Neumann KH 80 W - Pair Bundle Set incl. MA 1 Measurement Microphone & Automatic Monitor Alignment System

Studio Monitor Pair incl. Measurement Mircrophone

Neumann KH 80 DSP A White Pair Bundle Set active dsp nearfield Studio Monitor incl. Neumann MA1 Measurement Microphone & Automatic Monitor Alignment System


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.

Free field frequency response ±6 dB  53 Hz … 21 kHz
Free field frequency response ±3 dB 57 Hz … 21 kHz
Free field frequency linearity deviation between 100 Hz and 10 kHz ± 0.7 dB
Reproduction accuracy between 100 Hz and 10 kHz: 100%, 80%, 50% of loudspeakers produced ±0.26; ±0.23; ±0.17 dB
Self-generated noise at 10 cm (with input gain set to 100 dB SPL for 0 dBu)  <20 dB(A) SPL
Sine wave output with a THD < 0.5 % at 1 m in half space 90 dB SPL (>200 Hz)
Max. SPL calc. in half space at 3% THD at 1m (averaged between 100 Hz and 6 kHz) 108.8 dB SPL
Max. SPL in full space at 3% THD at 1m (averaged between 100 Hz and 6 kHz) 102.8 dB SPL
Bass capability: Max. SPL in half space at 3% THD at 1m (averaged between 50 Hz and 100 Hz) 96.8 dB SPL
Max. short term SPL with IEC-weighted noise (IEC 60268-5) at 1 m, in typical listening conditions  104 dB(C) SPL
Max. short term SPL with music material at 2.3 m in typical listening conditions (pair / full range)  93 dB(C) SPL
Max. short term SPL with music material at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (pair with subwoofer)  100 dB(C) SPL
Max. long term SPL with pink noise at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (single / pair full range)  88 / 93 dB(C) SPL
Max. long term SPL with pink noise at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (single / pair with subwoofer)  91 / 96 dB(C) SPL
Analog input(s) XLR / 6.3 mm (¼”) Jack: analog electronically balanced
Analog input impedance  14k Ohms
Max. input level +24 dBu for 94 dB SPL setting; +18 dBu for 100 dB SPL setting; +10 dBu for 108 dB SPL setting; +4 dBu for 114 dB SPL setting
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) >56 dB @ 15 kHz
Volume control via Neumann.Control software
Volume control range; resolution 0 … -∞ dB; 0.1 dB
Input gain control (sensitivity)  0 dB ... -15 dB
Output level control (output level in 1 m based on 0 dBu input level) 94; 100; 108; 114 dB SPL
Digital converter: resolution; design  24-bit DAC; Δ∑
Digital converter: sampling rate 48 kHz
Digital internal sampling rate  48 kHz
Dynamic range A-D 114 dB(A)
Dynamic range A-D-A 111 dB(A) woofer; 112 dB(A) tweeter
Dynamic range D-A 114 dB(A) woofer; 117 dB(A) tweeter
Latency 2 ms (A-D-A linear phase)
Delay: User adjustable delay range  0 … 70 ms
Delay: Resolution: time; distance  0.1 ms; 3.44 cm (1 3/8”)
Delay: Max. frames Audio-video synchronisation (lip sync) 1.75 (40 ms frames); 2.1 (33 ms frames)
Delay: Time-of-flight maximum distance  24 m (79 ft)
Controller design  Digital; active
Crossover frequency 1.8 kHz
Crossover slope  48 dB/oct; 8th order with phase correction
Equalization: Low-Mid  0; -1.5; -3; -4.5 dB
Equalization: via Neumann.Control software 8 x full parametric IIR + low / high shelf global balance
FIR phase correction  Linear phase (170 Hz ... 16 kHz; +/- 45°)
Protection circuitry  Independent soft clip, peak and thermo limiters for woofer and tweeter; Woofer excursion limiter; thermo limiter for the electronics and amplifiers
Infrasonic filter: frequency; slope  61 Hz; 12 dB/Okt.
Remote control Neumann.Control software via an RJ45 connector carrying standard IP data
Display: On; Normal Operation Neumann logo “White”
Display: Identification Neumann logo “Rosé”
Display: Limit / Clip / Errors / Protection /Boot Mute / Shut Down Mute Neumann logo “Red”
Display Brightness via Neumann.Control
Output power woofer amplifier (THD+N with limiter deactivated: 10%) 120 W
Output power tweeter amplifier (THD+N with limiter deactivated: 10%) 70 W
Output power woofer amplifier (THD+N with limiter deactivated: 0.1%) 90 W
Output power tweeter amplifier (THD+N with limiter deactivated: 0.1%) 50 W
Mains Power Supply: input voltage; frequency  100-240 V; 50/60 Hz
Power consumption (230 V / 100 V): Standby <330 / <50 mW
Power consumption (230 V / 100 V): Idle 9 / 8 W
Power consumption (230 V / 100 V): Full output 180 W
In-rush current (Peak) 20 A
Standby  Disabled; 90 mins (default); user defined in software
Cabinet material Composite polycarbonate
Cabinet surface finish; color (front / back)  Painted; metallic anthracite (RAL 7021) / Black (RAL 9005)
Operating conditions  +10° C to +40° C (+50° F to +104° F); <75% RH; non-condensing
Transport/storage conditions  -25° C to +60° C (-13° F to 158° F); <90% RH; non-condensing
Woofer  100 mm (4") with protecting black metal grille
Tweeter 25 mm (1") with protecting black metal grille
Mounting points  2 x M6 threaded inserts with 70 mm spacing on back panel; thread depth 15 mm (5/8”)
Product dimensions (height x width x depth) 233 x 154 x 194 mm (9 1/8" x 6" x 7 5/8")
External net volume 6.7 liters
Product weight  3.5 kg (7 lbs 8 oz)
Packed dimensions (height x width x depth), mm (inches) 345 x 277 x 243 mm (13 5/8" x 10 7/8" x 9 5/8")
Packed weight 4.1 kg (9 lbs 1 oz)
Packed cube 0.023 m³

