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12" 3-Way Active Studio Monitor

  • Adam Audio S5V Studio Monitor Front Angle
  • Adam Audio S5V Studio Monitor Back
  • Adam Audio S5V Studio Monitor Back Angle
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Adam Audio S5V (Single) is a 12" 3-Way Active Studio Monitor that features 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.

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Adam S5V (Single) Product Description

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 100W 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.

Highlights

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 26 Hz to 50 kHz
  • 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
2 years warranty with optional extension to 3 years with the registration of the product
  • Full repair service if required for 5 years

Technical Specifications

Woofer
  • Number 1
  • Basket Ø 12“ (312 mm)
  • Voice Coil Ø 3" (76 mm)
  • Cone Material HexaCone
Midrange
  • 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
  • Midrange 1
  • Type PWM
  • Amp. Power RMS 300 W
  • Tweeter 1
  • Type PWM
  • Amp. Power RMS 100 W
Control Options
  • Input Sensivity 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 26 Hz - 50 kHz
  • THD > 100 Hz ≤0.3 %
  • Max. SPL per pair at 1 m ≥128 dB
  • Crossover Frequencies 250 Hz / 3 kHz
  • 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

Adam S5V (Single) Additional Information

SKU S5V
Brand Native Instruments
Condition New
Sold As Single
Speaker Type Active
Speaker Configuration 3-Way
LF Driver Size 12"
LF Driver Material Hexacone
MF Driver Size 4"
HF Driver Size 4"
HF Amplifier 100W
HF Driver Material Ribbon
Min Frequency Response (Hz) 26 Hz
Max Frequency Response (kHz) 50 kHz
Max SPL 128 dB
Crossover Frequency 2.5 kHz
Port Configuration Front Ported
Monitor Features DSP, Rear Panel Volume Control
Level Control Bass, Mid, Treble
Input Connectivity XLR
Output Connectivity XLR

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