Adamson Expands S-Series for HOW, Live Events and Tours

Adamson Systems Engineering is set to expand its S-Series, a line of sub-compact, tour-proven loudspeakers, with several new solutions to launch later this month. 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 an 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 Adamson S7 is a two-way, full-range line array cabinet containing two ND7-LM16 Kevlar Neodymium drivers (two at 16 Ω) and an NH3-8 1.4” exit compression driver (8 Ω). The critically optimized sound chamber produces a slightly curved wavefront with a nominal dispersion pattern of 100° x 12.5° (HxV). 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 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” ND18-S Kevlar Neodymium driver utilizing Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture and a 4” voice coil for exceptional power handling. It is mounted in an ultra-efficient front-loaded enclosure, designed to reproduce clean, musical low frequency information.

Both utilize 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 (two at 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° (HxV), 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.

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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.

All the detailed specs are here.