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Active Monitor from ADAM Audio belonging to the A series.

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  • robdelaprobdelap

    Crisp highs, clear mids, humble bass.

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 09/09/14 at 12:43
    The Adam A7 was the second little brother (only surpassed by a 5 inch smaller one) in the adam monitor family. It has a bass exhaust port in the front, a (you guessed it) 7-inch speaker cone and the ART tweeter that is the trademark of Adam Monitors. Basically, this design "squeezes" air rather than pushing it like a regular cone would do, meaning faster transient response and a more detailed –and somewhat prominent– high end.

    You'll also find the power button and volume knob on the front of the speaker, which makes them ideal for small on-the-desk studio setups. On the back lies the female XLR line input, an RCA unbalanced input (which makes me think they were also designed for the week…
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    The Adam A7 was the second little brother (only surpassed by a 5 inch smaller one) in the adam monitor family. It has a bass exhaust port in the front, a (you guessed it) 7-inch speaker cone and the ART tweeter that is the trademark of Adam Monitors. Basically, this design "squeezes" air rather than pushing it like a regular cone would do, meaning faster transient response and a more detailed –and somewhat prominent– high end.

    You'll also find the power button and volume knob on the front of the speaker, which makes them ideal for small on-the-desk studio setups. On the back lies the female XLR line input, an RCA unbalanced input (which makes me think they were also designed for the weekend audiophile) and 3 EQ mini knobs that go +-6dB at >6KHz, >150Hz and +-4dB for the overall tweeter level, which should be enough to tweak the speakers slightly to adjust to your room.

    Also, Adam monitors are made in germany and yes, they're very well built and designed!

    SOUNDS

    When judging speakers, always remember that they're part of the system that includes your room. Mine is aprox. 3x3x2.5m (10x10x8 feet), which leads to some canceling at 150Hz. Having that in mind, I setup my A7's on my studio after getting rid of my M-audio 8" monitors, which did a pretty good job for a while but really didn't feel serious, and I was immediately blown away by the stereo image and the reverbs on the songs I played through, sort of like putting on glasses and being able to tell exactly where each instrument is on the X axis.

    Dynamics shine with the ART tweeter. Whenever I use parallel compression on snare or kick I can really get it to pop out of the speaker (sadly, this is too much for regular speakers so I have to use it moderately) and you can really feel what you are doing to the transients.

    Reverbs and delays are easily identifiable, which helps me put them in the right level where they're not too obvious and not too low.

    High end feels a little, little hyped, mid range is good for electric and distorted guitars (never had issues eq'ing them on the A7's) and the low end is a little obscure. I mainly blame this on my room proportions, and it could use a little more bass-trapping, or perhaps it's just a matter of getting used to how the bass sounds on these speakers. Bottom line being I've had trouble getting everything under 150Hz under control.

    OVERALL OPINION

    These are some very good speakers for the price, very detailed and very trustworthy. They will make you work for your mix, and they're not really flattering when listening to stuff, which sometimes gets me down when listening to old mixes, but once you play your mixes on your car or other speakers the payoff is evident: everything is where it should be.

    Frankly, I would have given them a better grade if I hadn't listened to 'more' professional studio monitors since I got these. Then there are the A7X, which have improved on some of the flaws these have.

    I strongly recommend this monitors for the audio engineer starting to get serious on his/her craft on a limited budget. You'll still be checking your mixes on them even after getting more expensive monitors!
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  • melodeastmelodeast

    Satisfied

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 04/18/13 at 04:58
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Technical Characteristics: see other comments
    Usage: home studio with sound card Audiofire echo 2
    Nearfield amply sufficient for a room of 20m2

    SOUNDS

    Neutral frequency response past .... 80hz
    Stereo Image: pretty good
    Sound: awesome beyond 100hz. I trust them completely in my mixes and never discover surprises on other listening devices.
    Parcontre below 100hz I prefer to mix with headphones and possibly adjust the levels with a spectrum analyzer. Indeed, the lower frequencies are not well transcribed, the manufacturer admits, so beware. In addition, in a home studio, it is difficult to make a reliable acoustic space to judge c frequencies. That's why I did not buy the …
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    Technical Characteristics: see other comments
    Usage: home studio with sound card Audiofire echo 2
    Nearfield amply sufficient for a room of 20m2

    SOUNDS

    Neutral frequency response past .... 80hz
    Stereo Image: pretty good
    Sound: awesome beyond 100hz. I trust them completely in my mixes and never discover surprises on other listening devices.
    Parcontre below 100hz I prefer to mix with headphones and possibly adjust the levels with a spectrum analyzer. Indeed, the lower frequencies are not well transcribed, the manufacturer admits, so beware. In addition, in a home studio, it is difficult to make a reliable acoustic space to judge c frequencies. That's why I did not buy the subwoofer from the same range.
    Dynamic: nikel, a pleasure as well as for listening treatment

