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Adam Professional Audio S3V Active Three-Way 9" Midfield Studio Monitor (Vertical, Single)

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Adam Professional Audio S3V Active Three-Way 9" Midfield Studio Monitor (Vertical, Single)
Key Features
  • 9" HexaCone Woofer
  • 4" Dome/Cone Hybrid Midrange Driver
  • S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide
  • 500W PWM (Class D) Woofer Amplifier
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.
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Adam Professional Audio S3V Overview

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

Adam Professional Audio S3V 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 9" / 223 mm HexaCone Woofer with 2" / 50 mm Voice Coil
AmplificationHF Amplifier: Class-AB Rated at 50 W
MF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 300 W
LF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 500 W
Performance
Frequency Range32 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)124 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.4%
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 Consumption550 W (Maximum)
General
Dimensions (W x H x D)11.5 x 21.1 x 15" / 293 x 536 x 380 mm
Weight55.0 lb / 24.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight61.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28 x 19 x 16.5"

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