Neumann KH 80 DSP Active Studio Monitor

Get Neumann quality in a small-footprint powered monitor with the KH 80 DSP. The "DSP" means these studio monitors have high-tech calibration tools on board.

The Neumann KH 80 DSP two-way active bi-amplified monitor features a DSP engine with network control, a Mathematically Modeled Dispersion Waveguide (MMD), an analog 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 best 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.


- In-house simulated drivers with metal grilles: Cutting-edge 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 read more 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
- Extensive mounting hardware options: More flexibility in mounting cabinets in more diverse locations and backwards compatibility with previous models
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- Equalization - via Neumann.Control software: 8 x full parametric IIR + low / high shelf global balance
- FIR phase correction: Linear phase (170 Hz ... 16kHz, +/- 45 degrees), Analog emulation
- Latency A-D-A - linear phase, analog emulation mode: 2 ms, 0.65 ms
- Protection circuitry: Independent soft clip, peak and thermo limiters for woofer and tweeter. Woofer excursion limiter.
- Infrasonic filter - frequency; slope: 61 Hz; 12 dB/oct.
- Input: XLR / 6.3 mm (1/4") Jack, analog electronically balanced
- Impedance: 14k Ohms
- Input gain control (sensitivity): 0 dB to -15 dB
- Output level control: 94, 100, 108, 114 dB SPL
- CMRR: >56 dB at 15kHz
- Digital converter: resolution, design: 24-bit DAC
- Digital internal sampling rate: 48 kHz
- Dynamic range D-A; woofer, tweeter: 114 dB, 117 dB
- User adjustable delay range: 0 - 70 ms
- Audio-video/lip sync max. frames: 1.75 (40 ms frames) or 2.1 (33 ms frames)
- Time-of-flight max. distance: 24 m (79 ft)
- Resolution - time/distance: 0.1 ms / 3.44 cm (1 3/8")
- Displays and indicators: Normal operation: Neumann logo "White", Identification: Neumann logo "Rose", Limit / clip / errors: Neumann logo "Red"
- Mains Power Supply, voltage; frequency: 100-240V; 50/60 Hz
- Power consumption (230 V / 100 V):: Standby: <330 / <50 mW, Idle 9 / 8 W. Full output: 180 W
- Standby: Disabled, 90 mins (default), or user defined in software
- Cabinet surface finish, color (front / back): Painted composite polycarbonate material, Anthracite (RAL 7021) / Black (RAL 9005)
- Woofer: 100 mm (4") with integrated black metal grille
- Tweeter: 25 mm (1") with integrated black metal grille
- Mounting points: 2 x M6 threaded inserts with 70 mm spacing on back panel, depth from outside of cabinet 16 mm (5/8").
- Product dimensions: (9 1/8"H x 6"W x 7 5/8"D)
- Net volume, internal / external: 3.7 liters / 7.0 liters
- Product weight: 3.4 kg (7 lbs 8 oz)
- Packed weight and cube: 4.1 kg (9 lbs 1 oz), 0.023 m3
- Delivery includes: 1x KH 80 DSP A, 1x Mains cable, 4x Self-adhesive feet, 1x Getting Started Quickly guide, 1x Safety booklet
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 11 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 506835
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Single Speaker with MA1 Pack
Shipping Weight: 18.5 lbs
with KH750 Subwoofer and MA1 Pack
Shipping Weight: 67 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 860-598-7555

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted July 25, 2018 by Jahi F in El Paso, TX

"These sound way bigger then they are!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I just got my pair and dont do reviews very often but these monitors are some of the best sounding speakers I have heard in a long time. I have worked on msp7s Hr824s mk 1 to name a few and the kh80s have become an instant favorite. I will be getting 3 more for a 5.1 set up. And yes there is plenty of low end. You will be suprised by what comes out of these little monsters!!

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25 years exp

Musical Style:

Rock, Funk, Reggae, Hip hop, Electronic
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