ADAM Audio S2V Active Nearfield Studio Monitor

Get world-class monitoring with ADAM's flagship S Series. The compact S2V pairs a 7" woofer and S-ART ribbon tweeter with DSP you can customize to your room.

The Adam Audio S2V is a classic two-way nearfield monitor designed for use in small-to-medium-sized control rooms. The 7-inch bass driver, 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, handbuilt as ever at the ADAM Audio factory in Berlin, works seamlessly in tandem with the 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 120dB per pair.

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.

With its highly accurate frequency response and balanced, razor-sharp imaging, the S2V allows users to pinpoint even the most subtle audio details, making it an ideal choice for use in demanding read more studio environments.

German Handmade Precision S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide

- 7" Woofer (Hexacone)
- Cumulated 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

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

HPS waveguide, 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.
- 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 2-way system with 7" woofer
- Very high resolution of the stereo image

Spacious bass reflex ports on the front

- Bass reproduction with very low compression
- Allows positioning close to walls
- Highly efficient PWM ICE Power amplifier for the woofer coupled with an A/B amplifier for S-ART tweeter
- Low-distortion amplification at both low and high volume levels

Linear frequency response of 35 Hz to 50 kHz

- Unbiased reproduction in a wide frequency band

Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m > 120 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
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- Number: 1
- Basket: 7" (178 mm)
- Voice Coil: 1.5" (39 mm)
- Cone Material: HexaCone

- Number: 1
- Type: S-ART
- Diaphragm Area: 4 inch
- Equiv. Diaphragm: 2" (56 mm)
- Velocity Transform Ratio: 4:1
- Diaphragm Weight: 0.17 g
- Waveguide: HPS

Built-In Amplifiers:
- Number: 2
- Woofer: 1
- Type: PWM
- Amp. Power RMS: 300 W
- Tweeter: 1
- Type: A/B
- Amp. Power RMS: 50 W

Control Options:
- 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

Input Connectors:
- Analog: XLR
- Input Impedance: 48 kOhm
- Digital: AES3

General Data:
- Panel: Rear
- Frequency Response: 35 Hz - 50 kHz
- THD > 100 Hz: Greater than or equal to 0.4%
- Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: Greater than or equal to 120 dB
- Crossover Frequencies: 3 kHz
- Max. Power Consumption: 230 W
- Weight: 24.2 lb (11.0 kg)
- Height x Width x Depth: 13.6" (346 mm) x 8.7" (222 mm) x 13.3" (338 mm )
- Warranty: 5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
- Delivery Contents: Power cord, Manual
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 34.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 17 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AMS-S2V

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