Adam Audio recently launched the AX-Series of monitors incorporating the new X-ART (eXtended frequency response) tweeter.
Adam Audio recently launched the AX-Series of monitors incorporating the new X-ART (eXtended frequency response) tweeter. Housed in re-designed speaker cabinets, featuring twin bass reflex ports, the AX-Series also comes with new woofers with larger voice-coils and more powerful amplifiers for greater linear excursion. The X-ART tweeter provides a sensitivity rating of 96dB/W/m and is capable of producing higher SPLs within a frequency response of up to 50kHz. Adam’s smallest monitor, the A3X is ideal for applications where space is limited and is equipped with the unmatched X-ART tweeter for clear sound reproduction, a 4.5-inch mid/low frequency driver with a very light but stiff carbon fibre diaphragm for absolute transparency and two 25W amplifiers to power each driver. As with the A5X, the A3X also features Stereolink, a pair of additional RCA connectors allowing the user to connect both speakers with a single cable so that the volume for both speakers can be controlled from the Gain control of either speaker.
The A5 has now been redeveloped as the A5X and incorporates an X-ART tweeter and a 5.5-inch woofer to reproduce frequencies below 2.5kHz power. The speaker diaphragm is made from ultra-rigid and lightweight Carbon/Rohacell/Glass fibre, which prevents break up resonances and produces a dynamic sound, while two 50W amplifiers directly drive both speakers. The A7X combines the X-ART tweeter and a 7-inch mid/woofer featuring a larger 1.5-inch voice coil. A 50W A/B amp drives the X-ART tweeter, while a 100W PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) amp drives the mid/woofer. The front panel includes a power switch and a control for the volume that retains the setting independently from the on/off switch. On the rear panel are several additional controls: a gain for the high frequencies (± 4dB) and two shelf filters for high and low frequencies. Finally, the A8X is equipped with an X-ART tweeter and an 8.5-inch woofer powered respectively by a 50W and 150W amplifiers. Like the other AX-Series models, the upper corners of the A8X are bevelled to minimise reflections, while the large, double bass reflex tubes on the front have been specifically designed to match the mid/woofer and its large voice coil. Other features include a tweeter gain control and two shelf filters on the rear panel, a frequency response of 38Hz – 50kHz, XLR and RCA connectors, 120dB max peak SPL per pair and a five-year warranty.
The Berlin-based manufacturer has also replaced the ART (Accelerating Ribbon Technology) tweeters in the S5X-H, S5X-V and S6X models of the SX-Series with the new X-ART tweeters. All Adam monitors now exclusively feature X-ART midranges, in addition to enlarged HexaCone woofers driven by PWM amplifiers. The two versions (horizontal and vertical) of the S5X also include optional digital inputs and a newly designed SX front panel, allowing a wide variety of settings.
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