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The Neumann KH 120 A studio monitor is designed for use as a near-field loudspeaker or as a rear loudspeaker in larger multi-channel systems. The KH 120 A represents the latest in acoustic and electro... Read More

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The Neumann KH 120 A studio monitor is designed for use as a near-field loudspeaker or as a rear loudspeaker in larger multi-channel systems. The KH 120 A represents the latest in acoustic and electronic simulation and measurement technologies to ensure the most accurate sound reproduction possible. It has a Mathematically Modeled Dispersion waveguide (MMD (TM), flexible acoustical controls, analog class-AB amplifiers, a large headroom analog input and an extensive mounting hardware range. All of this provides the user with the maximum versatility over a wide variety of acoustic conditions, source equipment, and physical locations.

Already an award-winner, the KH 120 is perfect for tracking, mixing and mastering in music, broadcast, project and post-production studios.

  • Powerful titanium fabric dome offers low-distortion high-frequency reproduction
  • Elliptical Mathematically Modelled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide provides smoother off-axis response and is more forgiving of diverse acoustical environments
  • Composite sandwich cone provides damping of break-up modes
  • Long throw bass driver for low distortion at high sound levels
  • Two-color + dimmable Neumann logo displays operation status and activation of the extensive protection system
  • Robust metal grille protects against mechanical damage
  • Large front panel ports reduce bass compression and make it easier to mount in tight spaces, such as OB vans
  • Compact aluminum cabinet (magnetically shielded) minimizes resonances, has better heat dissipation for long life
  • Wide horizontal dispersion gives you freedom of movement across the mixing console
  • Narrow vertical dispersion reduces reflections off the mixing console
  • One-piece front panel with no discontinuities for reduced diffraction and smoother frequency response
  • Powerful analog amplifiers with large headroom and improved transient response
  • Production consistency: any KH 120 is “pair-matched” to any other KH 120
  • 4-position bass, low-mid and treble acoustical controls offer more control in diverse acoustic environments
  • Wide-range input gain and output level controls provide easier interfacing with signal sources
  • New mounting hardware options offer more flexibility in mounting cabinets in more diverse locations
  • Display dimmer for low-lighting level conditions or behind the screen applications
  • Ground lift reduces noise in electrically noisy environments and overcomes ground loops
  • Universal switched-mode power supply (100 … 240 V) works in any country and handles poor-quality mains supply
  • Acoustics
  • -3 dB free field frequency response: 52Hz … 21kHz, ± 3dB
  • Passband free-field frequency response: 54Hz … 20kHz, ± 2dB
  • Self-generated noise (with input gain set to 100 dB for 0 dBu) <20 dB(A) at 10 cm
  • Sine wave output with a THD < 0.5 % at 1 m 95 dB SPL (>100 Hz)
  • Max. SPL In half space at 3% THD at 1m 111.1 dB SPL
  • (averaged between 100 Hz and 6 kHz)
  • Electronics
  • Woofer amplifier, cont.(peak) output power*: 50W (80W)
  • Tweeter amplifier, cont.(peak) output power*: 50W (80W)
  • Controller design: Analog, active
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.0kHz
  • Crossover Slope: (dB/oct.) 24, 4th order
  • Equalization - Bass: 0, -2.5, -5, -7.5dB
  • Equalization - Mid: 0, -1.5, -3, -4.5dB
  • Equalization - High: +1, 0, -1, -2dB
  • Protection circuitry: Limiter; low, high
  • Infrasonic filter frequency; slope: 30Hz; 6dB/oct.
  • Analog input impedance, electrically balanced: 10k ohm in position 94/108dB SPL at 1 m; 20k ohm in position 100/114dB SPL at 1 m
  • Input gain control (sensitivity): 0dBu to -15dBu
  • Output level control: 94, 100, 108, 114dB SPL
  • CMRR: >56 dB @15 kHz
  • Displays and Mains Power
  • Displays and indicators - power on: Neumann logo “White”
  • Displays and indicators - limit/clip: Neumann logo “Red”
  • Mains Power Supply, voltage; frequency: 100-240V~; 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption – Idle: 20W
  • Power consumption – Full output: AC 200W
  • Mechanics
  • Cabinet surface finish, color: custom-painted aluminium, anthracite (RAL 7021)
  • Operating conditions: +10° C to +40° C (+50° F to +104° F),
  • <90% RH, non-condensing
  • Transport/storage conditions: −25° C to +70° C (−13° F to 158° F),
  • <90% RH, non-condensing
  • Drivers: Magnetically shielded
  • Woofer: 5-1/4” (130 mm)
  • Tweeter: 1" ( 25 mm)
  • Mounting points: 2 x M8 on rear panel
  • Height x width x depth: 10-7/8” x 7-1/8” x 8-5/8” (277 x 182 x 220 mm )
  • Internal net volume / external volume: 6.5 liters / 9.7 liters
  • Weight 13.7 lb. (6.2 kg )
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Comments about Neumann KH 120 Active Nearfield Studio Monitor:

Extremely accurate and huge! 13X12X9 foot room. And these gorgeous monitors fill the room nicely! I went to a Guitar Center and auditioned these against others, and others did sound nicer. However, when I got them home, it changed my world. I feel like my ears were re-birthed in the beauty of baby Jesus. Wow!!!!!!! Extremely accurate and precise in all the right frequencies. Just do it, and return them if you don't like them....

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