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ADAM Audio S3V 3-Way Active Vertical Monitor - Single

Premium 3-way vertical mid-field monitor with 9" woofer
MFR# 13103600

Product Description

The Adam Audio S3V Vertical Monitor is an award-winning three-way midfield monitor based on the beloved S3X. Featuring a newly designed 7-inch bass driver, a 4-inch hybrid dome/cone hybrid driver, and a precision S-ART tweeter, the S3V delivers a balanced frequency response in a compact package.

ELE Bass Driver

Newly-designed for S Series monitors, Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass drivers offer unparalleled accuracy all the way down to 30 Hz. A custom-tuned basket eliminates unwanted resonance and distortion, allowing the ELE bass driver to deliver unprecedented clarity and transparency. A 500 W Class D amplifier powers the bass unit for deep, rich, powerful low end.

DCH Hybrid Driver

The S3V is equipped with a 4-inch dome/cone hybrid driver, combining the linear frequency response of a dome driver with the detailed transients of a cone driver. By utilizing an extremely rigid one-piece drive element, the DCH midrange driver offers distortion-free reproduction, even at high output levels.

New S-ART Treble Driver

The S3V is capable of delivering a linear frequency response up to 50 kHz thanks to Adam Audio’s S-ART tweeter. Designed to offer improved clarity and definition over the original X-ART design, S-ART tweeters offer an improved transient response and an advanced dynamic range. Each tweeter is hand-built in Berlin to ensure maximum efficiency.

Advanced Digital Processing

S Series monitors are equipped with a high-performance DSP-powered crossover to for optimum frequency response and an extended dynamic range. This powerful DSP engine also offers an array of options for in-room optimization, like an eight-band parametric EQ, custom voicing presets, and limiter-based protection.

Accessing DSP functions is fast and easy with the built-in USB port. Simply connect your S Series monitors to your computer and tweak settings using the free software interface. In addition to standard XLR inputs, S Series monitors offer digital AES3 inputs for added versatility and expansion options in the future.


  • German Handmade Precision S-ART Tweeter with HPS Waveguide
  • 4" Dome / Cone Hybrid (Carbon Composite) with MPS Waveguide
  • 9“ Woofer (Hexacone)
  • Amp power RMS: 850 W
  • Frequency Response: 32 Hz - 50 kHz
  • Max SPL Per Pair at 1 m: ≥124 dB
  • AES3 digital inputs and various expansion options

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents S3V monitor, power cord, and manual
Width 11.5 in
Depth 15 in
Height 21.1 in
Unit Weight 55 lb
Active or Passive Active
Digital I/O Yes
Monitor Application Mid-Field
Speaker Configuration Three-Way
Driver Sizes LF: 9" HexaCone / MF: 4" carbon composite / HF: 2" S-ART
Number of Speakers Single
Input Connectors AES/EBU XLR, Analog XLR
Amp Wattage LF: 500 W Class D / MF: 300 W Class D / HF: 50 W Class A/B
Impedance 48 kOhm
Frequency Range 32 Hz - 50 kHz
Max. SPL 124 dB

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beautiful, full, and accurate! love em

By Patrick B on March 8, 2019

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