I am late to this post but here are my 2 cents. Tha Adam Audio S3A's are the badest thing around. They translate very well and if your mix sounds bad they will too. The "G" speakers make everything sound good, even bad stuff sound good. The ribbon tweeter in the Adam's is great smooth and very detailed but not fatiguing. here stuff you knew were there but all the others covered it up. The S3A's were the best sounding monitor at the 1999 NYC AES show and the best sounding at the 2003 NYC show. You know that they are the best when you spend all day listening only to monitors. We bought the ones on the show floor. Yes we had to break the piggy bank to buy them but it was worth it.