There are two versions of the S4X, a horizontal and a vertical version. Both of them are equipped with ADAM's unique transducers, newly designed amplifiers, and a highly sophisticated control panel. The S4X monitors have been designed for medium size control rooms. Given their excessive power, the S4X are also capable of working in larger environments. Because both S4X models have identical tweeters and midrange drivers handling frequencies above 350 Hz, any combination of either model will integrate perfectly in a 5.1 or 7.1 installation.
The X-ART tweeter sets a new benchmark in tweeter technology. For this, ADAM Audio has specifically designed a new A/B power amplifier that has an ultra low distortion and an immense internal bandwidth of more than 1MHz. In combination with the X-ART tweeter, this guarantees an ultra fine resolution and perfect transparency.
New HexaCone™-midranges and woofers handle both the mid and low frequencies. With their larger voice coils and stronger magnets they have longer linear excursion for higher SPLs without sacrificing detail and musicality.
The S4X-V has been earmarked for a vertical installation. This reference monitor features the same X-ART and 5“ HexaCone™- midrange as the S4X-H allowing for almost identical tonal characteristics of both speakers. This allows combinations of the different versions in bigger multi-channel applications without tonal imbalance.
Furthermore, the S4X-V features a newly developed 12“ HexaCone™-woofer. From the outset, this driver has been designed for optimal results in a bass-reflex enclosure with electronic correction. An exceptionally long 3” voice coil coupled with a very strong and highly effective magnet system provides for powerful, yet never overemphasized bass reproduction.
ADAM Audio S4X-V Features :
- 12" HexaCone Woofer provides tight, punchy bass down to 28Hz
- 6" HexaCone Midrange Driver for detailed & accurate midrange
- X-ART Tweeter provides crisp, clear treble up to 50kHz
- Bass-Reflex Cabinet with dual bass ports on the front
- Internal Class-A/B PWM Amplification
- Input Gain sensitivity and Eq controls, as well variable low & high shelving EQ filters
- XLR Balanced Input
Optional digital input :
All SX-models (except the S1X) can be optionally retrofitted with a 24 bit/192 kHz D/A Converter featuring an AES/EBU (XLR) and a SPDIF (RCA) inputs as well as a R/L/Mono switch.
The front panel :
Six controls can be found on the new front panel. Input sensitivity is handled by two controls. One control allows for coarse settings (-20dB to +8dB), while the second is used for fine tuning in 0.5dB steps, ranging from -1.5dB to 2dB.
There are two controls for the lower frequencies. One is an equalizer at 80 Hz that boosts bass response sometimes desirable in popular music. The second is a shelf filter that allows the engineer to alter the frequencies below 150 Hz.
High frequencies can also be adjusted by two different controls. The first alters the high frequency volume (-2dB to +2dB), while the second is a shelf filter for frequencies above 6 kHz. Both the high and low shelf filters can raise or lower ±4 dB progressively within their frequency band.
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.
The new HexaCone™-woofers are designed with larger and longer voice coils that deliver more linear excursion for higher SPL max. values. A stronger magnetic structure is added as well for an optimum in efficiency and accuracy.
X-ART & newly developed broadband amplifier:
All models of the SX-Series are equipped with the new X-ART tweeter. It’s fundamental principle is the very same as ART, one of ADAM’s core technologies that has already been written in the annals of audio technology. The X-ART tweeter has a 4dB higher efficiency, a 3dB higher maximum sound pressure level, and an increase in frequency response up to 50 kHz.
The newly designed broadband A/B amplifier has been developed by ADAM to perfectly match the needs and capabilities of the X-ART tweeter. The entire range of sound can be heard as never before.