S5V

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ADAM Audio S5V

Designed for medium-sized and larger studio control rooms, the S5V main monitor offers all the raw power studio professionals would expect from a reference speaker of its class, but also reproduces full-bandwidth, high-resolution audio with complete accuracy and clarity.

ADAM Audio’s Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass drivers and Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA) technology were developed especially for the S Series, and the 12-inch bass driver on the S5V benefits from both concepts, offering a quality of reproduction without equal in terms of accuracy, dynamic range and freedom from coloration. The 4-inch DCH MF driver, with its unique hybrid dome/cone construction, handles the important mid-range information with extreme precision, while ADAM Audio’s S-ART folded-ribbon tweeter, handmade in Berlin to the tightest possible tolerances, produces breathtaking highs and ensures the soundfield is presented in all of its most delicate, filigree detail.

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.

A Class D 700 W amplifier drives the S5V’s bass unit, with further Class D designs providing 300 W and 100 W to the DCH mid and S-ART treble drivers respectively.

Combining the legendary precision of ADAM Audio’s proprietary drivers with the power of the company’s amplification, the S5V is a reference monitor for truly discerning audio professionals at work in the most expansive listening environments.

German Handmade Precision S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide

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

12“ Woofer (Hexacone)

Cumulated Amp. Power RMS: 1100 W

Frequency Response: 25 Hz - 50 kHz (-20 dB)

Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥128 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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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-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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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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IN THE DETAILS

Technical Data

View the specifications of the ADAM Audio S5V by clicking each drop-down section.

  • General Data

    • Panel: Rear
    • Max. Power Consumption: 650 W
    • Weight: 114.5 lb (52 kg)
    • Height x Width x Depth: 27.5″ (698 mm) x 15.4″ (390 mm) x 20.5″ (520 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: 25 Hz – 50 kHz (-20 dB)
    • THD > 100 Hz: ≤0.3 %
    • Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥128 dB
    • Crossover Frequencies: 250 Hz, 3 kHz

  • Drivers

    • Woofer
      • Basket Diameter: 12″
      • 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

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

Press Reviews

AUDIO TEST [English]
Pro Sound News [English]
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Interface [Dutch]
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Lite Magazin [German]
Lite Magazin [German]

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