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PL+S 2019: Adamson to expand S-Series speaker range

Adamson Systems Engineering is set to expand its S-Series – a line of sub-compact, tour-ready loudspeakers – with several new solutions at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany.

The latest additions include the S7 ultra-compact two-way, full-range line array enclosure and complementary S118 subwoofer, plus the S7p and S10p two-way, full-range point source cabinets. Together, they are designed to offer a substantial increase in configuration options for standalone S-Series systems in corporate, theatre, worship, and live music applications or, thanks to Adamson’s uniform voicing between product families, deployments supporting the flagship large-format E-Series.

The S7 is a two-way, full-range line array cabinet containing two ND7-LM16 Kevlar Neodymium drivers (2x 16 Ω) and an NH3-8 1.4” exit compression driver (8 Ω). The optimised sound chamber produces a slightly curved wavefront with a nominal dispersion pattern of 100° x 12.5° (H x V). The chamber’s efficiency allows for increased vertical dispersion without sacrificing high frequency presence in the far field, and Adamson’s patented Controlled Summation Technology is designed to further eliminate low-mid lobing normally associated with two-way line source systems.

The S118 is the companion subwoofer to the S7. The enclosure is loaded with a lightweight, long excursion 18” ND18-S Kevlar Neodymium driver utilising Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture and a 4” voice coil. It is mounted in a front-loaded enclosure, designed to reproduce clean, musical low frequency information. Both new units use Adamson’s SlideLock Rigging System, a suspension system which has been further refined since the S10 to eliminate the need for a stacking pin.

Meanwhile, the S7p and S10p are two-way, full-range point source cabinets containing two ND7-16 Low-Mid drivers (2x 16 Ω) and two ND10-LM Low-Mid drivers, respectively, and an NH3-8 1.4” exit compression driver (8 Ω) in both. Their prolate spheroidal waveguides produce a nominal dispersion pattern of 70° x 40° (H x V), rotatable in 90° increments. The design of the waveguide is designed to ensure equal tonal balance when moving outside of the intended coverage pattern, delivering natural sound with no diffraction or lobing.

The S-Series is designed to be powered by the E-Rack, Adamson’s unified rack solution that interfaces with and powers the full range of Adamson loudspeaker products. The E-Rack incorporates Lab.gruppen amplification combined with versatile I/O and power connections, as well as a 20-port managed Ethernet switch to route dual-redundant Dante and control signal.

Adamson will officially launch the latest additions to the S-Series during a press conference at Prolight + Sound (Hall 8, Booth C67) on 2 April, 2019, at 4:30pm local time.

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