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Neumann KH 120 Active Studio Monitor Pair  From Neumann

Don't be deceived by the small size - these Neumann KH 120's are packing some serious HEAT, and are equally at home in a commercial facility or a bedroom studio.

Neumann USA


Retail:  $1,878.00

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What We Think

When Neumann decided they wanted to get into the studio monitor market, they really did it right by buying out an outstanding and well-established company - Klein & Hummel. The Neumann KH 120 is a refined version of the original K&H O 110. Neumann was able to tighten up the tolerances on the components and essentially has created a more consistent O 110.

If you liked the old K&H O 110, you'll be right at home with the Neumann KH120's. If you're not familiar with either monitor, you're in for a treat. The 120's are remarkably full range for a speaker of this size. They extend noticeably further down than other 4 or 5 inch monitors in this class, and have a more robust representation of the low end that lives down there.

These monitors are a breeze to work on. There's a great sense of depth, with a well defined back wall to your stereo field. They're quite detailed, so you're going to be hearing all the subtle nuances of your compressor settings, and your delay and reverb tails - it may not always be pleasant, but better that you hear it while mixing rather than on playback of a finished album! Speaking of that detail, these monitors really seem to expose your mix for what it really is, without smacking you across the face with it. You can work on these monitors all day long, hearing everything you need to hear, without the ear fatigue you'd find in many other monitors.

The KH 120's are world class monitors that are easy to work with. Give us a call and try a pair out for yourself!

Manufacturer's Description from Neumann

Neumann is excited to introduce its latest innovation, the KH 120, representing the first product in the new line of Neumann Studio Monitors.

The 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.

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


Neumann USA

About Manufacturer

Specializing in some of the finest microphones in the world, Neumann has develpoed a top name in the industry for consistency, reliability, and sonic excellence. With microphones suited for the entire range of studio recording (and more recently live application), Neumann microphones are often a first choice for uncompromised acoustic reproduction.



-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 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*: 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 kΩ

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  



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: 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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