Adam A7X Active Studio Monitor
Overview by GAK
One of the best selling nearfield monitors in Adam’s AX series, the A7X is an active speaker driven by a 50-watt A/B amplifier, a 7" bass/mid-woofer combined with Adam’s impressive X-ART tweeter. The result is a frequency response of 42Hz-50kHz offering crystal clear uncompressed highs, upper mids and a powerful bass response.
Made from extremely light yet durable material and structured in a compact, space-conscious way, the A7X is a phenomenon of power and compact portability. Favoured by seasoned mix engineers and sound designers through to budding amateurs, the A7X’s ability to reproduce even the smallest of details, coupled with its translucent sound image, tonal depth and superb stereo localization, make it a truly superb monitor.
Handmade in Berlin, the X-ART tweeters offer longer operation times with far fewer signs of operational fatigue compared to other speakers. Strength comes from the tweeters folded diaphragm, designed to keep distortion at bay, the unique X-ART membrane compresses and expands with the audio signal, whilst its larger size (2.5 times bigger than a classic tweeter) gives it an advanced dynamic range that delivers superb audio. Coupled with its own low-distortion A/B amplifier the X-ART tweeter delivers superb results.
The A7X’s midrange driver is exceptionally lighter than drivers found in competing speakers, covering a range from 400Hz to 20kHZ and permitting a high, uncompressed SPL with superb dispersion.
The A7X’s woofer is constructed using Carbon/Rohacell/Glass fibre materials, the result is an extremely light yet strong woofer with structural stability that gives the speaker excellent transient response, even when pushing sound levels to the limit via the efficient PWN amplifier.
The A7X’s spacious reflex ports mean you get bass reproduction with very low compression, with this feature the A7X’s can be positioned closer to walls and therefore perform well even in smaller studio environments. Combined with a cabinet shape that has been acoustically optimized, early reflections on desktop and console surfaces are also reduced, giving the best possible performance in smaller spaces and surface positions.
The A7X can be custom-tuned to work in harmony with even the most acoustically difficult listening environments, the ability to adjust tweeter gain and the inclusion of low and high shelf filters means easy output optimisation for varying room sizes, materials or simply individual preferences.
On the rear panel of the ADAM A7X are several additional controls: a gain for the high frequencies and two shelf filters for high and low frequencies. To ensure greater compatibility, there are both XLR (balanced) and RCA (unbalanced) connectors.
Adam Audio offers 2 years warranty with an optional extension to 3 years with the registration of the product, and full repair service for 5 years, if required.
- 7in Carbon / rohacell / glass Woofer
- Xart Tweeter
- Woofer Amp. power RMS / music: 100 W / 150 W
- Tweeter Amp. power RMS / music: 50 W / 75 W
- Frequency response: 42 Hz - 50 kHz
- THD 90dB/1m > 100 Hz ?0.5 %
- Weight: 20.3 lb (9,2 kg)
- Height x Width x Depth 13.5" (337 mm) x 8" (201 mm) x 11" (280 mm)
Excellent product !
These replace Maudio 3-8’s one of which had failed. At first I felt the bass response was not so good. However after adjusting the settings on the rear of the speaker they cam alive in my control room. The stereo imaging is exceptional. Love the on off and volume controls on the front, so much more convenient. Overall I love these monitors. Highly recommended Mike
Great monitors, Ribbon tweeters give very precise stereo imagery, good generous bottom end, sub not needed for most people, Sound great, what more do you need?
I have tried various other monitors to use with Logic Pro X and my Fractal Audio FX3 before trying these. Despite claims to the contrary the others were nowhere near the flat response that I was looking for. These speakers are perfect for my needs in that they offer a flat response that perfectly reproduces the amplifiers that are modelled in the FX3 whilst also providing a discerning basis for mixing using Logic Pro. The build quality is excellent and I am looking forward to how these will sound when they are properly "run win". Great job Adam!
The piece of equipment I was dreaming about for long time. Finally got it!