ADAM Audio S4X-V Studio Monitor

S4X-V

Midfield Monitor

ADAM S4X-V

The S4X-V has been designed for vertical positioning and includes the same X-ART tweeter and 6″ Hexacone midrange driver found in the S4X-H. The resulting similarity in sonic characteristics allows combinations of different S4X versions in larger multi-channel applications. The S4X-V features one 12″ woofer alongside the 6“ HexaCone midrange unit made of the same material. This driver was specially designed to provide optimum results in a bass-reflex enclosure with electronic correction. The dynamic features of the S4X-V are exceptional throughout the entire frequency range: extreme transient-like noise events such as explosions or bursting material are reproduced with total realism.

A 250 Watt PWM amplifier drives the S4X-V’s midrange speaker while a 500 Watt PWM amp powers the woofer. The low heat generation of this technology guarantees highest reliability. Like the S4X-H, the S4X-V is designed for medium-sized studios, but its high power performance makes it absolutely capable of providing larger rooms with adequate levels. Because of their technical specifications which closely follow the recommendations of the IRT (German Institute for Broadcast Technology), their superior sound quality and high reliability, these monitors are particularly suitable for broadcast and TV applications but can also be found in numerous major recording studios.

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 X-ART Tweeter

1x12“ and 1x6" Woofer (HexaCone)

Amp. Power RMS / Music: 800 W / 1150 W

Frequency Response: 28Hz - 50 kHz

Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥128 dB

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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 12" woofer and 6” 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 28 Hz to 50 kHz

Unbiased reproduction in a wide frequency band

Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 128 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

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 Ø12" (310 mm)
Voice Coil Ø3" (75 mm)
Cone MaterialHexaCone

Midrange

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 / Music500 W / 700 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 Response28 Hz - 50 kHz
THD > 80 Hz≤0.6 %
Max. SPL with sine wave acoustic 100 Hz to 3 kHz at 1 m≥118 dB
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m≥128 dB
Crossover Frequencies280 / 2800 Hz
Input Impedance10 kOhm
PanelFront
Weight78.5 lb (35,6 kg)
Magnetically ShieldedNo
Height x Width x Depth27" (690 mm) x 14" (360 mm) x 17.5" (445 mm)
Warranty5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
Delivery ContentsPower cord, manual

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