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S5H

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ADAM Audio S5H

The S5H is a powerful main monitor custom-designed for the demanding rigours of reference listening in the world’s most expansive studios and control rooms.

The three-way S5H was conceived, as its name suggests, to be used in a horizontal orientation and features two 10-inch Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass drivers, newly designed by ADAM Audio expressly for the S Series. Like the LF ELE units on all the other members of the range, the S5H’s woofers feature ADAM Audio’s proprietary Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA) guaranteeing that low-frequency audio remains tightly controlled and free of distortion at all times. The all-important mid-range frequencies are handled by ADAM Audio’s new hybrid DCH. This innovative 4-inch MF driver was also newly developed by ADAM Audio exclusively for the S Series and combines the sonic advantages of cone and dome drivers in a single, one-piece unit.

Together with the S-ART treble driver — the latest iteration of ADAM Audio’s widely respected folded-ribbon tweeter, now produced to tighter tolerances than ever before — the resulting combination produces a powerful but unfatiguing sound, with a palpable sense of depth: the last word in high-resolution, natural-sounding audio reproduction.

The off-axis responses of the treble and mid drivers remain extremely accurate thanks to the addition of high- and mid-frequency waveguides milled from solid aluminum: ADAM Audio’s newly developed Mid-range and High-frequency Propagation Systems (MPS and HPS). The resultant stable, wide-ranging dispersion ensures that teams of more than one person can work in the loudspeakers’ sweet spot simultaneously, as is often necessary in larger control rooms.

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.

No fewer than three separate amplifiers power the drivers: a 700 W Class D design for the bass drivers, a 300 W Class D for the mid range and a 100 W Class D unit for the S-ART tweeter.

With its innovative features, advanced design, generous headroom and enormous dynamic range, the S5H takes its rightful place as ADAM Audio’s flagship reference monitor: an extraordinary loudspeaker offering audio reproduction to the very highest standards of fidelity.

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German Handmade Precision S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide

4" Dome / Cone Hybrid (Carbon) with MPS Waveguide

2 x 10“ Woofer (Hexacone)

Cumulated Amp. Power RMS: 1100 W

Frequency Response: 22 Hz - 50 kHz (-20 dB)

Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥131 dB

AES3 Digital Inputs And Various Expansion Options

FUTURE PROOF INNOVATIONS

STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY

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.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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APPROVED BY OUR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

“I can´t thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to be able to put these kick-ass speakers in this particular control room. They are not going to vibrate or anything. It´s just going to be pure sound and, my god, I´m blown away.”

Robert Lang
Robert Lang Studios

“For me, the S5Hs are the best choice for this room. I’ve been very pleased with them so far and I’ve found myself doing a lot of tracking with them, something I usually didn’t do.”

Marc Urselli

“[…] the ADAM especially had an outstanding representation of depth which was not found with the other competitor brands. This is the reason we chose the S5H for our studio.”

Osamu Kawashima
Tokyo FM
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Technical Data

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  • General Data

    • Panel: Rear
    • Max. Power Consumption: 900 W
    • Weight: 160 lb (72,6 kg)
    • Height x Width x Depth: 16,9″ (430 mm) x 34,8″ (885 mm) x 19,7“ (500 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: 700 W
    • Midrange
      • Amplifier Type: PWM
      • Amp. Power RMS: 300 W
    • Tweeter
      • Amplifier Type: PWM
      • Amp. Power RMS: 100 W

  • Acoustics

    • Frequency Response: 22 Hz – 50 kHz (-20 dB)
    • THD > 100 Hz: ≤0.3 %
    • Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥131 dB
    • Crossover Frequencies: 250 Hz, 3 kHz

  • Drivers

    • Woofer
      • Basket Diameter: 2 x 10″
      • Voice Coil Diameter: 3″ (76 mm)
      • Cone Material: HexaCone
    • Midrange
      • Type: Dome/Cone Hybrid
      • Basket Diameter: 4″
      • Voice Coil Diameter: 2.4″ (60 mm)
      • Cone Material: Carbon Composite
      • Waveguide: MPS
    • 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

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Additional information

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