MP1 - Mastering Piece The field of audio mastering has emerged with its own set of standards and criteria. Numerous specialized hardware and software tools are offered to the mastering engineer nowadays – tools that can remove unwanted parts of the signal or that can enhance, optimize or restore sonic elements of the recording under consideration. The ADAM MP1 “Mastering Piece” provides the ultimate monitoring tool for the final stage of the recording process. Since this is the last chance anyone has to sculpt, change and fine tune a recording before it becomes available to the public, it is crucial for a mastering engineer to know for certain that their monitors provide them with the most honest and revealing sonic “picture” possible. It was to answer this need that the MP1 was created. The MP1 reveals what is actually present in an audio recording with an unprecedented degree of sonic precision, offering every discerning mastering engineer the chance to hear his/her work more accurately and in greater detail than ever before. In designing the MP1, we examined the leading edge of today’s loudspeaker technology at every frequency band. We started with a 12” side-firing HexaCone woofer, driven by a no-compromise 500 W PWM amplifier. A very stable bass reflex cabinet, where the woofer could be mechanically tuned to a 23 Hz corner frequency (-3 dB point) is responsible for an extremely pure sound that is free from overemphasizing artifacts, resulting in especially tight and solid bass response. One can immediately appreciate the accuracy of these monitors when listening to an acoustic bass. The range between 80 and 600 Hz is reproduced by ceramic cones, which exhibit the best stability-to-weight ratio of all solid diaphragms. Combined with our ART midrange and tweeter units, these are the most advanced and precise drive units available. Control panel The control panel on the front allows the MP1 to adapt to different room acoustics in order to optimize performance in any given situation. In addition to input sensitivity, there are controls to adjust the individual levels of the tweeter and midrange amplifiers as well as shelving filters on both ends of the frequency band, thus allowing for maximum flexibility of positioning within the control room as different room absorption may be equalized.