The pinnacle of the A Series, the A8H is a 3-way speaker that delivers the extremely accurate and analytical sound required for critical-listening environments.

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The A8H incorporates an 8-inch resonant Multi-Layer Mineral (MLM) fiber woofer, innovative midrange driver, and handmade precision X-ART tweeter, which together produce an ultra-wide frequency response.

Like the other members of the A Series family, the A8H gives you tremendous flexibility for fine-tuning the sound through rotatable HPS waveguide technology and onboard DSP. At home across a full range of audio applications in mid- to full-sized spaces, the A8H is the right choice when you’re looking for the most detailed representation of your audio.

The A8H is available in a left and right version.

German Handmade Precision X-ART Tweeter with rotatable HPS waveguide

8'' Woofer (Multi-Layer Mineral)

3.5" DCH Midrange Driver

Total Peak Amp. Power: 340 W

Frequency Response @ -6 dB: 31 Hz – 45 kHz

Max. peak SPL per speaker at 1 m: 105 dB SPL


Explore the technology

ADAM Audio monitors have earned a worldwide reputation for the innovations that we have established in the field of loudspeaker technology. Here you can explore the technology of the A8H.

A Control Remote Software

The DSP-based functionality of all A Series monitors can be controlled remotely and in real time over ethernet using A Control.
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Rotatable HPS Waveguide & X-ART Tweeter

Made from a new glass fiber polymer compound, the HPS waveguide enables the X-ART tweeter to disperse sound in space with controlled consistency.
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Bass Reflex System, Cabinets and Mounting

The new A Series cabinets build on the heritage of ADAM Audio and the AX Series in particular.
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Automated Room Correction with Sonarworks

ADAM Audio is proud to partner with Sonarworks on an automated room correction solution that runs directly on the DSP of A Series monitors.
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Hybrid Amplification

The A Series combines the best of both digital and analog worlds.
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Multi-Layer Mineral Woofer [MLM]

The latest materials and advanced analysis and design processes have led to the development of our new long-throw woofers.
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Midrange Driver

A Series midrange drivers deliver clean sound in the critical part of the frequency range where humans are especially sensitive to coloration of sound.
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A “Voicing” is a pre-defined sound profile of an A Series monitor. On the back panel, you will find two different selections, “UNR” and “Pure”.
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Room Adaptation

On the back panel of A Series speakers, you will find four bands of room adaptation equalization: Bass, Desk, Presence and Treble.
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Digital Signal Processing

The A Series capitalizes on the transformative power of DSP-based electronics to provide greater tuning precision than analog-only speakers.
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Beautiful from every angle


Front View

The front-facing LED indicates status changes, e.g. when using A Control


Angled front view [left]

The A8H uses a front ported bass reflex system


Back View

The backplate houses a great variety of control options


Angled front view [right]

A mounting interface at the bottom of the cabinet allows for flexible speaker positioning



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The reviews are in

“[…] my brief time with the ADAM A8H has been overwhelmingly positive. I’ve been judging them against considerably more expensive monitors which are purely analogue and they stand up.”

Julian Rodgers
Pro Tools Expert
“When I began listening critically to the A8H, the first thing that struck me was its speed, taut precision, transient response and low‑frequency extension.”
Bob Thomas
Sound On Sound

“And even after just a few minutes it’s clear: the Adam Audio A8H is an excellent studio monitor that offers listeners both accuracy and fun.”

Tobias Homburger
DJ Lab

Don't sweat it.

A 5 year warranty is standard across our entire product portfolio, allowing you to work without worrying about your gear.

ADAM Audio A8H In Use


Technical Data

View the specifications of the ADAM Audio A8H by clicking each drop-down section.

