ADAM Audio A7 by asdfdsa
The A7 features an XLR and an RCA connector and front-panel volume control as well as rear-panel controls for tweeter level and high and low frequency shelving filters. The speaker is powered by two 50W amps, which don't seem to lack any power in volume or bass output. The ported cabinets are rather deep, allowing for extended low end, and are constructed very well.
Using these monitors, I was able to hear deeper and clearer than ever before. Though the imaging isn't as ''wide'' on these monitors as say headphones are (but of course no monitors are) they are close! The depth, scope and clarity revealed in the speakers is simply great! Compression became more accurate in both mixing, and in trying to hear during reference listening. Reverb tails and delays became clearer as you could hear them fading out those extra ms. The bass on these go pretty low (down to 46hz), bass lines and kick drums give ample boom to where you don't even have to turn these speakers up to get some nice thump in your chest. The high-end of these monitors is so clear it is stunning, very revealing of harsh-mixes or EQ work, you can hear it right when you get it right on these speakers. The frequency range goes up to 35khz thanks to the ribbon tweeter technology.
The midrange is an issue with many monitors, but not these. The mids are neither bumped nor scooped, but appear very flat and accurate - no mud - as does the full spectrum of this speaker, with a little roll-off on the low-end. I ran a 'real-world' test by passing bass fundamentals through them, and 50hz is about as low as you get for most usable applications... but really, there isn't a need below that, unless you're doing club music and you'll need a sub anyway.
Overall, listening to reference material, you can really sense the imaging and hear where all the pieces of a mix sit, this translates very well during mixing, and will definitely help in pin-pointing problem areas. I wound not characterize their sound by being either 'warm' or 'crystalline', but simply open and clear.
These are great value monitors, and probably the best bang-buck in their class, these and their bigger brother the A7X. These go for less than the A7X, with a bit less bass-response and dynamic range, though I tend to prefer the accuracy of the mids in the A7 just a tad bit over the A7X, and definitely like saving a few hundred dollars.
In the end, I think everyone will see these as money well spent in their studio and I certainly recommend them! I'd say these just reach the threshold of 'higher end' near-field monitors and really think they give the most value for the quality.
Thanks for reading, go give them a listen!