Adam Audio S3V S-Series 3-way 9" Woofer 4.5" midrange

Adam Audio S3V S-Series 3-way 9" Woofer 4.5" midrange

C$4,999.00

ADAM Audio S3V

The S3V is a three-way studio monitor optimized for vertical use and designed primarily for midfield applications, although it may also be used in more compact listening environments.


Bass frequencies from 32 Hz to 250 Hz are handled by ADAM Audio’s entirely new 9-inch Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) LF driver, which incorporates the company’s equally groundbreaking Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA) and delivers a powerful, extremely accurate low end extending right down into the sub-bass region. Mid-range and HF information is reproduced with equally analytical precision thanks to the combination of ADAM Audio’s newly developed 4-inch DCH mid-range driver and the highly refined S-ART folded-ribbon HF driver. Together with the brand-new HPS waveguide, the latter offers high-frequency reproduction with an extremely broad sweet spot with fine, highly detailed imaging and a natural-sounding sense of depth.


The S Series’ custom-designed DSP optimizes the loudspeaker crossovers to create linear responses for the entire range, as well as providing user equalization and in-room tuning/voicing functions. The DSP also handles the limiter-based high-frequency driver protection, processes the signals from the AES3 digital inputs, and will in time facilitate various expansion options. Software updates can be carried out with ease via the associated USB port, which also allows users to connect computers and control the speakers’ DSP functions via a software front-end.


The S3V’s built-in amplification is generously specified, comprising Class D units for the bass and mid-range drivers (500 W and 300W RMS respectively) and a 50 W Class A/B amplifier for the S-ART tweeter.


Offering flawless reproduction of audio frequencies between 32 Hz and 50 kHz, the S3V is a standout offering for anyone demanding highly accurate imaging and localization from their reference monitors.


ELE BASS DRIVER


Custom-built bass driver created specifically for the S Series, using ADAM Audio's engineering design experience and the latest computer modeling techniques.


DCH Midrange Driver


A self-developed, groundbreaking one-piece hybrid dome/cone design, offering the sonic advantages of both driver types, with minimal partial resonances.



HPS Waveguide


The S-ART tweeter comprises the latest iteration of ADAM’s respected folded accelerated ribbon design, produced to tighter tolerances than ever before.


High Performance DSP Module


Custom DSP engine implements perfect crossovers for optimal frequency response and maximum dynamic range, in addition to EQ options and presets for in-room optimization.





Features & Benefits


Product Feature

Benefit to the customer

S-ART tweeter, handmade in Berlin and manufactured to the tightest tolerances in ADAM Audio’s history

  • 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 S-ART membrane

Direct, fast response in the high-range even with complex transients

Newly designed HPS waveguide, milled from a solid block of aluminum

  • Makes dispersion more consistent and imaging more stable over a wider area

  • Reduction of early reflections on the surfaces of, e.g. mixing consoles, desks, etc.

New midrange driver with one-piece hybrid dome/cone (DCH) design

  • Offering the sonic advantages of both driver types, with minimal partial resonances

  • Partly responsible for the excellent mid-range dispersion characteristics of the S Series, due to improved integration with the treble driver

Custom-built Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass driver

Accurate audio reproduction at an extremely high resolution thanks to the precision-designed relationship between its low weight, optimized inner damping and highly rigid HexaCone membrane, in conjunction with a basket which has been developed to eliminate unwanted resonance and distortion

Custom-designed Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA)

  • Allows the voice coil a maximum excursion three times greater than that offered by previous designs, with an extended, symmetrical magnetic field ensuring linear, low-distortion operation

  • Power compression effects are prevented by an intelligent self-cooling system

Vertical 3-way system with 1 x 9” woofer and 1 x 4" DCH midrange

Very high resolution of the stereo image

Spacious bass reflex ports on the front

  • Bass reproduction with very low compression

  • Allows positioning close to walls

Highly efficient PWM ICE Power amplifier for the woofer and midrange driver coupled with an A/B amplifier for S-ART tweeter

Low-distortion amplification at both low and high volume levels

Linear frequency response of 32 Hz to 50 kHz (-20 dB)

Unbiased reproduction in a wide frequency band

Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 124 dB

Powerful, compression-free sound reproduction even at very high sound levels

Custom DSP engine

  • Perfect crossovers for optimal frequency response and maximum dynamic range

  • EQ options and presets for in-room optimization

  • Limiter-based amp protection, AES3 digital inputs and board connectors for future expansion options, together with a USB connector for software upgrades and computer-based control

Analog XLR input

Optimized for balanced line signals

Acoustically optimized and weightily constructed cabinets

Reduction of susceptibility to vibrations and unwanted edge-diffraction effect










Technical Data


Woofer


Number

1

Basket Ø

9“ (223 mm)

Voice Coil Ø

2" (50 mm)

Cone Material

HexaCone


Mid-range


Number

1

Type

Dome / Cone Hybrid

Basket Ø

4" (100 mm)

Voice Coil Ø

2.4" (60 mm)

Cone Material

Carbon Composite


Tweeter


Number

1

Type

S-ART

Diaphragm Area

4 inch² (2420 mm²)

Equiv. Diaphragm Ø

2" (56 mm)

Velocity Transform Ratio

4:1

Diaphragm Weight

0.17 g

Waveguide

HPS


Built-in Amplifiers


Number

3

Woofer

1

Type

PWM

Amp. Power RMS

500 W

Mid-range

1

Type

PWM

Amp. Power RMS

300 W

Tweeter

1

Type

A/B

Amp. Power RMS

50 W


Control Options


Input Sensitivity

Adjustable

Parametric EQs

6

Room Compensation High-Shelf EQ

1

Room Compensation Low-Shelf EQ

1

Preset Memories

5

Delay

0 ms to 5 ms


Input Connectors


Analog

XLR

Input Impedance

48 kOhm

Max. Input Level

+24 dBu

Digital

AES3


General Data


Panel

Rear

Frequency Response

32 Hz - 50 kHz (-20 dB)

THD > 100 Hz

≤0.4 %

Max. SPL per pair at 1 m

≥124 dB

Crossover Frequencies

0.25 / 3 kHz

Max. Power Consumption

550 W

Weight

55.0 lb (25.0 kg)

Height x Width x Depth

21.1" (536 mm) x 11.5" (293 mm) x 15.0“ (380 mm)

Warranty

5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)

Delivery Contents

Power cord, Manual








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