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Adam Audio S3V Midfield Studio Monitor
ADAM Audio S3V Midfield Studio Monitor

ADAM Audio S3V Midfield Studio Monitor

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The S3V Midfield Studio Monitor from ADAM Audio is a three-way studio monitor optimized for vertical use and designed primarily for midfield applications, although it may also be used in more compact listening environments. Bass frequencies from 32 Hz to 250 Hz are handled by ADAM Audio’s entirely new 9-inch Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) LF driver, which incorporates the company’s equally groundbreaking Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA) and delivers a powerful, extremely accurate low end extending right down into the sub-bass region. Mid-range and HF information is reproduced with equally analytical precision thanks to the combination of ADAM Audio’s newly developed 4-inch DCH mid-range driver and the highly refined S-ART folded-ribbon HF driver. Together with the brand-new HPS waveguide, the latter offers high-frequency reproduction with an extremely broad sweet spot with fine, highly detailed imaging and a natural-sounding sense of depth.

The S Series’ custom-designed DSP optimizes the loudspeaker crossovers to create linear responses for the entire range, as well as providing user equalization and in-room tuning/voicing functions. The DSP also handles the limiter-based high-frequency driver protection, processes the signals from the AES3 digital inputs, and will in time facilitate various expansion options. Software updates can be carried out with ease via the associated USB port, which also allows users to connect computers and control the speakers’ DSP functions via a software front-end.

The S3V’s built-in amplification is generously specified, comprising Class D units for the bass and mid-range drivers (500 W and 300W RMS respectively) and a 50 W Class A/B amplifier for the S-ART tweeter. Offering flawless reproduction of audio frequencies between 32 Hz and 50 kHz, the S3V is a standout offering for anyone demanding highly accurate imaging and localization from their reference monitors.

ADAM Audio S3V Features

  • S-ART tweeter, handmade in Berlin and manufactured to the tightest tolerances in ADAM Audio’s history
  • The air velocity ratio of 4:1 during the sound generation by folded S-ART membrane
  • Newly designed HPS waveguide, milled from a solid block of aluminum
  • New midrange driver with one-piece hybrid dome/cone (DCH) design
  • Custom-built Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass driver
  • Custom-designed Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA)
  • Vertical 3-way system with 1 x 9” woofer and 1 x 4" DCH midrange
  • Spacious bass reflex ports on the front
  • Highly efficient PWM ICE Power amplifier for the woofer and midrange driver coupled with an A/B amplifier for S-ART tweeter
  • Linear frequency response of 32Hz-50kHz
  • Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 124 dB
  • Custom DSP engine
  • Analog XLR input
  • Acoustically-optimized and weightily constructed cabinets
  • S3V Midfield Studio Monitor1
  • Power cord1
  • User Manual1
  • Two Year Warranty with optional extension to Three Years with the registration of the product (for a total of 5 years' potential coverage)1
  • Panel Rear
  • Frequency Response 32Hz-50kHz
  • THD > 100 Hz ≤0.4 %
  • Max. SPL per pair at 1 m ≥124dB
  • Crossover Frequencies 0.25 / 3 kHz
  • Max. Power Consumption 550 W
  • Weight 55 lbs (25 kg)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD) 21.1x11.5x15" (536x293x380 mm)
  • Woofer
    • Number: 1
    • Basket Ø: 9“ (223 mm)
    • Voice Coil Ø: 2" (50 mm)
    • Cone Material: HexaCone
  • Mid-Range
    • Number: 1
    • Type: Dome / Cone Hybrid
    • Basket Ø: 4" (100 mm)
    • Voice Coil Ø: 2.4" (60 mm)
    • Cone Material: Carbon Composite
  • Tweeter
    • Number: 1
    • Type: S-ART
    • Diaphragm Area: 4 inch² (2420 mm²)
    • Equiv. Diaphragm Ø: 2" (56 mm)
    • Velocity Transform Ratio: 4:1
    • Diaphragm Weight: 0.17 g
    • Waveguide: HPS
  • Built-In Amplifiers
    • Number: 3
    • Woofer: 1
    • Type: PWM
    • Amp. Power RMS: 500 W
  • Mid-Range
    • Number: 1
    • Type: PWM
    • Amp. Power RMS: 300 W
    • Tweeter: 1
    • Type: A/B
    • Amp. Power RMS: 50 W
  • Control Options
    • Input Sensitivity: Adjustable
    • Parametric EQs: 6
    • Room Compensation High-Shelf EQ: 1
    • Room Compensation Low-Shelf EQ: 1
    • Preset Memories: 5
    • Delay: 0 ms to 5 ms
  • Input Connectors
    • Analog: XLR
    • Input Impedance: 48 kOhm
    • Max. Input Level: +24 dBu
    • Digital: AES3

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