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Active Monitor from ADAM Audio belonging to the S series.

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  • RdjpRRdjpR

    ADAM Audio S3APublished on 01/16/09 at 19:37
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    - What technical specifications have motivated your choice?

    Bientt !!!!

    - For what purpose?

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    - What amp / What configuration ...?

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    SONORITS

    - Is frquence curve sufficiently neutral?

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    - The picture is it stro good?

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    - The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum?

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    - Is the dynamic respect ...?

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    NOTICE GLOBAL

    - How long have you use it?

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    - What is the particular feature you like best and least?

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    - Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

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    - How do you report qualitprix?

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    - With the exprience, you do again …
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    - What technical specifications have motivated your choice?

    Bientt !!!!

    - For what purpose?

    Bientt !!!!

    - What amp / What configuration ...?

    Bientt !!!!

    SONORITS

    - Is frquence curve sufficiently neutral?

    Bientt !!!!

    - The picture is it stro good?

    Bientt !!!!

    - The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum?

    Bientt !!!!

    - Is the dynamic respect ...?

    Bientt !!!!

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    - How long have you use it?

    Bientt !!!

    - What is the particular feature you like best and least?

    Bientt !!!

    - Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

    Bientt !!!

    - How do you report qualitprix?

    Bientt !!!

    - With the exprience, you do again this choice ...?

    Bientt !!!
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  • IRome34IRome34

    ADAM Audio S3APublished on 08/09/09 at 23:46
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice? For what purpose? What amp / What configuration? ...dropoff Window

    What motivated my is to have already worked with P11.
    However, it lacked the lower midrange and bass, so I wanted to go to a good series above.
    The use is mixing on electronic music.


    SOUNDS

    Is the frequency curve sufficiently neutral? Is good stereo? The sound is clear and precise across the spectrum? Is the dynamics are respected? ... *dropoff Window

    So that's where it hurts ... The S3A is "stereo image" and neutrality. After taking over the various projects and have mixed with the S3A, my levels were IMPECC. The mastered cuts, light effects and perfectly par…
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice? For what purpose? What amp / What configuration? ...dropoff Window

    What motivated my is to have already worked with P11.
    However, it lacked the lower midrange and bass, so I wanted to go to a good series above.
    The use is mixing on electronic music.


    SOUNDS

    Is the frequency curve sufficiently neutral? Is good stereo? The sound is clear and precise across the spectrum? Is the dynamics are respected? ... *dropoff Window

    So that's where it hurts ... The S3A is "stereo image" and neutrality. After taking over the various projects and have mixed with the S3A, my levels were IMPECC. The mastered cuts, light effects and perfectly parameters (reverb)
    Basically, you can hear everything and that's all <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_lol.gif" alt="" />
    I also have the SUB 10 and AC can indeed bring roundness to listen but good if you have a small room that is not really worth it because of the low frequency is in there.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    How long have you use it? What thing do you like most and least? Have you tried many other models before buying it? How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ... *dropoff Window

    It's been a few months that I use and I will never part as there is no ear fatigue and rendering is excellent.
    I compared with génélecs and focal but it sounds different (too cold and too Hifi same ...)
    I do not know how to explain but the sound ADAM is a habit that is taken very quickly.
    My only regret is not having invested earlier in this range "S" because the other series are nettemment a notch below but remain
    faithful to the quality all the same.
    I repeat that choice 10 times.
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  • JejesondierJejesondier

    Excellent listening

    ADAM Audio S3APublished on 07/03/12 at 03:46
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    I chose the S3A for quality ribbon tweeter adopted by Adam, the ideal bandwidth without adding a subwoofer, integrated amplification for a more than adequate for a home studio.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is neutral, excellent dynamics, the stereo very fair because it ensures good acute, brief the entire spectrum is well respected flawless.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have been using it for 4 years before I was with the headphones and listen to full fault, I tried the GENELEC 1031 is also good for the price, I listened to 1038 and here I am not a fan. Adam has great products for me above Genelec. I am fortunate to have that S3A over her younger sisters in between "the great court…
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    I chose the S3A for quality ribbon tweeter adopted by Adam, the ideal bandwidth without adding a subwoofer, integrated amplification for a more than adequate for a home studio.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is neutral, excellent dynamics, the stereo very fair because it ensures good acute, brief the entire spectrum is well respected flawless.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have been using it for 4 years before I was with the headphones and listen to full fault, I tried the GENELEC 1031 is also good for the price, I listened to 1038 and here I am not a fan. Adam has great products for me above Genelec. I am fortunate to have that S3A over her younger sisters in between "the great court" necessarily more expensive but also more complete especially in the bass where the mix is ​​more accurate. What I like most is listening comfort not even tired all day, we can say that these are real studio monitors because the mix is ​​simply easier. Attention to two things, the sibilants are often exaggerated tapping public and do not forget that the distortion does exist. With S3A it'll always against it in the car can twist. This last point is more than mastering the mix but better think twice before (a small cut at 40Hz it can help sometimes).
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  • TSP-POINT29 StudioTSP-POINT29 Studio

