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#1 Leonard Smalls

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 04:27 PM

Looks like I'm moving house soon, and the new house has a handy "office". Which obviously means small studio!
It's about 10'x8', so to small for my rather large Leema or Ditton speaks.
So I'm thinking about some active Adams like AX7, or even 8s.
Anybody used them, or got any other recommendations on actives at 1k-ish?
I'll need to be able to hear bass...
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Posted 19 November 2016 - 11:16 AM

I love my Adam A7s, and by all accounts iv heard the AX7s are even better.

If you really want to rattle your windows you will need a sub to go with them, but they certainly aren't lacking. Iv not played with the 8" but even the 5" ones are very punchy.

All in all, would totally recommend.

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 12:10 PM

I use AX7s and they're spot on - the 8s are a bit too flubby for me (as are most 8s, their size means they're not as tight and accurate in the lows which is a much better tradeoff than going down a few more Hz but having no definition). The 5s are surprisingly good as well.

For a small room though, be careful because the wall behind them may cancel out certain bass notes, meaning for instance you play an E and your ears rattle, play an A and it's almost gone..... i'd recommend getting the A5Xs and a sub to go with them. Sounds odd, but if your lows come from a different place (by your feet) they tend to reach your ears much more evenly around the room.

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 03:12 PM

As Steelyad says, the 5s are surprisingly capable too!

Not much of a fan of 8s to produce in either. Fun to listen to music/ dj on though.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:01 PM

I compromised and bought Adam F7s.
And they're pretty darn good!
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Edited by Leonard Smalls, 05 January 2017 - 05:29 PM.

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