ADAM Audio A8X monitor speaker - single
The ADAM Audio A8X is unique in that it's power and radiation characteristics allow it to be used as both a nearfield and midfield monitor. It represents a particularly attractive entry-level speaker for midfield monitoring which offers transparent reproduction of higher frequencies, clear mids and an excellent transient response.
The extra large, front-positioned bass reflex ports are perfectly matched with the bass/midrange driver that has a 1.5″ voice coil. Thus the A8X can play very low registers with a powerful punch, and the greatest possible precision. The 150 Watt PWM amplifier for the midrange speakers in conjunction with the 50 Watt A/B tweeter amp enable the A8X to generate impressive maximum sound pressure levels of 120dB per pair at one meter.
German Handmade Precision X-ART Tweeter
8.5“ Woofer (Carbon/Rohacell/Glass Fiber)
Amp. Power RMS / Music: 200 W / 300 W
Frequency Response: 38 Hz - 50 kHz
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥120 dB
With its power and radiation characteristics, the A8X is suitable for both near eld and mid field monitoring. With a strong price/performance ratio, this monitor is a great buy.
The A8X is equipped with the X-ART tweeter and a large (8.5”) midwoofer, a combination that adds both a very deep and yet very tight bass response to the unsurpassed reproduction qualities of the ADAM proprietary tweeter.
Cabinet and bass porting
Like the other AX-Series models, the upper corners of the A8X are slanted to minimize reflections. The very large, double bass reflex tubes on the front have been specically designed to perfectly match the midwoofer with its large voice coil.
Amplication and controls
With a 50W A/B amplifier for the tweeter and a 150W PWM amplifier for the midwoofer, the A8X has power in abundance.
On the rear panel are several controls: a gain for the high frequencies (± 4dB) and two shelf filters for the high and low frequencies.
There are both XLR (balanced) and RCA (unbalanced) connectors on the rear panel of the speaker which allow the A8X to be used in almost any application.
Basic technical data at a glance
• X-ART tweeter
• 8.5” carbon/rohacell/glass ber-midwoofer
• 50W/150W amplification
• on-/off-switch and volume gain on the front
• tweeter gain and 2 shelf filters on the rear panel • 38Hz - 50kHz
• XLR & RCA connectors
• 120dB max peak SPL per pair
• 5 years warranty
“Upgrading the already very successful A Series was no easy task for the German manufacturer. But once again, we have to acknowledge that ADAM Audio successfully took up the challenge with this A8X monitor - the flagship of the new AX Series.” (Audiofanzine.com, 09/2010)
“The A8X is a powerful link between ADAM ́s AX Series and the formidable and more expensive SX Series. Its all-in-all homogenous tuning, the deep and precise bass as well as the brilliant mid- and high-frequency reproduction make this speaker a huge recommendation for ambitious people without deep pockets.”
(Professional Audio, Germany 10/2010)
“Even if it optically does not fit into every living room, audiophiles looking for pure sound should rally to a dealer for a demo session. These speakers tend to transform favorite songs with a hitherto unheard clarity. The combination of the 220 mm mid/low woofer and the X-ART AMT let this speaker sound powerful and detailed at the same time.” (Audio Test, Germany 02/2011)