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Adamson

Who are we?

Systems

Engineering

is

a

Canadian

manufacturing firm based 80 km outside of Toronto, Ontario. We develop and manufacture a complete line of innovative loudspeaker products for the professional touring and installation markets. Designed and constructed to exacting specifications, every stage of an Adamson loudspeaker

system

is

produced

entirely

in-house.

This meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail shows how seriously we believe in our ideas. Adamson’s continued pursuit for sonic excellence has led to a number of important patents published in key loudspeaker technologies. From those patented principles emerged complex sound chambers, highly engineered drivers, and innovative rigging and cabinet designs, setting new standards throughout the world. Our continued success in bringing significant, leading edge technology to the end-user, has associated the Adamson brand name with excellence and distinction.

INTRODUCTION


In

1983,

Brock

Adamson

began

creating

sound

reinforcement systems that would open the ears and eyes of audio engineers and designers around the world. He envisioned a method of reproducing sound which, even at extremely high levels, would retain the integrity of the original waveform and preserve the subtleties of symmetry, coherency and intelligibility – nuances most often lost in translation. Brock Adamson‘s passion for sound has driven the evolution of Adamson Systems Engineering from a small speaker shop to a company invested in its own factory, with a broad engineering base and a wide range of computer controlled manufacturing technology. Today Adamson is recognized as one of the most progressive manufacturers of loudspeaker systems in the industry. Brock Adamson currently continues to spearhead the design team at Adamson’s Research Laboratories, while simultaneously planning the expansion of our manufacturing facilities and implementation of PLC controlled robotic automation and high-tech CNC machinery.

President & CEO

Brock Adamson


Complete

in-house manufacturing

Factory From raw material fabrication to the finished product, Adamson is one of the industries only manufacturing firms to take true advantage of industrial materials and the industrial machinery to process them.

We do not

rely on the same components that most manufacturers are limited to.

We rapid prototype, and advance our

technology, without the stress or limitations of outsourcing. It’s all built at home in Canada. When others are moving to produce cabinets or entire systems off shore, we strive to move technology forward, with the quality and integrity that is expected in the professional audio industry.

MANUFACTURING


The Machine Shop By utilizing the latest in industrial CNC (Computer Numerical

Control)

technology,

Adamson

produces

precision machined parts, motor assemblies, rigging systems, punched steel and custom tooling, all with the industry’s most stringent tolerances. The result… Control and consistency, that is second to none.

The Transducer Shop Adamson offers a complete range of the industry’s most efficient and durable, mid range compression and low frequency transducers. As the pioneers of Kevlar cone technology, we produce a lighter stiffer diaphragm, with superior transient response and no fatigue over time. Unlike other composite materials, Kevlar boasts a beautiful balance of internal loss and mid range efficiency. Other materials do not share this balance and either over damp and reduce the efficiency (ie: paper), or under damp and ring (ie: Carbon Fiber). Our unique Cones eliminate the resonance and ringing in the passband, while delivering smooth controlled midrange, with unrivaled output. Recently our Research Laboratories have made significant advancements in specialized Kevlar cone geometries and introduced Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture. Our breakthrough geometries have proven to raise the frequency of radial cone modes and increase the linearized passpand in our LF components, a huge benefit in two way cabinet design.

From the world’s

most powerful subwoofer, to the most efficient mid range systems, Adamson’s Transducer Technology is a cut above.

The Cabinet Shop All of our rugged 11ply, 5/8” Baltic Birch cabinets are CNC cut precisely to spec. A team of highly skilled cabinet makers hand-finish every enclosure, before an immaculate roadworthy coating is applied.


Progressive

research

ENGINEERING


Our team of engineers utilize the most sophisticated 2D and 3D drafting tools, as well as FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and BEA (Boundary Element Analysis) technology, to fully envision our concepts. Stress analysis on rigging systems, simulation of modal behavior on Kevlar diaphragms and the study of acoustic particle motion in waveguides and wave shaping sound chambers, are all analyzed in our laboratories, so our R&D department can execute and deliver the most progressive loudspeaker systems available.


Acoustic We

conduct

measurement extensive

measurements

throughout

our prototype and design processes.  KLIPPEL, MLSSA, Clio, WinMLS, PACsys and Vacs, are just a few of the measurement tools used to gather and analyze data on transducers, as well as finished systems.

PACsys FEA/Bem Analysis

All of our published power ratings follow the AES (Audio Engineering Society) standard. Sensitivity is measured with 2.83V and taken at 1m, providing consistent and accurate data that is simple to understand and evaluate. (some measurements are taken at 3 meters and scaled accordingly) AES power ratings are measured with a Pink Noise signal extending one decade above the driver’s lowest operating

WinMLS measurement

frequency.  This rating is the average RMS power, long term, with a 6dB crest factor. (Peaks are 6dB higher than the AES rating)  Our Program Power rating is the suggested continuous power of each amplifier channel.  The driver can be continuously driven to the amplifiers maximum output using music as program, without failure.

KLIPPEL measurement

DESIGN


Predictive

Shooter® Adamson Shooter® Software is one of the most advanced and robust array modeling and configuration software packages available. This complete simulation package takes full advantage of our sophisticated measurement processes, providing real acoustic plots, taken from valid acoustic measurements - not just theoretical numbers. Unlike other “line array calculators”, the Shooter® package offers 2D Vertical and Horizontal views, with complete 3D SPL calculation. This makes it easy to edit venue geometries, add multiple levels to a design and evaluate accurate SPL coverage/distribution data, while a Mechanical View and a Rigging Plot window display precise rigging points and load information. Even when you’re tight for time, Shooter® will deliver, period. So we ask the question… Do you want the precision and control of real acoustic measurement at your fingertips, or just a basic calculator that simply cannot address the complexities raised by modern array design?

software


Technical

workshops

In-depth technical training workshops for end-users and operators are available at Adamson Headquarters and throughout the world. These workshops are tailored to your company’s specific needs. From safe and efficient rigging procedures to strategies for troubleshooting, fine-tuning and optimizing array design, we give you the knowledge to take full advantage of the many benefits that our high performance systems and software tools offer.

