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A5, Active Monitor from ADAM in the A series.

10 user reviews

ADAM A5 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: ADAM
  • Model: A5
  • Series: A
  • Category: Active Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 03/14/2008

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ADAM A5 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 10 reviews )
 6 reviews60 %
 4 reviews40 %

yoTrakkz's review"small but great sound"

The Adam A5’ are active powered monitors, sot here is no need for external power source. They are very small and stylish and can fit your on desktop or workstation space without a problem. You can also put these close to your screen and not have to worry about them or the screen messing up from the magnets. Because I like to keep my monitors right beside my screen right in from of me, so these where crucial for me and that was the deciding factor.


I cant believe how much more detailed the highs and mids are for the price. I was leaning towards the JBLs but i felt that they were colored, and hs80m's just seem a little to harsh for my ears and bassy at high volumes. So i decided to stick with a 6 inch monitor and stick with my Adam line and the vxt's are very responsive at this price range. I wanted the 8's but i already have the 10s sub. Ive been doing music since 2001 and ive heard my share of monitors in this price range and by far this blows away a lot of the competition in this range.


Overall, the A’5s are pretty small, but that has nothing to do with the sound they provide. They pack a punch and you will love the sound of these. They are affordable but they arent as cheap as you might think a set of small monitors should be so you might be surprised on the retail value of these. Maybe some online like eBay or somewhere for cheap but in the store the retail value is pretty high. You will love the A5’s no matter what genre of music you are creating they will sound great in your home set up. I recommend them, and suggest you check them out for yourself.

moosers's review

The Adam A5s are a small set of studio monitors. These are active monitors, so they don't require any external power amplifier. The A5s are the smallest and cheapest monitors that Adam has to offer, and comes in both a white and black finish. I've only used the A5s for listening and monitoring on and not for mixing or critical listening, which I don't think they are suitable for in most situations.


The sound of the Adam A5s is very impressive for a small set of monitors like this. I don't think that I'd recommend using these as your main monitors, although they definitely pack more punch and have more detail than any other monitors of this size that I've heard. They don't sound as thick and full as their bigger (and better) monitors, but they do offer a great deal of clarity and a good amount of low end presence for small monitors. I would imagine that most people will be using these as a set of 'B' monitors to compare mixes on, but I wouldn't be surprised if many home studio owner were to use these as their main monitors as well. I can't say that I discourage doing this, but I'd only recommend it in smaller studio situations.


Even though the Adam A5s are small and don't look like huge studio monitors, they're definitely above many speakers that look like them and are definitely impressive for the size. The price isn't too cheap for smaller monitors, but when you consider the big sound, it makes a lot more sense. I can see them being used in a variety of formats, but it really just depends on what you're looking for in a studio monitor. I'd recommend checking them out for yourself to best judge whether or not these would be useful for your studio situation.

gouessax's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good surprise"

What characteristics have motivated your choice?

frequency response, power, brand reputation, and very low unit price due to discontinued and therefore clearance ... (passage A5X)

For what purpose?

Studio, comparative listening test and comparison of the mark in relation to the equivalent génélecs


The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?

+1 yes, nothing to say .. they respect the mix

The stereo image is good?

yes two, pleasantly surprised

The sound is clear and precise across the spectrum?

yes, but the bottom is a bit rough, but not rotten either, it's still good .. however, it is quite normal for 5.5 "... so we say good ..:-)

The dynamics are respected? ...

not critical to bring the above is good ..


How long have you use it?

Some days, I took advantage of a promo for 157euro have a room, it allowed me to finally test this brand to my face genelecs .. and I can not ... these tordres has very good product ... or even better depending on the case because it has my taste better acute ...

What is so special that you like most and least?

the (+)
-response super frequency .. so that it tickles me to acquire the new series which is obviously better .. at least on paper ..
-quality Audio ... they have a really good record for speakers this size.

the (-)
-J'aurai Preferred a more jack or an XLR / Jack combo ..
-ability settings ... limit ... with an a 6kHz and a 150Hz + volume for the tweeter ... but still I agree that it is because of nitpicking ..:-)

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

Genelec, maudio, Prodipe, Yamaha, and a brand that nobody knows "Reekin" It's mind-blowing and anger I totally lost my hair ..:-)

How would you rate the quality / price?

For once ... excellentissime, almost want to buy a second pair for fun ..: -) !!!! .. but its normal price ... I tell good

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Well yes on that ..:-) I even have the turn to this brand before ... but in the series above (A7), which is more suited to my needs .. at least once .. time .. on paper ..;-)
Los Teignos12/09/2012

Los Teignos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good speakers given their size"

I had little room to equip myself for listening to me used to control my intake like my mix: a corner dining room in an apartment in Paris. So, have to see small, outlaw events at the rear, while staying in power and a reasonable budget for the neighbors and for my bank account. I would have loved to pay the A7, but it was already too big and powerful, where the A5 as I branch out of my sound card and multimedia have some refinements in terms of comfort (button-up voltage control at the front and the volume of the two chambers from one of the two).


I loved the treble and upper midrange of the A7 and I found them on the A5. Obviously, the bottom is not very interesting especially with the acoustic shit my stay, it pukes all over the place. Fortunately, I have things optimized by placing the speakers on foam backing compact and thick, and using the IK Multimedia ARC that fits their response to the problems posed by my room. I am well aware that this is not ideal, but in conjunction with headphones Ultrasone Pro 900, it allows me to produce mixes that are not strawberries and that's a lot.


I love the treble A5, much fainter than the X series of Adam has always left me skeptical: I find the detail without having the impression that everything tingles in my ear 2cm, as the A7X. And to have been able to compare these last with many other pairs of speakers of the same size since I confess to have never regretted my choice. Only problem, they are no longer sold and A5X does not apply, from my point of view ...

Obviously, I love that they have serious most interesting (no more serious eh, but a serious accurate because there is a bit of cheese) but it will require that I pass on a template top . And a much higher price too. In short, a very good monitor, recover used ...

ADAM A5 news

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[NAMM] ADAM A5/Sub7 System:

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