Neumann KH 120 A - Active Studio Monitor Speakers PAIR

The Neumann KH 120 A is an incredibly detailed and accurate 5 inch powered monitor.  Perfect for tracking, mixing and mastering in music, broadcast, project and post-production studios. 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 Modelled 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.


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

      Elliptical Mathematically Modelled Dispersion™

      (MMD™) waveguide - Smoother off-axis response, More forgiving of diverse acoustical environments

      Composite sandwich cone - Damping of break-up modes

      Long throw bass driver - Low distortions 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 - Reduced bass compression and easier to mount in tight spaces such as OB vans

      Compact aluminum cabinet

      (magnetically shielded) - Minimizes resonances, better heat dissipation, long life

      Wide horizontal dispersion - Freedom of movement across the mixing console

      Narrow vertical dispersion - Reduces reflections off the mixing console

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

      Powerful analog amplifiers with large headroom - 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 - 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

      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

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

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



      −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

      Total harmonic distortion < 0.5 % at 95 dB SPL at 1 m > 100 Hz

      Max. SPL in full space / calc. in half space

      at 3% THD at 1m 105.1 / 111.1 dB SPL

      (averaged between 100 Hz and 6 kHz)

      Bass capability: Max. SPL in half space

      at 3% THD at 1m 104.8 dB SPL

      (averaged between 50 Hz and 100 Hz)

      Max. short term SPL with IEC-weighted noise (IEC 60286-5) at 1 m, in typical listening conditions 107 dB(C) SPL

      Max. short term SPL with music material at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (pair) 97 dB(C) SPL (full range)

      104 dB(C) SPL (with subwoofer)

      Max. long term SPL with pink noise at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (single/pair) 88 / 93 dB(C) SPL (full range)

      89 / 94 dB(C) SPL (with subwoofer)



      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

      10k Ohms in position 94/108 dB SPL at 1 m

      20k Ohms in position 100/114 dB SPL at 1 m


      Input gain control (sensitivity) 0 dBu to −15 dBu

      Output level control 94, 100, 108, 114 dB SPL

      CMRR >56 dB @ 15 kHz

      Maximum input level 24 dBu

      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 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)

      Delivery includes 1x KH 120 A

      2x Main cables (European and US version)

      or 1x UK power cable

      or 1x CCC certified power cable

      4x Self-adhesive feet

      1x Operating manual

      1x Supplement "Getting Started Quickly" 

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