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KH 80 DSP A W - Active DSP Studio Monitor
General Description

The KH 80 DSP two-way active bi-amplified monitor features a DSP engine with network control, a Mathematically Modeled Dispersion™ Waveguide (MMD™), an analogue input and an extensive range of mounting hardware. This allows the loudspeaker to be used in diverse acoustical conditions, with any source equipment and in a wide variety of physical locations. The KH 80 represents the latest in acoustic and electronic simulation and measurement technologies to ensure the most accurate sound reproduction possible.

The KH 80 DSP is designed for use as a near-field monitor, as a front loudspeaker in small multi-channel systems, or as a rear loudspeaker in a compact multi-channel systems. It can be used in project and music studios, broadcast centers, OB vans, and post production studios for tracking, mixing, and mastering. It is also well suited for use in domestic environments.


Product Feature Benefit to the Customer
 New in-house simulated drivers with metal grilles
Latest modeling techniques used to minimize non-linear (harmonic and intermodulation) distortion  Driver cones protected from accidental physical damage by robust metal grilles
 Powerful alloy fabric tweeter dome
Low-distortion high-frequency reproduction
 Elliptical Mathematically Modeled Dispersion™ (MMD™) waveguide, with wide horizontal and narrow vertical dispersion
Smoother off-axis response, More forgiving of diverse acoustical environments Freedom of movement across the mixing console Reduces reflections off the mixing console
 Long throw composite sandwich cone bass driver with Extremely Linear Force Factor™ (ELFF™)
Damping of break-up modes and low distortion at high sound levels Linear pistonic motor gives a very low harmonic distortion even at high excursions
 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
 Compact polycarbonate composite cabinet
No standing wave resonances,
Fastest bass transient response,
Reduced intermodulation distortion in midrange
 Large front panel ports
Reduced bass compression and easier to mount in tight spaces such as OB vans and small studios
 One-piece front panel with no discontinuities
Reduced diffraction and smoother frequency response
 Powerful highly efficient amplifiers with large headroom
Improved transient response
Low heat dissipation
 Independent thermo limiters for woofer and tweeter to protect the voice coils and power amplifiers. Woofer soft clip and excursion limiters
Fast acting, high reliability and allows extraction of the maximum performance from the system
 Production consistency due to individual alignment in final test
Any one KH 80 DSP unit is “pair-matched” to any other KH 80 DSP unit
 4-position low-mid acoustical control
Fast acoustical set up in mobile applications
 8 x Precision Alignment acoustical controls accessible via control network
Accurate and flexible alignment of the loudspeaker in the room and within systems
 Lipsync delay (0 … 70 ms)
To align audio and video signals up to 1.75 frames
at 50 Hz or 2.1 frames at 60 Hz
 Time-of-flight delay (0 … 70 ms)
To compensate for listening distance differences up to 24 m (79 ft)
 Linear phase crossover, with bypass
Flat phase response and can by bypassed to give a similar phase response to an analog loudspeaker
 Wide range input gain and output level controls
Easier interfacing with signal sources
 Control network used standard Ethernet components
No additional special equipment needed.Brings setup, alignment and operation functions via the Neuman.Control software*
 Completely symmetrical internal signal chain
Minimizes noises caused by external electromagnetic interference
 Double insulated electrical design
Ground loops are impossible
 Universal switched-mode power supply (100 … 240 V)
One version works in any country and robust to poor quality mains supply
 Auto Standby mode
Saves energy when the product is not in use
 Extensive mounting hardware options
More flexibility in mounting cabinets in more diverse locations and backwards compatibility with previous models

* Neumann.Control is expected to be released mid 2018.

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Awards and Reviews

Nominated for the
Resolution Award 2017


Nominated for the Sound On Sound Award 2018         



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