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The F5 and F7 use 5- and 7-inch woofers respectively. These are a new design combining glass fibre and a paper backing. The tweeters, meanwhile, use Adam's X-ART design.
Both models include the same rear panel controls, which are two +/- 6dB shelving EQs at 300Hz and 5kHz and a volume control (-inf to +6dB). There's also an 80Hz high-pass filter designed primarily for using with the optional F-Sub. Inputs are via either a phono or combination jack/XLR.
Fire up these monitors and they immediately sound just as you would expect: open in the top end with plenty of upper-mid detail; solid in the low mid and mid range and reasonably well balanced at the bottom.
The F7 sounds more expansive and engrossing, while the F5 is a bit more precise, particularly in the mid range. At the bottom, the F7 extension is much better.
On balance we prefer the F7s, mostly because the scale of the delivery is bigger and they sound more capable at high levels. That said, the F5 would be great for smaller rooms.45 Stars