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S Series

Overview

The S Series is ADAM Audio’s new flagship reference monitoring range, comprising five models of increasing size: S2V, S3H & S3V and the S5H & S5V (H denotes a speaker designed optimally for horizontal use, V the vertical version). The range is the combination of many years of advanced in-house engineering innovation at ADAM and the latest computer aided design techniques, and does not employ off-the-shelf loudspeaker technology.

Innovations created specifically for the S Series include: completely new woofers and mid-range drivers, newly designed waveguides for the S Series tweeter (and the mid-range driver on the S5 models), and a new DSP engine which provides crossover optimization, voicing options and expansion potential.

The result of all this technical effort is a set of loudspeakers with an accurate frequency response and wide, consistent dispersion, offering enhanced detail in the bass and mid-frequencies, and high overall performance. The range operates over wider frequency ranges compared to previous ADAM Audio designs – so there’s more bass extension and critical mid-range information, with a raised overall maximum output level but reduced distortion. The S Series also offers forward-looking digital connectivity alongside its analog connections.

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  • New Bass Drivers with ELE™ and SMA™ Technology

    Looking at the changes included in the S Series in more detail, the redesign of the bass driver has included the creation, entirely from scratch, of: a new low-mass but highly rigid honeycomb driver cone, a highly efficient, self-cooling linear magnet assembly, a low-loss speaker surround, linear suspension and damping systems, a vented symmetrical voice coil and a new driver chassis/basket.

    These innovations allow the driver to handle more extreme excursions in a linear fashion without experiencing cone breakup, while the ventilation-orientated design minimizes power compression. Even the bass reflex tubes and ports have been completely redesigned.

    Taken together, all of these changes make for a more accurate LF driver that can produce higher SPLs, with reduced distortion, and permit listeners to work with raw, uncompressed audio at higher levels for longer without suffering fatigue.

    Read more here: ELE™ Bass Driver, SMA™ Technology, S-Series Bass Reflex System.

  • Groundbreaking DCH™ Midrange Driver

    Looking at the mid-range driver in a similarly more detailed way, the new 100 mm (4-inch) mid-range driver is a dome/cone hybrid design offering the advantages of both dome and cone designs: excellent dispersion characteristics, low distortion, high power handling and a flat response. Many of the innovations designed for the new woofer also informed the design of the mid-range driver, including its new linear magnet assembly, speaker surround, suspension and damping systems, and chassis.

    Read more here: DCH™ Midrange Driver

  • Fundamental redevelopment of cabinets

    The aesthetics of the range reflect ADAM Audio’s heritage as a manufacturer of precision tools in a country renowned for the quality of its industrial engineering – but all aspects of the design are the result of practical considerations. The thick, weighty cabinet construction minimizes unwanted vibrations and coloration, and its rounded edges reduce unwanted diffractions. Mounting points are also built in to the S2V and S3 models to allow them to be suspended.

    Read more here: S-Series cabinets

  • Newly developed S-ART tweeter, custom designed waveguides

    The S-ART tweeter is the latest iteration of ADAM Audio’s renowned accelerated ribbon design, manufactured to much tighter tolerances, and a new custom waveguide has also been produced, milled from solid aluminum, to improve dispersion, projection and imaging, and to widen the sweet spot. The S5 models also feature custom-designed and milled waveguides on the mid-range drivers.

    Read more here: S-ART tweeter, HPS™ Waveguide, MPS™ Waveguide

  • High Performance DSP Module

    The newly developed, high-power DSP engine is based on the most recent generation of SHARC chips and provides perfectly tuned crossovers for enhanced frequency response, dynamic range and resolution, custom EQ for in-room optimization, and digital connectivity, along with the potential for future expansion options.

    Read more here: High Performance DSP Module

Product range

ADAM Audio S2V Studio Reference Monitor

S2V

Ideal for use in demanding studio environmentsSee more
ADAM Audio S3V Studio Reference Monitor

S3V

Highly accurate imaging and localizationSee more
ADAM Audio S3H Studio Reference Monitor

S3H

Sets new standards in terms of technical innovationSee more
ADAM Audio S5V Studio Reference Monitor

S5V

High-resolution audio with complete accuracySee more
ADAM Audio S5H Studio Reference Monitor

S5H

ADAM Audio’s new flagship reference monitorSee more

S Series in use

STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY

ELE BASS DRIVER

Custom-built bass driver created specifically for the S Series, using ADAM Audio's engineering design experience and the latest computer modeling techniques.
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DCH Midrange Driver

A self-developed, groundbreaking one-piece hybrid dome/cone design, offering the sonic advantages of both driver types, with minimal partial resonances.
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High Performance DSP Module

Custom DSP engine implements perfect crossovers for optimal frequency response and maximum dynamic range, in addition to EQ options and presets for in-room o...
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HPS Waveguide

The S-ART tweeter comprises the latest iteration of ADAM’s respected folded accelerated ribbon design, produced to tighter tolerances than ever before, and...
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MPS Waveguide

On the S5H and S5V, the DCH mid-range driver is set into an additional waveguide, the MPS (Mid-range Propagation System), which ensures that dispersion remai...
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S Series Amplifiers

The S Series low- and mid-range drivers are powered by Class-D ICE power amps, specially developed low-noise 50W Class A/B amp powers the S-ART on S2 & S3.
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SMA

Custom-designed magnet assembly which allows the voice coil a maximum excursion three times greater than that offered by previous designs, with an extended, ...
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S Series Bass Reflex System

S Series Bass Reflex tubes and ports have been redesigned to reduce friction- and turbulence-related coloration and incorporate additional anti-resonance tec...
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S Series Cabinets

S Series cabinets are weightily constructed from thick, heavy material to reduce susceptibility to vibrations, while their rounded edges help to minimize unw...
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S-ART Tweeter

All the models in the S Series employ the latest iteration of ADAM's world-famous X-ART tweeter, each handmade in Berlin, Germany.
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