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Neumann KH 120 II US

$999.00

Neumann KH 120 II

Neumann’s acclaimed studio monitor taken to a new level with deeper bass, higher resolution, and DSP power.

Linear frequency and phase response
DSP engine for improved performance and automatic room alignment
Deep low end down to 44 Hz and high SPL capability in a small format
Analog and S/PDIF connectivity, optional: AES67

Next Generation Monitoring

The KH 120 II is based on the same concept as its acclaimed predecessor but completely re-engineered for improved performance in all parameters: deeper bass, higher SPL capability and even better resolution. Internal DSP power allows for phase linear crossovers and room adaptive alignment via Neumann’s revolutionary MA 1 Automatic Alignment.

Even Better

When Neumann released the KH 120 A in 2010, it was the beginning of an ongoing success story. Neumann monitoring has since become the reference of choice in countless studios around the world. The KH 120 II follows the same philosophy as its predecessor and, in fact, all Neumann studio monitors: highest linearity, lowest distortion, no coloration, and perfect adaptability to any acoustic environment. Thanks to improved performance in all parameters and a powerful DSP engine, the KH 120 II enables you to hear your tracks with even greater clarity and work more efficiently. Create mixes that translate optimally to all playback systems. With ease.

Perfect Sound with a Small Footprint

The KH 120 II has an exceptionally linear frequency response from 44 Hz to 21 kHz (±3 dB). Not only that: It also linearizes the phase response! Which translates to clear mids with astonishing transparency as well as extreme accuracy in the time domain: precise impulse reproduction and finely resolved reverbs. This is made possible by DSP controlled electronics which allow for sophisticated crossovers avoiding the phase distortion caused by analog filters. The internal DSP also realizes new standards in tonal consistency. The KH 120 II is made to extremely low tolerances of no more than ±0.5 dB! And you can hear it, too: Stereo imaging is razor-sharp.

The KH 120 II is designed for nearfield applications with a recommended listening distance of 1 – 2 meters (3 – 6 ft.). It is thus ideally suited to smaller rooms such as home and project studios as well as mixing and editing suites or as a surround speaker in large multichannel applications. Thanks to its outstanding linearity in a portable format, the KH 120 II is also an excellent choice for creating a professional quality makeshift control room when working on location (e.g. orchestra/choir, live recording, film, broadcast).

Ready for Your Room

Even the best loudspeaker only sounds as good as the acoustic environment allows. Neumann’s Mathematically Modelled Dispersion™ (MMD™) waveguide guarantees a wide sweet spot and minimizes desk reflections. But the KH 120 II goes much further: Its internal DSP allows for room calibration via Neumann’s revolutionary Automatic Monitor Alignment. MA 1 (sold separately) makes sure your DSP powered monitors are optimally adapted to the character of your room and perfectly aligned for your listening position. Even in acoustically treated rooms, this results in a significant improvement.

Tonal compatibility with other KH line studio monitors makes it possible to use the KH 120 II in mixed setups e.g. in immersive setups. For flexible connectivity the KH 120 II features both analog and S/PDIF inputs.

AES 67 – Audio Over IP

Additionally, the KH 120 II AES67 model variant offers integrated redundant AES67 audio network ports that are fully compliant with broadcast standards such as ST 2110, ST 2022-7 redundancy, and RAVENNA. At the same time, the KH 120 II AES67 is compatible with DANTE®-generated AES67 network streams.

Energy Efficient

Neumann engineers took great care to develop a patent pending amplifier technology which combines superior audio performance with the energy efficiency of Class D. Although the power amplifiers of the KH 120 II deliver up to 145 W to the 5.25” woofer and 100 W to the 1” tweeter, they only consume 17 W at idle. Auto-standby reduces power consumption to 0.3 W when the KH 120 II has not been used for a while, but can be deactivated.

The KH 120 II is available in two color options, anthracite and white.

