Following two Airpulse active speaker system reviews, I get to tackle the S3000 Pro from Edifier. Let’s see how it went down….
This review is sponsored by Edifier.
Kathryn & Edifier have been very kind and shipped me this set of monitors.
The S3000 Pro retails for £699 and can be found here:
I will note here that although this is a sponsored review by Edifier, I have been honest and unbiased in my opinion.
Review equipment and software:
Edifier S3000 Pro.
Airpulse ST200 stands filled with Atacama Atabytes.
Ortofon Quintet Red.
Musical Fidelity Vinl.
Hifi Rose RS201e/RS250.
Andrew Foster Audio cables throughout.
Audiowalle TP1000 mains conditioners.
Qobuz Studio Premier.
Apple Music Lossless.
Streaming from Qobuz and Apple Music.
What’s in the box:
2x Edifier S3000 Pro.
2x mains cables.
1x stereo 3.5mm male to 2x male RCA cable.
1x stereo male RCA to male RCA cable.
1x USB data cable.
1x optical cable.
1x remote control.
Edifier don’t skimp out on accessories here, echoing the generosity of Airpulse.
I was pleased with what shipped with the S3000 Pro’s.
Edifier include everything you need to get up and running with all the cables required to get your gear connected. The only cable that is missing is a coaxial cable, though considering everything else in the box it’s not the end of the world.
Frequency response 38HZ ~ 40kHZ.
Signal-to-noise ratio ≥85dB(A).
Total power output R/L (Treble): 8W+8W RMS R/L (Mid-range and bass): 120W+120W RMS.
Input type Line In/Balance/Bluetooth/Optical/Coaxial/USB.
Driver unit Bass unit: 6.5” (179mm) aluminum alloy diaphragm.
Tweeter unit 107 x 107mm Planar silk diaphragm.
Build & finish:
The S3000 Pro are built to a very high standard with the various materials used brought together flawlessly.
The connections and rear panels are robust and nicely finished.
It didn’t take long to set these monitors up.
They pair imediately when you power them both up.
Just like the A200’s they are very straight forward to use and Edifier include all the neccessary cables to get you connected.
In my case I used them primarily via the line in from the pre-out on my RS201e/RS250.
Although I did test the optical, coax, USB and balanced inputs and they all worked as well as expected.
Unlike the A200 however, the S3000 Pro has a built in DSP allowing you to further tweak the sound.
The controls for this you’ll find on the remote.
I found that using the “Dynamic” preset, the soundstage became wider and the bass a lot fuller.
The S3000 Pro’s have a wide soundstage that becomes more spacious again when they are in Dynamic mode. I was impressed with the level of instrument separation, depth of field and headroom that these speakers create.
The bass that they produce is enough to make you second guess whether you have a sub in the room or not. Suffice to say, you won’t need a sub with these!
Bass is full, yet controlled and textured with a quick pace and excellent clarity.
Mids are forward, but smooth and airy. Very pleasing on the ear, especially in vocal and acoustic pieces.
Highs are detailed, crisp and clean with pin point accuracy and speed.
For £699 you’ll be getting a lively, full bodied active speaker system with plenty of power and detail.
No need for an additional subwoofer.
Sleek styling and beautifully finished.
These were hard to part with!
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