You've probably heard of Adam monitors before. Especially if you've been around professional recording engineers. The Adam name has long been associated with incredible accuracy, crystalline headroom, premium components--and steep price tags. The former is still all true, but no longer the latter. The Adam A7 brings trusted and professional reference monitoring well within the reach of any project studio. For a relatively modest investment, you too can experience the dramatic positive difference that the Adam name will make in your mixes, your music, and your career.
What Makes An Adam An Adam?
Whoever said "you don't know him from Adam" was most decidedly not talking about reference monitors. The Adam A7 boasts numerous features that set it apart from the crowd of nearfield monitors, the primary attraction being the A.R.T. (Accelerating Ribbon Technology) high frequency driver. Without delving too deeply into technical esoterica, the A.R.T. tweeter moves air four times as efficiently as a traditional domed tweeter. This unique design extends the A7's top end up to 35kHz. Not only does this let the top end of your mix "breathe" more naturally, it produces a smoother treble response, meaning less listening fatigue and longer mixing sessions. You'll find these monitors will help you be more productive and improve the quality of the product. For the midrange and low-end, the A7s sport a 6.5-inch woofer with a Rohacell/Carbonfibre cone. Matched with a front-firing bass port, the Adam A7 monitor yields mixes that are deep and dynamic with no artificial compression or hyping of your mix. The driver complement and cabinet design also offer an exceptionally wide sweet sport for a nearfield monitor, making initial setup- and in a more literal sense, critical listening--less of a headache.
Bi-Amped And Tuned In Berlin
Every Adam A7 is rigorously quality tested in the Adam Audio factory in Berlin, with the output levels of the high- and low-range amplifiers perfectly tuned to one another for the truest possible representation of your music. There are, of course, rear-mounted gain trim controls on the back of the A7 for tuning to your own preference, but because of the extra attention Adam pays to their final product, you'll probably never need to touch them. Each amplifier is rated at 50 watts, and both preform at high volumes without any distortion. For your convenience, a master gain control is located on the front panel of the A7, right next to the power switch. If you've ever had to play Twister to adjust monitor gain in a studio setting, you'll immediately appreciate this design enhancement.
Peace-Of-Mind For The Serious Engineer
Not only does a pair of A7s make for higher productivity and more accurate monitoring; not only are they self-powered, tuned, and feature both RCA and XLR inputs for easy setup; not only does their price make it possible for any project studio to own a pair of professional-level reference monitors, but because zZounds is an official Adam retailer, your new A7s will come covered by a generous 5-year manufacturer's warranty.
Professional engineers and industry publications have been near-unanimous in their praise of the Adam A7. Pick up a pair from zZounds today and find out for yourself what makes the A7 one of the most celebrated nearfield monitors around.
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Woofer: 165mm (6.5 in.), Rohacell / Carbonfibre sandwich
Frequency response: (+/- 3 dB) 46Hz - 35 kHz
Panel (rear-mounted): Input/HF gain, Hi/Lo EQ
Power: 50W (sin), 80W (RMS)
Inputs: Balanced XLR + Unbalanced RCA
Dimensions (W x H x D): 180 x 330 x 280mm (7 x 13 x 11 in.)
Weight: 8.1kg (17.8 lbs.)
Warranty: 5 years
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The A7 matches the A.R.T. tweeter with a state of the art 6.5-inch woofer that introduces a new cone material combining high rigidity and high internal damping with low weight, resulting in an extremely accurate monitor with all the clarity, detail and spectacular imaging traditionally associated with the ADAM name.
The A7 is powered by two 50W RMS amps (one per driver). The front panel sports both a power switch and volume control. The rear panel houses controls for tweeter level and two shelving filters for high and low frequencies. The unit also features both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) input connectors, allowing it to be used in almost any audio application.
ART (Accelerating Ribbon Technology)
The ART (=Accelerating Ribbon Technology) tweeters and midrange units take a completely new approach in kinematics to move air and improve the quality of music reproduction. Based on the original works of Dr. Oskar Heil, who invented his "Air Motion Transformer" back in 1972, new electroacoustic transducers have been developed that are based on improved layouts and new materials.
The membrane consists of a lamella like folded diaphragm whose single folds move according to the alternate current, thus squeezing air in and out. All other loudspeaker drive units, whether they are voice coil driven, electrostatics, piezos or magnetostatics, act like a piston, moving air in a 1:1 ratio. This is undesirable, as the specific weight of air is much lower than that of the driving mechanics. Speaking in terms of electrical Engineering one could say there is a bad match between source and load.
The ART principle achieves a 4:1 velocity transformation between driving diaphragm and driven air, i. e. the air moves in and out four times faster than the folds itself are moving. This superior "motor" is responsible for the enormous clarity and transient reproduction that is to be heard from the ART drive units.