MULTI-LEVEL SUPPORT


Turnkey

Adamson provides comprehensive turnkey system solutions. Whether you need sound design assistance, rigging development, or a complete amplification and processing package, we’re dedicated to seeing your project achieve success. As an Adamson partner, one needs to assure uniform performance, packaging and cabling configurations, and maintain an acceptable level of technical expertise. This ensures performance and also maintains consistency world-wide, allowing cross-rental or dry-hire with peace of mind. Adamson Engineers, in cooperation with our partners, have developed specific performance characteristics that are the signature of our product. Custom built turnkey packages include Lab.gruppen amplifiers, Adamson M and DX Series processing, XTA or LAKE processing, UL/ULC approved breaker protected AC distribution with twistlock or alternate connectors, A.I.D. (Adamson Integrated Distribution) panels with Socapex or NL8 connectors in both touring and install versions. Shock mounted racks with slide away doors protect the equipment, maintaining a small footprint for easy truckpacks, while eliminating the need to store lids. European standard racks pictured

systems


Photo by: Fabrice Lachaze Photo by: Fabrice Lachaze


Rigging

hardware

AIR™ System

The AIR™ (Adamson Integrated Rigging) system introduces a captive rigging concept that requires no extra hardware and is so simple to use that a single person can set up an entire array. Both the revolving disk (US Patent # 7,328,274) and spring loaded rigging elements of the AIR™ system retract completely into the cabinet when not in use and saves valuable time and money in labour and set-up.  When arrayed AIR™ hardware is completely discreet giving a clean and unobtrusive look. The AIR™ system allows 6 various rigging angles between each enclosure, measured in the logarithmic scale and comes standard with the SpekTrix Series, T-21 Sub, and the Metrix-t Series. (Note: The AIR™ system in the Metrix Sub-t is not spring loaded.)

Slide-Hinge Rigging

Adamson’s Slide-Hinge Rigging System gets the Y-Axis Line out of the truck and into the air quickly and easily. The Y10 system features six one-degree increments, while the Y18 offers 11 half-degree increments, allowing precise angular positioning by adjusting the extension of the sliding hinge. It connects at the rear of each cabinet to the next rigging point using ball lock pins, for safe and efficient assembly. Adamson’s SlideHinge rigging system provides solid suspension for larger scale Y-Axis arrays, and transition kits are available to allow for combining cabinets from both the Y-Axis and SpekTrix series, extending system flexibility and offering completely scalable line array solutions.

PRODUCTS


EIR™ System Metrix-i introduces the EIR™ ‘Enclosed Installation Rigging’ system, which is a lightweight solution, designed to save money on permanent installations.  The Metrix Install Adapter Plate is available when flying the Metrix Sub-t in the same array with the Metrix-i or Metrix Wave -i enclosures. The EIR™ plates function in a similar manner as the AIR™ rigging wheel. Each of the 6 positions are on a logarhitmic scale (settings 0 to 5). Four screws fasten an EIR™ plate between 2 enclosures on each side. Adamson has also adapted the EIR™ system as an option for the SpekTrix system. 

MASS™ System MASS™ (Multi Angle Suspension System)

features

several

different methods of flying M15 cabinets. MASS™ is designed for a single or a pair of M15’s.  The M15 is designed to accept a ‘multipurpose rigging plate’, which is the base for the following rigging methods: Pole mount, Fly track, C-clamp, and Single Axis & Dual Axis for a single or a pair of M15’s. MASS™ is perfect for installations or touring

applications

and

available by special request.

is


Line Source technology

Adamson Line Arrays offer the best possible solutions to the complex questions of line array geometry. Sound chambers, waveguides, driver size and box angle are all critically optimized in the integration process of array design. Each of these components plays a significant role in the outcome. Today Adamson offers various sizes of line arrays: Large and Medium sized Y-Axis Series with the flyable subwoofer extension T-21 Sub to the compact sized SpekTrix Series – and the Ultra Compact Metrix Series.

LINE ARRAYS


Brock Adamson’s patented Co-Linear Drive Module, is a Co-entrant Mid/High device, comprised of a high frequency sound chamber, inside a mid frequency sound

chamber. 

The

9”

Adamson

midrange

compression driver fires into a concentric slotted phase plug.  The conversion of the concentric rings to vertical slots in the midrange results in a flat wavefront. The 4” high frequency compression driver mounts coaxially to the back plate of the mid and fires energy through the pole piece of the mid and into a separate high frequency chamber.  The high chamber offers a series of cells that adjust both the path length and the vector of the energy within the wavefront at the exit.  This reduces the curvature of the wavefront and ensures that all acoustic particle movement within the wavefront, is normal to the wavefront.  This means that in the resulting hyper-directional horn loaded mid/ high system, the wavefront structure of the individual elements conforms closely to the shape of the overall array wavefront.  There is very little of the scattered energy that causes vertical interference in other designs. US Patent #6,343,133 and US Patent #6,581,719 The drive module has three slots at the exit.  The centre slot is energized with high frequency pressure and is then flanked by two slots energized with mid frequency pressure.  With such close spacing and patented processing techniques, the chamber virtually eliminates time smear and mid lobing. US Patent #6,628,796.

