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                                                                                                                                                                                   This new generation aims to deliver the same analytical precision while
                                                                                                                                                                                   enhancing flexibility for modern production spaces. The lineup covers a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                   needs from compact home studios to high-end mixing rooms. The two-way A4V
                                                                                                                                                                                   and A7V offer a more accessible price point. Sharing the DNA of the legendary
                                                                                                                                                                                   A7X, the A7V is poised to become the next standard for mid-sized nearfields.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Stepping up, the A44H, A77H, and A8H bring prosumer gear into the professional
                                                                                                                                                                                   realm. Their rotatable horn-loaded waveguides and onboard DSP propel them
                                                                                                                                                                                   to the cutting edge. ADAM leans on proven technology like their X-ART ribbon
                                                                                                                                                                                   tweeters to retain a signature sound.

                                                                                                                                                                                   ROTATABLE HPS WAVEGUIDE
                                                                                                                                                                                   The new A Series speakers from ADAM Audio introduce an innovative rotatable
                                                                                                                                                                                   HPS (high-frequency propagation system) waveguide and X-ART tweeter
                                                                                                                                                                                   design that enables detailed high frequency dispersion regardless of speaker
                                                                                                                                                                                   orientation. The new rotatable tweeter design in the ADAM Audio A Series
                                                                                                                                                                                   speakers makes it easier for music producers and engineers to get great sound
                                                                                                                                                                                   in their studios. The tweeter is the small speaker that plays the high frequencies.
                                                                                                                                                                                   It sits inside a waveguide - which is like a funnel around the tweeter. This
                                                                                                                                                                                   waveguide controls how the high frequencies spread around the room. Now
                                                                                                                                                                                   with the A Series, producers can rotate the tweeter and waveguide to point up
                                                                                                                                                                                   no matter how the speaker is positioned. So you get the same crisp, detailed
                                                                                                                                                                                   highs whether the speaker is upright, turned sideways, or even upside down.

                                                                                                                                                                                   ROOM CORRECTION CAPABILITY
                                                                                                                                                                                   Room correction is the marquee feature. The ability to upload correction profiles
                                                                                                                                                                                   directly to the monitors aims to compensate for imperfect listening spaces.
                                                                                                                                                                                   For most users, the bundled voicing presets should suffice. “Pure” gives an
                                                                                                                                                                                   accurate flat response, while “UNR” has the natural warmth aficionados love
                     ADAM AUDIO                                                                                                                                                    from the AX series. The “Extended” setting enables integration with acoustic
                                                                                                                                                                                   software like Sonarworks.

                                                                                                                                                                                   This integration is an industry-first at this price point. With the help of
                                                                                                                                                                                   Sonarworks SoundID Reference and a calibration microphone, users can
                     A SERIES MONITORS                                                                                                                                             attain precision room tuning for their home studios. The on-board integration
                                                                                                                                                                                   is far more efficient than using additional plugins while mixing, and ensures
                                                                                                                                                                                   calibrated audio regardless of the audio source.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Even without third-party software, the A Series offers easy customization. The
                     PINNACLE OF PERFORMANCE?
                                                                                                                                                                                   free to download A Control software allows you to tune the speakers across 6
                                                                                                                                                                                   bands of parametric EQ while the rear controls let you tweak high, mid, and low
                                                                                                                                                                                   frequencies to counterbalance typical placement issues.

                               ince bursting onto the pro audio scene in 1999, ADAM Audio has carved out a                                                                         UNMATCHED AUDIO FIDELITY
                               reputation for studio monitors with pristine accuracy thanks largely to its                                                                         What ultimately matters is how the A Series performs sonically. The monitors
                               innovative X-ART (eXtended Accelerating Ribbon Technology) tweeter. Pioneered                                                                       deliver the nuanced sound that has defined ADAM. The ribbon tweeters
                                                                                                                                                                                   produce silky highs without harshness. Transients translate with realistic impact.
                               by ADAM and based on Oskar Heil’s 1960s invention of the Air Motion Transformer, the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Decay trails of reverb are conveyed with expansive depth. 3D and surround
                               X-ART tweeter produces sound not with a piston-like diaphragm, but with a pleated                                                                   mixing are clear strengths of this series. Even the entry-level A4V impresses
                    Sdiaphragm that moves air 4 times faster than its own folds. Models like the A7X,                                                                              users with a quality bass response that belies its size.
                     featuring this technology, have dominated the pro audio world since the mid-2000s, becoming
                     ubiquitous in professional and home studios globally. After two decades of audio innovation, ADAM                                                             THE NEXT CLASSIC MONITORS?
                                                                                                                                           FRONT & REAR SIDE OF ADAM AUDIO A7V
                     entered a new era as it unveiled the A Series, the successor to its legendary AX line that defined
                                                                                                                                                                                   The AX series left massive shoes to fill. But early indications suggest the A Series
                     the company’s signature analytical sound. With the new models, questions loom on whether ADAM                                                                 carries the torch admirably. By embracing room correction and innovative
                     can improve upon greatness while retaining the revelatory precision generations have relied on.                                                               features without losing musicality, they have set a new bar. Their signature
                                                                                                                                                                                   accuracy and excitement translate seamlessly into the modern era. Five years
                     Let’s jump in and see what the A Series brings to the mix.
                                                                                                                                                                                   from now, the A Series looks poised to be viewed as a new classic like their AX
                                                                                                                                                                                   forebears. These adaptable monitors feel like a safe bet for studios wanting
                                                                                                                                                                                   accuracy that transcends trends.

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