The ADAM Audio A5X is a popular nearfield monitor found in television studios, remote broadcast vans, and home project studios worldwide. An active vertical 2-way design, the versatile A5X provides a balanced sound with transparent high-frequency reproduction, clear midrange, and superior transient response. The A5X's large, front-baffle bass reflex ports are precisely matched with the bass/midrange driver, giving the speaker powerful, yet controlled low-end punch. The woofer's 50W PWM amplifier, in combination with the 50W Class AB tweeter amp, enables a pair of A5Xs to achieve a maximum SPL of 110dB at one meter. Engineered in Berlin to the strictest tolerances, ADAM's AX series monitors feature cutting-edge technology, including the company's renowned, handcrafted X-ART accelerated ribbon tweeter. With its compelling price/performance ratio, the A5X brings ADAM Audio's world-class monitor performance to commercial recording and broadcast facilities and well-equipped home studios alike.
5.5" carbon/Rohacell/glass fiber low-frequency driver
The drivers in ADAM Audio studio monitors benefit from years of in-house research and development and take advantage of the latest advances in technology and materials science. The carbon/Rohacell/glass fiber woofer in the A5X is engineered to deliver optimized low-frequency reproduction with extended dynamic range and freedom from coloration. It incorporates a rigid, yet low-mass honeycomb driver cone; a highly efficient magnet assembly and precisely aligned voice coil; and an optimized driver chassis/basket design. The A5X's 5.5" woofer extends response down to 50Hz, making the speaker a superb choice for nearfield monitoring and full-range monitoring with a subwoofer.
The X-ART folded-ribbon tweeter
Instead of producing sound with a piston-like diaphragm like most loudspeakers, ADAM Audio's X-ART folded-ribbon tweeter uses a pleated diaphragm capable of moving air four times faster than the folds themselves are moving. Handcrafted to the tightest tolerances, the X-ART tweeter delivers ultra-low distortion and breathtaking highs up to 50kHz, enriching the soundfield with stunning detail and faithfully conveying every nuance of the source material so you can work over long periods without listening fatigue. Being handcrafted and meticulously tested in the ADAM’s Berlin laboratories, the X-ART high-frequency driver is a rare exception in these days of automated mass production.
The A5X is equipped with a Stereolink feature that provides two additional input and output jacks for the second stereo channel, allowing you to control the volume of both monitors using the volume control of only one speaker. The volume control of the second monitor only affects its own volume, for easy fine-tuning to compensate for differences in listening distance. Unlike most master/slave configurations, each A5X is fully equipped and can function either as a master or a slave unit.