F5Nearfield Monitor

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ADAM Audio F5 studio monitor

The F5 is no longer being produced. Please have a look at its successor: The ADAM Audio T5V!


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.

X-ART Tweeter

ADAM Audio has improved upon the Air Motion Transformer utilizing superior geometries and materials to achieve unprecedented audio fidelity.
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X-ART Driver

A groundbreaking technological innovation with easily discernible superior performance and no technical flaws, the X-ART driver is clearly unequalled in the ...
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A/B Amplifier

We designed our own high frequency power amp to allow the new high frequency unit to live up to its unique talents.
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“If you have always aspired to ADAM monitors but found them beyond your budget, you may well find the F5s are just what you need, with the option of going for the F7s if you need something for a slightly larger room. It could just be that Adam have come u2p with a serious contender for ‚best in class‘ with the F5s.

Paul White
Sound on Sound

“f you’re looking for an accurate monitor that will serve a variety of needs without breaking the bank, the ADAM F5’s deliver a great value for the price.”

Carmen Borgia

“I‘ve raved about various desktop speakers many times on this blog, but the F5 is better – it‘s my new desktop reference. It‘s a higher resolution speaker, it‘s more detailed sounding, has fuller bass, and a more open,
boxless sound than the competition in its price class.”

Steve Guttenberg

„Given the very reasonable price of the ADAM F5s, these speakers are serious contenders for smaller studios an a budget, without compromising on sound quality.”

Luke Pepper
DJ Magazine

“I’ve had a pair of F5s on my desk for the past month,
and I’ve grown to love them. All my music is there – the
bass is nicely defined without feeling jacked up, the
midrange is present but not muddy, and the high end is
clear without shrillness.“

Christopher Breen

“In practice the F5 got us excited from the first minute we had it. The bass response is extraordinary powerful for such a small monitoring system which enables one
to evaluate the low end competently. The sound quality leaves many (and also more expensive) competitors behind. Altogether these monitors are an excellent monitoring solution and a clear recommendation not only for beginners.”

Henning Schonvogel

“The briskness that comes out of these tiny speakers is very exciting. The X-ART tweeter with its extended high frequency range does a perfect job here. The bass response is surprisingly powerful in an utterly unobtrusive way. These monitors offer great sound for little money, a feature one can only recommend!”

Lennart Jeschke

Press Reviews

AudioPro Indonesia [Indonesian]
PDF (1.1 MB)
Sound:Check México [Spanish]
PDF (4.7 MB)
Mac world.com [English]
Future Music [English]
PDF (1.4 MB)
DJ Magazine [English]
PDF (1.1 MB)
Pro Audio Asia [English]
PDF (1.2 MB)
Professional Audio [German]
PDF (1.2 MB)
MusicTech [English]
PDF (602 KB)
Sonic Scoop.com [English]
cnet.com [English]
Harmony Central [English]
Beat [German]
PDF (199 KB)
audio fanzine.com [English]
Recording Magazine Germany [German]
PDF (1.5 MB)
Juno Plus [English]
Mixdown mag.com.au [English]
audio fanzine.com [french]
instalia.eu [Spanish]
dv247.com [English]
Sound On Sound [English]
PDF (1.7 MB)
Recording Magazine [English]
PDF (2.6 MB)

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

Lightweight glass fiber/paper sandwich construction of the woofers

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

Spacious bass reflex ports on the front
  • Bass reproduction with very low compression
  • Allows positioning close to walls
Linear frequency response of 52 Hz to 50 kHz

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

Simple, stepless room acoustic adjustments over 2-band EQ and high pass filter

Allows optimal adaptation to acoustically difficult listening environments or individual preferences

Analog inputs over XLR/jack combination sockets and RCA

Optimized for balanced and unbalanced line signals

Auto Standby Mode

Energy saving when not in use

Acoustically optimized cabinet geometry

Reduction of unwanted reflections on the cabinets

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

Full repair service if required

Technical Data


Basket Ø5" (127 mm)
Voice Coil Ø1" (25 mm)
Cone MaterialGlass fiber/paper


Diaphragm Area3 inch² (1848 mm²)
Equiv. Diaphragm Ø1.5" (42 mm)
Velocity Transform Ratio4:1

Built-in Amplifiers

Amp. Power RMS / Music25 W / 35 W
Amp. Power RMS / Music25 W / 35 W

Control Panel

Input Sensitivity-∞ to +6 dB
High Shelf EQ > 5 kHz±6 dB
Low Shelf EQ < 300 Hz±6 dB

Input Connectors

AnalogXLR / RCA / TRS

General Data

Frequency Response52 Hz - 50 kHz
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m≥106 dB
Crossover Frequencies2900 Hz
Weight15 lb (6,8 kg)
Magnetically ShieldedNo
Height x Width x Depth11.5" (290 mm) x 7.5" (185 mm) x 9" (230 mm)
Warranty2 years
Delivery ContentsPower cord, manual

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