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Studio Monitors : A MUST for HiFi : Adam Audio A7V Active’s

What I like about Adam Audio A7V Active Speakers?

My main take home from trying these Adam Audio A7V Active Speakers is their ability to work almost straight away out of the box in my room, utilising the settings I mention in the video. Not just in the sense of great bass dynamics and transient response (and way more than achievable for spending the same amount on an amp and passive speaker set up) which relatively inexpensive speakers can sometimes fall down with, but the bass and treble balance is well judged too. There is no reason why you cannot use these speakers, typically for nearfield semi-pro studio use, in a lounge based HiFi system which I discuss in the video too.

Against the original and now obsolete KEF LSX I tried, which used to sell for around the same ballpark price point, these Adam Audio’s are a night a day difference in every area, especially in terms of scale, dynamics and resolution and transient attack with a more neutral bass/treble balance. They were easier to get sounding good in a HiFi set up with less time, compared to the likes of Genelec monitors like the 8330A and compatible subwoofers, utilising the Genelec GLM room correction software.

You can use Sonarworks room correction software with these Adam Audio’s and a SoundID Reference Measurement Microphone has just arrived, which comes with a 21day free trial for the software. I will soon be making a part two video on my experiences of the software with this Mic, so please watch this space.

My main listening room is typical of small UK living room apartment spaces

If you haven’t ever tried active speakers around this £1200 price point, you should do so based on commensurate system spending on a passive set up. These would be the types of speakers I would buy if I downgraded my HiFi – maybe if I moved abroad or had speakers in a second set up elsewhere, or if I wanted a smaller more compact set up to reduce box count, as they can easily be used alone with a great network streamer like the Eversolo DMP-A6


  • Tweeter: Rotatable X- ART Tweeter + HPS Waveguide
  • Woofer: 1x 7-inc MLM woofer
  • Woofer Voice Coil Diameter: 33 mm
  • Frequency response at -6dB: 41 Hz – 42 kHz
  • Max. peak SPL per speaker at 1 m: 105 dB SPL
  • AD convertor: 24-bit
  • Internal sample rate: 96 kHz
  • Amplifier power RMS: 110 W (Woofer) + 20 W (Tweeter)
  • Crossover frequency: 2.8 kHz
  • Power rating: 300 W max
  • Analog Inputs (balanced): 1x XLR
  • Analog Inputs (unbalanced): 1x RCA
  • Net Weight: 8.7 kg
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 337 mm x 200 mm x 280 mm
  • AC Input Voltage: 100 – 240V, 50/60 Hz

Written by Simon Price

I'm music lover who shares experiences of faithfully reproduced audio in an ENGAGING way with HIGH VIDEO PRODUCTION VALUES. I enjoy and make reviews as I love audio gadgets, being a voice on audio and producing creative videos that ultimately benefit the industry and new participation. I keep technicalities easy, as I believe great audio serves music and music is inclusive and to be enjoyed by all!

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