ADAM Audio's premiere line of monitors has been updated to the new 'S' Series. Almost every facet of the stunning SX series has been improved and re-focused to provide even more performance and reliability. Check them out here.
ADAM’s SX-Series monitors were designed and built for no-compromise professional use. Since forming in 1999, ADAM have spent many years in intensive research and development in electro-acoustics. This, combined with selected, high-quality electronic components and materials resulted in this line of top class studio monitors. Excellent transient response, clear sound quality and broad versatility made the SX-Series monitors coveted tools in recording studios around the world.
High-performance PWM amplifiers drove SX-Series woofers. Higher efficiency (over 90%) means these amps had less power loss and were therefore more loadable and durable than classic A/B amplifiers. They were also more broadband with additional sonic benefits in the treble range. ADAM developed a special low-noise 50 Watt amplifier with a flat frequency response up to 300 kHz to drive the X-ART tweeter. In conjunction with the high-efficiency tweeters, this afforded the SX-Series models accurate and effortless high-frequency reproduction.
Woofers in the SX monitors were made from HexaCone, an aramid-plastic core with honeycomb structure coated on both sides with Kevlar. This ensured maximum strength with minimum weight, resulting in a superior dynamic response. Self-resonances of the diaphragm were eliminated from the audible range. Combining HexaCone woofers with an X-ART tweeter and PWM amplifiers provided an outstanding dynamic performance and high sound pressure levels.
Every model of the SX-Series featured a hand-made tweeter with ADAM’s proprietary X-ART technology. In addition, the main monitors (S5X-H, S5X-V, S6X and S7A Mk2) were equipped with X-ART midrange drivers - precise transient response and the driver's ability to reproduce the finest sonic details make ADAM monitors uncompromising and effective tools.
SX cabinets are built with generously rounded edges and a durable plastic coating. The former minimizes distracting reflections while the latter provides extra protection for everyday use in the studio.
A variety of control options are available in the SX-Series models for extensive adjustment to room acoustics. The S1X features low and high shelving EQs as well as the tweeter gain and volume control. Models S2X through S5X also feature a front-mounted control panel. A standby switch, two LEDs to indicate clipping and the status of the optional D/A-converter are located here. The S6X and S7A Mk2 models have an even more extensive set of available controls.