Adamson to Expand S-Series at Prolight + Sound 2019
Adamson Systems Engineering is set to expand its popular S-Series, a line of sub-compact, tour-proven loudspeakers, with several new solutions at this year’s edition of 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 offer a substantial increase in configuration options for standalone S-Series systems in corporate, theatre, worship, and live music applications or deployments supporting the flagship large-format E-Series.
The Adamson S7 is a two-way, full-range line array cabinet containing two ND7-LM16 Kevlar Neodymium drivers (2x 16 ohms) and an NH3-8 1.4-inch exit compression driver (8 ohms). The critically 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 Controlled Summation Technology further eliminates 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-inch ND18-S Kevlar Neodymium driver utilising Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture and a 4-inch voice coil for great power handling. It is mounted in an ultra-efficient front-loaded enclosure, designed to reproduce clean, musical low frequency information.
Both utilise Adamson’s SlideLock Rigging System, a simple yet effective suspension system which has been further refined since the S10 to eliminate the need for a stacking pin. A single technician can prep and fly an entire array.
The S7p and S10p are two-way, full-range point source cabinets containing two ND7-16 Low-Mid drivers (2x 16 ohms) and two ND10-LM Low-Mid drivers, respectively, and an NH3-8 1.4-inch exit compression driver (8 ohms) 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 ensures equal tonal balance when moving outside of the intended coverage pattern, delivering natural sound with no diffraction or lobing.
All Adamson cabinets are constructed out of marine-grade birch plywood, aircraft-grade steel and aluminum, and feature Speakon connectors.
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 industry standard power connections, as well as a 20-port managed Ethernet switch to route dual-redundant Dante and control signal.