ADAM Audio Intros New F Series Monitors
October 23, 2012 by Janice Brown
The new F Series – said to provide “unsurpassed performance at the most accessible prices in the company’s history – consists of the new F5 and F7 nearfield monitors and SubF dedicated subwoofer. Both the F5 and F7 employ the company’s new ART tweeter that provides performance similar to ADAM’s X-ART tweeter in a smaller size to fit the new form factor.
Designed for smaller rooms, the compact F5 (MSRP: $249.99 each / $499.98 a pair) features the signature ART tweeter powered by a 25W (rms) A/B amplifier, and a 5” midwoofer also powered by a 25W (rms) A/B amplifier.
The F7 (MSRP: $399 each / $799.98 a pair) continues ADAM’s most popular configuration using technology that makes it affordable to the widest range of users. It is equipped with the new ART tweeter, driven by a 40 watt A/B amplifier. Its 7” woofer and a 60W (rms) A/B amplifier reportedly produces an “exceptionally low and tightly defined bass response”.
The SubF (SubF: $399.99) features a robust 8″ woofer driven by a 150W (rms) PWM (pulse width modulation) power amplifier. The amp stays cool while handling maximum power levels, even when sustained. Several controls to adjust the subwoofer are located on the rear panel: a volume knob (-∞ to +6 dB), a control for the crossover frequency, and a phase switch. The SubF is an ideal match for both the F5 and the F7 monitors wherever a deeper and more powerful bass response is required.
There are several controls to adjust the F5 and F7 monitors to the environment on the rear panel: 2 room EQs for the high (>5kHz) and the low (<300Hz) frequencies as well as a volume knob (-∞ to +6 dB). In addition, there is an 85Hz high pass filter to facilitate the use of a subwoofer. There are both XLR combo (jack) and RCA connectors on the rear panel as well.
All F Series products will be available in the U.S. in January 2013.