ADAM Audio ARTist5 Desktop Monitor

ARTist 5

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ADAM ARTist 5

The similar dimensions and name could make one believe that the ARTist 5 is nothing more than a revamped version of the multiple awards winning A5. Comparing the sound of the A5 to the ARTist 5 however leaves no doubt that the ARTist 5 is much more than that.

Just like all other models of the ARTist-Series it features the proprietary X-ART tweeter. The very data of this technology shows that it is at the forefront of what tweeters can accomplish. Numerous listening tests have confirmed this.

A 5.5” midwoofer reproduces the frequencies below 2.5kHz. The diaphragm is made from Carbon fiber/Rohacell/Glass fiber. This material with minimum weight and maximum rigidity prevents break up resonances, resulting in an outstanding dynamic behaviour and impeccable sound characteristics.

German Handmade Precision X-ART Tweeter

5.5“Woofer (Carbon/Rohacell/Glass Fiber)

Amp. Power RMS / Music: 100 W / 150 W

Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 50 kHz

Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥110 dB

STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY

ADAM Audio monitors have earned a worldwide reputation as the preeminent tool for sound engineers based on technological innovations that we’ve established in the field of loudspeaker technology.

Approved BY OUR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

"Both (ARTist 3 and ARTist 5) speakers sounded very good while listening. With their high precision sound even encoding artefacts in mp3’s were rendered audible."
c’t magazine

Press Reviews

Stereo-Head [English]
Audio Test [German]
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FAZ [German]
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Hifi-Voice [Czech]
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AVguide.com [English]
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CE Pro [English]
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Sound & Recording [English]
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Sound & Recording [German]
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c't Review [English]
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c't Test [German]
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Features & Benefits

Product Feature
Benefit to the customer
X-ART tweeter, handmade in Berlin

– Allows longer operation with fewer signs of fatigue – Their breakup is prevented by the folded diaphragms, distortions are effectively reduced to a minimum – Advanced dynamic range due to acoustically effective diaphragm surface that is 2.5 times bigger (compared to a classic tweeter according to the piston principle)

The air velocity ratio of 4:1 during the sound generation by folded X-ART membrane

Direct, fast response in the high-range even with complex transients

Ultra-light but extremely dimensionally stable woofer material (Carbon/Rohacell/Glass fiber)

Excellent transient response even at high sound levels without breakup of the diaphragm

Vertical 2-way system with 5” woofer

High resolution of the stereo image

Highly efficient PWM amplifier for the woofer coupled with an A/B amplifier for X-ART tweeter

Low-distortion amplification at both low and high volume levels

Linear frequency response of 50 Hz to 50 kHz

Unbiased reproduction in a wide frequency band

Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 110 dB

Powerful, compression-free sound reproduction even at very high sound levels

Simple, stepless room acoustic adjustments over tweeter gain, low and high shelf filters

Allows optimal adaptation to acoustically difficult listening environments or individual preferences

Stereolink function (Cinch cable contained in the delivery contents)

Simple and symmetric volume control on the front panel

Analog XLR, RCA and mini jack as well as digital USB inputs

Great connectivity

Directional sound radiation in vertical plane

Reduction of early reflections on the surfaces of, e.g. mixing consoles, desks, etc.

Volume control and on/off switch on the front

Very easy to use

Compact cabinet dimensions

Fits every desktop

Easily mounted on walls with original ADAM Audio wall mount (optional)

Space saving positioning at any height

Technical Data

Woofer

Number1
Basket Ø5.5" (145 mm)
Voice Coil Ø1.5" (32 mm)
Cone MaterialCarbon/Rohacell/Glass Fiber

Tweeter

Number1
TypeX-ART
Diaphragm Area4 inch² (2420 mm²)
Equiv. Diaphragm Ø2" (56 mm)
Velocity Transform Ratio4:1
Diaphragm Weight0.17 g

Built-in Amplifiers

Woofer1
TypeA/B
Amp. Power RMS / Music50 W / 75 W
Tweeter1
TypeA/B
Amp. Power RMS / Music50 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

AnalogXLR / RCA / 3.5 mm mini stereo jack
DigitalUSB

General Data

Frequency Response50 Hz - 50 kHz
THD 90 dB / 1 m > 100 Hz≤0.6 %
Max. SPL with sine wave acoustic 100 Hz to 3 kHz at 1 m≥102 dB
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m≥110 dB
Crossover Frequencies2500 Hz
Input Impedance30 kOhm
PanelFront
StereolinkYes
Weight15.4 lb (7 kg)
Magnetically ShieldedNo
Height x Width x Depth11.5" (290 mm) x 7" (175 mm) x 8.5" (220 mm)
FinishBlack glossy, white glossy
Warranty5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
Delivery ContentsFront cover, Cinch cable for stereolink in black or white, ower cord, manual

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