  • High-precision drivers, Mathematically Modelled Dispersion™ (MMD™) waveguide
  • Linear frequency response 44 Hz … 21 kHz (±3 dB)
  • Linear phase response 120 Hz … 16 kHz (±45°) with latency <2.6 ms
  • DSP inside allows for room adaptive alignment via Neumann’s MA 1
  • Razor sharp imaging due to extremely low tolerances (±0.5 dB)
  • May be combined with other KH line speakers in immersive or surround setups
  • Free field frequency response ±6 dB: 41 Hz … 21.4 kHz
  • Free field frequency response ±3 dB: 44 Hz … 21 kHz
  • Pass band free field frequency response: 48 Hz … 20.5 kHz, ±1.25 dB
  • Free field frequency linearity deviation between 100 Hz and 10 kHz: ±0.7 dB
  • Reproduction accuracy between 100 Hz and 10 kHz: 100%, 80%, 50% of loudspeakers produced: ±0.45; ±0.30; ±0.17 dB
  • Self-generated noise at 10 cm (with input gain set to 100 dB SPL for 0 dBu): <20 dB(A) SPL
  • Sine wave output with a THD < 0.5 % at 1 m in half space: 95 dB SPL (>97 Hz)
  • Max. SPL calc. in half space at 3% THD at 1m (averaged between 100 Hz and 6 kHz): 116.8 dB SPL
  • Max. SPL in full space at 3% THD at 1m (averaged between 100 Hz and 6 kHz): 110.8 dB SPL
  • Bass capability: Max. SPL in half space at 3% THD at 1m (averaged between 50 Hz and 100 Hz): 105.1 dB SPL
  • Max. short term SPL with IEC-weighted noise (IEC 60268-5) at 1 m, in typical listening conditions: 108 dB(C) SPL
  • Max. short term SPL with music material at 2.3 m in typical listening conditions (pair / full range): 98 dB(C) SPL
  • Max. short term SPL with music material at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (pair with subwoofer): 104 dB(C) SPL
  • Max. long term SPL with pink noise at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (single / pair full range): 88 / 93 dB(C) SPL
  • Max. long term SPL with pink noise at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (single / pair with subwoofer): 87 / 93 dB(C) SPL
  • Dolby DARDT. Max SPL fullrange: 113 dB SPL
  • Dolby DARDT. Max SPL bass managed: 119 dB SPL
  • Recommended Listening Distance: 1.0 … 2.0 m; (3’… 6′)
  • Feasible Listening Distance: 0.75 … 4.0 m; (2’6″… 12′)
  • Acoustical Principle: Bassreflex, Ports at the front
  • Analog input(s): XLR: analog electronically balanced
  • Analog input impedance: 24k Ohms
  • Max. input level: +24 dBu for 94 dB SPL setting; +14 dBu for 100 dB SPL setting; +9 dBu for 108 dB SPL setting; -1 dBu for 114 dB SPL setting
  • Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR): >56 dB @ 15kHz
  • Volume control: via MA 1 software
  • Volume control range; resolution: 0 … -∞ dB; 0.1 dB
  • Analog dynamic range; THD+N (A-D-A): 118 dB, A-weighted, 90 dB
  • Digital input(s): RCA (75 Ω): S/PDIF
  • Digital output(s): RCA (75 Ω): S/PDIF
  • Max. Digital Input Level; pk-pk, unbalanced / balanced: 1.2 V
  • Digital converter: resolution; design: 24 Bit
  • Digital converter: sampling rate: 32 kHz..200 kHz
  • Digital internal sampling rate: 48 kHz
  • Output sampling rate: identical to input sample rate
  • Dynamic range A-D: 121 dB(A)
  • Dynamic range A-D-A (Converter): 118 dB(A)
  • Dynamic range D-A: 121 dB(A)
  • Digital sensitivity: -18 dBFS = 100 dB SPL at 1 m
  • Latency ADA / DA: Analog Input,: 2.6 ms; SPDIF Input: 2.1 ms
  • Delay: User adjustable delay range: 0 … 120 ms
  • Delay: Resolution: time; distance: 20.8 µs
  • Delay: Max. frames Audio-video synchronisation (lip sync): 0 … 120 ms for TOF=0ms, depends on APP implmentation
