Adam Audio S5V S-Series 3-way 12" Woofer, 4.5" Midrange

Adam Audio S5V S-Series 3-way 12" Woofer, 4.5" Midrange

C$11,599.00

ADAM Audio S5V

Designed for medium-sized and larger studio control rooms, the S5V main monitor offers all the raw power studio professionals would expect from a reference speaker of its class, but also reproduces full-bandwidth, high-resolution audio with complete accuracy and clarity.


ADAM Audio’s Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass drivers and Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA) technology were developed especially for the S Series, and the 12-inch bass driver on the S5V benefits from both concepts, offering a quality of reproduction without equal in terms of accuracy, dynamic range and freedom from coloration. The 4-inch DCH MF driver, with its unique hybrid dome/cone construction, handles the important mid-range information with extreme precision, while ADAM Audio’s S-ART folded-ribbon tweeter, handmade in Berlin to the tightest possible tolerances, produces breathtaking highs and ensures the soundfield is presented in all of its most delicate, filigree detail.


The off-axis responses of the treble and mid drivers remain extremely accurate thanks to the addition of high- and mid-frequency waveguides milled from solid aluminum: ADAM Audio’s newly developed Mid-range and High-frequency Propagation Systems (MPS and HPS). The resultant stable, wide-ranging dispersion ensures that teams of more than one person can work in the loudspeakers’ sweet spot simultaneously, as is often necessary in larger control rooms.


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.


A Class D 700 W amplifier drives the S5V’s bass unit, with further Class D designs providing 300 W and 100 W to the DCH mid and S-ART treble drivers respectively.


Combining the legendary precision of ADAM Audio’s proprietary drivers with the power of the company’s amplification, the S5V is a reference monitor for truly discerning audio professionals at work in the most expansive listening environments.


German Handmade Precision S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide


4" Dome / Cone Hybrid (Carbon Composite) with MPS Waveguide


12“ Woofer (Hexacone)


Cumulated Amp. Power RMS: 1100 W


Frequency Response: 25 Hz - 50 kHz (-20 dB)


Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥128 dB


AES3 Digital Inputs And Various Expansion Options


STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY


ADAM Audio monitors have earned a worldwide reputation as the preeminent tool for sound engineers based on technological innovations that we’ve established in the field of loudspeaker technology.




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 and MPS waveguides, 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 drivers

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 12” woofer and 1 x 4” DCH 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 ICE Power amplifiers

Low-distortion amplification at both low and high volume levels

Linear frequency response of 25 Hz to 50 kHz (-20 dB)

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

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

12“ (312 mm)

Voice Coil Ø

3" (76 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

Waveguide

MPS

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

700 W

Mid-range

1

Type

PWM

Amp. Power RMS

300 W

Tweeter

1

Type

PWM

Amp. Power RMS

100 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

25 Hz - 50 kHz (-20 dB)

THD > 100 Hz

≤0.3 %

Max. SPL per pair at 1 m

≥128 dB

Crossover Frequencies

0.25 / 3 kHz

Max. Power Consumption

650 W

Weight

114.5 lb (52 kg)

Height x Width x Depth

27.5" (698 mm) x 15.4" (390 mm) x 20.5“ (520 mm)

Warranty

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

Delivery Contents

Power cord, Manual












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