Neumann KH 120 5.25" Powered Studio Monitor

100-watt Bi-amped Powered Nearfield Studio Monitor (each)
Neumann KH 120 5.25
Neumann KH 120 5.25
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Ultra-clear Studio Monitors from Neumann

When Neumann announced its intention to incorporate the Klein + Hummel studio monitor range in early 2010, the buzz was huge, the implications were serious, and the result was fantastic! The first of a series, Neumann's KH 120 nearfield studio monitor demonstrates the amazing sound quality K&H are known for and the impeccable build standards you can expect from Neumann. Highlights of the KH 120 include a Mathematically Modeled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide, which produces an absolutely huge sweet spot, as well as flexible acoustical controls, and all-analog Class AB amplifiers. Low-frequency drivers made of powerful and lightweight titanium mesh reduce distortion while providing exquisite mid- and high-frequency reproduction. These drivers sport a sandwich cone design, which further dampens breakup and reduces low-frequency distortion.

Neumann KH 120 Active Studio Monitors Features at a Glance:
  • Made by one of the industry's leading transducer manufacturers
  • 1 x 5.25" low-frequency driver (50W) and 1 x 1" high-frequency driver (50W)
  • Elliptical Mathematically Modelled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide provides smooth off-axis response and accurate monitoring in non-ideal acoustical environments
  • Powerful titanium fabric dome drivers provide low-distortion and high-frequency reproduction
  • Composite sandwich cone driver designs dampen breakup modes and reduce harmonic distortion
  • -3dB free field frequency response: 52Hz to 21kHz (+/-3dB)
  • Pass band free field frequency response: 54Hz to 20kHz (+/-2dB)
  • Self-generated noise (with input gain set to 100dB for 0dBu)<20dB(A) at 10 cm
  • Maximum SPL: (In half space at 3% THD at 1m) 111.1dB SPL averaged 100Hz to 6kHz
  • Controller design: Analog, active
  • Crossover frequency: 2kHz
  • Crossover slope: 24dB/octave, 4th order
  • Bass equalization: 0dB, -2.5dB, -5dB, -7.5dB
  • Mid equalization: 0dB, -1.5dB, -3dB, -4.5dB
  • High equalization: +1dB, 0dB, -1dB, -2dB
  • Protection circuitry: Low and high limiter
  • Input: XLR, >10 kOhms
  • Input gain control (sensitivity): -15dBu to 0dBu
  • Output level control: 94dB, 100dB, 108dB, 114dB SPL
Get unbelievable sound reproduction from Neumann's KH 120 active studio monitors!

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 5.25"
LF Driver Type Magnetically shielded
LF Driver Material Composite sandwich cone
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Driver Material Titanium fabric dome
LF Driver Power Amp 50W (Continuous), 80W (Peak)
HF Driver Power Amp 50W (Continuous), 80W (Peak)
Total Power 100W (Continuous), 160W (Peak)
Frequency Range 52Hz-21kHz
Crossover Frequency 2kHz, 24 dB/octave
Maximum Peak SPL 111.1 dB
Input Types 1 x XLR
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 10.87"
Width 7.12"
Depth 8.62"
Weight 14.3 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 506299

Customer Reviews

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Amazing for the money.

We tore the demo room up at Sweetwater. We tried everything in this units price range, and nothing else came close. Excellent non-colored separation. I have had to redo a lot of my mixes once I played them through my KH 120. Before you buy, compare these against monitors twice their price, and you will go home with these!

You won't be disappointed.

As another reviewer put it...this was one of my best purchases ever. I have tried everything to get a golden mix from KRKs to cubes to cheap family dollar speakers. None of which ever gave me the "all around" mix my ears thought they heard. That was until I purchased these lil puppies. The Neumann monitors hold their own and can handle pretty much whatever volume you throw at them - not that you would need to push them like that. You can trust what you are hearing - and this is coming from someone who has struggled with mixing since FOREVER! Buy them!!!!

Great Monitors!

Very suprised these monitors don't get more praise. They are super clear, can hear every detail, and built very very well. I would recommend them to anyone.

Major Upgrade From Yamaha HS8

So i had the hs8 for about two years now and love the sound of it. however, after doing comparisons of my mixes to a couple professional mixes I realized these things have a mid range scoop that i would miss hearing. When I listen to the hs7, it was a lot more balanced than the 8' model and the hs5 is fantastic for vocal mixing. However, I didn't want to stay with the yammies, I wanted a different brand where the upgrade would be a serious deal. Well after reading blogs and going to guitar center to make comparisons, I heard the KH120s and boy was it amazing to hear! The frequency response was flat, balanced, very loud volume if you wanted it to be (i know other 5inch monitors you can't really push the volume to much), and the bass is very prominent! After listening for a few hours, the 3d feel of it is awesome compared to the yamaha, sound quality is rich, flat and will let you know if your mix is crappy. I highly recommend getting a sub with these because although you'll HEAR the low freqs down to about 52 hz i believe, you want to also FEEL and get those lower freqs. Besides it's never good to rely on high, mids, lows on a two way monitor for accuracy IMHO. I got the KRK10s with these bad boys and man my mixes translate everywhere! If you want to upgrade from a yamaha or the overhyped JBLLSR series, this is the one!
Music background: Producer/Engineer/Artist


When you open up the box, you will be shocked how small and compact these monitors are. You will be shocked for a second time when you hear how massive they sound as well. Unbelievable. Everyone that hears these asks me where my sub is. Such detail and depth, I have never heard anything like these monitors.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Internet Guitarist

Sweetwater Advice

Cameron Wheeler

Since I've been using Neumann KH 120 monitors in my studio, my mixes translate perfectly from source to source. They create an unbelievable listening and mixing experience, and compete and beat out monitors three times the price. Paired with a good subwoofer and a great D/A converter, they will provide mastering-grade sound.

Stuart Niven

The KH 120's are now my ONLY reference monitors! I trust them implicitly. A wide-open sweet spot with an amazingly airly and open top end that extends for days. The mids are right there, not hyped or scooped - just acurate. The bottom is tight and punchy. They are unbeatable monitors that should be more expensive!
See also: Powered Monitors, Neumann, Neumann Active Monitors