$299, $449, $599, and $899 each, list (A3X, A5X, A7X, and A8X, respectively)
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Featuring ADAM Audio’s X-ART tweeter alongside new woofers, amplifiers, and completely redesigned speaker cabinets, the new AX Series includes four systems ranging from the ultra-compact A3X through the larger and more powerful A5X, A7X (pictured), and A8X systems. According to ADAM, the X-ART tweeter is more efficient than its predecessors, handling higher SPLs along with a frequency response up to 50 kHz.
ADAM’S smallest monitor, the A3X, is equipped with the X-ART tweeter, a 4.5-inch mid-/lowfrequency driver with a very light, but stiff carbon fiber diaphragm and two efficient 25-watt amplifiers to power each driver. The entire line is equipped with XLR and RCA connectors. The A5X features the proprietary X-ART tweeter and a 5.5-inch, lightweight Carbon/Rohacell/Glass mid/woofer to reproduce frequencies below 2.5 kHz. Two 50W amps drive each of the A5X’s speakers directly, and the speakers feature 110 dB max peak SPL per pair. The new A7X features the X-ART tweeter, a newly designed 7-inch mid/woofer featuring a larger 1.5-inch voice coil. A 50 W A/B amp drives the X-ART tweeter, while a 100 W Pulse Width Modulation amp drives the mid/woofer. The front panel includes a power switch and a control for the volume that retains the volume setting independently from the on/off switch.
The A8X is equipped with the X-ART tweeter and an 8.5-inch carbon/Rohacell/fiberglass mid/woofer. With a 50 W amplifier for the tweeter and a 150 W amplifier for the mid/woofer, the A8X includes a tweeter gain control and two shelf filters on the rear panel; a frequency response of 38 Hz to 50 kHz, and 120 dB max peak SPL per pair.
The entire line comes with a five-year warranty.