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Adam A5X Nearfield Active Studio Monitor 5" Speaker (Single Unit)

With Adam's legendary ribbon tweeter technology


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    Product Description

    The new AX Series of monitors from Adam improve on the highly-acclaimed A Series with a complete overhaul. Better speakers, amplifiers and cabinets mean the AX series speakers are better for your mixes than ever before.

    The A5X sits in the middle of the range with a 5" woofer driver which is great for most home and small studio environments.

    Here's what Adam say about the A5X Nearfield Monitors

    The small A5 managed to make itself a big name in both professional environments as well as in computer or desktop applications. A wealth of truly outstanding reviews and many awards helped to establish this speaker as one "of the best small monitors" and a "great choice for the small studio." (Future Music, 01/2009).

    The new A5X

    The similar dimensions and name could make one believe that the A5X is nothing more than a new version of the A5. A quick listening however leaves no doubt that the A5X is much more than that.

    Like all other models of the AX-Series it features the proprietary X-ART tweeter. The very data of this technology shows that it is at the forefront of what tweeters can accomplish. Numerous listening tests have confirmed this.

    A 5.5" Midwoofer reproduces the frequencies below 2.5kHz. The diaphragm is made from Carbon fiber/Rohacell/Glass fiber, which is the same composite structure shared in the next two bigger models. This material with minimum weight and maximum rigidity prevents break up resonances, resulting in an outstanding dynamic behaviour and impeccable sound characteristics.


    A very handy and exclusive feature found in the two 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 two A5X speakers in such a manner as to allow the user the option to control the overall stereo volume of the system from either speakers gain control. This makes the A5X a natural for "mixer-less" desktop applications where overall system volume needs to be adjusted easily.

    Controls and Connectors

    The front of the A5X sports dual ports for surprisingly low frequency response down to 50Hz. The front panel also has power and gain controls. The rear panel includes a tweeter gain control as well as balanced (XLR) jacks and unbalanced (RCA) jacks, allowing for greater connection flexibility. There are also two M6 (6 mm) metric strew threads for stand/wall mounting.



    • Number: 1
    • Basket: 5.5" (145 mm)
    • Voice coil: 1.5" (32 mm)
    • Cone material: Carbon/Rohacell/Glass Fiber


    • Number: 1
    • Type: X-ART
    • Diaphragm area: 4 inch² (2420 mm²)
    • Equiv. Diaphragm: 2" (56 mm)
    • Velocity transform ratio: 4:1
    • Diaphragm weight: 0.17 g

    Built-in Amplifiers

    • Mid-Woofer: 1
    • Type: PWM
    • Amp. power RMS / music: 50 W / 75 W
    • Tweeter: 1
    • Type: A/B
    • Amp. power RMS / music: 50 W / 75 W

    Control panel

    • Input Sensitivity: - to +14 dB
    • High shelve > 5 kHz: +/-6 dB
    • Low shelve < 300 Hz: +/-6 dB
    • Tweeter gain: +/-4 dB
    • Input connectors:
    • Analog: XLR / RCA

    General data

    • Frequency response: 50 Hz - 50 kHz
    • THD 90dB/1m > 100 Hz: 0.6 %
    • Long term output: 102 dB
    • Max. peak: 110 dB
    • Crossover frequencies: 2500 Hz
    • Input impedance: 30 KOhm
    • Weight: 14.6 lb (6,6 kg)
    • Magnetically shielded: No
    • Height x Width x Depth: 11" (280 mm) x 6.5" (170 mm) x 8.5" (220 mm)
    • Warranty: 5 Years
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    Two-Way V
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    Customer Reviews


    14 reviews





    Mr N Jackson18th Aug 2021

    Great sound, small size, good price! Vey happy with them.

    Value 4Looks 5Sound 5

    Mr. Colin MacPhail2nd Aug 2021

    Value 5Looks 4Sound 4

    Mr Richard Hodgson25th Jul 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Simon Matthews20th May 2021

    Well balanced, nice low end. Great for my home studio!

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer27th Mar 2021

    These are just amazing. When I first turned these on it was like I'd previously been listening to music through a blanket. I combined these with the Sub7 and calibrated the whole lot with Sonarworks Reference and it really is outstanding for production and listening.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer24th Mar 2021

    Had my previous Alesis M1 monitors running via a graphic for nineteen years and they've given good service. Took two months to pull the trigger and now I wish I'd done it years ago. These Adam A5X monitors are from another planet! Have only listened to my favourite CDs so far but they sound awesome. Just audio detail everywhere and no graphic!

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer26th Apr 2020

    Easy to set up and I'm pleased with the sound. These little monitors fit perfectly in my small room, and appear to be really well engineered. I like the idea of an on/off switch and volume control at the front too, which is a most useful/sensible feature, and one which other manufacturers seem to omit. A 5 year warranty is also nice. All in all I'm really pleased with my purchase and the service I received, one happy customer.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Jon Baker29th Feb 2020

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer3rd May 2019

    Trusted Customer29th Aug 2018

    1.Due to the large number of employees in your company, understanding the explanation of the issue of origin of invoices has delayed the receipt of the product. 2.At the time of my first payment, half of the international shipping cost was paid, and I made an additional payment. pls,Fix for other international buyers. 3.Your company's sales style is quite kind and detailed.

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