Price (pair): $1,499.00
Design: 2-way ported
Woofer: 7“ Woofer (Carbon/Rohacell/Glass Fiber)
Tweeter: German Handmade Precision X-ART Tweeter
Frequency response: 42Hz – 50kHz
Looking for high end studio quality, reference-grade monitors? Well, then ADAM Audio’s A7X system is definitely one of the more solid options out there. Designed and built in Berlin, they won’t come cheap. But clear, detailed sound across the frequency spectrum is hard to find on a budget. And, of course, these monitors also have the much-deserved reputation for being a system of choice for electronic musicians.
Like the EVE Audio SC208 (see below), the A7x speakers feature a ribbon tweeter design. Unlike a dome tweeter, a ribbon is flat and captures more of the sonic intricacies of the higher frequencies. As a result, the A7x monitors go up to 50kHz. It’s worth noting that, in general, human hearing ranges from 20Hz on the low end to 20kHZ on the high end, so it’s not as if you’re missing those frequencies. The reason A7x monitors extend up to 50kHz is to ensure that the highs and upper mids aren’t compressed, leading to a muddy high frequency sound. ADAM Audio recently redesigned the drivers for the bass and mids on the A7x monitors, which means the speakers faithfully reproduce these frequencies as well.
Think of these monitors as a long-term investment for your home studio, much like the instruments, synthesizers, samplers, laptop, and DAWs you regularly use. In this sense, the A7X, like any monitors, will become an essential aspect or ingredient of your sound.
We also included the A7X in our 2013 monitor round-up and they continue to stand the test of time.