Adam A5X Powered Studio Monitor

- Number: 1
- Basket O: 5.5" (145 mm)
- Voice coil O: 1.5" (32 mm)
- Cone material: Carbon/Rohacell/Glass Fiber

- 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: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): A5X
Shipping Weight: 38 lbs
Adam Warranty 5-year warranty
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Adam A5X Active Studio Monitor

The Adam A5X studio monitor builds on the technology found in the small A5 monitor, which managed to make itself a big name in both professional environments as well as in computer or desktop applications.

Like other models of Adam's AX Series, the Adam A5X studio monitor 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.


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.
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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.
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.
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.
My first Adam Audio experience, but their reputation procedes themselves well. Worth every penny!!!
Maybe a little high, but if you want to take the next step in monitors from entry level, these puppies are sweet.
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