High End Precision Studio Monitors


The S3V 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.

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ADAM Audio S3V

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.


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German Handmade Precision S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide

4" Dome / Cone Hybrid (Carbon Composite)

9“ Woofer (Hexacone)

Total RMS Amp. Power: 850 W

Frequency Response: 32 Hz - 50 kHz (-20 dB)

Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥124 dB

AES3 Digital Inputs And Various Expansion Options



ADAM Audio monitors have earned a worldwide reputation as the preeminent tool for sound engineers based on technological innovations that we’ve established in the field of loudspeaker technology.


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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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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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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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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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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“These monitors have an absolutely perfect frequency response […] the main asset of the ADAM S3V is the possibility to do full-range monitoring […] even at high volumes.”

Maxim Liadov

“Regardless of the price, the ADAM S3V is one of the best studio monitors I have heard so far”

Martin Person

“The S3V provides a much larger sound than one would expect from this size cabinet, and the sound is refined and detailed.”

Adam Kagan
Tape Op

“Anyone able and willing to invest in monitors in this price range has to take the Adam S3V into account!”

Peter Könemann

“Imaging overall, together with a real sense of the acoustic environment of original recordings, is conveyed beautifully and naturally, as is the human voice.”

Anselm Goertz
Sound & Recording

“The bass – incredibly smooth, balanced, yet powerful and with just the right punch. If we close our eyes, no difference to a live experience can be perceived. So convincing is the S3V’s reproduction of depth gradation and soundstage.”

Thomas Kirsche
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ADAM Audio S3V in use


Technical Data

View the specifications of the ADAM Audio S3V by clicking each drop-down section.

  • General Data

    • Panel: Rear
    • Max. Power Consumption: 550 W
    • Weight: 55.0 lb (25.0 kg)
    • Height x Width x Depth: 21.1″ (536 mm) x 11.5″ (293 mm) x 15.0“ (380 mm)
    • Warranty: 5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
    • Delivery Contents: Power cord, manual

  • Audio Input Connectors

    • Analog: XLR
    • Input Impedance: 48 kOhm
    • Max. Input Level: +24 dBu
    • Digital: AES3

  • Amplification

    • Woofer
      • Amplifier Type: PWM
      • Amp. Power RMS: 500 W
    • Midrange
      • Amplifier Type: PWM
      • Amp. Power RMS: 300 W
    • Tweeter
      • Amplifier Type: Class A/B
      • Amp. Power RMS: 50 W

  • Acoustics

    • Frequency Response: 32 Hz – 50 kHz (-20 dB)
    • THD > 100 Hz: ≤0.4 %
    • Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥124 dB
    • Crossover Frequencies: 250 Hz, 3 kHz

  • Drivers

    • Woofer
      • Basket Diameter: 9″
      • Voice Coil Diameter: 2″ (50 mm)
      • Cone Material: HexaCone
    • Midrange
      • Type: Dome/Cone Hybrid
      • Basket Diameter: 4″
      • Voice Coil Diameter: 2.4″ (60 mm)
      • Cone Material: Carbon Composite
    • Tweeter
      • Type: S-ART
      • Diaphragm Area: 4 inch² (2420 mm²)
      • Equivalent Diaphragm Diameter: 2″ (56 mm)
      • Velocity Transform Ratio: 4 to 1
      • Diaphragm Weight: 0.17 g
      • Waveguide: HPS

  • 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


Measurement Data

Here you can view the results of common loudspeaker measurements for the ADAM Audio S3V.


Additional information

Read up on the user manual, the quick start guide or take a look at the product sheet.

Press Reviews

Pro Sound News [English]
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Sound & Recording [English]
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Interface [Dutch]
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Sound On Sound [English]
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Studio Magazin [German]
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