ADAM Audio A3X monitor speaker - single
Particularly interesting for the quality-conscious user on a tight budget is the most compact monitor of the AX-Series, the A3X. Specially designed for studio environments with limited space, the A3X easily meets professional requirements. Three-dimensional spatial representation, a controlled, deep bass response and accurate sound reproduction, especially in the critical areas between 200 and 400 Hz, make it the first choice for smaller, even mobile studio setups.
With the A3X, analytical listening is possible without taking away musical enjoyment. Its excellent transient response and ability to easily play very dynamic tracks in all musical genres let it clearly stand out from comparable monitors in this price range.
The ‘Stereolink’ is a useful feature for desktop DAWs. Two additional input and output jacks for the second stereo channel allow you to control the volume for both monitors using the volume control of only one loudspeaker. The volume control of the other monitor only affects its own volume in order to easily compensate for differences in listening distance. Unlike the typical master-slave configuration, each A3X monitor is fully equipped and can function either as a master or a slave unit.
The smallest big sound ever...
With the A3X, ADAM Audio present their smallest monitor to date, making it perfectly suited for all environments where space is limited but sound shouldn’t be constricted. The A3X combines a tiny footprint with the much acclaimed ADAM sound quality by using the X-ART tweeter for the higher frequencies, a guarantee for crystal clear music reproduction.
A 4.5” (basket) driver handles the lower registers. The diaphragm is made from carbon ber, a material that is very light but very stiff and therefore capable of delivering colouring-free sound. Two built-in 25 Watt ampli ers powers each of the drivers directly.
A very handy and exclusive technology found in the
two smaller AX monitors is the Stereolink. This is accomplished by a pair of additional RCA connections that allow for a bypass of the second stereo channel to the other speaker.
This new technology connects two A3X speakers in such a manner as to allow the user the option to control the overall stereo volume of the system from either speaker’s gain control. This makes the A3X a natural for “mixer-less” desktop applications where overall system volume needs to be adjusted easily.
ADAM Audio also offers desktop stands that have been speci cally designed to optimize the acoustics of the A3X when used in desktop applications and alike. The stands minimize re ections from the desktop and maximize the amount of direct sound.
Basic technical data at a glance
• X-ART tweeter
• 4.5” carbon ber midwoofer
• 2 x 25W ampli cation
• on-/off-switch and volume gain on the front panel • Stereolink
• tweeter gain on the rear panel
• 60Hz - 50kHz
• XLR & RCA connectors
• 106dB max peak SPL per pair
• 5 year warranty
“I’ve used various monitors for my computer work
before, but never of the caliber of the A3X series. Before these, I would have to redo my mixes signi cantly
when transitioning from the small cheapies to the big
‚real ones‘. The ADAM Audio A3X’s save me a step by providing both great sound in a compact format and by changing mundane audio task-work into a quality listening experience. If you use good monitors from the outset, you’ll learn your music that much faster so that when it comes time for mixdown and mastering on your big boxes, you’ll already be acclimated to your song’s subtler sonic aspects—aspects revealed only by the A3X’s with their sweet, smooth top end, and impressive handling of bass frequencies. Highly recommended.”
(Jon Chappell, Harmony Central, 03/10)
“ADAM ́s A3X as the smallest monitor with a X-ART tweeter to date has convinced us in every respect. It ́s one of the best compact monitors we have ever reviewed and with its almost shameless low price it ́s worth every penny.” (Professional Audio, 05/10)