Active Nearfield Monitor
- 8" Woofer
- 1.9" U-ART Ribbon tweeter
- 2x Class-D amplifiers: 70 W RMS subwoofer, 20 W RMS tweeter
- Frequency response: 33 to 25,000 Hz
- Crossover frequency: 2600 Hz
- Max. SPL (sound pressure level): 118 dB (per pair at 1m)
- Rear-firing bass-reflex port
- Adjustable +/- 2 dB high-shelf and low-shelf filter
- Line input XLR and RCA (1 each)
- Integrated broad range power supply: 100-240V
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 250 x 400 x 335 mm
- Weight: 9.8 kg
- Quantity per pack: 1 Monitor
The big T
The smaller siblings of Adam’s T8V speakers were launched in 2018 and immediately scooped up multiple prizes, including the 2018 MIPA Award, the TEC Award, and the IBC Best of Show 2018 – an astonishing achievement considering that Adam’s “T models” are very much situated at a budget-friendly price point. In 2020, the series was expanded to include this larger model, complete with an eight-inch woofer, which just like the rest of the series reflects the quality of significantly more expensive speakers and bears the “German Engineering” label.
The ART of the tweeter
The ART (short for Accelerated Ribbon Technology) is the special ingredient of all Adam speakers and makes long periods of operation possible without fatigue. The pleated ribbon prevents breakup, which effectively keeps distortion to a minimum. The tweeter’s effective membrane surface is thus 2.5 times larger than that of a conventional tweeter operating according to the piston principle, giving it an extended dynamic range. This is complemented by a fast and direct response in the treble range even when complex transients occur. The monitor as a whole delivers a linear frequency response from 33 Hz to 25 kHz and features an acoustically optimised housing geometry with Adam’s characteristic profile which, together with the ART tweeter, makes for a striking visual appearance.
For bedroom producers and home studio owners
Considering the numerous awards that the Adams T series has picked up together with the many positive reviews received from satisfied users who have purchased a pair of T-series monitors, the individual speakers’ price is a true bargain in light of the impressive price-performance ratio on offer. And it is for this precise reason that all of Adam’s T-series monitors are the perfect choice for semi-professional producers, singer-songwriters, and bands looking to fit out their studio with affordable yet high-quality monitors.
About ADAM Audio
ADAM Audio was founded in Berlin in March 1999 and has since been involved in the development, manufacture, and distribution of speakers specifically aimed at the professional audio industry. The company was founded following the development of the X-ART tweeter, itself based on the Air Motion Transformer created by Oscar Heil in the 1960s. Advanced Dynamic Audio Monitors (ADAM) has rapidly set new standards in the world of studio monitors. The company employs over 50 people in its Berlin factory, is distributed in over 75 countries, and has sales offices in both the USA (Nashville) and the UK. The list of renowned studios using ADAM monitors is long and still growing. ADAM Audio has been part of the Focusrite Group since 2019.
Perfect for home studios
Anyone looking for a first set of speakers for their home or bedroom studio on a restricted budget will be hard pushed to find a better solution for the price than these active monitors. The difference from hi-fi speakers, computer speakers, and headphones will become clear during the first mixing session, if not before: Even the smallest change, e.g. to the EQ, can be heard immediately, which means every nuance can be analysed with precision. The compact monitors can later be complemented by a subwoofer, the addition of which also makes it possible to create a surround sound system.
In the spotlight: ART
Unlike conventional and commonly found speakers that operate according to the piston principle, ART speakers (and Adam’s corresponding X-ART, S-ART, and U-ART models, the latter of which is installed in the Adam T8V) feature a pleated membrane design that moves air four times faster, from which the name “Accelerating Ribbon Technology” is derived.
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