Co-Linear Drive

Module


Y-Axis

Series

Photo by: Jimi Giannatti


Physical Data Dimensions & Weight

Height (cm)

10.5” (26.7)

Width (cm)

42.75” (108.6)

Depth (cm)

16.5” (62.3)

Weight (Kg)

126lbs (57.2)

Dolly (Kg) Attributes

35lbs (15.9)

Trapezoidal Enclosure

Rugged 5/8”, 11 Ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder Accessories & Options

Black Compact / Standard / Large Aluminum

Rigging Frame, Waterproof Soft Covers,

Underhang Kit for Y18 & SpekTrix, Aluminum Dolly

Y10

Technical Data

The Y10 line source system is the compact, mid-sized,

Frequency Response

member of the Y-Axis family.  But don’t be fooled by its

Full Range Preset 60Hz - 18kHz Frequency Range

discreet size.  The Y10 packs a serious punch, as the heart of the system is the Adamson mid/high Co-Linear Drive Module, loaded with a single YX9 midrange compression driver and a 4” diaphragm high frequency compression

(+/-3dB)

Xover Preset Maximum SPL

90Hz - 18kHz (Continuous / Peak)

133.6dB / 139.6dB

Xover Preset

Full Range Preset 133.8dB / 139.8dB System Type

driver.  The mid/high section of the Y10 is flanked by

3 Way Active Directivity & Connection Type

two Adamson low mass ND10-L, 10” Kevlar, Neodymium

drivers.

(Prolate-Spheroidal Sound

Chamber)

Drivers

Neutrik Speakon™ NL8 (Nominal Impedance)

LF (x2)

ND10-L 10” Kevlar

Neodymium 2 x 16Ω (8Ω)

applications.  To ensure complete compatibility, the Y10

MF

YX9 9” Kevlar Ferrite

and Y18 use a universal rigging design.  When the Y10

(8Ω)

HF

JBL2451 4” - 1.5” Exit

This versatile workhorse can be deployed as a powerful main system, or a complement to the Y18, in down fill

is flown as a down fill to the Y18, the combination is the industry’s only seamless mid/high transition.  Both Y10 and Y18 cabinets utilize Adamson’s Co-Linear sound chamber

Vert. x Hor.

5° x 100°@-6dB, 90°@-3dB

Neodymium Compression

Power Handling

Driver (8Ω) (AES / Program / Peak)

LF (x2)

300 / 600 / 1200

and are identical from 250 Hz, to their highest operating

MF

350 / 700 / 1400

frequency.

HF Sensitivity

150 / 300 / 600 (2.83V@1m)

LF

97.1dB

Therefore the wavefront of an array combining both Y18

MF

102.1dB

and Y10, is uninterrupted by gaps or awkward and bulky

HF Processing

110.1dB

rigging systems.  They produce an astonishing, seamless

XTA & LAKE & PLM

blanket of smooth mid/high frequency energy throughout the defined coverage area.

Presets


Physical Data Dimensions & Weight

Height (cm)

18.375” (46.7)

Width (cm)

57.75” (146.6)

Depth (cm)

26.5” (62.3)

Weight (Kg)

270lbs (122.7)

Dolly (Kg) Attributes

35lbs (15.9)

Trapezoidal Enclosure

Rugged 5/8”, 11 Ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder Accessories & Options

Black Standard / Large Aluminum Rigging Frame

Waterproof Soft Covers, Underhang Kit for Y10 &

SpekTrix, Aluminum Dolly

Y18

Technical Data

The first and most powerful line source system in the Adamson family was introduced as an answer to the growing demand for higher SPL over greater distances.  The system caters primarily to touring and festival work, but can be found on installations that require extremely high SPL. This 3-way cabinet employs two Adamson mid/high CoLinear Drive Modules and like the Y10, the drive module and trapezoidal cabinet design create a uniform, slightly curved seamless wavefront of mid/high energy, while the lows are enforced with two Adamson AW18, 18” Kevlar drivers.

Frequency Response

(+/-3dB)

Full Range Preset Frequency Range

40Hz to 18kHz

Xover Preset Maximum SPL

70Hz to 18kHz (Continuous / Peak)

138.5dB / 144.5dB

Xover Preset

Full Range Preset 138dB / 144dB System Type 3 Way Active Directivity & Connection Type

Vert.x Hor.

5° x 100°@-6dB, 90°@-3dB

(Prolate-Spheroidal Sound

Chamber)

Drivers

Neutrik Speakon™ NL8 (Nominal Impedance)

LF (x2)

AW18 18” Kevlar Ferrite

2 x 8Ω (4Ω)

MF (x2)

YX9 9” Kevlar Ferrite

This LF design provides rock solid performance that no

2 x 8Ω (4Ω)

HF (x2)

JBL2451 1.5” Exit

other system can duplicate. And with the most efficient

Neodymium Compression

midrange system in the industry, the Y-Axis offers headroom

Power Handling

Driver 2 x 8Ω (4Ω) (AES / Program / Peak)

that is unfathomable.  When other arrays have reached

LF (x2)

600 / 1200 / 2400

their limit and begin to break up, the Y18 is a brick wall

MF (x2)

350 / 700 / 1400

that just won’t shudder. And then you turn on the T21…

HF (x2) Sensitivity

150 / 300 / 600 (2.83V@1m)

LF

102.1dB

MF

108.1dB

HF Processing

114.1dB

XTA & LAKE & PLM

Presets


Symmetrical Drive™ technology


T21 Sub

Physical Data

Adamson has re-set the bar with a new generation of low frequency

Dimensions & Weight

technology.  The T21’s performance is almost impossible to believe

Height (cm)

23” (58.42)

when you read the specifications, but when you turn it on you can

Width (cm)

57.63” (146.38)

Depth (cm)

38.31” (97.31)

Weight (Kg)

309lbs (140)

feel that there is something special happening.  And it is unlike anything that you have experienced in the past.

Attributes

Rugged 5/8”, 11 Ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

But there is no magic involved, just the advanced cabinet design

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

coupled with a pair of the most sophisticated low frequency

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

transducers available; Brock Adamson’s own, SD-21 (Symmetrical

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder Accessories & Options

Drive™), 6” dual coil, 3000 watt, Kevlar woofers. Unlike other dual

Black Aluminum Heavy Duty Rigging Frame

AIR™ System Rigging Hardware, Custom

Waterproof Soft Cover

coil drives, the SD-21 has a balanced spider suspension, with spiders at both ends of the coil assembly, resulting in extreme

Technical Data

stability under high excursions.  The air movement generated by the spiders helps to cool the coil while “fins” draw the heat away

Frequency Response

from the coil, lowering operating temperature and improving power

compression.

