THE AX SERIES PROVIDES YOU WITH A WIDE RANGE OF MONITORS FOR DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS
Their excellent price-performance ratio makes them suitable for professional studio applications as well as upscale home recording. Many technological innovations in the high end SX Series are also used in the AX models. The speaker interior is equipped with a special fleece that prevents disturbing internal resonances as well as ensuring a better bass reflex tuning and the chamfered upper corners of the sturdy cabinet fronts minimize edge diffraction so that phase cancellation is not an issue. While the bass/mid woofer af the A3X is made of carbon fiber – an extremely resistant material – the woofers of all other AX models are built using a sandwich construction of woven carbon and glass fiber in conjunction with the synthetic material Rohacell. These three materials used in combination they provide an ultra-lightweight yet extremely rigid material with excellent transient response.
The Perfect Combo: A/B and PWM Amplifiers
All models of the AX Series feature two discrete amplifiers: an A/B amplifier that functions very quickly within its broad frequency range drives the X-ART tweeter. In the A5X, A7X, A8X and A77X monitors, the bass/mid- range woofers are each driven by powerful and highly efficient pulse-width modulated (PWM) amplifiers that do not require additional heat-sinks and are more reliable and durable than other amplifiers.
Distinct Adjustments to Room Acoustics
The “Tweeter gain” function is a part of each AX monitor’s basic configuration and lets you raise or lower the level of the high frequencies by up to 4dB. Beyond that, shelving filters allow further adaptation to room acoustics with the A5X, A7X, A8X and A77X. The low shelf filter allows smooth control of the lower frequencies below 300 Hz from -6dB to +6dB, the high shelf EQ is introduced at 2.5kHz with the same levels from -6dB to +6dB.
Dynamic High Frequency Production with the X-ART Tweeter
It goes without saying that all models of the AX Series are equipped with the X-ART Tweeter that is handmade in Berlin. The tweeter works according to the proprietary X-ART principle, based on a slim, pleated foil working as the tweeter’s diaphragm. The precise transient response and capability of reproducing the finest sonic details make the AX Series monitors superior working tools.