Excerpt: The ADAM A5s feature RCA and XLR inputs and linkable volume controls on the front. ADAM Audio is known for its studio and consumer speakers, all of which use its ART (Accelerating Ribbon Technology) folded ribbon tweeter. ADAM's most recent release is the A5 two-way active reflex monitor targeted for studio and multimedia applications.
Excerpt: T he Adam A5 is not an audiophile loudspeaker. Now before you died-in-the-wool audiophile-types stop reading, in perhaps a massive error of quick judgment, the Adam A5 recording studio monitor is so good that every audiophile should go right out and hear these amazing units. Longstanding readers of my reviews know that when i make a statement as bold as this so early within a review it can only mean you are about to learn about a truly outstanding product.
Excerpt: More news out of Frankfurt as ADAM Audio announces their new A5 powered monitor and Sub7 powered subwoofer both expanding the A series and complimenting it with a sub that will extend the low frequency reproduction range down to 30Hz. The Sub7 includes both XLR and RCA inputs with fine tuning controls that are also accessible from a wireless remote control so they can also be adjusted from the intended listening point.
Excerpt: T he drive units in the A5 are very similar to the A7’s. The woofer has the same sandwich construction of carbon fibre and Rohacell, but the woofer diameter has been reduced from 6.5 inches to 5. The ART tweeter/midrange unit is even more interesting. ART stands for Accelerated Ribbon Technology, and it’s based on an ‘Air Motion Transformer’ invented by Dr Oskar Heil back in 1972.
Summary: Die Monitore des Berliner Herstellers Adam, denen wir uns in diesem Test gewidmet haben, zeigen eindrucksvoll, dass sich auch für den Heimanwender der Blick über den Tellerrand von herkömmlichen PC-Lautsprechern lohnt.
Pros: sehr feinauflösender, transparenter Klang, erstaunlich voluminöser Bass, tadellose Verarbeitung