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The Adam S6X main monitors are designed for large control rooms and film studios. They use a symmetrical concept to increase the realistic reproduction.

ADAM has avoided the typical overloading of the bass range that can often be found in main monitors. A wide horizontal radiation characteristic and moderate vertical beaming are crucial factors to minimize the impact of ceiling and floor reflections and achieve neutral sound reproduction at high volumes.

Extended D'Appolito design
A total of seven individual speakers were arrayed so that gradual transitions could be made possible given the size of the cabinet. In addition, we chose a horizontal symmetry that can be described as an extended D'Appolito configuration. This kind of design combined with suitable transition frequencies and filter slopes results in radiation patterns that lead to very consistent reproduction characteristics in the horizontal center position. At the same time, vertical dispersion is reduced so that reflections from the ceiling, floor or mixing console are greatly reduced. Thus, so called 'early reflections' have less chance to interfere, which leads to significantly better stereo imaging and a more three-dimensional sound.

Impulse Coupling
Further progress in development was achieved by the use of Alucore® panels, an extra firm component material with an aluminum honeycomb core. All drivers of the S6X and S7A Mk2 are mounted on such panels, which considerably improves mechanical coupling between the drivers and the cabinet.

The S6X: accuracy and power
A number of innovative approaches in conjunction with uncompromising effort in all sonically relevant areas make the S6X one of the largest and most sophisticated active monitors currently available. The horizontal symmetry design is conscious of harmonic and generous diaphragm area proportions to achieve not only a flat frequency response, but also a consistent dynamic behavior within the entire frequency range. Complex orchestral structures can be easily analyzed and spatially arranged on the S6X. Extensive control options on the front panel allow for adjusting to different acoustic situations or personal taste.

The built-in amplifiers are coupled to the respective drivers as directly as possible so that remote amplifier units do not compromise the advantages of active technology. One 500 Watt amplifier is assigned to each of the 12" woofers, while 250 Watt units are used the other bands of the frequency range. This main monitor combines very high accuracy exceptional power: SPL peaks far beyond 130 dB are produced without any compression or harshness. The S6X is an excellent choice for large control rooms and film or sound studios.

Control panel
In addition to the input sensitivity that can be adapted in the range of ±10 dB, there are four other level controls that affect the individual amplifier modules. Shelving filters at both ends of the frequency spectrum and three fully parametric equalizers help compensate for standing waves in the control room. The EQs can be inserted separately or grouped so their effect can be directly evaluated.

In large film score mixing rooms, there may be a need to simulate theater sound. Based on the ISO 2969 standard, the Dolby X-Curve is used to achieve this. This filter engages a 3 dB per octave roll-off starting at 2 kHz. Below the front input jack is a selector switch that activates this filter, eliminating the need for external processing during the film mix. In addition to the rear input there is an additional switchable XLR input on the front panel, allowing work with the monitor regardless of set-up.
Number : 2
Basket Ø: 12" (305 mm)
Voice coil Ø: 3" (75 mm)
Cone material: HexaCone
Number : 2
Basket Ø: 7.5" (186 mm)
Voice coil Ø: 2" (50 mm)
Cone material: HexaCone
Number : 2
Type: X-ART
Diaphragm area: 26 inch² (16800 mm²)
Equiv. Diaphragm Ø: 5.5" (146 mm)
Velocity transform ratio: 3.5:1
Diaphragm weight: 0.7 g
Number: 1
Type: X-ART
Diaphragm area: 4 inch² (2420 mm²)
Equiv. Diaphragm Ø: 2" (56 mm)
Velocity transform ratio: 4:1
Diaphragm weight: 0.17 g
Built-in Amplifiers
Subwoofer: 2
Type: PWM
Amp. power RMS / music: 500 W / 700 W
Woofer: 2
Type: PWM
Amp. power RMS / music: 250 W / 350 W
Midrange: 1
Type: PWM
Amp. power RMS / music: 250 W / 350 W
Tweeter : 1
Type: PWM
Amp. power RMS / music: 250 W / 350 W
Control panel
Input Sensitivity: ±10 dB
EQ 80 Hz (Quality / Hz / Level): 3 x 0.2 - 20 / 20 - 200 / ±12 dB
High Shelf EQ > 6 kHz: ±6 dB
Low Shelf EQ < 150 Hz: ±6 dB
Sub Gain: ±4 dB
Mid-Woofer Level: ±2 dB
Mid level: ±2 dB
Tweeter gain: ±4 dB
Input connectors
Analog: XLR
General data
Panel: Front
X-Curve-Filter: yes
Frequency response: 23 Hz - 50 kHz
THD 90dB/1m > 100 Hz: 0.5 %
Max SPL with sine wave acoustic 100Hz to 3kHz at 1m: 123 dB
Max SPL per pair at 1m: 133 dB
Crossover frequencies: 85 / 800 / 3100 Hz
Input impedance: 10 KOhm
Weight: 213.8 lb (97 kg)
Height x Width x Depth: 28.5" (720 mm) x 37" (940 mm) x 19.5" (490 mm)
Warranty: 5 Years
Delivery contents
Power cord, Manual
Price *
Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
Additional information
For more information about the S6X, please visit the website of ADAM
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