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ADAM S2a horizontal or vertikal position? Studio Monitors
Old 16th August 2007
Gear Nut

ADAM S2a horizontal or vertical position?


ADAM S2a horizontal or vertical position?

manual says both positions are possible.
they sound horizontal much better for me (bigger and
fuller sound)...listening distance about 2 meters.

why? what experiences do you have with this monitors ?

Old 16th August 2007
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I have S3As so they are a little different. I've mixed both ways for extended periods of time but seem to come back to vertical. Midrange on top, ports inside. They sound slightly more musical horiz but I find they are more exact vert. Also find the panning makes more sense vert as does the low end. Mine are also set on Sound Anchor stands, with the mids on top there is less reflection issues across the desk. Either way in a good room they sound great.
Old 17th August 2007
Gear Nut

Originally Posted by kellyd View Post
They sound slightly more musical horiz but I find they are more exact vert.
thank you.... thats it! i have this speakers since only 1 1/2 month (and p11a 2-years vertikal ) ... i hope that they do not lose much accuracy horizontally... time will show.
Old 19th August 2007
I've always used them vertically. I used Tannoy concentrics for many years (and still do, on location), and that made me very sensitive to inter-driver comb filtering. That isn't nearly so much of an issue with non-concentric monitors when they are vertical, provided you place them at the proper height and/or tilt them appropriately.

It's pretty clear that designer of the S2A's intended them to be vertical -- look at the layout of the control panel. Of course, if you prefer them horizontal, it's your decision, not mine. You might consider rotating the tweeter, though.

David L. Rick
Seventh String Recording
Old 19th August 2007
Gear Nut

I have moved to another room, and the frontwall is now heavy treated.
they stand vert. again ... and i love them heh ....i dont want to experiment anymore with Hor. / Vert., they have now the typically adam sound which i know from the p11...
i must say the p11 was very close on my head and not driven at high i dint notice about the bad room acoustics.

sorry folks and sry ADAM, was my fault.
Old 20th August 2007
Gear Nut

Basically, there's no rule for this issue.
I personally prefer using them vertically.
It's more about the listening position of your room.
and depends on the width of your room.

try both ways. and remember to place the speakers correctly, and find the sweet spot for the listening position.!

hope it helps.

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