Neumann KH-120 A Active Studio Monitors (each)



Neumann KH120 A Active Studio Monitors  (out of stock please contact us for ETA)


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The KH 120 is Neumann`s trailblazer model and development yardstick for compact studio monitors. It has been a reference class for close-range monitoring since 2011. Enormous power reserves meet high-precision sound conduction. The result: Maximum signal fidelity and distinctly contoured transients across the entire, neutrally designed frequency response. This enables you to precisely control tonal depth, spatial image and even the smallest details in the mix.

The KH 120 is a two-way bi-amplified monitor with thermally protected class-AB amplifiers (80 W each). Just like the drivers, its Mathematically Modeled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide is calculated with an optimal level of precision. Sound distributed in a horizontally precise manner ensures flexibility in the listening position, the narrower vertical dispersion reduces the negative effects of nearby reflections – for example from a desk or mixing console.

The finely controlled dispersion characteristics optimize reproduction in even the most varied of room configurations.


The KH 120 is typically used in near-field applications such as project, music, broadcast and post-production studios for recording, mixing and mastering. It it also available as a digital input “D” version.


With its digital switched-mode power supply and bi-amplification, the KH 120 realizes sound pressure of up to 111.1 dB and in doing so, retains a high-resolution and neutral representation across the entire frequency response. This provides sufficient energy for maximum dynamics without distortion and losses. As a result, the bass goes down to impressive 52 Hz. Despite using ports, there is no “overhang” in the bass response. The transient response remains well in control. The optimized design of the drivers delivers clean sound right down to the lowest parts of the 50 Hz region.

This rich foundation offers enough room to work cleanly on the mix without the necessity for a supplementary subwoofer. In the demanding treble range, the specially developed, powerful alloy fabric dome ensures distortion-free reproduction.


In addition to its outstanding acoustic properties this subwoofer offers functions for non DSP-based Neumann monitors connected (analog) to its outputs regarding the interplay with the following tools:

Automatic Monitor Alignment – Automatic room correction of stereo systems using the Neumann MA 1 measurement microphone (software for Mac/PC)

Neumann.Control – Free iPad®-App for setup, operation, and room correction of stereo systems via guided and/or manual alignment


The KH 120 has been developed true to the Neumann philosophy for monitor loudspeakers. Every component, every shape, every signal and every wave motion is a consequence of this philosophy. No form or component is there without reason. There are hundreds of tangible reasons built into the KH 120, which all stand for exceptionally pure and neutral sound. These include, for example, curvatures of the housing that reduce edge diffraction. Also included is the pistonic output of the bass driver which does not give rise to harmonic distortions, even with the highest sound peaks.

Some of these reasons are obvious in the KH 120. Others Neumann prefers to keep to itself. But together, each can be heard – sound professionals in both large and small studios all around the world can testify to this. You can read more about the Neumann philosophy for studio monitors here.


In-house simulated tweeter with alloy fabric dome

Latest modeling techniques used to minimize non-linear (harmonic and intermodulation) distortion

Low-distortion high frequency reproduction


Elliptical Mathematically Modelled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide

Smoother off -axis response

More forgiving of diverse acoustical environments

Wide horizontal dispersion

Freedom of movement across the mixing console

Narrow vertical dispersion

Reduces reflections off the mixing console


Two-color + dimmable Neumann logo

Displays operation status and activation of the extensive protection system

Dimmable for low lighting level conditions or behind the screen applications


In-house modelled long-throw composite sandwich cone bass driver with Extremely Linear Force Factor (ELFF), magnetic shielding and flow optimized die cast basket

Damping of break up modes brings low distortion at high sound levels

Linear pistonic motor gives a very low harmonic distortion even at high excursions

Reduced air noise and improved rocking modes


Robust metal grilles

Protects against mechanical damage


Large high-capacity flow-optimized bass reflex ports with pipe resonance damping

Fast bass transient response

Reduced bass compression at high output levels

No coloration from organ pipe resonance

Easier to mount in tight spaces


Compact aluminum cabinet

Robust package for a long life

No standing wave resonances

Excellent heat dissipation

One-piece front panel with no discontinuities

Reduced diffraction and smoother frequency response


4-position bass, low-mid and treble acoustical controls

More control in diverse acoustical environments

Fast acoustical set up in mobile applications

Repeatable settings after moving loudspeakers


Wide range input gain and output level controls

Easier interfacing with signal sources


Fully documented extensive mounting hardware range

More flexibility in more diverse locations and backwards compatible to previous products

Easy advanced planning for installations


Display dimmer and ground lift

For low lighting level conditions or behind the screen applications

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


XLR electronically balanced analogue input

Standard interfacing to professional equipment


Production consistency due to individual hand alignment in final testing

Any KH 120 is “pair matched” to any other KH 120

Separate fast acting thermo limiters for woofer and tweeter to protect the voice coils and power amplifiers

Woofer soft clip and excursion limiters

Increases system reliability

Allows extraction of the maximum performance

Powerful amplifiers with large headroom and overheat limiting

Improved transient response

Assured reliability and safety.