ADAM Audio introduced its new T8V studio monitor. The latest in ADAM’s affordable T-Series, it strikes a nice balance between craftsmanship, performance and price. Shipments will begin this May. The regular price is EUR 299 per monitor. But, for a limited time, you can pre-order from Thomann for EUR 269!
ADAM Audio T8V
A standout feature of the new 8-inch monitor is its ability to reproduce bass frequencies as low as 33Hz at a sound pressure level of 118dB for a speaker pair. Producers of modern bass-heavy genres will welcome the T8V with open ears, I assume. Although this monitor almost eliminates the need for a dedicated sub, it’s still important to calibrate them or acoustically treat your studio space so that you get proper bass dispersion. Otherwise your room may fool your ears.
Of course, if you have your acoustics sorted or just plain love bass wubs, the T8V (and any other monitor) pairs nicely with the ADAM T10S subwoofer.
The T8V is spec’d with a Class D amplifier providing 70W for the woofer and 20 watts for the tweeter. The monitor features ADAM’s U-ART ribbon tweeter design in combination with the HPS waveguide borrowed from the manufacturer’s S-series speakers.
Other technicalities include a rear bass reflex opening, DSP-controlled crossovers, an equalizer and XLR/jack input connections. All in all, grabbing this competent a monitor for the competitive price of EUR 299 sounds like a wonderful budget proposition. I don’t think an 8-incher existed in this price range until now.