Neumann Introduces Midfield Monitor
Oct 14, 2014 11:20 AM
LOS ANGELES�Neumann is expanding its KH line with its first midfield monitor: the KH 420. The active three-way system (10"+3"+1") is intended for larger 5.1 and 7.1 configurations and listening distances of up to 11 meters.
Both the KH 420 and the KH 310 D are expected to ship in late October 2014. Additionally, KH 120 D digital monitor (previewed at NAB) is now available in the U.S.
The KH 420''s 26 Hz corner frequency is a whole octave lower than the KH 120. Those requiring even lower bass reproduction for surround systems with a dedicated LFE channel can add the KH 870 woofer to extend the response down to 18 Hz.
Computer-optimized drivers, the Mathematically Modeled Dispersion Waveguide, acoustical controls for matching the speakers to the listening room, a highly flexible input section, and a wide range of mounting hardware make the KH 420 a versatile monitoring tool for the audio professional. The KH 420 has been designed to provide optimum dispersion regardless of the orientation of the cabinet, due to the rotatable waveguide section which contains both the high frequency and midrange drivers.
An optional Digital Input Module (DIM 1) will be available for the KH 420, which provides the monitor with digital AES3 and S/P-DIF inputs and a delay function. This feature may be used for audio/video lip synchronization and to compensate for non-equidistant speaker placement. Maximum delay time is 409.5 ms with a minimum resolution of 0.1 ms.
Key technical specifications of the KH 420:Drivers: 10"/3"/1", amplifier output: 330/140/140 wattsFree field frequency response: 26 Hz � 22 kHz, +/-3 dBMaximum SPL: 122.4 dBCrossover frequencies: 570 Hz and 2 kHzDimensions/volume/weight: 645x330x444 mm / 93 liters / 35 kg
vDIM 1:Inputs:Analog signal -> analog XLR inputAES 3 signal -> digital XLR inputAES 3, S/P-DIF signal -> digital BNC inputDelay section: 0 � 409.5 ms for analog and digital inputSampling rate: 32 � 192 kHz
The KH 310 D nearfield monitorThe compact KH 310 features extra digital inputs, and this new digital version comes with all the delay features of the DIM 1 module described above.
With the KH 120 D, the KH 310 D and the KH 420 with optional DIM 1 module, Neumann now offers monitors in three distinct size classes to support a digital workflow.
Technical specifications of the KH 310 D:Drivers: 8.25"/3"/1", amplifier output: 210/90/90 wattsFree field frequency response: 34 Hz � 21 kHz, +/-3 dBMaximum SPL: 116.3 dBCrossover frequencies: 650 Hz and 2 kHzDimensions/volume/weight: 253x383x292 mm / 28.3 liters / 13 kg
Inputs:Analog signal -> analog XLR inputAES 3 signal -> digital XLR inputAES 3, S/P-DIF signal -> digital BNC inputDelay section: 0 � 409.5 ms for analog and digital inputSampling rate: 32 � 192 kHz