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ADAM S5V Active Studio Monitor Pair  From ADAM

Premium Vertical Mid-Field Monitor, 3-Way 12" Woofer

ADAM Studio Monitors


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Manufacturer's Description from ADAM

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.

ADAM Studio Monitors

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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: 1

Basket Ø: 12“ (312 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: 25 Hz - 50 kHz

THD > 100 Hz: ≤0.3 %

Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥128 dB

Crossover Frequencies: 250 Hz / 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