ADAM S2V Active Nearfield Studio Monitor (Single)
The ADAM Audio S2V is a classic two-way nearfield monitor designed for use in small-to-medium-sized control rooms.
- Active nearfield studio monitor with a 7 inch driver
- German Handmade Precision S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide
- 7 inch Woofer (Hexacone)
- Amp. Power RMS: 350 W
- Frequency Response: 35 Hz - 50 kHz
- Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥120 dB
- AES3 Digital Inputs And Various Expansion Options
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The 7-inch bass driver, newly created from the ground up for the S Series, covers frequencies ranging from 35 Hz to 3 kHz and delivers a powerful, distortion-free low-end with a wide dynamic range. The carefully refined S-ART tweeter, hand built as ever at the ADAM Audio factory in Berlin, works seamlessly in tandem with the newly developed HPS waveguide, creating absolutely precise imaging within a generously proportioned sweet spot.
The S2V's compact dimensions belie its impressive power. A 300 W Class D amplifier drives the woofer while a 50 W Class A/B unit handles the S-ART tweeter: the combined output produces SPLs of up to 120 dB per pair.
The S Series' custom-designed DSP optimises the loudspeaker crossovers to create linear responses for the entire range, as well as providing user equalisation 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.
With its highly accurate frequency response and balanced, razor-sharp imaging, the S2V allows users to pinpoint even the subtlest audio details, making it an ideal choice for use in demanding studio environments.
Newly Developed S-ART Tweeter, Custom Designed HPS and MPS Waveguides
The S-ART tweeter is the latest iteration of ADAM Audio's renowned accelerated ribbon design, manufactured to much tighter tolerances, and a new custom waveguide has also been produced, milled from solid aluminium, to improve dispersion, projection and imaging, and to widen the sweet spot.
New Bass Drivers with ELE™ and SMA™ Technology
Looking at the changes included in the S Series in more detail, the redesign of the bass driver has included the creation, entirely from scratch, of: a new low-mass but highly rigid honeycomb driver cone, a highly efficient, self-cooling linear magnet assembly, a low-loss speaker surround, linear suspension and damping systems, a vented symmetrical voice coil and a new driver chassis/basket.
These innovations allow the driver to handle more extreme excursions in a linear fashion without experiencing cone breakup, while the ventilation-orientated design minimises power compression. Even the bass reflex tubes and ports have been completely redesigned.
Taken together, all of these changes make for a more accurate LF driver that can produce higher SPLs, with reduced distortion, and permit listeners to work with raw, uncompressed audio at higher levels for longer without suffering fatigue.
Groundbreaking DCH™ Midrange Driver
Looking at the mid-range driver in a similarly more detailed way, the new 100 mm (4-inch) mid-range driver is a dome/cone hybrid design offering the advantages of both dome and cone designs: excellent dispersion characteristics, low distortion, high power handling and a flat response. Many of the innovations designed for the new woofer also informed the design of the mid-range driver, including its new linear magnet assembly, speaker surround, suspension and damping systems, and chassis.
High Performance DSP Module
The newly developed, high-power DSP engine is based on the most recent generation of SHARC chips and provides perfectly tuned crossovers for enhanced frequency response, dynamic range and resolution, custom EQ for in-room optimisation, and digital connectivity, along with the potential for future expansion options.
Fundamental Redevelopment Of Cabinets
The aesthetics of the range reflect ADAM's heritage as a manufacturer of precision tools in a country renowned for the quality of its industrial engineering – but all aspects of the design are the result of practical considerations. The thick, weighty cabinet construction minimises unwanted vibrations and coloration, and its rounded edges reduce unwanted diffractions. Mounting points are also built in to S2 models to allow them to be suspended.
ADAM S2V Specifications
Basket Ø: 7 inch (178 mm)
Voice Coil Ø: 1.5 inch (39 mm)
Cone Material: HexaCone
Diaphragm Area: 4 inch² (2420 mm²)
Equiv. Diaphragm Ø: 2 inch (56 mm)
Velocity Transform Ratio: 4:1
Diaphragm Weight: 0.17 g
Amp. Power RMS: 300 W
Amp. Power RMS: 50 W
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 Impedance: 48 kOhm
Max. Input Level: +24 dBu
Frequency Response: 35 Hz - 50 kHz
THD > 100 Hz: ≤0.4 %
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥120 dB
Crossover Frequencies: 3 kHz
Weight: 11 Kg / 24.2 lb
Dimensions (H x W x D): 346 x 222 x 338 mm / 13.6 x 8.7 x 13.3 inches