Adam T5V Active Studio Monitor
Overview by GAK
The T Series is ADAM Audio’s series of professional yet budget-friendly near-field monitor range that has the same high-quality sound that they’re known for.
Each model in the T Series uses ADAM’s outstanding U-ART (Unique Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter) high-frequency drivers seen in their previous AX range, and feature an inbuilt DSP-controlled crossover and EQ, with multi-way rear analogue connections.
The T5V is a two way, affordable nearfield monitor that’s great for small control rooms. The T5V features a 5” woofer with a bass extension down to 45 Hz, while the U-ART tweeter provides a pristine high-frequency response up to 25 kHz. It’s also waveguide fitted, with the same dispersion-control attributes seen in ADAM Audio’s flagship S Series studio monitors. Waveguide’s highly orderly diffusion of high frequencies provides an incredibly wide sweet spot, meaning you’re not confined to a small ‘sweet’ space and can move more freely while mixing.
The rear side of the T5V’s bevelled cabinet has a rear-facing bass port that joins a sturdy metal backplate that’s home to the analogue input connectors. The high dynamic range and wide frequency response, excellent transient response, extended sweet spot and compact design make the T7V an ideal match for use in a small control room – and fit the modest budgets that many facilities need to work with. If you need to hear more low-end, the T5V is also compatible with both the ADAM Sub7 and Sub8 subwoofers.
The excellent acoustic characteristics, refined dimensions and superb cost/performance ratio make this monitor ideal for use in most situations, whether it’s music, video or broadcast production.
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.
- Number 1
- Basket Ø 7" (175 mm)
- Voice Coil Ø 1.5" (38 mm)
- Cone Material Carbon / Rohacell / Glass Fiber
- Number 1
- Type X-ART
- Diaphragm Area 4 inch² (2420 mm²)
- Equiv. Diaphragm Ø 2" (56 mm)
- Velocity Transform Ratio 4:1
- Diaphragm Weight 0.17 g
- BUILT-IN AMPLIFIERS
- Woofer 1
- Type PWM
- Amp. Power RMS / Music 100 W / 150 W
- Tweeter 1
- Type A/B
- Amp. Power RMS / Music 50 W / 75 W
- CONTROL OPTIONS
- Input Sensitivity -∞ to +14 dB
- High Shelf EQ > 5 kHz ±6 dB
- Low Shelf EQ < 300 Hz ±6 dB
- Tweeter Gain ±4 dB
- INPUT CONNECTORS
- Analog XLR / RCA
- GENERAL DATA
- Frequency Response 42 Hz - 50 kHz
- THD 90 dB / 1 m > 100 Hz ≤0.5 %
- Max. SPL with sine wave acoustic 100 Hz to 3 kHz at 1 m ≥106 dB
- Max. SPL per pair at 1 m ≥114 dB
- Crossover Frequencies 2.5 kHz
- Input Impedance 30 kOhm
- Panel Front
- Weight 20.3 lb (9,2 kg)
- Magnetically Shielded No
- Height x Width x Depth 13.5" (337 mm) x 8" (201 mm) x 11" (280 mm)
- Warranty 5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
- Delivery contents Power cord, manual
No upgrades available
These were an upgrade from 10+years with Tapco S5 as a nearfield monitor - a few weeks in with these and I kinda forget they’re there. Nothing imposing, harsh or fatiguing about the sound - they just do their job in a deceiving way, you’re hearing your music and there’s no localisation after tweaking with the hf switch to suit my environment - they’re almost invisible and I like it.
Built very well. Very detailed sound, which is essential for monitors, but also really warm and fun to listen to. Highly recommended.
So far so good
Great sound. Easy to setup. Amazing value for the money. Only oddity are the 'on' LEDs on the back.
Great monitoring speaks especially for the price - highly recommended.