  • Delay: Time-of-flight maximum distance: 0 … 120 ms for lipsync=0ms, depends on APP implmentation
  • User Interfaces (Backplate)
    • Input gain control (sensitivity): 0 dB … -15 dB
    • Output level control (output level in 1 m based on 0 dBu input level): 94; 100; 108; 114 dB SPL
    • Equalization: Bass: 0; -2; -4; -6 dB
    • Equalization: Low-Mid: 0; -2; -4; -6 dB
    • Equalization: Treble: +1; 0; -1; -2 dB
    • Input Select: Analog; S/PDIF L; S/PDIF R; Mono
    • Ground Lift: Yes
    • Control: Local; Network
    • Mains Switch: Yes
    • Mains Voltage Select: Universal Power Supply 100 V~ … 240 V~
  • Electronics – Controller
    • Controller design: Digital; active
    • DSP resolution: 32 Bit Audio, Processing 64 Bit double precision
    • Crossover frequency: 1700 Hz
    • Crossover slope: 48 dB / octave
    • Equalization: via Neumann.Control software: No
    • Automatic room calibration via MA 1: Yes
    • FIR phase correction: Linear phase (120 Hz … 16 kHz; +/- 45°)
    • Protection circuitry: Independent soft clip, peak and thermo limiters for woofer and tweeter; Woofer excursion limiter; thermo limiter for the electronics and amplifiers
    • Infrasonic filter: frequency; slope: 40 Hz; 12 dB / octave
    • Remote control: MA 1 software via an RJ45 connector carrying standard IP data
    • Display: On; Normal Operation: Neumann logo “White”
    • Display: Identification: Neumann logo “Rosé”
    • Display: Limit / Clip / Errors / Protection /Boot Mute / Shut Down Mute: Neumann logo “Red”
    • Logo Brightness: via MA 1 software
  • Electronics – Amplifiers and Power Supply
    • Output power woofer amplifier (THD+N with limiter deactivated: 10%): 145 W
    • Output power tweeter amplifier (THD+N with limiter deactivated: 10%): 100 W
    • Output power woofer amplifier (THD+N with limiter deactivated: 0.1%): 120 W
    • Output power tweeter amplifier (THD+N with limiter deactivated: 0.1%): 80 W
    • Mains Power Supply: input voltage; frequency: 100-240 V; 50/60 Hz
    • Power consumption (230 V / 100 V): Standby: 0.3 W
    • Power consumption (230 V / 100 V): Idle: 15 W
    • Power consumption (230 V / 100 V): Full output: 320 W
    • Standby: automatic, 90 mins (default); user defined in software
  • Mechanics
    • Cabinet material: Composite polycarbonate front and rear, wooden sleeve
    • Cabinet surface finish; color (front / back): Painted; metallic anthracite (RAL 7021) / Black (RAL 9005)
    • Operating conditions: +10° C to +40° C; (+50° F to +104° F); <75% RH, non-condensing
    • Transport/storage conditions: -25° C to +60° C; (-13° F to 140° F); <90% RH; non-condensing
    • Woofer: 130 mm; (5.25″) with protecting black metal grille
    • Tweeter: 25 mm; (1″) with protecting black metal grille
    • Mounting points: 2 x M6 threaded inserts with 70 mm spacing on back panel; thread depth 15 mm; (5/8”)
    • Product dimensions (height x width x depth): 287 x 182 x 227 mm; (11.3 ” x 7.16 ” x 8.94″)
    • Internal net volume: 6.0 l
    • External net volume: 11.3 l
    • Packed weight: 6.6 kg; (14 lbs 8 oz)
    • Product weight: 5.4 kg; (11 lbs 14 oz)
    • Packed dimensions (height x width x depth), mm (inches): 422 x 271 x 381 mm; (16.6 x 10.7 x 15 “)
    • Packed cube: 0.043 m³; (1.52 ft³)
    • Acoustical Axis horizontal: 91 mm; (3.6 “)
    • Acoustical Axis vertical (from bottom): 166 mm; (6.5 “)