ADAM Audio A8X 2-Way Active Nearfield Studio Monitor (Single)

 

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  • 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.

    The most powerful AX monitor
    With its power and radiation characteristics, the brand new A8X is suitable for both nearfield and midfield monitoring. With a price/performance ratio that could hardly be better, this monitor is a perfect entry into these monitoring fields. The A8X is equipped with the X-ART tweeter and a large (8.5”) midwoofer, a combination that adds both a very deep and yet very tight bass response to the unsurpassed reproduction qualities of the ADAM proprietary tweeter: a licence to thrill.

    Cabinet- and bass reflex-construction
    Like the other AX-Series models, the upper corners of the A8X are slanted to minimize reflections. The very large, double bass reflex tubes on the front have been specifically designed to perfectly match the midwoofer with its large voice coil.

    Amplification and controls
    With a 50W A/B amplifier for the tweeter and a 150W PWM amplifier for the midwoofer, the A8X has power in abundance and is the brawny monitor of the AX-Series. On the rear panel are several controls: a gain for the high frequencies (± 4dB) and two shelf filters for the high and low frequencies. There are both XLR (balanced) and RCA (unbalanced) connectors on the rear panel of the speaker, which allow the A8X to be used in almost any application.

    Features:

    • X-ART tweeter
    • 8.5” carbon/rohacell/glass fiber-midwoofer
    • 50W HF/150W LF amplification
    • On-/off-switch and volume gain on the front
    • Tweeter gain and 2 shelf filters on the rear panel
    • 38Hz - 50kHz frequency response
    • XLR & RCA connectors
    • 120dB max peak SPL per pair
    • 5 years warranty
  • Mid-Woofer
    Number 1
    Basket Ø 8.5 (220 mm)
    Voice coil Ø 1.5 (38 mm)
    Cone material Carbon/Rohacell/Glass Fiber
    Tweeter
    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
    Mid-Woofer 1
    Type PWM
    Amp. power RMS / music 150 W / 225 W
    Tweeter 1
    Type A/B
    Amp. power RMS / music 50 W / 75 W
    Control panel
    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 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
    Delivery Contents Power Cord, Manual
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