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ADAM S3H Active Studio Monitor Pair  From ADAM

Premium Horizontal Mid-Field Monitor, 3-Way Dual 10" Woofers

ADAM Studio Monitors


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Manufacturer's Description from ADAM

The S5H is a powerful main monitor custom-designed for the demanding rigours of reference listening in the world’s most expansive studios and control rooms.


The three-way S5H was conceived, as its name suggests, to be used in a horizontal orientation and features two 10-inch Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass drivers, newly designed by ADAM expressly for the S Series. Like the LF ELE units on all the other members of the range, the S5H’s woofers feature ADAM Audio’s proprietary Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA) guaranteeing that low-frequency audio remains tightly controlled and free of distortion at all times. The all-important mid-range frequencies are handled by ADAM Audio’s new hybrid DCH. This innovative 4-inch MF driver was also newly developed by ADAM Audio exclusively for the S Series and combines the sonic advantages of cone and dome drivers in a single, one-piece unit.


Together with the S-ART treble driver — the latest iteration of ADAM Audio’s widely respected folded-ribbon tweeter, now produced to tighter tolerances than ever before — the resulting combination produces a powerful but unfatiguing sound, with a palpable sense of depth: the last word in high-resolution, natural-sounding audio reproduction.


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.


No fewer than three separate amplifiers power the drivers: a 700 W Class D design for the bass drivers, a 300 W Class D for the mid range and a 100 W Class D unit for the S-ART tweeter.


With its innovative features, advanced design, generous headroom and enormous dynamic range, the S5H takes its rightful place as ADAM Audio’s flagship reference monitor: an extraordinary loudspeaker offering audio reproduction to the very highest standards of fidelity.

ADAM Studio Monitors

About Manufacturer

ADAM studio monitors are state-of-the-art, no compromise speakers intended for audio engineers who are interested in the truest possible reproduction of their recordings. ADAM monitors have been constructed with one design objective only: to achieve the most realistic sound quality for each speaker in the line. Groundbreaking innovation in electro-acoustic transducers, painstaking design and superior materials are the cornerstones of ADAM Technology. The authentic reproduction of recordings of acoustical events (a frequently discussed and subjective issue) is our yardstick in the unconditional search for the finest product possible. To achieve this goal we combine years of our own musical and acoustic experience and with feedback from the critical 'golden ears' of our professional customers, and double-check the results with the most advanced measurement techniques in order to ensure the finest sound reproduction available at any price. ADAM Audio produces a complete range of both passive and active monitoring systems to suit any given studio environment, from the smallest home/project studios to the most demanding professional environments and applications.



Number: 2

Basket Ø: 10“ (265 mm)

Voice Coil Ø: 3" (76 mm)

Cone Material: HexaCone


Number: 1

Type: Dome / Cone Hybrid

Basket Ø: 4" (100 mm)

Voice Coil Ø: 2.4" (60 mm)

Cone Material: Carbon Composite

Waveguide: MPS


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


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


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


Analog: XLR

Input Impedance: 48 kOhm

Max. Input Level: +24 dBu

Digital: AES3


Panel: Rear

Frequency Response: 22 Hz - 50 kHz

THD > 100 Hz: ≤0.3 %

Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥131 dB

Crossover Frequencies: 250 Hz / 3 kHz

Max. Power Consumption: 900 W

Weight: 160 lb (72,6 kg)

Height x Width x Depth: 16,9" (430 mm) x 34,8" (885 mm) x 19,7“ (500 mm)

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

Delivery Contents: Power cord, Manual