    OVERALL OPINION

    2 years of use.
    Features not appreciated: I refer the pregnant 2 recovery. The first one was a light wind, and the other a bzzzz from one of the components could be heard. This brand is it reliable? Since then, nothing has reported. Maybe bad luck.
    Insufficient low to mix of "modern" music
    Appreciated features: everything else. Sound perfectly set to the rest of the spectrum. Speakers both enjoyable to listen to both analytical. No fatigue
    After 3 h of mix at a reasonable volume and punctuated by breaks. Dynamic perfectly transcribed. The ribbons are we treble .... Beautiful without a sketch of aggression. Power: though small, these animals will surprise you (note the break)
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  • noreunoreu

    Super!

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 03/31/13 at 03:12
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    Especially the reputation of ADAM ....

    For what purpose?

    Small home studio enthusiast unpretentious for production. My only monitoring system.

    What configuration? ...

    Akai EIA PRO downstream.

    SOUNDS

    I am not a specialist, or sound engineer pro etc ... But yes it sounds great, put a hand down the spectrum, which needs to be supplemented by a sub.
    The sub can also cut the speakers below 80Hz, their weak point for that "good."

    High frequencies very beautiful and precise strong point of ADAM ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you been using?

    More than a year now.

    Did you try many other models before …
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    Especially the reputation of ADAM ....

    For what purpose?

    Small home studio enthusiast unpretentious for production. My only monitoring system.

    What configuration? ...

    Akai EIA PRO downstream.

    SOUNDS

    I am not a specialist, or sound engineer pro etc ... But yes it sounds great, put a hand down the spectrum, which needs to be supplemented by a sub.
    The sub can also cut the speakers below 80Hz, their weak point for that "good."

    High frequencies very beautiful and precise strong point of ADAM ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you been using?

    More than a year now.

    Did you try many other models before buying it?

    No, I had the opportunity to listen to two or three models in the store, but not in optimal conditions ...

    How do you rate the quality / price?

    Very good for me, I bought the boards B-stock on Thomann, so new, 700th pair. The A7x was already out, so the price had to A7 well down.

    Yes I would do this choice, or may be a7x, must evolve in life!
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  • thierraxthierrax

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 04/27/07 at 13:08
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    footprint, vented front rather than behind to be able to install relatively close to the wall, sound quality and brand reputation
    - For what purpose?
    Monitoring / mix in home studio

    SOUNDS

    - The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    in my opinion: yes. except the bottom .. I explain below;)
    - The stereo image is good?
    Amazing even!
    - The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    Its very clear, analytical limit but clearly well below the mix it takes a little push the speakers (I did not bring correction, that being said it is possible to do so)
    - The dynamics are respected? ...
    I think. Clearly the analy…
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    footprint, vented front rather than behind to be able to install relatively close to the wall, sound quality and brand reputation
    - For what purpose?
    Monitoring / mix in home studio

    SOUNDS

    - The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    in my opinion: yes. except the bottom .. I explain below;)
    - The stereo image is good?
    Amazing even!
    - The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    Its very clear, analytical limit but clearly well below the mix it takes a little push the speakers (I did not bring correction, that being said it is possible to do so)
    - The dynamics are respected? ...
    I think. Clearly the analytical side can detect all the little things and enter into the finer cleaning and clearly it allows me to finally touch the EQ filled without fear of finding a mix completely different on another system. Just be careful that emerge at low low to very low volume (apart forces)

    OVERALL OPINION

    About a month of use
    I tried a few models before but not in the actual situation in my home studio.
    I did a test on models of equivalent prices in music stars.
    Q / P. .. bin that came in my budjet and I'm not disappointed so I consider it good.
    Certainly the choice I would do but I have no other clear basis for comparison with me. So as I had to start with a pair of speakers I chose the latter but I could choose the Dynaudio yet I must admit that the ribbon tweeter m'iimpressionne so here goes
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  • scorpio69scorpio69

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 12/20/07 at 12:46
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    What motivated my choice: same concept as the P-11 and P-22 for a price COMPTITE trs. I compared to my dealer with BM5 I found too flattering in the treble and I found KRK also too flattering ..

    It is for use in home studio but for styles trs Varis so I wanted something neutral .... analytic, even that it is not particulirement "pretty".

