The new Classic Series Mk3: Highest Fidelity
Soon after the introduction of the first series of the Classic speakers, they became well known as a glamorous way to enjoy the unique sound of the professional ADAM studio monitors. There are four main reasons for their success: The series is well suited for most room sizes due to the elaborate model concept; these speakers can be used in both stereo and multichannel applications; the attractive fine-furniture finishes; and the option of either active or passive designs.
Now, the third generation of the Classic series profits from technological improvements and new materials of the award winning high-end SX series. The ADAM proprietary ART transducers, already a legend in professional studios and used in the older Classic series, give way to their successors, the new X-ART transducers. The new lower midrange drivers and woofers match the ones used in the ultra high-end SX series. In addition, the bigger Classic MK3 models are equipped with new base plates and spikes to improve the decoupling from the floor.
Another new feature found in the active Classic MK3 speaker is the A/B amplifier, which has been designed by ADAM to perfectly complement the X-ART tweeter. This amplifier ensures that one of the outstanding features of the tweeter, its frequency response up to 50kHz, can be realized with no limitations.
This smaller sister of the Column uses most of the same drivers as the Column MK3. While the new X-ART tweeter, driven by ADAM’s own A/B amplifier, makes even the most subtle details of the high range hearable, the low range shows impressive power accompanied by outstanding accuracy.
In combination with the materials and drivers, the main reason for this impressive power is the distribution of the frequencies in the two woofers. One of the two woofers acts as a full-range driver with the second woofer joining it only below 150Hz. This unusual approach effectively doubles the area and power of the low frequency woofer.
Despite the slim and elegant appearance, both the Column and the Pencil astonish even the most experienced listeners with both their subtle resolution and powerful deep bass.