Frequency Range

With 15mm of linear xmax, 6000 watts of power and a cabinet designed to manage extreme air movement, the T21 is a true powerhouse. Engineers and designers around the world are raving about it.

“Adamson Y10’s and Y18’s, in addition to the T21 Sub, create a complete package. I feel like I’m a salesman for this PA, but I’m really excited about it because of how good it is.  The efficiency of the T21 sub is unlike any other sub.”  Kenneth “Pooch” Van Druten, FOH Engineer: Linkin Park, KISS, Kid Rock

“When you get in path of the T-21 Subs, the difference is incredible. I love them.” Harley Zinker, FOH Engineer:  Interpol, The Strokes

“I read the specs, then I used the box.  The T21 sounds even better than it looks on paper.  This box is a must have for any rock show!”  James McCullagh, FOH Engineer:  INXS, The Libertines

“The Y10 with T-21 is the best active four-way I have ever used.” Scott Willsallen, Sound Designer and Consultant - Eurovision 2006, Asian Games 2006, National Day Parade Singapore 2007, World Youth Day Sydney 2008.

-10dB Single Unit 36Hz - 193Hz

With Y18 (Y10) Preset

Maximum SPL

30Hz - 70Hz (90Hz) (Continuous / Peak)

With Preset Connection Type

140.5dB / 146.5dB

Drivers

Neutrik Speakon™ NL8 (Nominal Impedance)

SD-21 - 21” Kevlar

LF (x2)

Power Handling

Neodymium 2 x 2 Ω (AES / Program / Peak)

(30 - 300Hz)

LF (x2) Sensitivity

1500 / 3000 / 6000 (2.83V@1m)

LF Processing

113.7 dB / 25Hz - 100Hz

XTA & LAKE & PLM

Presets


SpekTrix

Series


Physical Data

SpekTrix

SpekTrix & SpekTrix W

Dimensions & Weight

SpekTrix

Height (cm)

8.6” (22) / 10.4” (26.4)

/ SpekTrix W

Width (cm)

27.9” (71) / 27.9” (71)

Depth (cm)

18.9” (48) / 18.9” (48)

Weight (Kg) Attributes

62lbs (28) / 64lbs (29)

Rugged 5/8”, 11Ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder Accessories & Options

Black Aluminum Rigging Frame with a single

movable pick point / dual pick points,

patented wave shaping sound chamber technology (US

AIR™/ EIR™ Systems, Regular / Extended

Patent #6,581,719).  Both the 5 degree SpekTrix and the

Stacking Plates, Custom Flightcase, Aluminum

Dolly, Waterproof Soft Covers

SpekTrix offers all the benefits of a true line source via

15 degree SpekTrix W (Wide Angle Vertical Enclosure) are

Technical Data

three-way enclosures exhibiting extremely high output for their compact size.

Frequency Response

The sound chamber in the heart of the SpekTrix is similar to the inner (high frequency) body of the Y-Axis drive module.  It produces a slightly curved wave front in the HF that is comparable to the wavefront found in the Y-Axis.

(+/-3dB)

Full Range Preset 80Hz - 18kHz

With Sub Frequency Range

35Hz - 18kHz

Xover Preset Maximum SPL

110Hz - 18kHz (Continuous / Peak)

130.1dB / 136.1dB

Xover Preset

Full Range Preset 129.8dB / 135.8dB System Type

The 15 degree SpekTrix W allows for extreme downward angles at the bottom of the array – ensuring optimal

3 Way Active Directivity & Connection Type Vert. x Hor.

SpekTrix 5° /

vertical coverage array designs (for instance, in theatres

Drivers

Neutrik Speakon™ NL8 (Nominal Impedance)

with multiple balconies). Both enclosures feature unique

LF

ND8-L 8.5” Kevlar

8.5” Adamson Kevlar, neodymium drivers – one ND8-L

Neodymium (8Ω)

MF

ND8-M 8.5” Kevlar

coverage in the front rows – and is perfect for use in wide

LF and one ND8-M MF - and one 3” diaphragm high frequency compression driver. The SpekTrix and SpekTrix W feature the patented AIR™ revolving disk flying hardware, while the SpekTrix rigging frame is equipped with a single

threaded

moving pick point, so the centre of balance

and

tilt

angle can be precisely adjusted with little effort.

SpekTrix W

SpekTrix W 15° x 120°

Neodymium (8Ω)

HF

B&C DE900 3” - 1.4”

Neodymium Compression

Power Handling

Driver (8Ω) (AES / Program / Peak)

LF

250 / 500 / 1000

MF

250 / 500 / 1000

HF Sensitivity

80 / 160 / 320 (2.83V@1m)

LF

92.6dB / 80Hz - 250Hz

MF

97.1dB / 250Hz - 900Hz

HF Processing

110.1dB / 900Hz - 18kHz

XTA & LAKE & PLM

Presets


Convertible

Cardioid


Physical Data Dimensions & Weight

Height (cm)

23” (58.5)

Width (cm)

28” (64)

Depth (cm)

32” (84)

Weight (Kg) Attributes

170 lbs (77)

Internally Braced Rectangular Enclosure

Rugged 5/8”, 11 Ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder Accessories & Options

Black Aluminum Rigging Frame with a single

movable pick point / dual pick points,

Spring Loaded AIR™System,

Aluminum Dolly, Waterproof Soft Covers

Technical Data

SpekTrix Sub The compact companion Sub to the SpekTrix is the first Adamson enclosure to introduce Convertible Cardioid Technology.  This dual Kevlar 18” manifold can be arrayed conventionally (all facing the same way), or it

Frequency Response

(+/-3dB)

Full Range Preset

40Hz - 160Hz

Frequency Range

Xover Preset

35Hz - 110Hz

Maximum SPL

(Continuous / Peak)

132dB / 138dB

Directivity & Connection Type

Convertible Cardioid

Neutrik Speakon™ NL8

2 Front & 2 Rear Connectors

there are four NL8 connectors; two on the front and two

Drivers

(Nominal Impedance)

on back of the cabinet.

