ADAM Audio S1X Active Studio Monitor

S1X

Nearfield Monitor

ADAM S1X

The S1X nearfield monitor delivers the highest quality in the most compact format. It incorporates all of the sonically relevant features that SX monitors are known for: the X-ART tweeter, Hexacone woofer and Class A/B amplifier, specifically developed for the tweeter‘s high bandwidth. All of these result in an unsurpassed combination of high performance and fine resolution.

The S1X provides an accurate reproduction of the acoustic stage for those who strive for a natural sound image. It also plays music with such stunning realism; it can make you forget the loudspeaker. The 200 Watt PWM amplifier for the midrange speakers in conjunction with the 50 Watt A/B tweeter amplifier enable the S1X to produce high volume levels in contrast to the size of the monitor. The S1X becomes the ideal choice when highest quality is needed in small project studios, outside broadcast vans or 5.1 surround installations.

German Handmade Precision X-ART Tweeter

6“ Woofer (Hexacone )

Amp. Power RMS / music: 250 W / 380 W

Frequency Response : 40Hz - 50 kHz

Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥113 dB

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.

Approved BY OUR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

"The S1X is a really competent small monitor that stands out in the crowd of near-field speakers by virtue of its unique high-frequency driver. It´s detailed, powerful and compact and doesn't mess up your sound in any appreciable way."
Audio Media International
„ADAM is pushing the standard for transparency in a monitor system to new levels."
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Features & Benefits

Product Feature
Benefit to the customer
X-ART tweeter, handmade in Berlin

– Allows longer operation with fewer signs of fatigue – Their breakup is prevented by the folded diaphragms, distortions are effectively reduced to a minimum – Advanced dynamic range due to acoustically effective diaphragm surface that is 2.5 times bigger (compared to a classic tweeter according to the piston principle)

The air velocity ratio of 4:1 during the sound generation by folded X-ART membrane

Direct, fast response in the high-range even with complex transients

Ultra-light but extremely dimensionally stable woofer material (HexaCone)

Excellent transient response even at high sound levels without breakup of the diaphragm

Vertical 2-way system with 6” woofer

High resolution of the stereo image

Spacious bass reflex ports on the front

– Bass reproduction with very low compression – Allows positioning close to walls

Highly efficient PWM amplifier for the woofer coupled with an A/B amplifier for X-ART tweeter

Low-distortion amplification at both low and high volume levels

Linear frequency response of 40 Hz to 50 kHz

Unbiased reproduction in a wide frequency band

Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 113 dB

Powerful, compression-free sound reproduction even at very high sound levels

Room acoustic adjustments via the SX Panel

Allows optimal adaptation to acoustically difficult listening environments or individual preferences

Analog XLR input

Optimized for balanced line signals

Acoustically optimized cabinet geometry

Reduction of unwanted reflections on the cabinets

Directional sound radiation in vertical plane

Reduction of early reflections on the surfaces of, e.g. mixing consoles, desks, etc.

2 years warranty with optional extension to 3 years with the registration of the product

Full repair service if required for 5 years

Technical Data

Woofer

Number1
Basket Ø6" (156 mm)
Voice Coil Ø1.5" (37 mm)
Cone MaterialHexaCone

Tweeter

Number1
TypeX-ART
Diaphragm Area4 inch² (2420 mm²)
Equiv. Diaphragm Ø2" (56 mm)
Velocity Transform Ratio4:1
Diaphragm Weight0.17 g

Built-in Amplifiers

Woofer1
TypePWM
Amp. Power RMS / Music200 W / 280 W
Tweeter1
TypeA/B
Amp. Power RMS / Music50 W / 100 W

Control Panel

Input Sensitivity±10 dB
High Shelf EQ > 6 kHz±6 dB
Low Shelf EQ < 150 Hz±6 dB
Tweeter Gain±4 dB

Input Connectors

AnalogXLR

General Data

Frequency Response40 Hz - 50 kHz
THD > 80 Hz≤1.5 %
Max. SPL with sine wave acoustic 100 Hz to 3 kHz at 1 m≥103 dB
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m≥113 dB
Crossover Frequencies2200 Hz
Input Impedance10 kOhm
PanelRear
Weight13.2 lb (6 kg)
Magnetically ShieldedNo
Height x Width x Depth11.5" (295 mm) x 7" (175 mm) x 10" (260 mm)
Warranty5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
Delivery contentsPower cord, manual

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