Alta Audio will soon ship Adam, a new floor-standing, three-way speaker. According to the company, the Adam (SRP: $17,000 in piano black, $18,000 in rosewood or beech) achieves imaging that is natural and sonically accurate in size, placement, and timbre, with the feel of a live performance, thanks in part to upgraded components that create a naturally wide soundstage and accurate reproduction of the original recording.
Available in black, rosewood and beech finishes, the Adam features the best of Alta Audio’s proprietary audio technologies. Alta Audio’s 5.75-inch neodymium magnet ribbon tweeter is responsible for the natural and detailed high-frequency response. Likewise, the 6-inch wideband midrange is underhung for low distortion and fast transient response, while its aluminum pole increases dispersion.
Rounding out the driver complement is an 8.75-inch woofer whose tuning parameters are coupled to the unique cabinet design for its infrasonic (floor-moving) bass and for refined cohesion between the Adam’s XTL (Extended Line Transmission) and its pure aluminum ribbon tweeter. Extended Transmission Line is Alta Audio’s proprietary technology that applies sonic geometry to tune speaker cabinets as if they are musical instruments, delivering an accurate, fast, and powerful low-frequency response.
The distinctive curvature of the Adam, which stands 41 inches H x 15 inches W at the bottom x 8.5 inches W at the top x 18 inches D at the bottom x 14 inches D at the top, contributes to its ability to reproduce the detail, dimensionality, and feel of a live performance. Its three-way design creates a natural – and neutral – listening experience.
Alta Audio’s Adam speaker features a frequency response of 20 Hz to 47 kHz, sensitivity rated at 91.5 dB/2.83 volts @ 1Meter, and an impedance of 4 ohms. Recommended power handling is 50–300 watts per channel.
For more information, visit www.alta-audio.com.