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The S3X-V combines the X-ART tweeter with a 4.5" HexaCone midrange speaker and 9" HexaCone woofer in a studio monitor that impresses with its well-balanced and supremely detailed sound. Whether it is a complex sounding large orchestra or the subtle sound of a jazz trio, the S3X-V meticulously reveals even the finest nuances in the source material. The combination of our in-house developed A/B amplifier with the X-ART tweeter allows for maximum precision in the higher frequencies. The tonal depth and the sweet spot are easy to perceive. Stereo image and sound detail are revealed with full effect, particularly at longer listening distances. The 250 Watt PWM amplifiers of the woofer and midrange drivers working in conjunction with the 50 Watt tweeter amplifier enable the S3X-V to achieve an impressive maximum SPL of over 124dB per pair at 1 meter.

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Unity Rock vs. Egg vs. S1X vs. Twins vs. ME Geithain RL 906 vs. KH 120

...and many more including PMC, ATC, K&H, Dynaudio, Barefoot, etc. (except the Rock, and from Adam I tried A7x, S2x, S3X-V, S3X-H). Bottom line: I had to stretch the budget, but the winner was clear for me... Adam S2X!!! The S2X was really in a league of it's own compared to those you listed in your...

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Neumann KH310 or Focal Twin??

...and Linn, and a session of mine, and a few spoken word samples, I returned. A new contender this time was ADAM's S3X-V. And the KH310 and Focal Twins from last time. All tracks were imported into their HDX demo system (converter was an Omni) and compared via latched solo. Songs played include Beethoven's 5th from SFS,...

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Monitor for 1000-1200/pair

i'm a big adam audio fan. used the big s3xv for a few years and loved them. i don't have the hedds but from hearing them, they seem just as open and revealing but a bit smoother. it's a subtle thing though. i am a fan of ribbon tweeters. i think Evil dragon has...

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