    SOUNDS

    The curve is frequency drives trs neutral analytical limit as it is said in the notice prddent But it's good ... I cost of the mix that I made with my Tapco S5 and surprise .... the default are highlighted your exact ... is ... HORRIBLE! hi hi
    The sound is clear and trs prcis across the spectrum from being this little problem in the b…
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    What motivated my choice: same concept as the P-11 and P-22 for a price COMPTITE trs. I compared to my dealer with BM5 I found too flattering in the treble and I found KRK also too flattering ..

    It is for use in home studio but for styles trs Varis so I wanted something neutral .... analytic, even that it is not particulirement "pretty".

    SOUNDS

    The curve is frequency drives trs neutral analytical limit as it is said in the notice prddent But it's good ... I cost of the mix that I made with my Tapco S5 and surprise .... the default are highlighted your exact ... is ... HORRIBLE! hi hi
    The sound is clear and trs prcis across the spectrum from being this little problem in the bass ...
    Question dynamics VERY surprised ... I t really a lot of PCHE. I have to lower the t between the speakers-17dB

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since yesterday, what I like most is the surgical ct .. it's good to be able to trust a minimum in its speakers. Before I had Tapco S5, if I tried M5, P22, KRK VXT 8 and 4.6.
    For me the quality price ratio is excellent because in This category and this price (800 euros) I do not see what is suprieur.
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  • LPA94LPA94

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 05/28/08 at 09:16
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    For specifications see the test!

    They are active monitoring speakers near mid-range.

    SOUNDS

    I chose these speakers in comparison to Dynaudio Acoustics BM5A. For me there is no picture: the BM5A are suppressed in the acute and "puffy" in the mid-bass (bump in the spectrum and imprecision), while Adam treble very sweet, and remain linear and precise musical across the spectrum (relatively low down!). I admit that the bass is a little blurry, but at that price there are mediums and treble that make you dream, really. I also compared to Yamaha (hyper surgery, too clinical for me) and Genelec (too flattering, too "HIFI") and Adam A7 well is the perfect compromise for me ... In addi…
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    For specifications see the test!

    They are active monitoring speakers near mid-range.

    SOUNDS

    I chose these speakers in comparison to Dynaudio Acoustics BM5A. For me there is no picture: the BM5A are suppressed in the acute and "puffy" in the mid-bass (bump in the spectrum and imprecision), while Adam treble very sweet, and remain linear and precise musical across the spectrum (relatively low down!). I admit that the bass is a little blurry, but at that price there are mediums and treble that make you dream, really. I also compared to Yamaha (hyper surgery, too clinical for me) and Genelec (too flattering, too "HIFI") and Adam A7 well is the perfect compromise for me ... In addition it is cheaper!
    The ART system works wonders especially with respect to the stereo and the optimal listening area, flexible. The general dynamic is superb.
    Another detail: the highs that are doing really well at low volume. However, for a minimum of potatoes in the low volume you need a "correct".

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is only a few days that I have so I would refine this criticism later. Particularly clarify the color of sound, because right now everything seems so pure and natural to me that it will take time (it will take me to a dealer lol)! !
    In conclusion I would say it's just a good compromise between beauty of sound (for fun) and precision / dynamic across the spectrum (to work anyway!).
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  • vistalitevistalite

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 12/19/08 at 04:38
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I bought this model as a speaker this price I have not found better in terms
    treble, stereo image and sound reproduction phases

    I use them in the studio

    SOUNDS

    Curve of neutral attention to low frequencies, very good image, dynamic compliance

    OVERALL OPINION

    1 ½ years of use, really can not hear the bass see not recommended for music appliances, Amoin to add the matching sub as I did a month ago and it's become all-terrain
    good value for money

    I would do that choice again! (with sub)
  • Anonymous

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 01/24/09 at 03:14
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Use home studio / mixing / Listen final interface motu ultralite MK3

    SOUNDS

    So for several years had jai speakers began with the Tapco S8 after jai HS50 and HS80 were HS10W + yamaha then Genelec 8030 and jai borrow BM5A Dynaudio but the event and put in the back and the price n ' is not justified compared to Adam
    jai ended up buying the ADAM A7 and I intend to take the box Adam SUB-7 because it lacks bass for some music
    For a small home studio is more than enough and there is no need to push the volume is good detail and sound quality, dynamics, neutrality, stereo image, and well appointment and a guarantee of 5 years manufacturer! Gerard menvuça
    It is a guarantee of qualit…
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    Use home studio / mixing / Listen final interface motu ultralite MK3

    SOUNDS

    So for several years had jai speakers began with the Tapco S8 after jai HS50 and HS80 were HS10W + yamaha then Genelec 8030 and jai borrow BM5A Dynaudio but the event and put in the back and the price n ' is not justified compared to Adam
    jai ended up buying the ADAM A7 and I intend to take the box Adam SUB-7 because it lacks bass for some music
    For a small home studio is more than enough and there is no need to push the volume is good detail and sound quality, dynamics, neutrality, stereo image, and well appointment and a guarantee of 5 years manufacturer! Gerard menvuça
    It is a guarantee of quality and listening to my favorite music I discover sounds and details that I had never heard before
    Be careful to calibrate the A7 and balance together with the housing to be on top

