ADAM Audio S5X-V Studio Monitor

S5X-V

Main Monitor

ADAM S5X-V

ADAM’s main monitors were especially developed for larger studios and control rooms, where exceptional high sound pressure levels are required in addition to sonic excellence. The S5X-H and S5X-V combine ADAM innovations in the field of transducer and amplifier technology with higher volume and more prominent dynamics. Maximum precision is still the goal of all our efforts at ADAM, not the commonly expected and produced but often disproportional bass performance.

High-end main monitors

In addition, special emphasis was put on the control options in order to always accurately adapt the monitors to different acoustic situations. The two model 5s of the SX-Series also feature the SX-control panel that stands out for both the variety and accuracy of its control options offered. Therewith a maximum of control and the precise reproducibility of settings is ensured.

eXceptional: The X-ART midrange driver

An exclusive feature to be found in all main monitors is the use of the proprietary X-ART midrange speaker. These transducers transfer the clarity of the X-ART technology from the treble range into the crucial musical midrange. The horizontal and vertical versions accommodate different installation requirements. Due to their similar sound characteristics they can be easily combined in larger multi-channel applications.

S5X-V

The S5X-V is a 4-way main monitor with advanced dynamic capability that offers musical spatial representation at the highest level. It combines the X-ART midrange driver and tweeter with a 7.5″ bass/midrange driver and one 12″ woofer with HexaCone membranes. The 12″ woofer practically acts as a built-in subwoofer working in the range from 25 Hz to 85 Hz. Equipped with a 3″ voice coil and a large cone travel, it confi- dently masters its frequency range thanks to its generously sized driver.

The 7.5″ bass/midrange driver operates in the range of 85 – 800 Hz in a separately enclosed chamber to achieve a maximum of clarity and transient fidelity. 250 Watt PWM amplifiers drive each the top three speakers, and a 500 Watt amplifier is available for the subwoofer.

The S5X-V is designed for medium and large control rooms where the focus of interest lies in precision of the acoustic reproduction.

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 & X-ART Midrange

1 x 12“ and 1 x 7.5" Woofer (HexaCone)

Amp. Power RMS / Music: 1250 W / 1750 W

Frequency Response: 25Hz - 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 4-way system with 12" woofer and 7.5” 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 amplifiers

Low-distortion amplification at both low and high volume levels

Linear frequency response of 25 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" (305 mm)
Voice Coil Ø3" (75 mm)
Cone MaterialHexaCone

Midrange (cone)

Number1
Basket Ø7.5" (186 mm)
Voice Coil Ø2" (50 mm)
Cone MaterialHexaCone

Midrange

Number1
TypeX-ART
Diaphragm Area26 inch² (16800 mm²)
Equiv. Diaphragm Ø5.5" (146 mm)
Velocity Transform Ratio3.5:1
Diaphragm Weight0.7 g

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
Midrange (cone)1
TypePWM
Amp. Power RMS / Music250 W / 350 W
Midrange1
TypePWM
Amp. Power RMS / Music250 W / 350 W
Tweeter1
TypePWM
Amp. Power RMS / Music250 W / 350 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 Response25 Hz - 50 kHz
THD 90 dB / 1 m > 100 Hz≤0.5 %
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 Frequencies160 / 800 / 4000 Hz
Input Impedance10 kOhm
PanelFront
Weight98.3 lb (44,6 kg)
Magnetically ShieldedNo
Height x Width x Depth32.5" (830 mm) x 16" (410 mm) x 19" (480 mm)
Warranty5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
Delivery ContentsPower cord, manual

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