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Adam A5X Powered Studio Monitor, Single Speaker

A great choice for a small studio, the Adam A5X monitor offers the quality sound of larger monitors in a compact frame. (8) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Considering investing in a pair of studio monitors? Ask a pro audio engineer, and chances are you'll hear the name "Adam." Adam studio monitors have long been associated with incredible accuracy, premium components -- and a price within reach of mere mortals. The Adam A5X features extended-range ribbon tweeters and re-engineered bass drivers for a more three-dimensional, focused sound. If you're considering studio monitors of this caliber, you'll find Adam monitors live up to their name in every respect.

Adam's Trademark X-ART Ribbon Tweeters

The A5X incorporates one of Adam's instantly recognizable folded-ribbon tweeters. These distinctive high-frequency drivers don't just look good; with no heavy voice coils to them weigh down, Adam's tweeters push air four times more efficiently than traditional domed designs. An update to the ART (Accelerating Ribbon Technology) tweeter found in the original A5, the X-ART folded-ribbon driver extends the A5X's top end up to 50 kHz. The "X" in A5X stands for "extended frequency response" -- and for you, it means flatter phase response, longer sessions without listening fatigue, and mixes that "breathe" more naturally.

German Engineering

As truly professional reference monitors, every Adam A5X is rigorously tested in the Adam Audio factory in Berlin, and it's clear their engineers have considered every detail. For your convenience, a master gain control is located on the front panel, right next to the power switch. If you've ever had to play Twister just to turn on or turn up your monitors in a studio setting, you'll immediately appreciate this design. You'll also find both RCA and XLR inputs on the rear panel.

Features:

- X-ART tweeter delivers stunning high-end response up to 50 kHz
- Redesigned 5.5-inch mid/low driver with a 1.5-inch voice coil
- Biamplified design: 50-watt tweeter amp, 50-watt mid/low amp
- Front-panel power switch and gain control
- Rear-panel +/- 4 dB high-frequency gain control
- Rear-panel +/- 6 dB shelf filters for >5 kHz and <300 Hz
- XLR and RCA inputs
- Adam's 5-year warranty

Professional engineers and industry publications have been nearly unanimous in their praise of the Adam A8X. Whoever said "You don't know him from Adam" was definitely not talking about reference monitors.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Adam Audio products.
Mid-Woofer
- Number: 1
- Basket O: 5.5" (145 mm)
- Voice coil O: 1.5" (32 mm)
- Cone material: Carbon/Rohacell/Glass Fiber

Tweeter
- Number: 1
- Type: X-ART
- Diaphragm area: 4 inch (2420 mm)
- Equiv. Diaphragm O: 2" (56 mm)
- Velocity transform ratio: 4:1
- Diaphragm weight: 0.17 g

Built-in Amplifiers
- Mid-Woofer: 1
- Type: PWM
- Amp. power RMS / music: 50 W / 75 W
- Tweeter: 1
- Type: A/B
- Amp. power RMS / music: 50 W / 75 W

Control panel
- Input Sensitivity: -()() to +14 dB
- High shelve > 5 kHz: +/-6 dB
- Low shelve < 300 Hz: +/-6 dB
- Tweeter gain: +/-4 dB

Input connectors
- Analog: XLR / RCA

General data
- Frequency response: 50 Hz - 50 kHz
- THD 90dB/1m > 100 Hz: <=0.6 %
- Long term output: >=102 dB
- Max. peak: >=110 dB
- Crossover frequencies: 2500 Hz
- Input impedance: 30 K Ohm
- Weight: 14.6 lb (6,6 kg)
- Magnetically shielded: No
- Height x Width x Depth: 11" (280 mm) x 6.5" (170 mm) x 8.5" (220 mm)
- Warranty: 5 Years
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Single Speaker
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 12 in
Adam Warranty 5-year warranty
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at usa-info@adam-audio.com

Product Description

The small A5 managed to make itself a big name in both professional environments as well as in computer or desktop applications.

The A5X

Like all other models of the AX-Series the A5X features the proprietary X-ART tweeter. A 5.5-inch Midwoofer reproduces the frequencies below 2.5kHz. The diaphragm is made from Carbon fiber/Rohacell/Glass fiber, which is the same composite structure shared in the next two bigger models. With minimum weight and maximum rigidity, this material prevents break up resonances, resulting in an outstanding dynamic behavior and impeccable sound characteristics.

Stereolink

A very handy and exclusive feature found in the two smaller AX monitors is the Stereolink. This is accomplished by a pair of additional RCA connections that allow for a bypass of the second stereo channel to the other speaker.

This technology connects two A5X speakers and allows the user to control the overall stereo volume of the system from either speaker's gain control. This makes the A5X a natural for "mixer-less" desktop applications where overall system volume needs to be adjusted easily.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Butter!!!!!!"
Sound: For monitors (pair) under 1k, I have a hard time believing there's a better sounding option on the market available today. After breaking them in, the sound in the sweet spot is pure butter. The low end has a lot of mixed reviews, but I'm here to tell you, they won't disappoint you. Tight bass, truthful mids, silky highs.... needless to say I'm happy as hell to own these. Feature: The room correction features on the back are great. The front loaded bass ports in front are nice for small studios with bass trap issues. Ease of Use: Plug and play, correction features are self explanatory. Need to break them in though to get true audio clarity. Quality: My first Adam Audio experience, but their reputation procedes themselves well. Worth every penny!!! Value: Maybe a little high, but if you want to take the next step in monitors from entry level, these puppies are sweet. Manufacturer Support: No experience yet The Wow Factor: Bo Derek sex appeal for sure. Everyone wants to tell their friends, "Hey come check out my Adam monitors" Overall: Really happy I didn't settle for lessor and cheaper monitors on the market, I'll keep these for near fields for a long time. A very accurate, honest monitor system.
Style of Music: Variety
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Sound: Highs are crystal clear and precise with lows that are solid and full (not boomy or boxy). Stereo imagining is perfect. Before these monitors I was mixing/mastering using Grado225 headphones. The Grado's are good but these monitors really allow me to dial in much more low end and retain clarity in my mixes. Feature: I like the front ported bass ports and the individual adjustments on the back are very useful for tuning the speakers for my less-than-optimal studio space. Ease of Use: Connecting to my scarlett 6i6 via TRS-XLR cables was pretty easy. Adjusting the dials on the back while cumbersome is something I dont have to do often. Quality: fairly heavy and solid. Value: at $1k for the pair I think this is a good value. Manufacturer Support: haven't had to contact the manufacturer yet, but they are on twitter and seem pretty responsive. The Wow Factor: I was making fine music before I got this product but the addition of solid bass and extremely well defined mid/high and sound stage have been eye opening. Overall: Excellent. Well worth the money
Style of Music: drone/ambient, noise. abstract.
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