ADAM's folded ribbon tweeter technology and superior sound for small to mid-sized project studios, broadcast, or home surround.
The ADAM Audio ANF10 is a passive studio monitor that combines the ART folded ribbon tweeter and a 7" woofer in a relatively small bass reflex cabinet. The ANF10 studio monitor's crossover uses low resistance coils and MKT (metal film) capacitors to avoid any unnecessary losses in the signal path. It is The crossover design's layout strongly influences the extremely critical midrange sound quality, something that requires more experience and dedication than designing active filters. The ADAM ANF10 studio monitor gives you a lot more depth and detail from audio tracks than previously possible in this price range. Both drive units show a high efficiency of 89 dB/W/m, so they achieve a high dynamic range even with smaller amplifiers (‰25 W).
The ANF-10 studio monitor was primarily designed for small to mid-sized project studios; however, it can also be used comfortably in any application where a small passive monitor is called for, from top-of-the line recording facilities and broadcast/post applications to professional or home surround monitoring.
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.
A.R.T. tweeters are superior in musical clarity and transient reproduction. They have an above average efficiency of 93 dB/W/m, a perfectly linear impedance of 3.2 +/- 0.05 Ohms, an equally perfect phase response of +/- 1 degree within the used bandwidth, a reasonable directivity characteristic and a thermal power handling that exceeds that of 1" domes by a factor of 2 to 3. Summed up here is a completely new transducer that has no weaknesses in terms of operation, compatibility, reliability or other electroacoustic specifications. Looking back into loudspeaker history you will not find anything comparable.
ANF10 Passive Studio Monitor Specifications:
- Design: 2-way passive bass reflex speaker
Woofer: 7" (180mm), coated paper
Tweeter: A.R.T. (Accelerated Ribbon Technology)
Frequency response (+/-
3 dB): 50 Hz - 35 kHz
Panel (rear-mounted): Input/HF gain, Hi/Lo EQ
Power: 50W (sin), 80W (RMS)
Inputs: binding posts
Dimensions: W x H x D: 7" x 13" x 11", (180 x 330 x 280mm)
Weight: 11 lbs (5 kg)
Warranty: 5 years