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The art of neutral studio sound – now digitally remastered
We have calculated every soundwave. We have perfected low-distortion materials. We have optimized the drivers with our years of experience and hand-selected every component. The system's perfection comes from its digital heart: In only 2 milliseconds, our DSP engine converts every sound to a reference quality in every environment – so no detail gets lost on the way.
The perfect sound of mathematics at work
We know every nuance, every surface and every angle of the KH 80 DSP. It sounds so pure, because we are directing every soundwave so precisely. The KH 80 DSP’s design is based on computer simulations that calculate with an accuracy that others do not match.
Our Mathematical Modeled Dispersion Waveguide (MMD™) provides our studio series with a solid base for precise sound direction that stays absolutely unique. Doing your sums properly has never sounded so good.
The biggest variable is your room. We have the solution.
It might be a project studio, an outside broadcast van, or just a corner of a building: The room defines the sound. Surfaces and corners in the room cause interference, diffraction, reflection, and refraction: all are forms of distortion. For a really true sound, you normally need expensive equipment plus plenty of time and expertise to align it correctly – or smart algorithms. Our DSP engine optimizes the sound output, delivering quality way above price-tag. And you do not need to be an expert to use it. The KH 80 DSP is ready for our upcoming software Neumann. Control – which will be available for tablets and computers starting from mid-2017, allowing you to align and control the monitor with a swipe of your finger or click of a mouse.
Professional standards for everyone
Highest quality components, high-end protection systems and performance reserves are what you would expect from this studio class product. Its quality and design makes the KH 80 DSP a flexible near-field studio monitor, which delivers professional-quality sound wherever you need it. It can be used in studios, editing rooms or outside broadcast trucks. Some of our customers like it so much, they use KH 80 DSPs in their living rooms. And why not? Our latest monitor delivers digital precision for a masterpiece of analog technology: your ears.
-6 dB free field frequency response: 53 Hz … 22 kHz, ± 6 dB
-3 dB free field frequency response: 57 Hz … 21 kHz, ± 3 dB
Pass band free field frequency response: 59 Hz … 20 kHz, ± 2 dB
Max. SPL in full space / calc. in half space at 3% at 3% THD at 1m (averaged between 100 Hz and 6 kHz): 102.8 / 108.8 dB SPL
Self-generated noise (with input gain set to 100 dB for 0 dBu): <20 dB(A) at 10 cm
Input: XLR, analog electronically balanced
Controller design: Digital, active
Crossover frequency, slopes: 1.8 kHz, 48 dB/oct, 8th order
Bass amplifier, cont.(peak) output power*: 150 W (130 W)
Treble amplifier, cont.(peak) output power*: 55 W (70 W)
Mains Power Supply, voltage; frequency: 100-240 V~; 50/60 Hz, with standby
Drivers: 100 mm (4"), 25 mm (1"), with integrated black metal grilles
Mounting points: 2 x M6 threaded inserts with 70 mm spacing on back panel
Product dimensions (height x width x depth), mm (inches): 233 x 154 x 194 mm (9 1/8" x 6" x 8 5/8")
Product weight: 3.5 kg (7 lbs 8 oz)
*THD+N <0.1% with limiter deactivated
- 1x KH 80 DSP A
- 1x Mains cable (European, UK, US, CCC or KC)
- 4x Self-adhesive feet
- 1x Getting Started Quickly sheet
- 1x Safety and Warnings booklet
- KH 80 DSP A G EU 506834
2-way, 4”+1", active near-field reference monitor with digital controller and electronic-balanced input, metallic anthracite (RAL 7021), EU mains cable.
- KH 80 DSP A G US 506835
2-way, 4”+1", active near-field reference monitor with digital controller and electronic-balanced input, metallic anthracite (RAL 7021), US mains cable.
- KH 80 DSP A G UK 506836
2-way, 4”+1", active near-field reference monitor with digital controller and electronic-balanced input, metallic anthracite (RAL 7021), UK mains cable.
- KH 80 DSP A G CCC 506840
2-way, 4”+1", active near-field reference monitor with digital controller and electronic-balanced input, metallic anthracite (RAL 7021), CCC and KC certified mains cables.