To mark the availability of the new A Series, ADAM Audio and Sonarworks have announced the unveiling of details of their collaboration on the studio monitors, the successors to the AX Series that are outfitted with a wealth of voicing and room adaptation options that can be controlled remotely and in real time via A Control, a free-to-download software application (available for Windows and MacOS).
Also via A Control, users can upload and store Sonarworks SoundID Reference calibration profiles directly on the DSP of A Series monitors without the need to run the SoundID Reference application or any additional DAW plugin.
Each A Series monitor contains an embedded platform on the loudspeakers’ DSP that can host calibration profiles created in SoundID Reference. This software measures the acoustics of the space and generates a unique calibration to help counteract problematic frequencies and resonances.
Typically, the calibration profile requires a VST or the SoundID Reference application to run, contributing to CPU usage and latency. The A Series integration is designed to nullify CPU usage and to reduce latency by storing the calibration profiles directly on the loudspeakers’ DSP. Once transferred, users can continue to utilize SoundID Reference calibration without the need for any software or network cables.
ADAM Audio and Sonarworks are offering an extended 60-day SoundID Reference trial for A Series customers, available to those who register their loudspeakers in the MyADAM area of adam-audio.com. It offers the full functionality of SoundID Reference, including the ability to export calibration profiles so they can be imported to A Control and transferred to the loudspeakers’ DSP. Customers will be provided with the license by email by the team at ADAM Audio. (Note that a measurement microphone is required to perform the measurements necessary to create the calibration profile in SoundID Reference.)
Designed internally by ADAM Audio, the free-of-charge application is designed to provide a modern loudspeaker management and equalization system. In addition to facilitating the transfer of SoundID Reference calibration profiles to the loudspeakers, users can also create their own calibration profiles across six bands of parametric equalization or make changes to the voicing and room adaptation settings found on the backplate. All changes made in A Control can be heard in real-time from the listening position, allowing users to review their equalizations and toggle between uncalibrated and calibrated audio.