LF (x2)

AW18 18” Kevlar Ferrite

2 x 8Ω (4Ω)

The precision-machined, spring-loaded rigging hardware

Power Handling

(AES / Program / Peak)

600 / 1200 / 2400

can be arrayed in back-to-front pairs for true cardioid performance.  For ease of cabling in cardioid mode,

works in conjunction with other AIR™ system rigging

LF (x2)

elements, allowing a variety of configurations -attach

Sensitivity

(2.83V@1m)

the subs to the rigging frame and hang the SpekTrix

103.9dB

LF

underneath them, or stack your subs directly on the floor

Processing

and ground stack your array on top.  The SpekTrix Sub

loads in pairs on an aluminum dolly board, with a soft cover option.

Presets

XTA & LAKE & PLM


Metrix

Series


Metrix & Metrix W Our

Multi-Purpose,

Ultra Compact Line Source

Series

was

designed for small to medium permanent Metrix-t

installations,

or

for

use as a main system in corporate and smaller touring applications.  The rugged but discreet cabinet is also a handy solution for large format touring as a front fill, lip fill or out fill system. The 2-way design shares the same patented sound chamber technology found in the SpekTrix series. Unlike other ultra compact systems, the Metrix does not run out of steam when you put it to the test.  The sound chamber is loaded with a 3” diaphragm HF compression driver giving it the raw horsepower that is simply unavailable in other cabinets of its class.  Metrix ‘Symmetrical Adapter Plates’ are used to fly L and R arrays with mirrored waveguides for perfect symmetry.  The HF sound chamber is paired with a high powered single Neodymium, Kevlar 8.5” low/mid driver. Metrix W-t

The Metrix toolbox also includes ‘Pole Mount Plates’, designed to handle a pair of Metrix W (Wide Angle Vertical Enclosure) mounted on the built-in pole mount socket in the Metrix Sub.  The unique accessories make the Metrix series a scalable solution, even for smaller events where a full array Photo by: Fabrice Lachaze

is not needed.


Physical Data

Metrix Sub-t Dimensions & Weight

Metrix

/

Metrix W

/

Metrix Sub

Height Front (cm) 8.56” (21.7) / 10.31” (26.2) / 24.4” (62)

Width (cm)

21.25” (54) / 21.25” (54) / 21.25” (54)

Depth (cm)

16.5” (42) / 16.5” (42) / 28.875” (73.3)

Weight (Kg)

t - 53.5lbs (24.2) / 55.5lbs (25.1) / 129.5lbs (58.7)

Attributes

i - 43.5lbs (19.7) / 45.5lbs (20.6) / 117.5lbs (53.2)

Trapezoidal / Rectangular (Metrix Sub) Enclosure

Rugged 5/8”, 11 Ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

Accessories & Options

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder Black Aluminum Rigging Frame (-t), Black Steel Rigging Frame (-i), AIR™ / EIR™ Systems, Frame Link Adapter Plates,

Metrix Sub

Install Adapter Plates, Extended / Standard Stacking Plates, Symmetrical Adapter-t, Short & Tall Polemount-t, Custom Flight

This convertible cardioid Sub features two unique 15”

Case for -t Series, Wooden Dollies & Soft Covers for the Sub.

Kevlar Neodymium drivers, which take full advantage of Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture™.  This proprietary

and

long

overdue

advancement

Technical Data Frequency Response

in

cone geometries creates a stiffer cone rim, while it

(+/-3dB)

Full Range Preset 95Hz - 18kHz

(Metrix & Metrix W, no Sub)

40Hz - 160 Hz

(Sub Only)

simultaneously eliminates radial modes in the driver’s

Frequency Range

35Hz - 18kHz

(Complete System)

passband.  The reduction in distortion and breakup is

101Hz - 18kHz

(Metrix & Metrix W)

extraordinary.

Maximum SPL

35Hz - 111Hz (Continuous / Peak)

(Sub)

The driver’s unique design, loaded in a manifold with optimal

Xover Preset

Xover Preset (101Hz)

126.5dB / 132.5dB

(Metrix)

126.8dB / 132.8dB

(Metrix W)

System Type

130.4dB / 136.4dB

(Metrix Sub)

port tuning,

2 Way Active / 3 Way Active with Sub Directivity & Connection Type

maximizes

the output

Drivers

Neutrik Speakon™ NL8 (Metrix Sub - 2 front, 2 back) (Nominal Impedance)

(Metrix / Metrix W)

capability of this very compact enclosure. A Metrix ‘Frame Link Adapter’ can be used for flying subs behind the

Vert. x Hor.

Metrix 5° / Metrix W 15° x 120°

LMF

ND8-LM 8.5” Kevlar Neodymium Low/Mid (16Ω)

HF

B&C DE800 3” - 1.4” Exit Neodymium Compression Driver (16Ω)

(Metrix Sub)

ND15-S 15” Kevlar Neodymium 2 x 6Ω (3Ω)

LF (x2)

Power Handling

(AES / Program / Peak)

LMF

250 / 500 / 1000

main array when working

HF

110 / 220 / 440

(Metrix & Metrix W)

with limited trim heights.

