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ADAM Audio T8V

The T8V is an affordable, professional 2-way powered studio monitor with an 8˝ woofer and ADAM Audio’s latest addition to the T Series. Designed around the same technology, features and build quality as its smaller siblings, the T8V provides best-in-class characteristics and sound performance.

The T8V impresses with a multitude of features that bring real benefits to the user: The U-ART tweeter’s 4:1 velocity transfer ratio, in combination with the new Class D amplifiers’ high dynamic range, yield respective max. peak SPL of 118 dB per pair. The tweeter, which extends up to 25 kHz, works as a team with the HPS Waveguide. This allows an optimal radiation of the high frequencies, which means the advantage of a more controlled, larger usable sweet spot during monitoring. With a bass extension down to 33 Hz, the T8V is especially suitable for users who produce bass-heavy music.

The T8V is the perfect studio speaker for those who have always wanted to work with an 8“ monitor from ADAM Audio, but where budgets have been insufficient. The 5-year warranty gives users additional security and the certainty of having purchased a quality product.


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U-ART 1.9” Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter with HPS Waveguide

Polypropylene 8” woofer and rear-firing bass-reflex port

Cumulated Amp. Power RMS: 90 W

Frequency Response: 33 Hz - 25 kHz (-6dB)

Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥118 dB

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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.

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„The precision achieved by this tweeter is astonishing and unparalleled within this price range. More and more manufacturers are using AMT technology, but ADAM Audio is still the top of the range. With the T Series, ADAM Audio has now made this technology truly affordable for everyone.“
Peter Könemann
"For about 600 Euros you get a pair of nearfield monitors that shine with a good and well-founded bass response on the one hand, but also with a precise reproduction of the stereo image."
Simon Kramer
Professional Audio
"Stellar performance for the money. Lovely ribbon highs and smooth punchy deep bass. Pleasing to listen to and a reliable reference for translation to other playback systems."
Arthur Stone
"The precision and definition of this tweeter is amazing and unequaled within this price range. More and more manufacturers use AMT technology, but ADAM Audio is still in the top class. With the T-Series this technology is finally affordable."
Marnix Bosman
Interface Magazin
"The T8V monitors provide enough bass to feel in your chest—the SPL here is quite impressive. If you have a larger room that requires a loud and clean output, these deliver just that."
Alex Hawley
Recording Magazine

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Features & Benefits

Product Feature
Benefit to the customer
U-ART 1.9” Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter
  • 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 U-ART membrane

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

HPS waveguide from the S Series
  • Makes dispersion more consistent and imaging more stable over a wider area
  • Reduction of early reflections on the surfaces of, e.g. mixing consoles, desks, etc.
Lightweight polypropylene construction of the woofer

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

Vertical 2-way system with 8” woofer

High resolution of the stereo image

Spacious rear-firing bass reflex port

Bass reproduction with very low compression

Linear frequency response of 33 Hz to 25 kHz (-6 dB)

Unbiased reproduction in a wide frequency band

Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 118 dB

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

DSP-powered crossover design

Smooth frequency response without interferences between the drivers in the critical mid-range

Simple room acoustic adjustments via high- and low-shelf filters

Allows optimal adaptation to acoustically difficult listening environments or individual preferences

Analog inputs over XLR and RCA

Optimized for balanced and unbalanced line signals

Acoustically optimized cabinet geometry

Reduction of unwanted reflections on the cabinets

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


Basket Ø8" (203 mm)
Voice Coil Ø1" (26 mm)
Cone MaterialPolypropylene


Diaphragm Area4 inch² (2420 mm²)
Equiv. Diaphragm Ø1.9" (48 mm)
Velocity Transform Ratio4:1
Diaphragm Weight0.17 g

Built-in Amplifiers

Amp. Power RMS70 W
Amp. Power RMS20 W

Control Options

Input Sensitivity-10 to +4 dB
High Shelf EQ > 5 kHz- 2 dB, 0 dB, +2 dB
Low Shelf EQ < 300 Hz- 2 dB, 0 dB, +2 dB

Input Connectors

AnalogXLR / RCA
Input Impedance10 kOhm / 20 kOhm

General Data

Frequency Response33 Hz - 25 kHz (-6 dB)
THD > 80 Hz0.5 %
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m≥118 dB
Crossover Frequency2.6 kHz
Max. Power Consumption150 W
Weight21.6 lb (9.8 kg)
Height x Width x Depth15.8" x 9.8 “ x 13.2“ (400 mm x 250 mm x 335 mm)
Warranty5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
Delivery ContentsPower cord, Quick Start Guide

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