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Adam Audio A3X Powered Studio Monitor

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The ADAM A3X 2-way studio monitor is ADAM Audio's smallest monitor to date, making it perfectly suited for audio environments where space is limited ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A studio quality monitor with a tiny footprint and the acclaimed ADAM sound quality.

The ADAM A3X 2-way studio monitor is ADAM Audio's smallest monitor to date, making it perfectly suited for audio environments where space is limited but sound must not be. The A3X delivers acclaimed ADAM sound quality from a small footprint by using an X-ART tweeter for the higher frequencies guaranteeing crystal-clear music reproduction.

The A3X monitor's 4.5" basket driver handles the lower registers. The diaphragm is made from carbon fiber, a material that is very light but very stiff and therefore capable of delivering coloring-free sound. Two built-in 25W amplifiers power each of the drivers directly.

A very handy and exclusive technology found in the 2 smaller AX monitors is the Stereolink. This is accomplished by a pair of additional RCA connections that allow for a bypass of the second stereo channel to the other speaker.

This new technology connects 2 ADAM A3X speakers allowing you to control the system's stereo volume from either speaker's gain control. The A3X is a natural for desktop applications where overall system volume needs to be adjusted easily.

Controls and Connectors
The front of the ADAM A3X sports dual ports for surprisingly low frequency response down to 60Hz. The front panel is armed with power and gain controls. The rear panel includes a tweeter gain control as well as balanced (XLR) jacks and unbalanced (RCA) jacks, giving the ADAM A3X monitor greater connection flexibility.

Size: Near-field
System type: Active
Configuration: 2-way
Low-frequency driver: 4.5"
Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
High-frequency driver: 2"
Full-range driver: Not applicable
Driver type: Carbon Fiber
Frequency response: 60Hz – 50kHz
Max peak SPL: 98 dB
Amplifier class: A/B
Output power: 40W
Onboard Features
Input connectors: XLR, RCA
Standby mode: Info not available
Acoustic space control: No
Power indicator: Yes
Width: 6" 
Height: 10" 
Depth: 7.5" 
Weight: 10.1 lb.
Enclosure type: Ported

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Number: 1
Basket: 4.5" (120 mm)
Voice coil: 1" (25 mm)
Cone material: Carbon Fiber

Number: 1
Type: X-ART
Diaphragm area: 4 inch (2420 mm)
Equiv. Diaphragm: 2" (56 mm)
Velocity transform ratio: 4:1
Diaphragm weight: 0.17 g

Built-in Amplifiers
Mid-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

Control panel
Input Sensitivity: -ˆž to +14 dB
Tweeter gain: ±4 dB
Input connectors
Analog: XLR / RCA

General data
Frequency response: 60 Hz “ 50 kHz
THD: 90dB/1m > 100 Hz ‰0.8 %
Long term output: ‰98 dB
Max. peak: ‰106 dB
Crossover frequencies: 2800 Hz
Input impedance: 10 KOhm
Weight: 10.1 lb (4,6 kg)
Magnetically shielded: No
Dimension (Height x Width x Depth): 10" (252 mm) x 6" (150 mm) x 7.5" (185 mm)
Warranty: 5 Years

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Adam AudioA3X Powered Studio Monitor

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Changes the game for small monitors

By Rodney Spaulding

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Adam Audio A3X Powered Studio Monitor:

I think an 8 for an overall is very good. The professional engineer will be surpised at the depth and clarity of such a compact speaker and the beginner will not know the difference but will get started on the right path with a great sounding pair of speakers.
Features: I rate a 7 simply because there is a lack of frequency room attenuation on these monitors.Surprising for higher end monitors. The FOCAL CMS 3 (the only true competition for this monitor) has the ability to cut/boost bass or high end to adjust for the room. However, these are front ported and meant to be very near field which eliminates a great deal of the room. XLR Balanced out and RCA unbalanced. There is a 'stereo link' mode which allows you to use one monitor as master volume to assure even volume distribution... however it can only be used with the RCA unbalanced ins. 4" driver, standard ADAM ribbon tweeter found on all other models.
I rate these a 8 for quality. Build is solid. Sound is very surprising for the size of speaker. Low end is very present and clear. For a professional monitor you will be pleased at the clarity of your audio. Monitors are a funny thing, countless reviewers of any monitor, at any price range claim theirs is the 'best' in some way. 90% of all monitor reviews are done by musicians with little experience listening to a wide range of monitors, listening in an untreated bedroom environment without a critical ear or critical demands placed on their project (meaning no paying client to please). I currently have these ADAMS next to JBL LSR6328p which I have used for the past 4 years as well as Dynaudio BM5a in a balanced room. I can say that the ADAM quality is a great compliment to the other speakers and at lower volumes completely holds it own. These are best for smaller rooms.
Solid investment. Great price for a pair of genuinely usuable monitors is a great bargain

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Das ist gut (This is good)

By Selfdude/aka the Grammar Police

from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Comments about Adam Audio A3X Powered Studio Monitor:

Slowly but surely I have been upgrading my studio. I was looking for a solution that would give me highly detailed mid-range response without blowing me away with excessive bass or volume. These little monitors fit the bill very nicely. To me hearing bass guitars and kicks is all about the mid range. If you are seeking mixes that translate well from headphones to car stereos these are perfect. So much detail and clarity. A joy to listen to and with the stereolink volume control very easy to setup.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Best Keyboard monitor I've ever heard

By scottkb2000

from Las Vegas, NV

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  • Clear Crisp Bright
  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Keyboard
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Adam Audio A3X Powered Studio Monitor:

    Of all the monitors available for testing with keyboards, the A3X monitors had the best quality in lows, mid, and highs. They blew away the rest. I purchased four of them and only wish I could have gotten four of the A8X to blow the walls down. Love them, Love them, Love them.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Little body, big sound!

    By jAv

    from Las Vegas Nevada

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    Comments about Adam Audio A3X Powered Studio Monitor:

    I recommend them if you dont have a sub. They bump! I do think they are oberpriced!
    They feature a great selection of inputs. And dats cool!
    I give these monitors a step down only because i think they lack clarity. These little things do have power, and they are accurate, but compared to my alesis MKs they lack abit of a higher end crisp. I read in the manual that I must break them in and allow for room acclimation, so well see. I've been their daddy for only three weeks...
    I wish they were a bit cleaner on the highs.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


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    By J.R Jones

    from Cape Town South Africa

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    Comments about Adam Audio A3X Powered Studio Monitor:

    Wow What a crazy littlemonitor we have here. absolutely brilliant. Its absolutely tiny but the punch it adds its truly amazing. It gives you the crispiest of tops and mids and even reaches down to the lows without hassle. They pack a great punch and are great for mixing in a smaller room. but if you wanna mix rock, these are definately the monitor for you

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