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Neumann Launches Digital Version Of KH 120 Nearfield Studio Monitor

Equipped with additional BNC input for AES/EBU or S/P-DIF formats (24-bit/192 kHz) to foster seamless digital workflow through playback

By PSW Staff April 8, 2014

Front and back views of the new Neumann KH 120 D studio monitor.

Neumann has launched the KH 120 D, a new digital version of the KH 120 A small-format studio monitor that debuted in 2010. It’s on display at the NAB 2014 show this week in Las Vegas ([booth C3217), and will be shipping this coming summer.

The KH 120 D is designed for tracking, mixing and mastering applications in music, broadcast, project and post-production studios. It’s equipped with an additional BNC input for AES/EBU or S/P-DIF formats (24-bit/192 kHz) to foster a seamless digital workflow right up through playback on the studio monitor.

The KH 120 D also has digital delay for both analog and digital inputs, enabling the monitor to be used for demanding tasks requiring time alignment. With a maximum delay of over 400 ms, the KH 120 D is able to seamlessly address audio/video synchronization issues, or simply manage time delay compensation in situations where space constraints preclude equidistant positioning of loudspeakers.

Wolfgang Fraissinet, president of Neumann.Berlin, states. “Neumann’s studio monitors are built to extremely high tolerances and deliver an ‘honest’ sound. With the KH 120 D, a fully digital workflow can now also benefit from these characteristics. The addition of a built-in delay feature makes the KH 120 D suitable for new applications and represents exceptional value at this price point. It provides an answer to the very latest trends in the field of professional audio.”

The KH 120 D studio monitor is designed for use as a near-field loudspeaker or as a rear loudspeaker in larger multi-channel systems. It features a Mathematically Modeled Dispersion waveguide (MMD), flexible acoustical controls, analog class-AB amplifiers, various input formats (analog and digital) and an extensive range of mounting hardware. All of this provides the user with the maximum versatility over a wide variety of acoustic conditions, source equipment, and physical locations.

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