Hi, first off, lets say i'm kind off noob with audio and stuff, but i got one very very experienced friend who is into electronics/audio stuff, he build speakers and also fix problems with it, hes electro-engineer, hes really skilled.
Now on the point.
I bought Adam A3x 6 months ago, i'm generally very satisfied with this speakers, but today i noticed something i didn't liked, and my friend was telling me that i'm wrong when i think the studio monitors (on cheap) are build with quality parts.
I was listening to a song, and i'm using ASIO driver, which make the volume 100% whenever i play something with AIMP3, now when i played that song, there was big distrotion on 50% volume on both speakers, i talked to my friend and he said it was cause the internal amps in the A3x sux, same as many others in similar price range.
He also said, to ask anyone what kind off AMP does this speakers use? he said that hes 90% sure, they use some low grade amp, (cant recall the model) and he show me there was huge 10% distortion when u crank up the volume, same as i experienced, he showed me some tehnical data PDF.
So long story short, is this true? does studio monitors entry/mid level really have ****ty amps?
P.S. Is there any site where i can find what kind of AMP's different type of monitors are using, like with graphics cards when you see the PCB/CAPS etc? thanks one more time.