The new Classic Series Mk3: Highest Fidelity
Soon after the introduction of the first series of the Classic speakers, they became well known as a glamorous way to enjoy the unique sound of the professional ADAM studio monitors. There are four main reasons for their success: The series is well suited for most room sizes due to the elaborate model concept; these speakers can be used in both stereo and multichannel applications; the attractive fine-furniture finishes; and the option of either active or passive designs.
Now, the third generation of the Classic series profits from technological improvements and new materials of the award winning high-end TENSOR series. The ADAM proprietary ART transducers, already a legend in professional studios and used in the older Classic series, give way to their successors, the new X-ART transducers. The new lower midrange drivers and woofers match the ones used in the ultra high-end TENSORs series. In addition, the bigger Classic MK3 models are equipped with new base plates and spikes to improve the decoupling from the floor.
Another new feature found in the active Classic MK3 speaker is theA/B amplifier, which has been designed by ADAM to perfectly complement the X-ART tweeter. This amplifier ensures that one of the outstanding features of the tweeter, its frequency response up to 50kHz, can be realized with no limitations.
It is the task of the SW260 to expand both power and precision of the bass area of a stereo system as well as part of a bigger multichannel system (e.g. 5.1). It has been designed as a perfect match for the other members of the Classic family. The subwoofer, driven by a highly efficient 200W (RMS) Class D amplifier, expands the frequency of any system down to 25Hz.
Numerous controls ensure that the subwoofer can be adapted to any system and needs. For example, there is a level control, a phase switch (±180°), a variable upper barrier frequency (50-150Hz), and a switchable 85Hz high pass filter for satellite output.