Neumann MA 1


Neumann’s Automatic Alignment is a dedicated tool for stereo sets of KH 80 DSP monitors with or without the KH 750 DSP as well as two non DSP-based KH-Line monitors connected to the analog outputs of a KH 750 DSP subwoofer. Unlike conventional correction software it is an integrated solution with novel algorithms, jointly developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) specifically for Neumann studio monitors. No plug-in or special audio driver is required: Alignment data is stored and processed within the DSP-powered monitors themselves. As a unique benefit, the software not only optimizes the amplitude response but also optimizes the phase. This provides highest accuracy in terms of tonality and impulse reproduction.


In a first step, acoustic data of the listening environment is gathered in a guided process. No special acoustic knowledge is required. Simply connect your Neumann monitors to the outputs of your audio interface or monitor controller. Additionally, your DSP-based KH-line monitors must also be connected to your computer’s ethernet port. For multiple connections, a standard ethernet switch will do. 

Now plug the measurement microphone into your microphone input. This microphone was specifically developed for this software and is individually calibrated by it. The software will guide you through the measurement process.

From the measured data, the software ascertains the room’s acoustic properties. The individual correction parameters are generated according to a room-specific target curve calculated by the software. Neumann's decades of experience in calibrating monitoring systems in studio control rooms has been incorporated into this process. Of course, you can modify the target curve to your needs.

Additionally, the alignment process ensures an optimal summation in the low frequencies when a subwoofer is used. 

All resulting correction parameters are stored and processed in the DSP-powered monitors. So there is nothing to worry about anymore, no plug-ins, no driver issues. And no additional cables, either: Once the alignment process is completed, the ethernet connections are not required anymore.

Using the KH 750 DSP subwoofer, stereo sets of analog KH-Line monitors, too, can be used with the Automatic Monitor Alignment Software. The KH 750 DSP has enough processing power to align the entire system including the two analog loudspeakers connected to its outputs. Additionally, KH 120, KH 310, and KH 420 loudspeakers profit from phase linearization of their built-in crossover filters! The result is increased clarity, a dry bass, and a time-correct, more accurate depiction of reverbs and acoustic spaces.

For the market launch we are offering attractive kits consisting of KH Line Monitors and the MA 1 package (see order info). 


The MA 1 Automatic Monitor Alignment is the beginning of a new era in monitoring. Starting with the current version, which delivers outstanding acoustic results for stereo setups, the range of software functions will be expanded step by step with updates. 


  • 1 pair of KH DSP loudspeakers or 1 KH 750 DSP subwoofer in combination with a pair of analog (non-DSP based) KH loudspeakers
  • Neumann MA 1 measurement microphone
  • Computer (Windows 10 64 Bit and macOS 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15)
  • Audio interface with balanced analog input with 48 V phantom power and 2 balanced analog outputs or digital AES3 output (only with KH 750 DSP)
  • Network switch


  • Operating system: Windows 10 64 Bit and macOS 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15
  • Neumann Automatic Monitor Alignment software
  • ASIO driver (for Windows)


The following loudspeakers and subwoofers are network-enabled and can be controlled directly by the software:

  • KH 80 DSP
  • KH 750 DSP


The following loudspeakers are not network-enabled and need to be connected via a network-
enabled subwoofer in order to be included in the system setup.

  • KH 120 A
  • KH 120 D
  • KH 310 A
  • KH 310 D
  • KH 420/KH 420 + DIM 1



  • After the alignment process, the MA 1 software stores the correction data in the monitors or in the subwoofer; not in the software application. Therefore, no Ethernet connection to the computer is required for further operation of the aligned system. Currently, the data stored in the loudspeaker(s) cannot be recalled or changed, once the software is closed. The calibration procedure must be started from the beginning and repeated.
  • The following currently applies: If the loudspeakers were previously adjusted using the Neumann.Control iPad® app, their correction data will be overwritten by an alignment with the MA 1 software. If you open the Neumann.Control iPad® app again, the last data stored in the app is sent to the loudspeakers, thus overwriting the correction data generated by the MA 1.
  • Alignment settings are made via the MA 1 software. Other parameters (e.g. mute, volume, logo brightness, delay ...) cannot currently be controlled by the MA 1 software.
  • The MA 1 software does not include Guided Alignment or Manual Alignment like on the Neumann.Control iPad® app.
Acoustical operating principle Pressure transducer
Directional Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 30 mV/Pa -30 dBV +/- 3 dB uncalibrated | 30 mV/Pa -30 dBV +/- 0,5 dB Calibrated (via software)
Rated Impedance 50 Ohms
Rated load impedance 1000 Ohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR 1 39 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted 2 27 dB-A
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% 3 132 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL) 4 55 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL) 5 67 dB
Maximum output voltage 10 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938) 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938) 3 mA
Matching connector XLR3F
Weight 37 g
Diameter 23 mm
Length 117 mm
Operating conditions  0 °C - +70 °C (32 °F - 158 °F); max. 90 % at +20 °C
Transport/storage conditions  −20 °C - +70 °C (−4 °F - 158 °F); max. 90 % at +20 °C
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