Adam S3V

Adam's next-generation S Series features a class-leading three-way with digital and analog inputs at the £2K price point.

£1,999.00
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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.

Data sheet

Frequency Response
32Hz - 50KHz
Max SPL
124dB per pair
Amplification
500W PWM / 300W PWM / 50W Class AB
Woofer
225mm Hexacone with 50mm voice coil
Midrange Driver
100mm dome/cone with 60mm voice coil
Tweeter
S-Art folded ribbon with HPS waveguide
Crossover
Digital (250Hz / 3KHz)
DSP / EQ
6-Band PEQ and DSP per monitor via on-board display and Windows app
Digital I/O
AES3 input + output / USB-B input for firmware and DSP control
Analog I/O
1x XLR
Width
293mm
Height
596mm
Depth
380mm
Weight
25kg
Warranty
5 years (with registration)