EXTREME Overclocking
Home | Reviews | EOC Forums | File Downloads | RealTime Pricing Engine | Free Magazines | Folding Stats Contact Us

Advent AV290

Company: Interact Accessories, Inc. (subsidiary of Recoton Corp.)
Advent Multimedia Sound System - AV290
Street Price: ~ $50
Date Reviewed: July 19, 2000
Reviewed By: Mark Hagan
Rating:  ***** (FIVE stars of maximum five)


First Impression

Good God on fire!!! If you want to hear some excellent sound quality with incredibly powerful bass, you need to pick up these speakers. I have been using these things for a few weeks now, and the quality still shocks me. No matter what volume I have this system run at, it returns no static. Users can control the volume of the speakers, the treble output, the bass output, and the gain on the sub. There are a few things you need to consider before you buy this set. First, do you have room to fit the system? That was no problem for me, but one has to consider that the sub itself is 16" (w) x 16" (l) x 6" (h.) The bass is pretty powerful. It will move things off your desk if that is where you are placing it. I had a computer fall during a Q3A Death Match (never a good thing.) I am comparing the sound system with an Altek ACS33 system.

Advent Sub & Speakers


Altek Sub & Speakers


Test System Specs:

CPU AMD K6-2 500Mhz
Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live X-Gamer!
Video Card Voodoo 3 3000 (AGP)

I used the same system for both speaker sets, so there should be no problems there.  I tested the speakers using CD audio, Quake 3A, and finally "Mr. Roboto" by Styx (mp3 format 128kbps 44kHz.)  I feel like these three tests would show the true performance of the speakers.


Go To Page 2 To Continue To The Tests...


Most Downloaded Files
Recently Added Files
Compare Prices On Top Brands!

Intel Processors
Core i7 - Haswell
i7-4770K  i7-4771  i7-4790  i7-4770  i7-4790S  i7-4770S

Core i5 - Haswell
i5-4670K  i5-4690  i5-4690S  i5-4590S  i5-4570  i5-4460  i5-4590  i5-4440S  i5-4430  i5-4440

Core i3 - Haswell
i3-4340  i3-4370  i3-4350  i3-4360  i3-4330  i3-4130T  i3-4160  i3-4130  i3-4150

AMD Processors
Vishera 8-Core AM3+
FX-9590  FX-9370  FX-8370  FX-8370E  FX-8350  FX-8320  FX-8320E

Vishera 6-Core AM3+
FX-6350  FX-6300

Kaveri 4-Core FM2+
A10-7850K  A10-7800  A10-7700K  A8-7600

Video Cards
nVidia GeForce GTX 900 Series
GTX 980  GTX 970  GTX 960

nVidia GeForce GTX 700 Series
GTX 780  GTX 760  GTX 750

AMD Radeon R9 Series
290X  290  285  280X  280  270X  270

AMD Radeon R7 Series
265  260X  250X  250  240

Search By Brand
ASUS  Diamond  eVGA  Gigabyte  MSI  PowerColor  PNY  Sapphire  Visiontek  XFX  Zotac

PC Memory

ASUS  ASRock  Biostar  ECS  eVGA  Foxconn  Gigabyte  Intel  MSI  Shuttle  Supermicro  Tyan 

Hard Drives & SSDs
Corsair  Crucial  Fujitsu  HGST  Intel  OCZ  Samsung  Sandisk  Seagate  Western Digital

  Technology Magazines FREE to Qualified Professionals.
eWeek MagazineeWeek is the essential technology information source for builders of e-business. Focuses on e-commerce, communications and Internet-based architecture. Oracle MagazineOracle Magazine contains technology-strategy articles, sample code, tips, Oracle and partner news, how-to articles for developers and DBAs, and more. Dr. Dobb's JournalDr. Dobb's Journal enables programmers to write the most efficient and sophisticated programs and help in daily programming quandaries. InformationWeekInformationWeek is the only newsweekly you'll need to stay on top of the latest developments in information technology.
  Other Popular Titles: PC Magazine, BusinessWeek, Baseline, Business Solutions, Software Magazine, InfoStor, Security Source , TelevisionWeek, more...
Copyright 2000-2015 EXTREME Overclocking. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer of Liability - Privacy Policy