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The KH 120 is a studio monitor 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), 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.

The KH 120 is perfect for tracking, mixing and mastering in music, broadcast, project and post-production studios.

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Neumann KH 120 A Studio Monitor Features

  • Compact aluminum cabinet (magnetically shielded) - minimizes resonances, better heat dissipation, long life

  • Non-parallel cabinet walls - Greatly attenuated internal standing waves

  • One-piece front panel with no discontinuities - Reduced diffraction and smoother frequency response

  • Powerful titanium fabric dome - Low-distortion high-frequency reproduction

  • Elliptical Mathematically Modeled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide - More forgiving of diverse acoustical environments

  • Wide horizontal dispersion - Freedom of movement across the mixing console

  • Narrow vertical dispersion - Reduces reflections off the mixing console

  • Two-colour + dimmable Neumann logo - Displays operation status and activation of the extensive protection system

  • Robust metal grille - Protects against mechanical damage

  • Long throw bass driver - Low distortion at high sound levels

  • Large front panel ports - Reduced bass compression and easier to mount in tight spaces such as OB vans

  • A subwoofer, such as the Neumann KH 180, with its 7.1 High Definition Bass Manager, can be added to deepen the low-frequency response to 18 HZ and increase the system's maximum output level

  • 4-position bass, low-mid and treble acoustical controls - More control in diverse acoustical environments

  • Wide range input gain and output level controls - Easier interfacing with signal sources

  • New mounting hardware options - More flexibility in mounting cabinets in more diverse locations

  • Separate woofer and tweeter electronic peak limiters and thermal-protection circuitry - High reliability

  • Powerful analog amplifiers with large headroom - Improved transient response

  • Production consistency - Any KH 120 is "pair-matched" to any other KH 120

  • Universal switched-mode power supply (100...240 V) - One version works in any country and robust to poor quality mains supply

  • Display dimmer - For low lighting level conditions or behind the screen applications

  • Ground lift - Reduced noise in electrically noisy environments and over-comes ground loops


Neumann KH 120 A Studio Monitor Specifications

Acoustics
-3 dB free field frequency response: 52 Hz 21 kHz, 3 dB
Pass band free field frequency response: 54 Hz 20 kHz, 2 dB
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 1m: 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: 50 W (80 W)
Tweeter amplifier, cont.(peak) output power: 50 W (80 W)
Controller design: Analog, active
Crossover Frequency: 2.0 kHz
Crossover Slope (dB/oct.): 24, 4th order
Equalization - Bass: 0, -2.5, -5, -7.5 dB
Equalization - Mid: 0, -1.5, -3, -4.5 dB
Equalization - High: +1, 0, -1, -2 dB
Protection circuitry: Limiter: low, high
Infrasonic filter frequency; slope: 30 Hz; 6 dB/oct.

Analog Input
Impedance, electrically balanced: XLR, > 10 k
Input gain control (sensitivity): 0 dBu to -15 dBu
Output level control: 94, 100, 108, 114 dB 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: 100-240 V~; 50/60 Hz
Power consumption Idle: 20 W
Power consumption Full output AC: 200 W

Mechanics
Cabinet surface finish, colour: 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: 130 mm (5.25)
Tweeter: 25 mm (1)
Mounting points: 2 x M8 on rear panel
Height x width x depth, mm (inches): 277 x 182 x 220 mm (10-7/8" x 7-1/8" x 8-5/8")
Internal net volume / external volume: 6.5 liters / 9.7 liters
Weight: 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs)

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I did a lot of research and these appeared to be the most accurate monitors in their price range (and in fact much more accurate than many more expensive monitors) One reviewer said that they were the most accurate speakers he'd ever tested. It's good to know that the bass doesn't extend much lower than 50hz, but they are very flat as low as they go, and for normal music playback the perform very well on their own, but for checking deeper sub bass, a subwoofer is recommended. I low pass my subwoofer at 50hz and use the neumanns to monitor the critical mid bass. Some forum users complained that Neumann monitors in general don't play as loudly as others. It seems to be true that their rated maximum SPL is lower than some other monitors, but in my experience they easily play as loudly as I want them to for a smaller space. I keep them on their lowest output setting with the level about halfway up on the mixer and get plenty of volume. My guitar and bass amps are at the jam space, so I tried using these monitors to play those through as well. You need a preamp to get the tone, but once you have the tone you want, these speakers reproduce it perfectly. Hi-z instruments directly in sound a little dry and weak, but with some signal processing, one of these speakers can make a very capable mini-amp (I doubt that anyone will do this, but hey, trying to be complete here) I have worked on some a very expensive genelec system and I can honestly say that I prefer these speakers. It may be because I actually own these speakers and have gotten quite comfortable where I just did one session on the genelecs. You won't regret buying these.
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Very even response and great detail. I used to use Adam A7X and I view the KH120s as a definite upgrade. Don't care how many awards the Adams get, to my ear they have hyped highs and some honk in the mids.
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I'm a sound designer for Film and Television and lately I've been doing a lot of Sci Fi production (Killjoys, Dark Matter) Designing this type of sound scape is very demanding on a speaker but the Neumann's handle it very well. It takes the huge transients and rapidly changing spl and frequency levels and maintains the clarity and detail without getting bogged down. I'm so impressed I had to review.
Posted by Tom Bjelic on Oct 14, 2016
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I mix mainly classical and accoustic rep and these have been an absolute joy to work with. I am very used to B&W 802s which are a larger multi-driver system (many times the price), and these end up being like a little brother version of those venerable monitors. The spectral detail is stunning, eq is all I need, and they pass the spouce factor due to their diminutive profile. My reason for giving them a nine instead of ten is for the paint job; could have been a thicker powder coat or something. Get 'em. Get 'em now!
Posted by Matt Stephanson on Dec 23, 2015
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KH 120 is Amazing2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
The best way to decide on these monitors is to take them home and try them out. There are a lot of nice sounding speakers in L&M, but for critical listening these show amazing detail. The frequency graph is completely flat. When you listen in your own environment all frequencies are evenly displayed without hyping any frequency. The low end detail is so smooth its hard to believe that this is a 5.25 inch speaker. There is no honkiness, just a steady even sound. It feels like I have a sub with all of the extra low detail that these monitors bring. Don't just compare them to other monitors in the store because some others sound better in that environment, however the Neumanns have the most full featured sound of any monitor in that price bracket.
Posted by Georgio on Mar 22, 2014
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at low levels (which i mix at) it's got incredible detail. a pair of these with a sub-woofer and you've got no excuses. much better than the others in this price range.
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