LF (x2) Sensitivity

500 /1000 / 2000 (2.83V@1m)

(Metrix Sub)

L/MF

96.1dB

(Metrix & Metrix W)

HF

108.1dB

(Metrix & Metrix W)

LF Processing

102.6dB

(Metrix Sub)

XTA & LAKE & PLM & Adamson MSeries

Presets

(Metrix & Metrix W)


Project

Energia 3 Phases

The project was conceived after years of analyzing the inefficiencies found in Sound Re-enforcement and Performance Venue Optimization. In any given concert environment, you don’t have to look far before you find multiple software programs, running on a slew of laptops, awkward packaging, slow rigging systems, excessive truck space consumed by bulky amp racks and oversized loudspeaker systems. This is how we came to a very simple conclusion... integrate & consolidate. The key components of Energia, include a series of new loudspeaker systems, with networkable Class D amplifier modules, DSP, cable and power distribution, AVB network hardware with software integration of control, 3 dimensional simulation and diagnostics. To ensure the reliability and a smooth integration of the technology, there are 3 phases involved in the release of the first loudspeaker system in Project Energia.

MORE THAN A SIMPLE 3dB


digital signals, network control and 3-phase AC power. Phase 1 - Mechanical Field Testing

The E15 requires one cable for four enclosures.

Blueprint® Software: Design Tools The E15’s waveguide pattern provides 90 degrees of Phase 2 - Class D Amplifier, Power Distribution and

horizontal coverage (+/- 3dB), while vertical coverage is

Ground Control Field Testing

determined by the quantity of 6-degree cabinets utilized in any given array. Once the e-Capsule is then flanked

Phase 3 - Network and Network Hardware Field Testing

with two single 15” Baltic birch trapezoidal e-Enclosures.

Built-in controller & analyser with AVB Interactivity (Energia

The Birch enclosures provide the acoustical integrity and

Genus) Blueprint® Suite: Control & Design Software

natural warmth of a wooden cabinet, but since they are simply bolted onto the side of the e-Capsule, there is no

The Final Product

influence over the rigging alignment. The

Blueprint®

Software

Suite

provides

adaptive

The elegant build of each Adamson E15 cabinet begins

feedback and equalization, optimizing performance

with the provocative e-Capsule, precisely engineered

from venue to venue. Blueprint simulates, controls

and constructed, in lightweight Aluminum and Aircraft

and monitors your system, providing the fastest setups

Steel.

with educated feedback, allowing engineers to make

The patent pending e-Capsule is the heart of the E15

informed decisions in tough situations that are faced

system, housing mid/high components, waveguides,

day in and day out on the road.

amplification, network electronics and the Autolock™ rigging system which allows for 8 incremental positions and can handle 32 cabinets deep with an 8:1 safety factor. A single cable energizes the E15 with analog and


On

Stage


Photo by: Oliver Santos


M Series The Adamson M Series offers users a range of high powered stage monitors for a variety of demanding applications. The M12 is the most compact, while the M15 has proven to be a success as a lightweight, high horsepower monitor. Since its inception the M15 has found itself on an ever-growing number of technical riders worldwide. Both M15 and M12 can be ordered complete with an Active/Passive switchable crossover network, or in an active only version. The newest addition to the family, the M212 delivers all the characteristics of the Adamson M12 monitor but with the added benefit of low frequency extension, making the M212 the perfect solution where you require extended low end punch while maintaining the vocal clarity of a 12� wedge. The biggest and meanest member of the family is the extremely powerful M215. With all the fine sonic qualities of the M15, the M215 utilizes two 15� drivers rather than one, and takes advantage of the larger cavity volume to produce massive low end. The M215 is ideal for artists that insist on having big monitor rigs with substantial output. The impressive bass response also allows the M215 to act as a standalone drumfill.

MONITORS


Physical Data Dimensions & Weight

Height (cm)

13.5” (34.3)

Width (cm)

25.1” (63.8)

Depth (cm)

15.8” (40.1)

Weight (Kg)

42.5lbs (19.3)

Attributes

Symmetrical Trapezoid Enclosure

Rugged 5/8”, 11 ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder

Fiberglass Acoustic Waveguide

2 Crossover versions: the Switchable Active /

Passive (s), and the Active Only (a)

Accessories & Options

Custom Flightcase for a pair of M12 cabinets

Technical Data Frequency Response

(+/-3dB)

Full Range Preset Frequency Range

50Hz - 18kHz

M12

Xover Preset Maximum SPL

90Hz - 18kHz (Continuous)

The incredibly lightweight Adamson M12 monitor delivers

132.3dB (Active)

everything you need in a low profile stage monitor:

Monitor Preset System Type

131.1dB (Active)

Active/Passive

fantastic gain before feedback, precise pattern control and high output with extremely low distortion. Together, the symmetrical trapezoid design and the 65° conical waveguide, allow any two cabinets to operate as a mirrored pair. The M12 exhibits remarkably low distortion thanks to the qualities of its advanced multilayer Kevlar cone driver and Adamson’s proprietary Advanced Cone Architecture™.

Xover Preset

Switchable Directivity & Connection Type

Vert. x Hor.

65° x 65°

Drivers

Neutrik Speakon™ NL4 (Nominal Impedance)

LF

ND12 12” Kevlar

Neodymium (6Ω)

HF

B&C DE920TN 3” - 1.4” Exit

Neodymium Compression

Power Handling

Driver (8Ω) (AES / Program / Peak)

500 / 1000 / 2000

LF

Adamson’s first lightweight, 12” Kevlar Neodymium driver

HF Sensitivity

110 / 220 / 440 (2.83V@1m)

supplies exceptional power handling with outstanding

98.2dB

mid frequency response, ideal for demanding vocal

HF Processing

108.1dB

performance.

XTA & LAKE & Adamson

LF

Presets

MSeries


Physical Data Dimensions & Weight

Height (cm)

Width (cm)

28.5” (72.4)

Depth (cm)

16.9” (42.9)

Weight (Kg)

56lbs (25.4)

14” (35.6)

Attributes

Symmetrical Trapezoid Enclosure

Rugged 5/8” 11ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder

Fiberglass Acoustic Waveguide

Accessories & Options

MASS™ Rigging System, Custom Flightcase for

a pair of M15 Cabinets

Technical Data Frequency Response

(+/-3dB)

Full Range Preset 60Hz - 18kHz Frequency Range

M15 Loaded with our ND15-L driver and a 4” diaphragm compression driver, this wedge produces extremely high SPL.