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've lost money by reselling a lot of monitor if I listen to the departure of A7 I'll probably save money
    value for money and exellent compared to competition + a 5-year warranty manufacturer is not photo
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  • julien33julien33

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 05/06/09 at 05:41
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    -Motivated by the purchase of new speakers (replacing KRK not neutral and tiring) day in've tested nearly a dozen pairs ds the price range of up to 1000 euros and I think Adam is the best place ds ds the range, after that must match an expectation for me was something that c does not flatter too that is as specific as possible (for this range) do not break my ears after 2 hours and is adapted to the sound of my room.
    - To use composition, and bouncing ds my home studio to listen (not def)
    - Foam placed on the wall about 30 cm, centered on the wall to avoid the corners of a room ds just over 9 m2

    SOUNDS

    -Frequency curve is fairly neutral for me anyway (eq fun in the back to ac…
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    -Motivated by the purchase of new speakers (replacing KRK not neutral and tiring) day in've tested nearly a dozen pairs ds the price range of up to 1000 euros and I think Adam is the best place ds ds the range, after that must match an expectation for me was something that c does not flatter too that is as specific as possible (for this range) do not break my ears after 2 hours and is adapted to the sound of my room.
    - To use composition, and bouncing ds my home studio to listen (not def)
    - Foam placed on the wall about 30 cm, centered on the wall to avoid the corners of a room ds just over 9 m2

    SOUNDS

    -Frequency curve is fairly neutral for me anyway (eq fun in the back to accommodate the room where they are intended)
    Good stereo-
    C-is what made me buy this pair I find them very accurate (compared to Dynaudio BM5A: very good test bombtrack rage against the machine with BM5A not mean distortion on the bass is drowned c which is deaf n is not the case of adam)
    Potato-good momentum that what must be no surprises

    OVERALL OPINION

    - Used for 2 weeks (intensive) very good adaptation, fast handling
    - What I like best accuracy, the little EQ in the back, the vent for the lower front which reduces the reflection against the wall behind
    J've tested it on my job with A7 of other plays no surprises, power to the front:)
    - What I like least: missing a little low when it shakes the ds but below c is really far from being dramatic because I personally prefer it that something that makes me believe the opposite of what I hear
    - J I tried other models besides the 65 new focal csm found (damage d in ds hear the good press but I bought with my ears, that opinion does not serve to have a little more perspective (preferably advice Friends of the profession that I know the very objective opinion)
    -Very good value J had a price of 700 euros per pair
    I do it again this choice so it all depends if I hear something better, but at this price point d in doubt because after you reach very quickly the 1000 euros.

    In conclusion, there is always better, but they satisfy the conditions I wanted and the price!

    PS: No this is my opinion that it may be not fit to others (rating compared to its price range) ... the important thing is to know what your expectations
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  • duba__duba__

    ADAM Audio A7Published on 12/08/09 at 02:28
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I wanted a flat monitor for mixing mastering see.
    I live in a small apartment, power enough for me.
    If I sub, I paid the Sub7 is not good but we can do without.

    SOUNDS

    How clearly and precisely what!
    I love it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have a pair since summer 2009.
    Specials purchased on ebay from a reseller Spanish (600th pair).
    After qq trouble on one and then the other speakers, I (finally) been able to get a good pair of A7.
    May be embedded as UPS and the Spanish retailer is well played the game
    I've tried any other model "equivalent" before buying it. It was for me a reference, especially after having tested a pair of pA22A, ADAM needed. I have long hesitat…
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    I wanted a flat monitor for mixing mastering see.
    I live in a small apartment, power enough for me.
    If I sub, I paid the Sub7 is not good but we can do without.

    SOUNDS

    How clearly and precisely what!
    I love it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have a pair since summer 2009.
    Specials purchased on ebay from a reseller Spanish (600th pair).
    After qq trouble on one and then the other speakers, I (finally) been able to get a good pair of A7.
    May be embedded as UPS and the Spanish retailer is well played the game
    I've tried any other model "equivalent" before buying it. It was for me a reference, especially after having tested a pair of pA22A, ADAM needed. I have long hesitated between Genelec and Adam, but the promo definitely made me look at adam. I am now delighted with this choice, and referrer I unhesitatingly.
    The sound is a precision, is a treat to mix. Power is ample for my small studio and neighbors.
    Voilou.
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