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ADAM Audio A77X - Powered Reference Monitor

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A revolutionary formula: 2 x 7 = 77
In some set-ups it can be advisable to use a horizontally designed speaker rather than a vertical one. Until now, such monitors were only available within the SX top line.

The brand new A77X, due to its outstanding features, might become a true game changer: Equipped with the same advanced technologies as the A7X, it therefore is very similar to the two-way speaker. The A77X, however, distinguishes itself by much higher, compression-free maximum sound pressure levels and dynamics. Due to its power and radiation characteristics, it also is perfectly suited for both near- and midfield monitoring.

Driver technology
Like all models of the AX series, the A77X features the ADAM proprietary X-ART tweeter. The X stands for eXtended frequency response and thus for one of the features of the Accelerating Ribbon Technology that has been drastically improved: the frequency response. It now extends all the way up to 50kHz. In addition, the X-ART tweeter has higher efficiency and higher maximum sound pressure levels.

The two 7 woofers are identical with that of the A7X. With their large voice coils (1.5) and powerful amplifiers, they are capable of both very high maximum sound pressure levels as well as very deep registers. The woofers do not cover the same frequency bands: while both of them are responsible for the (sub-) bass frequencies up to about 400Hz, only one of them reproduces the midrange. This prevents interferences between the two drivers.

Amplifiers / controls
Each driver has its own dedicated amplifier. A 50W A/B amp is responsible for the X-ART tweeter, while the bass-/midwoofers are driven by a 100W PWM amp each. The front panel includes a power switch and a control for the volume that retains the volume setting independently from the on/off switch.

The rear panel features several additional controls: a gain for the high frequencies ( 4dB) and two shelf filters for high and low frequencies.
To ensure greater compatibility, there are both XLR (balanced) and RCA (unbalanced) connectors.

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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
I bought a pair of these as the next logical upgrade from the HS8's I'd been rocking for the better part of the past decade. You have truly never really heard your music until you've heard it through a really great pair. A/B'ing my HS8's and the Adams, I was absolutely floored. Stunned. No comparison. It's like if you'd been listening to music your whole life through a mono transistor radio and then heard it on hifi for the first time. It is true that there are much greater speakers out there. If you have the ability to spend more on your monitors than a brand new car then you definitely should. But if you're running a serious home studio and are looking to take it to the next level, this is without a doubt the most effective way to bring it there in this price point. It makes me want to go back and re-mix all of my songs. I've spent the last three weeks listening to everything I know and love all over again and there are things I've never even heard before. It's like hearing it for the first time. It's not that they are *loud*. I had to turn my subwoofer down quite a few notches... They are *clear*. It's unbelievable. Even my partner, who initially got a kicked-in-the-gut look on her face when I told her the price, upon hearing them, couldn't stop raving about them. She said "it's like when you need glasses but you don't know you need glasses and then you put on glasses for the first time... high def." These are without a doubt the best investment I ever made in my music. My only problem now is all I can think about is "how much better do the S series speakers sound, and will the bank re-mortgage my house so I can get into a set".
Posted by Jaymz on Jul 19, 2020
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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
I can't believe how these monitors opened up my ears. I can literally hear every detail like it's in 3D and I can see every sound floating in the air. Bass is so heavy and clean and the highs are crystal clear.
Posted by Chad on Dec 1, 2017
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