The M15 is a first-class tool for demanding

applications. Featuring an extremely low profile, symmetrical trapezoid design with a 50° conical waveguide, the M15 allows any two cabinets to work together in a mirror image monitor configuration.

Xover Preset Maximum SPL

65Hz - 18kHz (Continuous)

Xover Preset

131.3dB

Monitor Preset

131.5dB (Active)

Monitor Preset System Type

129.5dB (Passive)

Active/Passive Switchable Directivity & Connection Type

Vert. x Hor.

50° x 50°

Drivers

Neutrik Speakon™ NL4 (Nominal Impedance)

LF

ND15-L 15” Kevlar

Neodymium (6Ω)

HF

B&C DE1000 4” - 1.5” Exit

Neodymium Compression

Power Handling

Driver (8Ω) (AES / Program / Peak)

500 / 1000 / 2000

LF

The breakthrough in our Advanced Cone Architecture™

HF Sensitivity

140 / 280 / 560 (2.83V@1m)

makes our ND15 driver the only 15” drivers with zero axial

98.9dB (60Hz - 800Hz)

modes in its entire pass band. This dramatically increases

HF Processing

108.5dB (800Hz - 18kHz)

the linearized mid-range response, while maintaining a

XTA & LAKE & Adamson

rock solid bottom end, something that is impossible to

achieve with a 15” paper driver. The M15 has unsurpassed output and less distortion than any monitor in its class.

LF

Presets

MSeries


Physical Data Dimensions & Weight

Height (cm)

15.8” (40.1)

Width (cm)

24.8” (63)

Depth (cm)

23” (58.4)

Weight (Kg)

72lbs (32.65)

Attributes

Symmetrical Trapezoid Enclosure

Rugged 5/8” 11ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder

Fiberglass Acoustic Waveguide

Accessories & Options

MASS™ Rigging System, Custom Flightcase for

a pair of M15 Cabinets

Technical Data Frequency Response

(+/-3dB)

Full Range Preset 50Hz - 18kHz Frequency Range

M212 The low-profile M212 consists of two multi-layer Kevlar

Xover Preset Maximum SPL

55Hz - 18kHz (Continuous)

138.3dB (Active)

Xover Preset

Monitor Preset System Type

137.1dB (Active)

12” cones that provide exceptional power handling

Active Directivity & Connection Type

with remarkably low distortion and phenomenal mid

frequency response, ideal for the most demanding vocal

Drivers

Neutrik Speakon™ NL4 (Nominal Impedance)

LF

ND12-L 12” Kevlar

Neodymium 2 x 6Ω (3Ω)

HF

B&C DE920TN 3” - 1.4” Exit

performances.

Again, Adamson’s Advanced Cone

Architecture ensures that cone modes in the passband are eliminated. The 65° conical waveguide design ensures that there is minimal turbulence with exceptionally low distortion.

Vert. x Hor.

65° x 65°

Neodymium Compression

Power Handling

Driver (8Ω) (AES / Program / Peak)

1000 / 2000 / 4000

LF

HF Sensitivity

110 / 220 / 440 (2.83V@1m)

104.2dB (60Hz - 800Hz)

LF

HF Processing

108.1dB (800Hz - 18kHz)

XTA & LAKE & Adamson

Presets

MSeries


Physical Data Dimensions & Weight

Height (cm)

Width (cm)

32” (81.2)

Depth (cm)

23.8” (60.5)

Weight (Kg) Attributes

18.5” (47)

91.5lbs (41.6)

Trapezoid Enclosure

Rugged 5/8”, 11 ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Steel Grille

Metal: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder

Fiberglass Acoustic Waveguide Accessories & Options

Custom Flightcase

Technical Data Frequency Response

(+/-3dB)

Full Range Preset Frequency Range

45Hz - 18kHz

Xover Preset Maximum SPL

50Hz - 18kHz (Continuous)

137.5dB

Monitor Preset

System Type

M215

Active Directivity & Connection Type

Loaded with 2 of our ND15-L drivers and a 4” diaphragm

compression driver, the M215 is an ideal monitor for

Drivers

Neutrik Speakon™ NL4 (Nominal Impedance)

drum fills, keyboard monitor applications and extremely

LF (x2)

ND15-L 15” Kevlar

high output front line monitoring. Unlike other double

Neodymium 2 x 6Ω (3Ω)

HF

B&C DE1000 4” - 1.5” Exit

15” designs, the M215 also incorporates Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture™ drastically improving the vocal response while producing enough SPL to stop the most demanding musicians in their tracks.

Vert. x Hor.

50° x 50°

Neodymium Compression

Power Handling

Driver (8Ω) (AES / Program / Peak)

LF (x2)

1000 / 2000 / 4000

HF

140 / 280 / 560

Sensitivity

(2.83V@1m)

104.9dB (45Hz - 800Hz)

LF

HF Processing

108.5dB (800Hz - 18kHz)

XTA & LAKE & Adamson

Presets

MSeries


When it comes to conventional enclosures, Adamson

Versatility through choice

leads the way with innovative driver and wave-guide designs, rigging and ergonomics.  From our largest to our smallest speaker enclosures, Adamson’s engineering laboratories strive to provide the best possible solutions for a variety of system applications.

