ADAM’s main monitors were especially developed for larger studios and control rooms, where exceptional high sound pressure levels are required in addition to sonic excellence. The S5X-H and S5X-V combine ADAM innovations in the field of transducer and amplifier technology with higher volume and more prominent dynamics. Maximum precision is still the goal of all our efforts at ADAM, not the commonly expected and produced but often disproportional bass performance.

High-end main monitors

In addition, special emphasis was put on the control options in order to always accurately adapt the monitors to different acoustic situations. The two model 5s of the SX-Series also feature the SX-control panel that stands out for both the variety and accuracy of its control options offered. Therewith a maximum of control and the precise reproducibility of settings is ensured.

eXceptional: The X-ART midrange driver

An exclusive feature to be found in all main monitors is the use of the proprietary X-ART midrange speaker. These transducers transfer the clarity of the X-ART technology from the treble range into the crucial musical midrange. The horizontal and vertical versions accommodate different installation requirements. Due to their similar sound characteristics they can be easily combined in larger multi-channel applications.


The S5X-V is a 4-way main monitor with advanced dynamic capability that offers musical spatial representation at the highest level. It combines the X-ART midrange driver and tweeter with a 7.5" bass/midrange driver and one 12" woofer with HexaCone membranes. The 12" woofer practically acts as a built-in subwoofer working in the range from 25 Hz to 85 Hz. Equipped with a 3" voice coil and a large cone travel, it confi- dently masters its frequency range thanks to its generously sized driver.

The 7.5" bass/midrange driver operates in the range of 85 - 800 Hz in a separately enclosed chamber to achieve a maximum of clarity and transient fidelity. 250 Watt PWM amplifiers drive each the top three speakers, and a 500 Watt amplifier is available for the subwoofer.

The S5X-V is designed for medium and large control rooms where the focus of interest lies in precision of the acoustic reproduction.

Optional: External Amplifier Unit EA-SX

For the models S2X, S3X, S4X and S5X we offer the option of an external amp unit in order to make flush mounting of these monitors easier.