[Musikmesse] ADAM AX Series
The new AX-Series monitors from ADAM Audio feature the company's X-ART tweeter, new woofers and amplifiers, and re-designed speaker cabinets.
ADAM'S smallest monitor, the A3X is designed for applications where space is limited such as desktop and other home monitoring situations. Small (9.9"H x 5.9"W x 7.2"D and 10lb.), the A3X is equipped with the X-ART tweeter, a 4.5" mid/low frequency driver with a light but stiff carbon fiber diaphragm, and two highly efficient 25-watt amplifiers to power each driver.
As with other AX-Series speakers, 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 reborn as the A5X with the proprietary X-ART tweeter, a 5.5" mid/woofer to reproduce frequencies below 2.5kHz and twice the power. The speaker diaphragm is made from rigid and lightweight Carbon/Rohacell/Glass, designed to prevent break up resonances and produces a dynamic sound.
Two 50W amps drive each of the speakers directly and the speakers feature 110dB max peak SPL per pair. Like other AX systems, XLR and RCA connectors are provided along with a 5-year warranty.
The new A7X features the X-ART tweeter, a newly designed 7" mid/woofer featuring a larger 1.5" voice coil.
A 50W A/B amp drives the X-ART tweeter, while a leading edge 100W Pulse Width Modulation amp drives the mid/woofer. The front panel includes a power switch and a control for the volume that retains the volume 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. To ensure greater compatibility, there are both XLR (balanced) and RCA (unbalanced) connectors.
The A8X is equipped with the X-ART tweeter and an 8.5" carbon/Rohacell/fiberglass mid/woofer that combine to produce a "very deep yet exceptionally tight bass response," according to the company.
Like the other AX-Series models, the upper corners of the A8X are beveled to minimize reflections. The large, double bass reflex tubes on the front have been specifically designed to match the mid/woofer and its large voice coil. With a 50W amplifier for the tweeter and a 150W amplifier for the mid/woofer, the A8X has more than enough power for any applications, according to ADAM. Other features include a tweeter gain control and 2 shelf filters on the rear panel, a frequency response of 38Hz - 50kHz, XLR, & RCA connectors, 120dB max peak SPL per pair and a 5-year warranty.
MSRP for the AX-Series is as follows: A3X - $299 each, A5X - $449 each, A7X - $599 each and the A8X $899 each.
For more information, visit www.adam-audio.com.
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