ADAM Audio S3X-V Studio Monitor

S3X-V

Midfield Monitor
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ADAM S3X-V

The S3X-V combines the X-ART tweeter with a 4.5″ HexaCone midrange speaker and 9″ HexaCone woofer in a studio monitor that impresses with its well-balanced and supremely detailed sound. Whether it is a complex sounding large orchestra or the subtle sound of a jazz trio, the S3X-V meticulously reveals even the finest nuances in the source material. The combination of our in-house developed A/B amplifier with the X-ART tweeter allows for maximum precision in the higher frequencies. The tonal depth and the sweet spot are easy to perceive. Stereo image and sound detail are revealed with full effect, particularly at longer listening distances.

The 250 Watt PWM amplifiers of the woofer and midrange drivers working in conjunction with the 50 Watt tweeter amplifier enable the S3X-V to achieve an impressive maximum SPL of over 124dB per pair at 1 meter.

Optional: External Amplifier Unit EA-SX

For the models S2X, S3X, S4X and S5X we offer the option of an external amp unit in order to make flush mounting of these monitors easier.

German Handmade Precision X-ART Tweeter

9“ and 4.5" Woofer (HexaCone)

Amp. Power RMS / Music: 600 W / 800 W

Frequency Response: 32Hz - 50 kHz

Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥124 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

“Wonderfully detailed, with an exceptionally transparent midrange.”
Paul White
Sound on Sound

ADAM S3X-V in use

Press Reviews

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Recording.de [German]
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KR Home Studio [French]
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96 kHz [German]
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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 3-way system with 9" woofers and 4.5” midrange

Very high resolution of the stereo image and extremely wide stereo base

Spacious bass reflex ports on the front

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

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

Low-distortion amplification at both low and high volume levels

Linear frequency response of 32 Hz to 50 kHz

Unbiased reproduction in a wide frequency band

Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 124 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 Ø9" (228 mm)
Voice Coil Ø2" (50 mm)
Cone MaterialHexaCone

Midrange

Number1
Basket Ø4.5" (116 mm)
Voice Coil Ø1" (25 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 / Music250 W / 350 W
Midrange1
TypePWM
Amp. Power RMS / Music250 W / 350 W
Tweeter1
TypeA/B
Amp. Power RMS / Music50 W / 100 W

Control Panel

Input Sensitivity (coarse)-20 to +8 dB (4 dB steps)
Input Sensitivity (fine)-1.5 to +2 dB (0.5 dB steps)
EQ 80 Hz0 to +6 dB (1 dB steps)
High Shelf EQ > 6 kHz±4 dB (1 dB steps)
Low Shelf EQ < 150 Hz±4 dB (1 dB steps)
Tweeter Gain±2 dB (0.5 dB steps)

Input Connectors

AnalogXLR
Digital (optional)AES/EBU / SPDIF / word clock

General Data

Frequency Response32 Hz - 50 kHz
THD > 80 Hz≤0.6 %
Max. SPL with sine wave acoustic 100 Hz to 3 kHz at 1 m≥114 dB
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m≥124 dB
Crossover Frequencies350 / 2800 Hz
Input Impedance10 kOhm
PanelFront
Weight34 lb (15,4 kg)
Magnetically ShieldedNo
Height x Width x Depth19" (485 mm) x 11" (281 mm) x 11.5" (295 mm)
Warranty5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
Delivery ContentsPower cord, manual

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