ADAM Audio T5V 5" Powered Studio Monitor

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95 out of 100. Incorporating 550+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$220
ADAM Audio T5V 5" Powered Studio Monitor

For those in the know, ADAM Audio has been making waves in the recording industry the past decade with their innovative designs.

Using proprietary ribbon tweeters, waveguide, and baffle designs, the company has made its way into professional recording studios around the world.

With the T5V, ADAM's lowest-priced offering, they have been breaking into the home / project studio and prosumer market.

Tech Specs

  • Driver: 5" Woofer, 1.9" Diameter Equivalent ribbon tweeter
  • Amplifier: 50 W LF, 20W HF
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x RCA
  • Frequency response: 45 Hz - 25 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 3 kHz
  • Enclosure: Ported
  • Controls: Input Sensitivity, Gain, High-Shelf, Low-Shelf
  • Dimensions: 111.7" x 7" x 11.7"
  • Weight: 12.6 lbs

ADAM Audio T5V Frequency Response Chart

ADAM Audio T5V Frequency Response Chart

Supporting Documentation

Manual | Warranty: 2 years or 5 years with optional product registration

Pros

Excellent stereo imaging and separation are what owners are saying in their reviews of the T5V. For such a small monitor, the placement of layers is precise and clear. High frequencies are always what ADAM monitors excel at and according to many user and expert reviews, it is one of its strongest points.

Cons

Some users found the small size to be lacking in low-frequency response. This is a common tradeoff. ADAM Audio recommends having a subwoofer to go with the T5V.

Overall

People have waited years for a more affordable ADAM monitor and they have done it; a great sounding studio monitor that offers you a healthy serving of the best ADAM has to offer from their top tier ranges. Get it if you want in on the ADAM sound. Avoid it if you don't plan to get a subwoofer. For that, it's better to go up to the T7V instead.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Studio Monitors.

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.