ADAM Audio A3X
Particularly interesting for the quality-conscious user on a tight budget is the most compact monitor of the AX-Series, the A3X. Specially designed for studio environments with limited space, the A3X easily meets professional requirements. Three-dimensional spatial representation, a controlled, deep bass response and accurate sound reproduction, especially in the critical areas between 200 and 400 Hz, make it the first choice for smaller, even mobile studio setups.
With the A3X, analytical listening is possible without taking away musical enjoyment. Its excellent transient response and ability to easily play very dynamic tracks in all musical genres let it clearly stand out from comparable monitors in this price range.
The ‘Stereolink’ is a useful feature for desktop DAWs. Two additional input and output jacks for the second stereo channel allow you to control the volume for both monitors using the volume control of only one loudspeaker. The volume control of the other monitor only affects its own volume in order to easily compensate for differences in listening distance. Unlike the typical master-slave configuration, each A3X monitor is fully equipped and can function either as a master or a slave unit.
German Handmade Precision X-ART Tweeter
4.5 “ Woofer (Carbon Fiber)
Amp. Power RMS / Music: 50 W / 80 W
Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 50 kHz (-10 dB)
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥106 dB
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In a small to medium size setup, it will be an excellent main monitor. In a larger setup, it will be an excellent alternative to bigger speakers, providing accurate near-field information, and offering relief from ear fatigue that a large system can inflict.
For mobile setups or studios with limited budgets for monitors, the ADAM A3X is an excellent new option.
Although they are small, the size of the audio image belies their size. The overall feel is effortless and solid, with a suprising degree of weight in the bass end.
The low-frequency response is very powerful, considering their size, and the X-ART tweeter produces a very detailed sound. (…) The ADAM A3X is without a doubt the best compact speaker in this price range.
I’ve used various monitors for my computer work before, but never of the caliber of the A3X series. Before these, I would have to redo my mixes significantly when transitioning from the small cheapies to the big ‚real ones‘. The ADAM Audio A3X’s save me a step by providing both great sound in a compact format and by changing mundane audio task-work into a quality listening experience. (…) Highly recommended.
Features & Benefits
Benefit to the customer
|A3X –the full featured compact monitor from the AX Series|
|X-ART tweeter, handmade in Berlin|
|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
|Lightweight glass fiber membrane of the woofers|
Excellent transient response even at high sound levels without breakup of the diaphragm
|Vertical 2-way system with 4.5” woofer|
High resolution of the stereo image
|Linear frequency response of 60 Hz to 50 kHz (-10 dB)|
Unbiased reproduction in a wide frequency band
|Maximum peak sound pressure level per pair in 1 m ≥106 dB|
Powerful, compression free sound reproduction even at very high sound levels despite compact design
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 and RCA inputs|
Optimized for balanced and unbalanced line signals
|Acoustically optimized cabinet geometry|
Reduction of unwanted reflections on the cabinets
|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
|Very compact cabinet dimensions|
Fits every desktop
|Easily mounted on walls with original ADAM Audio wall mount (optional)|
Space saving positioning at any height
|2 years warranty with optional extension to 3 years with the registration of the product|
Full repair service if required for 5 years
|Basket Ø||4.5" (120 mm)|
|Voice Coil Ø||1" (25 mm)|
|Cone Material||Carbon Fiber|
|Diaphragm Area||4 inch² (2420 mm²)|
|Equiv. Diaphragm Ø||2" (56 mm)|
|Velocity Transform Ratio||4:1|
|Diaphragm Weight||0.17 g|
|Amp. Power RMS / Music||25 W / 40 W|
|Amp. Power RMS / Music||25 W / 40 W|
|Input Sensitivity||-∞ to +14 dB|
|Tweeter Gain||±4 dB|
|Analog||XLR / RCA|
|Frequency Response||60 Hz - 50 kHz (-10 dB)|
|THD 90 dB / 1 m > 100 Hz||≤0.8 %|
|Max. SPL with sine wave acoustic 100 Hz to 3 kHz at 1 m||≥98 dB|
|Max. SPL per pair at 1 m||≥106 dB|
|Crossover Frequencies||2.8 kHz|
|Input Impedance||10 kOhm|
|Weight||10.1 lb (4,6 kg)|
|Height x Width x Depth||10" (252 mm) x 6" (150 mm) x 7.5" (185 mm)|
|Warranty||5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)|
|Delivery Contents||Cinch-cable, power cord, manual|