    ADAM Audio S3APublished on 02/20/06 at 06:03
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    System of acute ART c is a small piece (like the systems tape) Acordeon fold electrically charged and is vibrating bottom right of ht brief the fact is that a surface is four times that of suprieur a tweet flag and more lightweight so it was a very acute dynamic, and all the transients are the least well transcribed
    the "boomers" are made of kevlar kind of honeycomb, trs trs rigid and very, very lg once again the dynamic is obtained
    I use them in the studio well recess

    - For what purpose? I mix with only banjos that taient recorded with a couple of C12, the rest I use my dtourn rveille radio.

    What amp / What configuration? ... they are tri 3 x 150W amplifier rglage severe acute me…
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    System of acute ART c is a small piece (like the systems tape) Acordeon fold electrically charged and is vibrating bottom right of ht brief the fact is that a surface is four times that of suprieur a tweet flag and more lightweight so it was a very acute dynamic, and all the transients are the least well transcribed
    the "boomers" are made of kevlar kind of honeycomb, trs trs rigid and very, very lg once again the dynamic is obtained
    I use them in the studio well recess

    - For what purpose? I mix with only banjos that taient recorded with a couple of C12, the rest I use my dtourn rveille radio.

    What amp / What configuration? ... they are tri 3 x 150W amplifier rglage severe acute med on each monitor and button front stanby / 4 to XLR conection dbu

    SOUNDS

    The curve-frequency drives is it neutral enough? Oh well it is not rotten (!!), it's still anything but ...... G.
    it's very very very very neutral! !
    - Stereo image is good? with 2 is just the single, but was enough for banjos! ! ! Is oddly impressive was killed and especially to facilitate the work, the image is dmoniaque (that the phasing of these perfect creatures)
    - The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum? yes yes a very high up, again it is dynamic and phase (Listen to a tape)
    - The dynamic is it respect? ... yes

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it? S3A's for several months they are embedded in the acoustically treated booth and a pair of P22A in proximitbr /> - How do you report qualitprix? yes it's expensive, but it's REALLY good monster, there was more: The S4 and S5 in Adam or other large system very expensive.
    In comparing résumé or T. G. ...., ......, or other similar costs, not to see dear picture !!!!!

    Cost at least once (with a disk that you know well), adviser to even audiophiles! ! !

    - With the exprience, you do again this choice? ... Yes yes yes! ! ! And I think it has become better known, and even a standart in the studio.
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  • Anonymous

    ADAM Audio S3APublished on 03/14/07 at 23:56
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    Purchase S3A monitors for home studio use, mixing electronica / breakbeat
    what motivated me is that they are ahead of all other ...
    I had a pair of very very sharp monitor (given the average number of speakers, I was in love with the S3)

    level in config ... macbookpro live6 for understanding and / rane serato scratch live (housing) for the mix (djing) routed to an interface rme fireface800, routed to a mixing desk Rodec mx 300 to ..... the s33

    I get good sets

    SOUNDS

    Yes it is very good ... super flat

    image very honest

    the sound is very detailed and clear, we see the imperfections ofSuite, sub mixing, phase concerns etc. .. it's very simple my old songs seem very s…
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    Purchase S3A monitors for home studio use, mixing electronica / breakbeat
    what motivated me is that they are ahead of all other ...
    I had a pair of very very sharp monitor (given the average number of speakers, I was in love with the S3)

    level in config ... macbookpro live6 for understanding and / rane serato scratch live (housing) for the mix (djing) routed to an interface rme fireface800, routed to a mixing desk Rodec mx 300 to ..... the s33

