ADAM Professional Audio – The Company
ADAM Audio was founded in March 1999 in Berlin. Since then the company has been developing, manufacturing and distributing loudspeakers in the field of Professional Audio.
The development of the ART (Accelerating Ribbon Technology) tweeter by Klaus Heinz based on the 1960's invention of the Air Motion Transformer by Oskar Heil was largely responsible for the company’s founding. Producing sound not with a piston-like diaphragm as is done in most of the loudspeakers that are on the market, but using a pleated diaphragm that is capable of moving the air 4 times faster than the folds themselves are moving was the appealing idea behind it all. The achieved results were intriguing and gave ample reason for moving forward.
A giant leap forward was achieved with the use of modern materials like rare-earth magnets and high-strength diaphragm foils that made new driver geometry possible. New developements arose from the new design concepts that despite all of their innovative approaches showed amazing reliability, sound radiation characteristics, low distortion and high efficiency. With these improvements, a significant improvement was achieved compared to traditional driver technology.
The newly developed tweeter design became the embodiment of a transparent, highly defined and authentic sound that is the most defining development of ADAM's proprietary designs today. With the tweeter driver being made and tested painstakingly by hand in the berlin factory, ADAM’s high frequency driver proves itself to be a rare exception in times of automated mass production. From Berlin, ADAM speakers are delivered all over the world to satisfy the needs of audio engineers and music lovers alike.
At the same time, this technical innovation did define the aim of the young, ambitious company – “to raise standards in audio reproduction noticeably and audibly”. And indeed, the Advanced Dynamic Audio Monitors (ADAM) was immediately in a position to change the game of professional monitoring.