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Adam Professional Audio S5V Active Three-Way 12" Main/Midfield Studio Monitor (Vertical, Single)

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Adam Professional Audio S5V Active Three-Way 12" Main/Midfield Studio Monitor (Vertical, Single)
Key Features
  • 12" HexaCone Woofer
  • 4" Dome/Cone Hybrid Midrange Driver
  • S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide
  • 700W PWM (Class D) Woofer Amplifier
The S5V from Adam Professional Audio is an active studio reference monitor designed for vertical orientation in medium-sized and large control rooms. Capable of delivering 1100W RMS of cumulative amp power, it features a 12” HexaCone woofer, 4” dome/cone hybrid midrange driver, and handmade folded-ribbon tweeter. The waveguides, Adam-designed mid- and high-range propagation systems (MPS and HPS), ensure a wide, stable sweet spot.
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Adam Professional Audio S5V Overview

The S5V from Adam Professional Audio is an active studio reference monitor designed for vertical orientation in medium-sized and large control rooms. Capable of delivering 1100W RMS of cumulative amp power, it features a 12” HexaCone woofer, 4” dome/cone hybrid midrange driver, and handmade folded-ribbon tweeter. The waveguides, Adam-designed mid- and high-range propagation systems (MPS and HPS), ensure a wide, stable sweet spot.

Developed for transparency, the S5V’s frequency response is an impressive 26 Hz – 50 kHz. A multitude of DSP options, from equalization to delay, are provided for tailoring the monitor to the room and to personal preferences. The back panel features an OLED display and a push-button/rotary encoder to allow modification of parameters. Connect a computer to the USB Type-A jack for convenient remote access to all the S5V’s settings.

Two inputs, balanced analog and AES3 digital, are available via XLR jacks. An XLR AES3 output is provided to route digital signal to the second monitor, necessary for correct digital signal flow. Vary input sensitivity and output level as needed. Load and save voicing presets for quick configuration of monitor options. If further tonal adjustments are desired, there is a 6-band parametric EQ with high-pass and low-pass filters. Use up to 5 ms of delay for timing adjustments.

Adam S Series monitors, custom-developed with no off-the-shelf components, are handmade in Berlin according to strict manufacturing tolerances.

  • 12" ELE (Extended Linear Excursion) HexaCone woofer
  • Redesigned bass reflex tubes minimize resonance and signal loss
  • 4" carbon composite DCH (Dome/Cone Hybrid) midrange driver
  • Aluminum MPS (Midrange Propagation System) waveguide
  • S-ART folded ribbon tweeter with aluminum HPS (High-frequency Propagation System) waveguide
  • 1100W RMS cumulative power via three PWM (Class D) amplifiers
  • 700W woofer amp
  • 300W midrange amp
  • 100W tweeter amp
  • 26 Hz - 50 kHz frequency response
  • Low harmonic distortion
  • Adjustable input sensitivity and output level
  • 6-band parametric equalizer with HPF and LPF filters
  • Variable delay for timing adjustment
  • XLR analog and AES3 digital inputs
  • USB Type-A for remote access via computer

Adam Professional Audio S5V Specs

Studio Monitor
Monitor TypeActive 3-Way
EnclosureBass-Reflex, Shielded
DriversHF Driver: 1 x 2" / 50.8 mm Ribbon Tweeter
MF Driver: 1 x 4" / 100 mm Composite Dome/Cone Hybrid with 2.4" / 60 mm Voice Coil
LF Driver: 1 x 12" / 312 mm HexaCone Woofer with 3" / 76 mm Voice Coil
AmplificationHF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 100 W
MF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 300 W
LF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 700 W
Performance
Frequency Range26 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)128 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.3%
Maximum Input Level+24 dBu
Signal Processing
EQ1 x HF Shelf  dB
1 x LF Shelf  dB
Crossover
Crossover FrequencyLow-Pass: 250 Hz
High-Pass: 3 kHz
Connectivity
Audio I/O1 x XLR Analog Input (48 Kilohms)
1 x XLR AES/EBU Digital Input
1 x XLR AES/EBU Digital Output
USB & Network I/O1 x USB Type-B (Remote)
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption650 W (Maximum)
General
Dimensions (W x H x D)15.4 x 27.5 x 20.5" / 390 x 698 x 520 mm
Weight114.5 lb / 51.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight128.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33 x 26 x 23"

Adam Professional Audio S5V Reviews

Best Active Studio Monitors On Earth

By Vince
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-16

These are actually the best active studio monitors objectively speaking. The best on the face of the planet revolving around the sun

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