Innovation has been at the core of ADAM's business model, and the innovative new S Series loudspeakers won't disappoint! In this article we'll briefly look at the redesigned drivers. These have all been developed in conjunction with the new cabinet design to work hand-in-hand for a better, bigger sound while maintaining absolute accuracy.
Ribbon tweeter technology has been a mainstay of ADAM's entire range of monitors and this latest release sees a tweaking of the production to extract more detail from those elusive high frequencies. The new 'S-ART' tweeter picks up where the X-Art left off with a more stringent production process to ensure the driver’s legendarily precise transient response and its ability to reproduce the finest of high-end details, free of distortion and with natural-sounding dynamics. Its everything you've come to expect of ADAM's famed top-end, and more.
The new S Series also boasts a completely redesigned woofer - engineered to provide higher sound levels during mixing and recording with the detail and accuracy that ADAM is known for. Dubbed the ELE (Extended Linear Excursion), the new bass driver is low-weight with optimised inner damping and has a highly rigid honeycomb cone. A new mechanical suspension allows the speaker a larger excursion in either direction, improving dynamic range and reducing distortion. More volume, more efficient, clearer sound.
All models in the range above S2V will have their midrange duties handled by the new DCH midrange driver - part cone and part dome driver. The extremely rigid one-piece drive element combines the clean decay characteristic and linear frequency response of a dome driver with the high excursion advantages of a cone driver, audibly improving transparency in the critical mid-range and producing excellent, distortion-free reproduction at high output levels.
Laminated carbon materials render it very stable preventing unwanted ringing and resonances- the kind that obscure sonic detail and produce listening fatigue. Reproduction remains extremely clean across the driver’s entire operational frequency range.
ADAM have also introduced a ground-breaking new DSP engine which provides crossover optimisation, voicing options and expansion potential. (Part 2)