Adam Artist Ribbon Active Studio Monitor (Single)
The Artist is a small, unique active monitor that is dedicated to a maximum in acoustic performance for applications requiring an attractive monitor with a small footprint. It uses a brand new ADAM A.R.T. tweeter for frequencies above 2.2 kHz, providing breathtaking authenticity in the reproduction of music and speech. It is an ideal desktop solution for enthusiastic professional and hobbyist audio engineers and multimedia designers in search of no-compromise equipment in their A/V set up either at home or work; and, it is equally well suited for any post production room, home studio or mobile recording facility.
- 2-way active bass reflex speaker
- Woofer Ø 155 mm (5") foam sandwich cone
- A.R.T. tweeter
- Freq.response 52 Hz - 35 kHz
- Controls Volume, power (front) Hi/Lo EQ, input/HF level(rear)
- Power 50 W (sin), 80 W (rms)
- Inputs (XLR/1/4"), unbalanced RCA
- W x H x D 190mm x 250mm x 218mm (7.5" x 10" x 8.5")
- Weight 6 kg (13 lbs)
- Warranty 2 years
Accelerated Ribbon Technology
The A.R.T. (Accelerated Ribbon Technology) tweeters and midrange units take a completely new approach in kinematics to move air and improve the quality of music reproduction. Based on the original works of Dr. Oskar Heil, who invented his "Air Motion Transformer" back in 1972, new electroacoustic transducers have been developed that are based on improved layouts and new materials. The membrane consists of a lamella like folded diaphragm whose single folds move according to the alternate current, thus squeezing air in and out. All other loudspeaker drive units, whether they are voice coil driven, electrostatics, piezos or magnetostatics, act like a piston, moving air in a 1:1 ratio. This is undesirable, as the specific weight of air is much lower than that of the driving mechanics. Speaking in terms of electrical Engineering one could say there is a bad match between source and load. The A.R.T. principle achieves a 4:1 velocity transformation between driving diaphragm and driven air, i. e. the air moves in and out four times faster than the folds itself are moving. This superior "motor" is responsible for the enormous clarity and transient reproduction that is to be heard from the A.R.T. drive units.