    I get good sets

    SOUNDS

    Yes it is very good ... super flat

    image very honest

    the sound is very detailed and clear, we see the imperfections ofSuite, sub mixing, phase concerns etc. .. it's very simple my old songs seem very strange (small bumps on multimedia speakers)

    OVERALL OPINION

    Since December 2006

    very expensive, very heavy, very beautiful, very powerful, it is my first experience with the monitors ... yes ...
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  • r2rr2r

    ADAM Audio S3APublished on 07/04/07 at 16:17
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    S3A I have about two years. I do not know. I had Mackie HR824 KRK V8 and. I wanted to go upmarket. I made numerous plays: Genelec, Dynaudio, krk, far. but good things ... but when I 'met' the S3A, I fell in love: EXCEPTIONAL transparency, high & medium-acute surgical precision, but never aggressive, deep in the low voltage impressive with a HUGE (to their listening, I continue to look for the box ...) and a stereo out of the ordinary even in extreme conditions (mixing my room is 5 square meters! the speakers are 1.5 meters of my ears an angle of 60 degrees, not idéeal ...) But the image has a width and depth uncommon.

    The EQ controls are essential in order to adjust the frequency respons…
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    S3A I have about two years. I do not know. I had Mackie HR824 KRK V8 and. I wanted to go upmarket. I made numerous plays: Genelec, Dynaudio, krk, far. but good things ... but when I 'met' the S3A, I fell in love: EXCEPTIONAL transparency, high & medium-acute surgical precision, but never aggressive, deep in the low voltage impressive with a HUGE (to their listening, I continue to look for the box ...) and a stereo out of the ordinary even in extreme conditions (mixing my room is 5 square meters! the speakers are 1.5 meters of my ears an angle of 60 degrees, not idéeal ...) But the image has a width and depth uncommon.

    The EQ controls are essential in order to adjust the frequency response to your room. German construction (for the ignorant is a compliment ...).

    Come on, a fault (uh, no, I mean a tremendous advantage) the S3A will highlight any errors in mixing and mastering at surout phase, but a monitor is there precisely so that the sound engineer to make quality work. Listening to commercial CDs, it's crazy how many of them on which is defined problems (errors ...) mixing.

    In short, it's just a speaker but not as flattering ... no, not denunciation. If your mix is ​​good, wow, if your mix is ​​rotten, you will hear ...

    Finally, the dynamics and power are exceptional, I have plugged in my cinema with a processor MC8B lexicon and are exceptional in this application also

    SOUNDS

    Ditto

    OVERALL OPINION

    Ditto
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  • RdjpRRdjpR

    ADAM Audio S3APublished on 02/10/09 at 01:02
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    Product quality

    - For what purpose?
    Making sounds and mix

    - What configuration? ...
    They are the output of the Presonus Central Station, next to the Yamaha NS10-M and Avantone MIXCUBE.

    SOUNDS

    - The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    On first listen, this is weird, but must take into account that it is necessary to break in and wait a while they relax.
    For the first listen I have only one reference to "Peter Gabriel - Growing up" that I use on all services to evaluate the stuff, after all must listen, it's stunning!!

    - The stereo image is good?
    Excellent, we can see right away when panning or when abuse …
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    Product quality

    - For what purpose?
    Making sounds and mix

    - What configuration? ...
    They are the output of the Presonus Central Station, next to the Yamaha NS10-M and Avantone MIXCUBE.

    SOUNDS

    - The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    On first listen, this is weird, but must take into account that it is necessary to break in and wait a while they relax.
    For the first listen I have only one reference to "Peter Gabriel - Growing up" that I use on all services to evaluate the stuff, after all must listen, it's stunning!!

    - The stereo image is good?
    Excellent, we can see right away when panning or when abuse of the same instrument should have the same kind of frequency, eg two breaded guitar left / right.

    - The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    Yes totally, I next to her Yamaha NS10, and medium / medium low approach them, finally!!

    - The dynamics are respected? ...
    biensur yes, just listen to jazz or Björk's why!

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?
    Two weeks!

    - What is so special that you like most and least?
    for now?? nothing, apart from the fact that we should have a good local to welcome them, but that has nothing to do with!!

    - Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    Yes, I got the Alesis Mkone (for the price, do not ask them for more), Dynaudio Acoustics BM12a (excellent, despite the lack of power makes us quickly get into the red), I tried Mackie HR824's (low too rich), I still have my Yamaha NS10 (sublime, apart the lack of low, but we already know) and my Avantone MIXCUBE (great to hear if his bell at the mediums).

    - How would you rate the quality / price?
    Well loved, but to be expected with this kind of product!

    - With experience, you do again this choice? ...
    Yes, if I have to change them, is to be even bigger!
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  • KostraKostra

    ADAM Audio S3APublished on 02/28/09 at 11:10
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    - What technical specifications motivated your choice?
    Bandwidth, clear treble and prcis
    - For what purpose?
    home studio
    - What amp / What configuration? ...
    We are talking about not S3A amp and they stand on their respective poses in a room ddiea production in my apartment.

    SOUNDS

    - The curve frequency drives is it neutral enough?
    At this price, I want my nephew.
    - Stereo image is good?
    Excellent, everything is where it awaits
    - The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum?
    This is what motivates my choice. By comparison with Klein & Hummel 300 and Dynaudio that I tested in store (same price range), there was no photo. I said they had received the S3 two …
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    - What technical specifications motivated your choice?
    Bandwidth, clear treble and prcis
    - For what purpose?
    home studio
    - What amp / What configuration? ...
    We are talking about not S3A amp and they stand on their respective poses in a room ddiea production in my apartment.

    SOUNDS

    - The curve frequency drives is it neutral enough?
    At this price, I want my nephew.
    - Stereo image is good?
    Excellent, everything is where it awaits
    - The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum?
    This is what motivates my choice. By comparison with Klein & Hummel 300 and Dynaudio that I tested in store (same price range), there was no photo. I said they had received the S3 two days before I came and H & K and Dynaudio lay for several months so the S3 were not even "run".
    - The dynamic is it respect? ...
    I have a CD of classical (Albeniz - piano) the high notes or play with a sustain pedal on my previous ones sounded saturated systems for cost and for the first time I heard separately with the S3. A rvlation!

    OVERALL OPINION

    In conclusion I use for 3 months and they are like a fine wine that matures with age. Dcu not by choice, I do it again 100 times. Speaking of price, the bass response is so sufficient that it does not justify buying a subwoofer. In short, a saving of 1.000 made.

    I will always remember ded heads vendors when I left with: a look of barely concealed jealousy ...
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  • moosersmoosers

    ADAM Audio S3APublished on 01/14/11 at 15:49
    The Adam S-3A is a professional studio monitor that is to be used in pairs, but sold separately. For whatever reason, at a certain level they sell monitors as a single, but you're still going to want two of these for a proper set up. These are 3-way active speakers and don't need any external power. This is a unique monitor since it has a built in sub woofer, boasting a frequency range from 32 Hz to 35 kHz +/- 3db. It's got XLR connections on it...

    SOUNDS

    I haven't done much real work on the Adam S-3A's, but have heard them a few times. The studio I work at also has another location where there are some private rooms and one of them has these in them where I got the chance to …
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    The Adam S-3A is a professional studio monitor that is to be used in pairs, but sold separately. For whatever reason, at a certain level they sell monitors as a single, but you're still going to want two of these for a proper set up. These are 3-way active speakers and don't need any external power. This is a unique monitor since it has a built in sub woofer, boasting a frequency range from 32 Hz to 35 kHz +/- 3db. It's got XLR connections on it...

    SOUNDS

    I haven't done much real work on the Adam S-3A's, but have heard them a few times. The studio I work at also has another location where there are some private rooms and one of them has these in them where I got the chance to hear some tracks played through them. Almost needless to say, I was pretty blown away by the full sound of these monitors, as the bass and mid range responsive is incredible while the highs are nice and tight. Unfortunately since I haven't used them for mixing or tracking it's hard to say how well they translate over to other systems.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The Adam S-3A's are perfect for a high end home studio or a professional studio, as they're simply an awesome sounding set of monitors. I've never heard a speaker from Adam that I didn't like, as I've got A7's at home. These are great for larger control room spaces where you might want more low end response if they're not going to be right up in your face. They're definitely not cheap, but if you're looking for a top end set of monitors, in general it's going to be expensive. I'm not sure that these would be my first choice for a set of monitors if I had a choice of any, but definitely keep them in the discussion.
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