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ADAM Audio S5H 2 X 10'' 1800W Active 3-Way Studio Monitor, Horizontal

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The S5H is a powerful main monitor custom-designed for the demanding rigours of reference listening in the world's most expansive studios and control rooms.

The three-way S5H was conceived to be used in a horizontal orientation and features two 10-inch Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass drivers, newly designed by ADAM expressly for the S Series. Like the LF ELE units on all the other members of the range, the S5H's woofers feature ADAM Audio's proprietary Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA) guaranteeing that low-frequency audio remains tightly controlled and free of distortion at all times. The all-important mid-range frequencies are handled by ADAM Audio's new hybrid DCH. This innovative 4-inch MF driver was also newly developed by ADAM Audio exclusively for the S Series and combines the sonic advantages of cone and dome drivers in a single, one-piece unit.

Together with the S-ART treble driver - the latest iteration of ADAM Audio's widely respected folded-ribbon tweeter, now produced to tighter tolerances than ever before - the resulting combination produces a powerful but unfatiguing sound, with a palpable sense of depth: the last word in high-resolution, natural-sounding audio reproduction.

The off-axis responses of the treble and mid drivers remain extremely accurate thanks to the addition of high- and mid-frequency waveguides milled from solid aluminum: ADAM Audio's newly developed Mid-range and High-frequency Propagation Systems (MPS and HPS). The resultant stable, wide-ranging dispersion ensures that teams of more than one person can work in the loudspeakers' sweet spot simultaneously, as is often necessary in larger control rooms.

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.

No fewer than three separate amplifiers power the drivers: a 700 W Class D design for the bass drivers, a 300 W Class D for the mid range and a 100W Class A/B unit for the S-ART tweeter.

With its innovative features, advanced design, generous headroom and enormous dynamic range, the S5H takes its rightful place as ADAM Audios flagship reference monitor: an extraordinary loudspeaker offering audio reproduction to the very highest standards of fidelity.

  • German Handmade Precision S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide

  • 4" Dome / Cone Hybrid (Carbon) with MPS Waveguide

  • 2 x 10" Woofer (Hexacone)

  • Cumulated Amp. Power RMS: 1100 W

  • Frequency Response: 22 Hz - 50 kHz

  • Max. SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥ 131 dB

  • AES3 Digital Inputs and Various Expansion Options


Frequency Response: 22 Hz - 50 kHz
THD > 100 Hz: ≤0.3 %
Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥131 dB
Crossover Frequencies: 250 Hz / 3 kHz
Max. Power Consumption: 900 W
Panel: Rear

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

Analog: XLR
Input Impedance: 48 kOhm
Max. Input Level: +24 dBu
Digital: AES3

Weight: 160 lb (72.6 kg)
Height x Width x Depth: 16.9" (430 mm) x 34.8" (885 mm) x 19.7" (500 mm)
Warranty: 5 years (2 years warranty plus 3 years optional with product registration)
Delivery Contents: Power cord, Manual
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