New DSP engine optimizes output to achieve reference class sound
Mathematically optimized dispersion to deliver excellent detail in any surroundings
Optional Neumann.Control iPad® app for setup, room alignment and operation
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
After setup, the iPad® can be removed if necessary; the settings are permanently stored in the monitors.
During operation the iPad® offers:
System Requirements: iPad® with iOS® 10 or higher
The KH 80 DSP has also 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 80 DSP, 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 80. 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
Elliptical Mathematically Modelled Dispersion™ (MMD™) waveguide
Wide horizontal dispersion
Narrow vertical dispersion
Two-color Neumann logo
In-house modelled long-throw composite sandwich cone bass driver with Extremely Linear Force Factor™ (ELFF™) and flow optimized die cast basket
Robust metal grilles
Large high-capacity flow-optimized bass reflex ports with pipe resonance damping
Compact polycarbonate composite cabinet
One-piece front panel with no discontinuities
4-position low-mid acoustical control
Wide range input gain and output level controls
Fully documented extensive mounting hardware range
Universal double-insulated switched-mode power supply (100 … 240 V)
Network connector using standard IP protocol and your existing network infrastructure
Analogue input socket can accept XLR or 6.3 mm (1/4”) Jack plugs, electronically balanced with completely symmetrical internal signal chain
Production consistency due to automated computer optimized alignment in final testing
Separate fast acting thermo limiters for woofer and tweeter to protect the voice coils and power amplifiers
Low heat dissipation amplifiers with large headroom and overheat limiting
Linear phase crossover
With Neumann.Control iPad® app:
iPad® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Many products introduced in the history of the company have become milestones of professional audio technology. It is no accident that when listing their equipment, audio studios almost always put Neumann microphones at the top of the list – they are a recognized sign of a highly professional operation.