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With its digital core, the KH 80 DSP enables filtering functions and room adjustment options, which brings reference level reproduction to any environment. Even with its compact design, it has extraordinary reserve capacity - as well as the classic strengths of the Neumann monitor philosophy: clearly defined dispersion angle, distortion-free design and sophisticated material selection.
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The perfect sound of higher mathematics at work
The Neumann developers know every nuance, every angle and every wave reflection of the KH 80 DSP. It sounds so pure because they are directing every sound wave so precisely. The KH 80 DSP’s design is based on computer simulations that calculate with a level of accuracy that no one other than Neumann does. The Mathematical Modeled Dispersion Waveguide (MMD™) provides the studio series with a solid base for precise sound direction that remains unique. Maths has never sounded so good.
Neumann even includes the biggest unknown factor in our calculations: Your room
It might be a project studio, an outside broadcast van, a corner at work or just a brick 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, without acoustic-physical “accidents”, you normally need expensive equipment plus plenty of time and expertise to align it correctly – or smart algorithms. An easy adjustment to the monitor position (free standing, small/medium/large desk) is possible via the rear "Acoustical Control" switch.
The optional, freely available Neumann.Control iPad® app goes several steps further. It adapts the KH 80 DSP to the individual room situation, delivering quality way above the price-tag. And the best part: the patented "Guided Alignment" means that you don't have to be an expert to adapt the system to your environment.
Detailed information on all functions can be found below.
A tool for everyone who has professional standards
Highest quality components, high-end protection systems and power reserves are what you would expect from this studio class product even under the most demanding circumstances. Its design makes the KH 80 DSP a versatile near-field monitor, which delivers professional-quality sound wherever you need it – in project and music studios, editing and broadcasting rooms or in outside broadcast vans. Some of our customers like it so much, they use the KH 80 DSP in their living rooms. Why not? After all, the KH 80 DSP delivers digital precision for a masterpiece of analog technology: your ears.
The KH 750 DSP subwoofer is the perfect complement to the KH 80 DSP.
The KH 80 DSP and the Neuman.Control iPad® app
The iPad® connects to the KH 80 DSP via a standard IP network with an Ethernet cable between the router and the monitor. In case of a 2.0 stereo configuration with the KH 750 DSP the stereo pair receives the analog audio signal directly from the subwoofer.
The system offers the following functions in the setup/adjustment phase:
- 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 or 9 loudspeakers
- Identication of all loudspeakers in the network
- Adjustment of standby time and level, system delay (lip sync) and logo brightness
- Guided Alignment – a patented process where you are asked simple questions about the room and the loudspeaker/subwoofer position; the app adjusts the response of each loudspeaker/subwoofer accordingly.
- Manual Alignment – expert users have complete freedom to adjust an 8-band fully parametric equalizer, levels and the time-of-flight delay in each loudspeaker/subwoofer as they wish. Manual Alignment can also be used to edit Guided Alignments in a more detailed way.
After setup, the iPad® can be removed if necessary; the settings are permanently stored in the monitors.
During operation the iPad® offers:
- Switching between different setups and alignments
- Volume control, saving and recalling volume presets
- Dim, Solo, Mute, Mute all
System Requirements: iPad® with iOS® 10 or higher
-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
Self-generated noise (with input gain set to 100 dB for 0 dBu): < 20 dB(A) bei 10 cm
Max. SPL in full space at 3% THD at 1m (averaged between 100 Hz and 6 kHz): 102,8 / 108,8 dB SPL
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 11 oz)
- 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 W EU 506837
2-way, 4”+1", active near-field reference monitor with digital controller and electronic-balanced input, white (RAL 9016), 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 W US 506838
2-way, 4”+1", active near-field reference monitor with digital controller and electronic-balanced input, white (RAL 9016), 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 W UK 506839
2-way, 4”+1", active near-field reference monitor with digital controller and electronic-balanced input, white (RAL 9016), 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.
Detailed product information incl. diagrams and downloads are available at neumann.com.
WARNING (for California residents only): This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.p65warnings.ca.gov.