Adam Audio S4X-V - Single Midfield monitor - three-way system - 12" woofer
There are two versions of the S4X, a horizontal and a vertical, which is the ADAM S4X-V 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.
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.