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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
                                                            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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