Product Comparison: PreSonus Sceptre S6 vs Adam Audio A7X

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General Specifications
Adam Audio
Sceptre S6
About the Product
The lifelike, three-dimensional soundstage of Sceptre® S6 studio monitors has garnered praise from some of the most critical engineers in the audio industry. Their unique design delivers pure and honest sound reproduction that brings to light subtle nuances in recordings that cannot be heard in other monitors. The result is panoramic imaging, finely detailed transient response, and stunning dynamics is nothing short of astonishing.
The A7X is ADAM’s best selling nearfield monitor. It is one of the most balanced and versatile speakers currently on the market. The X-ART tweeter produces detailed, uncompressed highs and upper mids without being tiring over long listening periods. Despite its compact housing, the bass response is powerful and precise.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
180 W
100 W
Driver Configuration
6.5" woofer, 1" tweeter
7" woofer, 2" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
PreSonus Sceptre S6 6.5-inch CoActual 2-way Studio Monitor by PreSonus
  • These are monster speakers.. lots of definition and loads of bass response...
  • With my Sceptre S6 monitors, my monitoring "sweet spot" is now big enough that I don't have to sit in just one spot to get the perfect mix.
  • After getting plenty of use out of these I absolutely love how well they sound! The sound is so clear and musical.
  • These speakers are absolutely mind blowing accurate! I, unfortunately, don't have a very well treated room - so was skeptical about how these will sound.
  • They sound better to me like that because upside down the woofer and tweeter is closer to my ear level.
Adam Audio A7X 100 W 2-Way, Wired, XLR, 42 to 50000 Hz Loudspeaker (Black)
  • When I finally thought about doing it a few years ago, I searched for reviews and comparisons and found these commonly compared to the Mackies, frequently favorably.
  • There's something I can't really quantify about the new speakers too. Imaging is incredible.
  • Just amazed at these monitors they are fantastic!
  • Awesome monitors! Not sure what could be better than these.
  • These are a pretty penny, lots of pretty pennies, but worth every bit. I'm convinced these speakers were crafted by God himself, just like Adam was back in the day.
Size & Weight
13.2 in.
13.2 in.
9 in.
7.9 in.
12.2 in.
11 in.
18.8 lbs.
20.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
PreSonus Sceptre S6 6.5-inch CoActual 2-way Studio Monitor by PreSonus
  • These revolutionize the way i look at stereo speakers. As monitors they work really well for their size.
  • They are perfect for the smaller to medium size studios and have plenty of power.
  • Amazing size that fits perfectly into my room.
  • The sound is great considering its small size.
Adam Audio A7X 100 W 2-Way, Wired, XLR, 42 to 50000 Hz Loudspeaker (Black)
  • This studio monitor good for small studio for near field monitoring , gives you good quality when mix down
  • These speakers are like a big candy bar made of sound sitting on your desk...
  • It's not very good looking and heavy speaker but sound is amazing.
  • Speaker is quite bulky and heavy so you can easily hurt your back when carrying it.
Min. Frequency Response
42 Hz
42 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
23 kHz
50 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
109 dB
114 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
PreSonus Sceptre S6 6.5-inch CoActual 2-way Studio Monitor by PreSonus
  • Their stereo imaging puts instruments exactly where they belong in the stereo field and the clarity brings out the slightest details in every recording.
  • When used and playing acoustic rock drum with them playing a backing track nearby, they barely get out enough.
  • I hate to admit this but I like these better than my Focal cms65's. Wider frequency response, more low end, more open.
  • I was a little nervous about bass response, but the speaker is very balanced, and making low end choices is very easy in my room.
  • As a heads up, they 100% need to be broken in for quite a few hours for them to sound even close to right. I did about 24hrs of pink noise at 85dB and off and on for hours over the next 2-3 days.
Adam Audio A7X 100 W 2-Way, Wired, XLR, 42 to 50000 Hz Loudspeaker (Black)
  • The sound is cleaner. Simply cleaner. So very clean. You will read reviews where people say they heard things in music they've never heard before. It's true.
  • With the finely-chiseled ribbon tweeter and carbon-infused cone, you can hear everything, and the 7-inch cone provides just the right amount of frequency coverage to feel what you need to feel.
  • Sounds incredible! Get it with the mounts I reviewed on here and you're a happy camper disturbing the neighbors.
  • High end is the best I have ever heard! Lows and mids are phenomenal also-- especially from only a 7-inch speaker.
  • They sound amazing, but your wallet better be ready for this purchase.
Enclosure Material
Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
Cabinet Type
XLR, Balanced TRS
Unbalanced RCA, XLR
Magnetic Shielding
Volume, HF level adjust, Low Cut, Acoustic Space
Volume, HF level adjust, LF level adjust, Tweeter Gain
CoActual technology, Acoustic-tuning controls
Exceptional German engineering, German Handmade Precision X-ART Tweeter
What customers say about "Features"
PreSonus Sceptre S6 6.5-inch CoActual 2-way Studio Monitor by PreSonus
  • I also work in a studio that uses Krk 10-3 and i still rather stick with my sceptres. was going to get the 8 inch but my mixing room isnt that big and i also got the presonus temblor subwoofer.
  • The on/off switch on the temblor helps prove it. These s6 are amazing, but add a sub to relieve some duty and they freaking scream, not in a shrill way.
  • The amplifier is quiet at low to medium volume. Using them as monitors for my Roland vDrums and they sound amazing.
  • Room adjustments on the back are a little bit finicky as you have to hold them in pretty well to get them to change positions.
Adam Audio A7X 100 W 2-Way, Wired, XLR, 42 to 50000 Hz Loudspeaker (Black)
  • Of course, you can always add a sub and basically change your underwear every time you listen to music on them.
  • They are as good as the reviews said, I cant find anything I don't like about them.
  • Paired with a good DAC, the sound is unreal at times (though you get used to even sound this good).
  • The built in amps that drive them are also very good. Clean and dynamic.
  • The tweeter style is quite nice - there's a pleasant texture to the high end.
  • One nice difference between the two speakers is there is no automatic shut off on the A7X if you play at low volume.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
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