Frankfurt, Germany (March 18, 2008)-ADAM Audio has announced the expansion of the A Series with the new A5 Powered Monitor, designed using the same technologies as existing ADAM monitors.
Technically, the A5 is a smaller version of the A7, and can be used either in stereo or to fill out a 5.1 surround system. Powered by 2X25W on-board amplifiers, the A5 combines ADAM's ART (Accelerated Ribbon Technology) folded ribbon tweeter with a 5-inch woofer constructed of a carbon fiber and Rohacell sandwich. The front of the A5 sports dual ports for purported low frequency response down to 55Hz (can be extended to 30Hz with the addition of the new compact Sub7 subwoofer), metal grills for durability, as well as power and gain controls.
The rear panel includes balanced XLR jacks, unbalanced RCA jacks, and a new development by ADAM called Stereolink. This new technology connects speakers with input and output jacks allowing the user to control the overall volume of the system from any one speaker's gain control.
The A5 comes in a choice of traditional ADAM matte black or new glossy "piano" finishes in black or white. Optional wedge-like stands enhance desktop recording by allowing the A5 to be positioned at an upward angle. In addition to audio recording applications, the A5 is suited to mobile and broadcast applications, desktop recording, and multimedia uses such as gaming and home audio.
ADAM Audio is also introducing the Sub7, a compact subwoofer designed to complement the A5. Despite its small footprint, it is reportedly capable of extending the frequency reproduction of the A5 down to 30Hz. A wireless remote control for adjusting the volume and crossover frequency from the listening position is also provided.