  • General Data

    • Display: Front panel multi-colour LED
    • Cabinet Design: Single front ported
    • Cabinet Material: Vinyl wrapped MDF and painted MDF front panel
    • Mounting options: Threaded inserts on the bottom of the cabinet (4 x M8)
    • Power consumption (max, idle, sleep): 220 W, 15 W, 3.5 W
    • AC Input Voltage: 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz
    • Power Rating: 500 W max.
    • Operating Conditions: -10° C to +40° C (+14° F to +104° F); <75 % RH, non-condensing
    • Weight: 13.6 kg (30 lb)
    • Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 274 mm x 382 mm x 329 mm (10 3/4″ x 15″ x 13″)
    • Warranty: 5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
    • Delivery Contents: A8H loudspeaker, power cable, Quick Start Guide

  • Audio Input Connectors

    • Analog: XLR, RCA
    • Input Impedance: 9 kOhm / 3.3 kOhm
    • Max. Input Level: +19 dBu

  • Amplification

    • Woofer
      • Amplifier Type: PWM
      • Peak (10% THD, limiter deactivated): 250 W
      • RMS (1% THD, limiter deactivated): 200 W
    • Midrange
      • Amplifier Type: Class A/B
      • Peak (10% THD, limiter deactivated): 70 W
      • RMS (1% THD, limiter deactivated): 55 W
    •  Tweeter
      • Amplifier Type: Class A/B
      • Peak (10% THD, limiter deactivated): 20 W
      • RMS (1% THD, limiter deactivated): 15 W

  • Control Options [via Network]

    • Networking Connector: RJ45
    • Connection Type: Ethernet
    • Communication Protocol: OCA using standard IP data
    • Control Software: A Control (Windows and MacOS available)
    • Room Adaption Options: Backplate, Extended, Sonarworks SoundID Reference integration
    • Advanced Room Adaptation: 6 x PEQ, Level, Delay
    • Third-party Calibration Compatibility: Import from Sonarworks SoundID Reference

  • Acoustics

    • Frequency Response @ -3 dB: 34 Hz – 41 kHz
    • Frequency Response @ -6 dB: 31 Hz – 45 kHz
    • Crossover Frequencies: 400 Hz, 3.0 kHz
    • Max. peak SPL per speaker at 1 m (sine bursts): 105 dB SPL
    • Max. peak SPL per speaker at 1 m (IEC-weighted noise): 116 dB SPL
    • Max SPL in full space at 1 m with sine bursts (average 100 Hz to 6 kHz) @ 3% THD (RMS): 104 dB SPL
    • Max SPL in full space at 1 m with sine bursts (average 100 Hz to 6 kHz) @ 3% THD (Peak): 107 dB SPL
    • Max SPL in full space at 1 m with sine bursts (average 50 Hz to 100 Hz) @ 3% THD (RMS): 101 dB SPL
    • Max SPL in full space at 1 m with sine bursts (average 50 Hz to 100 Hz) @ 3% THD (Peak): 104 dB SPL
    • Dolby DARDT max SPL in full space: 117 dB SPL
    • Dolby DARDT max SPL in full space (bass managed): 121 dB SPL

  • Drivers

    • Woofer
      • Basket Diameter: 8″
      • Voice Coil Diameter: 1.5″ (38 mm)
      • Cone Material: MLM
    • Midrange
      • Type: Dome Cone Hybrid (DCH)
      • Basket Diameter: 3.5″
      • Voice Coil Diameter: 1.3″ (33 mm)
      • Cone Material: MLM
    •  Tweeter
      • Type: X-ART
      • Diaphragm Area: 4 inch² (2420 mm²)
      • Equivalent Diaphragm Diameter: 2″ (56 mm)
      • Velocity Transform Ratio: 4 to 1
      • Diaphragm Weight: 0.17 g
      • Waveguide: HPS (rotatable)
      • Waveguide Dispersion: 120° horizontal, 70° vertical

  • Signal Processing

    • AD converter: 24-bit
    • Internal sample rate: 96 kHz
    • Delay range, resolution: 0 – 10 ms, 0.1 ms
    • Protection: Independent peak and thermo limiters for each driver, and amplifier thermo limiters

  • Control Options [via Backplate]

    • Input Sensitivity: 0 dBu = 100 dB SPL at 1 m @ 0 dB level setting
    • Level: -12 dB to +12 dB
    • Input Selection: Balanced, unbalanced
    • Voicings: Pure, UNR
    • Room Adaption:
      • Bass: +2, 0, -2, -4 dB
      • Desk: 0, -2, -4 dB
      • Presence: +1, 0, -1 dB
      • Treble: +1.5, 0, -1.5 dB


Measurement Data

Here you can view the results of common loudspeaker measurements for the ADAM Audio A8H.


Additional Information

Read up on the user manual, the quick start guide or take a look at the product sheet.

Press Reviews

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