ADAM A Series: a highly accurate, transparent sound

ADAM Audio has unveiled the all new A Series. A “highly accurate, transparent sound across a full line of monitors”

The ADAM Audio A-Series delivers the high-quality sound that ADAM Audio has developed a reputation for. Not only does the new A-Series pack a hot sound, but they present fine-tuning capabilities too. To be more specific, no matter what acoustic treatment your room has, you can adapt the frequency response of these speakers with DSP-based room correction.

The ADAM A Series

The all-new ADAM A Series features five speaker models. These include the A4V, A7V, A44H, A77H and A8H. Each speaker “delivers [a] highly accurate, transparent sound”. Moreover, you can control the fine-tuning of the speakers in real-time remotely using A Control. A Control is a virtual control hub that you can download for free from the ADAM website upon registering an A Series monitor pair.

The range of sizes makes the ADAM A Series a good fit for both professional and home studios. On the other hand, ADAM Audio state that an A Series model is fit for “broadcast, fixed-installation, 3D, immersive, and home audio environments” too.

Hear every detail

ADAM Audio’s crisp, reputable sound comes off the back of their in-house technological innovations. For example, the A Series features rotatable HPS waveguide technology for adaptive transmission control, in addition to DSP-based room correction and a voicings control.

Horizontally, “the waveguide matches the dispersion angle of the X-ART tweeter to the woofers and midrange drivers in the crossover region”. As a result, you’ll get a smoother response when listening to the speakers off-axis. In turn, this creates a larger listening sweet spot. When sitting vertically, on the other hand, the waveguide’s design reduces energy arriving on surrounding surfaces. As a result, you may notice fewer reflections bouncing in your room.

The new A Series [has a] a range of studio monitors that offer stunning clarity and low distortion, utilizing new woofers and midrange drivers.

Christian Hellinger, CEO of ADAM Audio

The X-ART tweeter provides a precise transient response while reproducing sonic details accurately. With the introduction of a rotatable HPS waveguide, we can rotate the whole waveguide and tweeter module by 90 or 180 degrees. Therefore, you’ll benefit whether you position the speaker horizontally or vertically!

The A Series monitors feature a flared-port design. This design optimizes airflow while reducing port noise. This design offers an extension in low-end reproduction in addition to higher efficiency. To reduce diffraction, the speaker cabinets have deeper beveling and thicker baffle walls which reduce the amount the cabinets vibrate.

Place your ADAM monitors anywhere

Furthermore, every A Series speaker has an underside mounting interface. This allows us to mount the A Series speakers wherever we want and/or need them! You’ll find four 10mm threaded screw holes in a rectangular pattern “of 127 mm x 70 mm”.

ADAM Audio state that they plan to release a comprehensive range of wall, ceiling, and pole mounting options too. Additionally, every monitor in the A Series comes with a 5-year warranty. ADAM Audio have stated that the A4V and A7V models will be available in June. The A44H, A77H and A8H models will be available at the end of the summer.

ADAM A Control

You can control the DSP-based functionality of the A Series in real-time with an ethernet connection. On the rear of the monitors sits an ethernet input for the necessary connection between your computer and monitors.

In addition to an ethernet connection, the backplate of each A Series monitor presents a range of both equalization and tuning options. However, engineers and producers familiar with cramped studio environments will be aware that the backplate isn’t always accessible from your listening sweet spot. But with A Control, it’s easier than ever to make changes to these settings from the comfort of your sweet spot. This presents us with a huge benefit because we can listen to the change we’re making in real-time and be confident in our decisions!

Furthermore, the settings found on the rear of the speaker may not be enough. To compensate, A Control allows us to dial in specific tunings across six parametric EQ bands and apply low and high shelf filters. If your room has parallel walls which we’re sure it does, you can eliminate or attenuate possible flutter echo with A Control. For example, a high shelf filter attenuating frequencies between 15 kHz and 20 kHz should do the trick.

ADAM A Control presents flexible controls that allow you to fine tune your loudspeaker output to accommodate for the acoustics in your room.
Image Credit: ADAM Audio

Moreover, you can freely adjust the gain, frequency and Q value of each filter band and perfect the sound leaving your A Series loudspeakers.

ADAM Audio and Sonarworks

Users experienced in monitor and/or headphone calibration can rejoice too. A Control facilitates the collaboration between ADAM Audio and Sonarworks – the creators of the renowned SoundID calibration software. A Control features a SoundID Reference option which allows you to import calibration curves from the Sonarworks application. From here, you can embed the calibration curves directly to an embedded platform on A Series monitors. With this option enabled, “you are hearing calibrated audio no matter your sound source” and the calibration happens directly on the monitor.

Price and availability

The A4V and A7V will be available from May 2022, while the A44H, A77H and A8H models will be available by the end of August 2022. 

Adam Audio A Series prices at Thomann

  • A4V – £379
  • A7V – £585
  • A44H – £545
  • A77H – £1090
  • A8H – £1333 each

Find out more about the A Series on the ADAM Audio website!

Connor shares music production tutorials & music tech news for the RouteNote blog. He's making music with analog and digital technology for over 5 years, and his passion for sound and love for people reverberates inside his content.

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