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ADAM Audio T8V Studio Monitor  From ADAM

 Premium Vertical mid-field Monitor, 2-way 8” woofer

ADAM Studio Monitors

$299.00

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Manufacturer's Description from ADAM

The T8V is an affordable, professional 2-way powered studio monitor with an 8˝ woofer and ADAM Audio’s latest addition to the T Series. Designed around the same technology, features and build quality as its smaller siblings, the T8V provides best-in-class characteristics and sound performance.

The T8V impresses with a multitude of features that bring real benefits to the user: The U-ART tweeter’s 4:1 velocity transfer ratio, in combination with the new Class D amplifiers’ high dynamic range, yield respective max. peak SPL of 118 dB per pair. The tweeter, which extends up to 25 kHz, works as a team with the HPS Waveguide. This allows an optimal radiation of the high frequencies, which means the advantage of a more controlled, larger usable sweet spot during monitoring. With a bass extension down to 33 Hz, the T8V is especially suitable for users who produce bass-heavy music.

The T8V is the perfect studio speaker for those who have always wanted to work with an 8“ monitor from ADAM Audio, but where budgets have been insufficient. The 5-year warranty gives users additional security and the certainty of having purchased a quality product.

 

STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY

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.

 

U-ART™ HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER

The new U-ART 1.9” accelerated ribbon tweeter, as used in the T Series, is made of a high-tech polymide film and provides pristine and extended high-frequency response up to 25 kHz—virtually unheard of in monitors in this price range, and a breakthrough solution for use in high-resolution recording and mixing on a budget. Unlike a conventional dome or cone tweeter that uses a piston action to move air and reproduce sound, the U-ART tweeter uses a pleated ribbon that alternately draws air into its folds and squeezes it out as the folds respectively expand apart and press together in response to inputted audio signal. This design produces four times as much air movement as does a piston-based design, creating higher sound pressure levels (SPLs) with lower distortion.

The U-ART tweeter is fitted to a precision waveguide with the same dispersion-control attributes as the High Frequency Propagation (HPS) waveguide used in ADAM Audio’s flagship S Series studio monitors. The waveguide’s highly uniform dispersion of high frequencies provides an incredibly wide sweet spot that frees you from being glued to a rigid mix position while working.

 

HPS™ WAVEGUIDE

The HPS (High-frequency Propagation System) waveguide was initially designed at ADAM Audio for the S-ART tweeter of the S Series range with the aid of the latest computer modeling techniques. It hones the dispersion of the speakers to an even, uniform consistency, broad in the horizontal axis but tightly focused in the vertical plane. This minimizes potentially distracting reflections from the horizontal surfaces of significant studio furniture (for example mixing consoles), ensures that imaging remains constant, and creates a large, well-controlled and stable ‘sweet spot’, even at high output levels.

 

The U-ART tweeter as used in the T Series is fitted to a precision waveguide with the same dispersion-control attributes as the HPS waveguide used in ADAM Audio’s flagship S Series studio monitors.

 

PWM – PULSE WIDTH MODULATION

In recent years amplifier technology experienced its second big change after going from tubes to transistors some 40 years ago. You can still find semiconductors in this new generation of amplifiers, but the signals to be amplified are treated in a completely new and different way.

 

PULSE WIDTH MODULATION

PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) – sometimes referred to as Class D amplification, sometimes called Switching Amp Technology – converts the incoming signal to a series of rectangular waveforms of equal height. The width of the rectangles varies in time and the relation of the width of the rectangles represents the musical signal. This waveform can be amplified much more simply, as the transistors are not modulated anymore; instead they are used as switches that only turn the power supply voltage on and off.

It is possible that a very fast mechanical switch could do the job, but power transistors are a better choice for the task, so PWM amplifiers still work pretty much like conventional Class AB designs. It is important to note there are no bits and bytes involved, so “Digital Amplifier” is a misleading and inaccurate term.

 

ADVANTAGES OF PWM

The main advantage of PWM amplifiers is their extremely high efficiency (>90%). As a consequence the heat to be dissipated is only one fifth of earlier designs, leading to much lower temperatures within the amps and making the use of heat sinks obsolete.

This principle has been known for decades, but time was needed to develop units that perform at the leading edge in sonic reproduction quality and yet still maintain the high efficiency mentioned previously. The ADAM units use the new technology for both the amp and the power supply section (i.e. no more transformers) combined with state of the art input and filter sections to achieve the best in multi-channel active studio monitoring.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

U-ART 1.9” Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter

 ♦ Allows longer operation with fewer signs of fatigue

 ♦ Their breakup is prevented by the folded diaphragms, distortions are effectively reduced to a minimum

 ♦ Advanced dynamic range due to acoustically effective diaphragm surface that is 2.5 times bigger (compared to a classic tweeter according to the piston principle)

 

The air velocity ratio of 4:1 during the sound generation by folded U-ART membrane

Direct, fast response in the high-range even with complex transients

 

HPS waveguide from the S Series

 ♦ Makes dispersion more consistent and imaging more stable over a wider area

 ♦ Reduction of early reflections on the surfaces of, e.g. mixing consoles, desks, etc.

 

Lightweight polypropylene construction of the woofer

Excellent transient response even at high sound levels without breakup of the diaphragm

 

Vertical 2-way system with 8” woofer

High resolution of the stereo image

 

Spacious rear-firing bass reflex port

Bass reproduction with very low compression

 

Linear frequency response of 33 Hz to 25 kHz

Unbiased reproduction in a wide frequency band

 

Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 118 dB

Powerful, compression-free sound reproduction even at very high sound levels

 

DSP-powered crossover design

Smooth frequency response without interferences between the drivers in the critical mid-range

 

Simple room acoustic adjustments via high- and low-shelf filters

Allows optimal adaptation to acoustically difficult listening environments or individual preferences

 

Analog inputs over XLR and RCA

Optimized for balanced and unbalanced line signals

 

Acoustically optimized cabinet geometry

Reduction of unwanted reflections on the cabinets

 

2 years warranty with optional extension to 3 years with the registration of the product

Full repair service if required for 5 years

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.

Specifications

WOOFER

Number: 1

Basket Ø: 8" (203 mm)

Cone Material: Polypropylene

 

TWEETER

Number: 1

Type: U-ART

Diaphragm Area: 4 inch² (2420 mm²)

Equiv. Diaphragm Ø: 1.9" (48 mm)

Velocity Transform Ratio: 4:1

Diaphragm Weight: 0.17 g

Waveguide: HPS

 

BUILT-IN AMPLIFIERS

Number: 2

Woofer: 1

Type: PWM

Amp. Power RMS: 70 W

Tweeter: 1

Type: PWM

Amp. Power RMS: 20 W

 

CONTROL OPTIONS

Input Sensitivity: Switchable +4 dBu / -10 dBV

Gain: Yes

High-Shelf: -2 dB, 0 dB, +2 dB

Low-Shelf: -2 dB, 0 dB, +2 dB

 

INPUT CONNECTORS

Analog: XLR, RCA

Input Impedance: 10 kOhm / 20 kOhm

 

GENERAL DATA

Panel: Rear

Frequency Response: 33 Hz - 25 kHz

THD > 80 Hz: 0.5 %

Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥118 dB

Crossover Frequency: 2.6 kHz

Max. Power Consumption: 150 W

Weight: 21.6 lb (9.8 kg)

Height x Width x Depth: 15.8" x 9.8 “ x 13.2“ (400 mm x 250 mm x 335 mm)

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

Delivery Contents: Power cord, Quick Start Guide