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Neumann KH 120 Active Nearfield Studio Monitor  

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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 œpair-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
  • Separate woofer and tweeter electronic peak limiters and thermal-protection circuitry for high reliability

Neumann has defined the sound of studio recording for decades with its mics, now hear what they can do with monitoring. Order today!


KH 120 Active Nearfield Studio Monitor Specifications:

  • -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)
  • 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 œWhite
  • Displays and indicators - limit/clip: Neumann logo œRed
  • Mains Power Supply, voltage; frequency: 100-240V; 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption “ Idle: 20W
  • Power consumption “ Full output: AC 200W
  • 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: ˆ’25 C to +70 C (ˆ’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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