center for $110 total just to give them a try. I found that they seem to be in the ball park with the JBL Northridge series and the aforementioned speakers, based on my limited experience with a couple of those speakers. The build quality is definitely a notch above the JBL Northridge series. As I said this is primarily for informational pruposes and one can draw their own conclusions. They are obviously not Audiophile speakers as you can tell from the competitive products I have already listed. But if you only have $300bucks to spend on a home theater system, this is a much better alternative to the Home Theater in a Box systems. Plus, to get the comparable set from some of the other brands I mentioned you pretty much have to spend twice as much.