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ADAM Audio S5V 12 inch 3-way Powered Studio Monitor


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Quick Overview

Active Vertical 3-way Midfield Monitor with 700W 12″ Woofer, 300W 4″ Midrange, 100W S-ART Folded-ribbon Tweeter, and Custom DSP Engine (each)

Adam Professional Audio S5V Specs
Studio Monitor
Monitor Type Active 3-Way
Enclosure Bass-Reflex, Shielded
Drivers HF 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 12″ / 312 mm HexaCone Woofer with 3″ / 76 mm Voice Coil
Amplification HF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 100 W
MF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 300 W
LF Amplifier: Class-D Rated at 700 W
Frequency Range 26 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 128 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.3%
Maximum Input Level +24 dBu
Signal Processing
EQ 1 x HF Shelf dB
1 x LF Shelf dB
Crossover Frequency Low-Pass: 250 Hz
High-Pass: 3 kHz
Audio I/O 1 x XLR Analog Input (48 Kilohms)
1 x XLR AES/EBU Digital Input
1 x XLR AES/EBU Digital Output
USB & Network I/O 1 x USB Type-B (Remote)
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 650 W (Maximum)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.4 x 27.5 x 20.5″ / 390 x 698 x 520 mm
Weight 114.5 lb / 51.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 128.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 33 x 26 x 23″

Product Description

The S5V from Adam Professional Audio is an active studio reference monitor designed for vertical orientation in medium-sized and large control rooms. Capable of delivering 1100W RMS of cumulative amp power, it features a 12” 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 S5V’s frequency response is an impressive 26 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 S5V’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.

12″ 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
1100W RMS cumulative power via three PWM (Class D) amplifiers
700W woofer amp
300W midrange amp
100W tweeter amp
26 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


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