ADAM Audio A5X Studio Monitor

A5X

Nearfield Monitor

ADAM A5X

The A5X is popular among professionals working in television studios and remote broadcast vans. The A5X can also be found in numerous home/project studios around the world. Its open, powerful sound makes the A5X a trustworthy and useful tool for multimedia applications as well.

Like all models of the AX-Series, the A5X is equipped with ADAM‘s proprietary X-ART tweeter. One 5.5“ bass/midrange woofer works below 2.5kHz and is driven by a 1.5“ voice coil and a powerful 50 Watt PWM amplifier. Its acoustic qualities give you a clear picture of the smallest changes in your mix and the sonic results. Despite all that it does, the A5X is not fatiguing in long studio sessions.

Stereolink

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 A5X monitor is fully equipped and can function either as a master or a slave unit.

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

In the mid and treble range the A5X is the ultimate benchmark and reveals unheard details of own recordings or your record collection at home that many monitors conceal or that would only be noticeable with the help of headphones. (…) The ADAM A5X is one of the few reasonably priced compact monitors in the market that will not only satisfy musicians but at the same time will also meet the professional requirements of commercial studios, broadcast vans and stations.
Falk Kirsten Hoffmann
amazona
When it comes to budget studio monitors the A5X from ADAM Audio is a stroke of genius. Price, workmanship and sound go very well together and make up the perfect studio monitor that will barely have any competition in its price range. The sound performance is unique for a monitor in this category which above all is down to the incredible abilities of the X-ART-tweeter. The A5X is a recommendation for all DJs and producers who put emphasis on a consistent overall concept.
Paul Voges
scratchmix
On the desktop the A5X has made a superb impres¬sion. In comparison to other desktop monitors, no one was able to get close to this level. The top-class X-ART tweeter makes the high frequencies sound brilliant and transparent in a great way. And even when the speakers are placed right next to a screen, the imaging is three dimensional and palpable.
Stereo

A5X in use

Press Reviews

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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 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

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

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
TypePWM
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

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
Weight14.6 lb (6,6 kg)
Magnetically ShieldedNo
Height x Width x Depth11" (280 mm) x 6.5" (170 mm) x 8.5" (220 mm)
Warranty5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
Delivery ContentsCinch-cable, power cord, manual

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