April 6, 2006

Good Adam A7 News...

by Chris Randall

This was just posted on Gearslutz by Bryce from Adam:

Minor change...

It seems that the demand for the A7 is going to significantly exceed our expectations. This will allow us to build them a bit less expensively than we thought. Consequently, we are going to change the US sell price to be what we had originally wanted it to be - $999 per pair.

That is good news, indeed. At $1199, I thought these were the ones to beat. At under a grand, they're going to be the most popular project studio monitors on the planet inside a year. I'm getting a pair. Are you?



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Apr.06.2006 @ 7:59 PM
damnit, another cool thing that I probably wont be able to find or even listen to here in tokyo without taking out another loan against my kidneys.

Apr.06.2006 @ 8:56 PM
Chris Randall
Shit, man. You only need one. Seriously. This is gear we're talking about.

(Although, in thinking about it, I'm not sure I could find a taker for one of _my_ kidneys. They've been through a lot. Or, rather, a lot has been through them.)



Apr.08.2006 @ 7:38 AM
i know they're, like, the new big thing, but adam monitors are very room dependent, sometimes they can be harsh as anything, sometimes milky pure. worth testing at home, and not a good bet if you're nomadic...

Apr.08.2006 @ 2:48 PM
that was helpful, thanks all!

Apr.08.2006 @ 6:34 PM
DaMN! Now my P11As are worthless ;P

Apr.09.2006 @ 2:35 PM
A warning to potential Adam owners in the US. I had an asst. of mine inadvertantly blow the tweeters in mine. One supplier in the US and they charge an enormous... check that... outrageous amount of money for those replacement ribbon tweeters. Way... WAY... out of line.

Of course I had them fixed... they sound too good, damnit.


Jul.30.2006 @ 2:54 PM
Ryan Johnson
I just recieved my A7s last week and I am so impressed that I felt the need to post some quick and unscientific first impressions. First of all, my speakers seem to have some malfunctioning volume pots, in that the detents do not increase in a logarithmic way. One detent is just right and the next step up is suprisingly loud. This is the type of error I would expect from the first production run of any active speaker. The pots are also sloppy to boot. But, this is easily managed for a first adopter like me. I would recommend others in less dire need of monitors to wait or be willing to deal with RA#s. Having said that, I have audtioned and mixed on most of the popular monitors in and a bit above this price range and can say with confidence that these are BY FAR the most accurate, non-fatigueing and detailed monitors. I personally believe that the Genelec 8030a and Dynaudio BM5a seem boxy and less detailed respectively. That's all I have time to say for now.

Sep.26.2007 @ 10:50 PM
I got a chance to A/B the A7s and the Dynaudio BM6A MKIIs today. Both sound really good and I had a hard time deciding which way to go (selling my Tannoy Precision 6Ds.. way too harsh on the high end).

The Adams eventually won me over since they are so well balanced across the entire spectrum and while I liked the "depth" of the Dyns, they seem to have a bit of boom and sizzle.

I'm getting the Adams


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