ADAM Audio - A8X - AX SERIES 2-Way 8.5" & X-ART Tweeter Studio Nearfield Monitors (Pair)
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The AX-Series from ADAM Audio provides you with a wide range of monitors for different applications. Their excellent price-performance ratio makes them suitable for professional studio applications as well as upscale home recording.
Many technical innovations in ADAM’s high end SX-Series are also used in the AX models. The chamfered upper corners of the sturdy cabinet fronts minimise edge diffraction so that phase cancellation is not an issue. The speaker interior is equipped with a special fleece that prevents disturbing internal resonances as well as ensuring a better bass reflex tuning. The power switch and volume control are easily accessible on the front panel for greater ease of use. The front-firing bass ports are very useful as well, allowing the monitors to be set up closer to a wall if need be.
All models of the AX-Series feature two discrete amplifiers: an A/B amplifier that functions very quickly within its broad frequency range drives the X-ART tweeter. In the A5X, A7X, A8X and A77X monitors, the bass/mid- range woofers are each driven by powerful and highly efficient pulse-width modulated (PWM) amplifiers that do not require additional heat sinks and are more reliable and durable than other amplifiers.
The ‚Tweeter gain‘ function is a part of each AX monitor’s basic configuration and lets you raise or lower the level of the high frequencies by up to 4dB. Beyond that, shelving filters allow further adaptation to room acoustics with the A5X, A7X, A8X and A77X. The low shelf filter allows smooth control of the lower frequencies below 300 Hz from -6 dB to +6 dB, the high shelf EQ is introduced at 2.5 kHz with the same levels from -6 dB to +6 dB.
It goes without saying that all models of the AX-Series are equipped with ADAM’s X-ART tweeter that is handmade in Berlin. The tweeter works according to our proprietary X-ART principle, based on a slim, pleated foil working as the tweeter's diaphragm. The precise transient response and capability of reproducing the finest sonic details make the AX-Series monitors superior working tools.
The A8X adds to the AX-Series as a unique model because its power and radiation characteristics allow it to be used as both a nearfield and midfield monitor. It represents a particularly attractive entry-level model for midfield monitoring which offers transparent reproduction of higher frequencies, clear mids and an excellent transient response.
The extra large, front-positioned bass reflex ports are perfectly matched with the bass/midrange driver that has a 1.5" voice coil. Thus the A8X can play very low registers with a powerful punch, and the greatest possible precision. The 150 Watt PWM amplifier for the midrange speakers in conjunction with the 50 Watt A/B tweeter amp enable the A8X to generate impressive maximum sound pressure levels of 120dB per pair at one meter.
- Sophisticated design, easy handling
- Rigid woofer materials
- The perfect combo: A/B and PWM amplifiers
- Distinct adjustments to room acoustics
- Dynamic high frequency reproduction with the X-ART tweeter
- Frequency response: 38 Hz - 50 kHz
- THD 90dB/1m > 100 Hz: ≤0.5 %
- Max SPL with sine wave acoustic 100Hz to 3kHz at 1m: ≥112 dB
- Max SPL per pair at 1m: ≥120 dB
- Crossover frequencies: 2300 Hz
- Input impedance: 30 KOhm
- Weight: 28.7 lb (13 kg)
- Magnetically shielded: No
- Height x Width x Depth: 15.5" (400 mm) x 10" (255 mm) x 12.5" (320 mm)
- Warranty: 5 Years