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ADAM A3X Active Studio Monitor Pair  From ADAM

Nearfield Monitor 2-way, 4.5” Woofer

ADAM Studio Monitors

Manufacturer's Description from ADAM

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.


ADAM Audio monitors have earned a worldwide reputation as the preeminent tool for sound engineers based on technological innovations that we’ve established in the field of loudspeaker technology.


X-ART Tweeter

The X-ART (eXtended Accelerated Ribbon Technology) tweeters and midranges incorporate a new approach to the Air Motion Transformer concept originally developed by Dr. Oskar Heil. ADAM Audio has improved upon this splendid idea utilizing superior geometries and materials to achieve unprecedented audio fidelity. X-ART strikes a new path concerning the kinematics of moving air, resulting in a dramatic improvement in the quality of audio reproduction.


X-ART Midrange Driver

The X-ART midrange driver uses a diaphragm that weighs only a fraction of comparable voice coil units, and can theoretically cover the range from 400Hz to 20kHz. The large diaphragm area comparable to a conventional midrange unit permits very high, uncompressed SPL without compromising dispersion. The unit has an absolutely flat impedance curve and consequently exhibits linear phase behavior, with a mere ±0.75° deviation within the utilized frequency band.



Every progress comes with new questions and difficulties. The new X-ART tweeter with its extended frequency band up to 50 kHz (-3 dB point) caused an interesting kind of problem: PWM amplifiers need a low pass filter to separate the modulation frequency from the audio band, and this may limit the reproduction capabilities of the new tweeter. So ADAM spared no efforts and decided to design its own high frequency power amp to allow the new high frequency unit to live up to its unique talents.

ADAM Studio Monitors

About Manufacturer

ADAM studio monitors are state-of-the-art, no compromise speakers intended for audio engineers who are interested in the truest possible reproduction of their recordings. ADAM monitors have been constructed with one design objective only: to achieve the most realistic sound quality for each speaker in the line. Groundbreaking innovation in electro-acoustic transducers, painstaking design and superior materials are the cornerstones of ADAM Technology. The authentic reproduction of recordings of acoustical events (a frequently discussed and subjective issue) is our yardstick in the unconditional search for the finest product possible. To achieve this goal we combine years of our own musical and acoustic experience and with feedback from the critical 'golden ears' of our professional customers, and double-check the results with the most advanced measurement techniques in order to ensure the finest sound reproduction available at any price. ADAM Audio produces a complete range of both passive and active monitoring systems to suit any given studio environment, from the smallest home/project studios to the most demanding professional environments and applications.



Number: 1

Basket Ø: 4.5" (120 mm)

Voice Coil Ø: 1" (25 mm)

Cone Material: Carbon Fiber


Number: 1

Type: X-ART

Diaphragm Area: 4 inch² (2420 mm²)

Equiv. Diaphragm Ø: 2" (56 mm)

Velocity Transform Ratio: 4:1

Diaphragm Weight: 0.17 g


Woofer: 1

Type: A/B

Amp. Power RMS / Music: 25 W / 40 W

Tweeter: 1

Type: A/B

Amp. Power RMS / Music: 25 W / 40 W


Input Sensitivity: -∞ to +14 dB

Tweeter Gain: ±4 dB


Analog: XLR / RCA


Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 50 kHz

THD 90 dB / 1 m > 100 Hz: ≤0.8 %

Max. SPL with sine wave acoustic 100 Hz to 3 kHz at 1 m: ≥98 dB

Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥106 dB

Crossover Frequencies: 2800 Hz

Input Impedance: 10 kOhm

Panel: Front

Stereolink: Yes

Weight: 10.1 lb (4,6 kg)

Magnetically Shielded: No

Height x Width x Depth: 10" (252 mm) x 6" (150 mm) x 7.5" (185 mm)

Warranty: 5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)

Delivery Contents: Cinch-cable, power cord, manual