CONVENTIONAL ENCLOSURES


Physical Data Dimensions & Weight

SX Series

SX18

/ SX Sub

Height Front (cm) 42” (106.7) / 42” (106.7)

Width (cm)

20” (50.8) / 24.6” (62.5)

Depth (cm)

22” (56) / 24.5” (62.2)

Weight (Kg)

143lbs (65) / 135lbs (61.4)

Attributes

Rugged 5/8”, 11 ply Baltic Birch Cabinet

Wood Finish: Textured Water Borne Acrylic

14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

fill to complement a variety of touring or permanent

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder

applications.  Naturally, the SX18 and SX Sub are

SX18 includes 5 Built-in Fly Points and Fitted Wooden

Dolly, Heavy Duty Built-in Urethane Wheels in the SX

Sub

The SX Series is a powerful and effective solution for a main P.A. system, or as an additional side- or drum-

loaded with our proprietary driver technology.  The SX

Technical Data

Sub offers a tilt back wheel system while SX18’s are fitted with a dolly board, making transport of either

Frequency Response (+/-3dB)

cabinet a breeze.

SX18

/

SX Sub

Full Range Preset 40Hz - 18kHz / 40Hz - 200Hz

Frequency Range

Designers have the option to utilize the SX18 as a single cabinet or an array of cabinets. The trapezoidal SX18 enclosure comes standard with a switchable passive network between the mids and highs, allowing for two-way or three-way operation. With one Adamson MSX 10” mid-range compression driver, and one 3” diaphragm high frequency

Xover Preset

80Hz - 18kHz / 35Hz - 80Hz

Maximum SPL

(Continuous)

133dB / 128.7dB

Xover Preset

Full Range Preset 132dB / N/A System Type

Passive 2 Way /

Active 3 Way Plus Sub Directivity & Connection Type

Hor. x Vert.

Neutrik Speakon™ NL4 / NL8 (SX Sub)

60° x 40°

compression driver mounted on an Adamson mid/ high waveguide, the SX18 provides smooth mid/high coverage that we are renowned for.  To add to its versatility, the SX18 features one Adamson AW18 18” LF transducer and can extend down to 45Hz for jazz or lighter material. If additional sub bass re-enforcement is required, the companion SX Sub is a dual 18” front loaded cabinet that provides a solid and punchy sub extension. Whether you need a reliable system for your venue, or rugged and sturdy enhancement to your existing rig, the SX series offers a high output solution for a broad range of applications.

Drivers

(Nominal Impedance)

LF

AW18 18” Kevlar Ferrite (8Ω)

MF

MSX Ferrite Driver (8Ω)

HF

B&C DE82 3” - 1.4” Exit Ceramic

Compression Driver (8Ω)

LF (x2)

AW18 18” Kevlar Ferrite

2 x 8Ω (4Ω) (SX Sub)

Power Handling

(AES / Program / Peak)

LF

600 / 1200 / 2400

MF

150 / 300 / 600

HF

80 / 160 / 320

LF (x2)

600 / 1200 / 2400 (SX Sub)

Sensitivity

(2.83V@1m)

LF

98.1dB

MF

111.1dB

HF

105.1dB

LF Processing

101.8dB (SX Sub)

XTA & LAKE

Presets


Physical Data

LX10

10MX

CB 18” (45.7)

Dimensions & Weight

Height Front (cm) 23.46” (59.6)

13.25” (34.5)

Width (cm)

12.5” (31.8)

20.35” (53)

9.75” (24.8)

Depth (cm)

14.13” (35.9)

15” (39.1)

11” (27.9)

Weight (Kg)

47.3 lbs (21.5)

47.3lbs (21.5)

26lbs (11.7)

Compact

Attributes & Accessories

Rugged 5/8”, 11 ply Baltic Birch Cabinet Wood Finish: Textured Water

Borne Acrylic 14 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel Grille

Metal Finish: Polyester Sandtex™ Powder Tripod Socket Mount in the LX10, Internal

Crossover & Rotatable Horn (CB1)

Custom Rigging Points (CB1)

Optional U-bracket Hardware - Horizontal or Vertical Yoke (CB1)

Technical Data

LX10 Frequency Response (+/-3dB) Full Range Preset 55Hz - 18kHz

10MX

CB1

55 Hz - 18 kHz

80Hz - 18kHz

125Hz - 18kHz

100Hz - 18kHz

Frequency Range

Xover Preset

125Hz - 18kHz

Maximum SPL

(Continuous / Peak)

Xover Preset

122.15dB

Full Range Preset 121dB

122.5dB / 131.3dB

119.5dB

121dB / 130.3dB

118.8dB

121.5dB / 130.2dB

n/a

Passive Directivity & Connection Type

Passive

Passive

70° x 35°

90° x 60°

Monitor Preset System Type

Vert. x Hor.

70° x 35°

(rotatable)

Neutrik Speakon™ NL4

NL4

Drivers

n/a

NL4

(Nominal Impedance)

LF

AX10 10” (8Ω)

AX10 10” (8Ω)

ND8-B 8.5”

Kevlar Neod.Driver (8Ω)

HF

Power Handling

B&C DE16 1” Exit

B&C DE82 1.5” Exit

B&C DE16 1” Exit

Compression Driver (8Ω) Compression Driver (8Ω) Compression Driver (8Ω) (AES / Program / Peak)

LF

300 / 600 / 1200

300 / 600 / 1200

250 / 500 / 1000

HF

60 / 120 / 240

40 / 80 / 160

30 / 60 / 90

Sensitivity

(2.83V@1m)

LF

99.1dB

100.5dB

94.3dB

HF

105.1dB

104.5dB

109dB

Processing

Full Range n/a

n/a

98.6dB

Presets

XTA & LAKE

enclosures


Point Series contractor boxes

We offer a full line of contracting boxes with a unique trim, grille and box geometry. Designed with the same hi modulus materials and our world renowned neodymium, Kevlar transducers, the Point Series is aimed to outperform those in its class. These sleek enclosures can be ordered in any Pantone color with color matched SLR™ rigging options. The Point series ranges from 8” enclosures to 15” enclosures with powerful subs to complement the 2-way enclosures. For more information refer to the Point series brochure or view the Point series online at www.adamsonsystems.com

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Headquarters Brock Adamson

Adamson Systems Engineering Inc.

President & CEO

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Canada

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