The S3V from Adam Professional Audio is an active studio reference monitor designed for vertical orientation in medium-sized or smaller control rooms. Capable of delivering 850W RMS of cumulative amp power, it features a 9” 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 S3V’s frequency response is an impressive 32 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 S3V’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.
- 9" 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
- 850W RMS cumulative power via three amplifiers
- 500W PWM (Class D) woofer amp
- 300W PWM (Class D) midrange amp
- 50W Class A/B tweeter amp
- 32 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