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Neumann Monitor Alignment Kit 1 KH 750 + Automatic Monitor Alignment
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Neumann Monitoring Alignment Kit 1

KH 750 + Automatic Monitor Alignment

KH 750

Dsp Power For All

The Compact Kh 750 Dsp Is The Ideal Choice For Smaller Rooms And Smaller Studio Monitors. It Has A Unique And Flexible Bass Manager (2.0/0.1), Analog And Digital Inputs, Four Routing Modes And Adaptable Acoustical Controls To Be Used In Many Different Configurations.

In Addition To Its Outstanding Acoustic Properties This Dsp-Based Subwoofer Offers Functions For The Neumann Monitors Connected To Its Outputs Regarding The Interplay With The Following Tools:

  •         Automatic Monitor Alignment – Automatic Room Correction Of Stereo Systems Using The Neumann Ma 1 Measurement Microphone (Software For Mac/Pc)
  •         Neumann.Control – Free Ipad®-App For Setup, Operation, And Room Correction Of Stereo Systems Via Guided And/Or Manual Alignment

This Also Applies To All Non Dsp-Based Neumann Monitors Connected (Analog) To The Kh 750 Dsp, Which Enables Them To Make Use Of The Subwoofer’s Dsp Power.

More About The Kh 750 Dsp

The Newly Designed 10” Long-Throw Driver Has A Strong Linear Working Magnet System With Elff™ Technology (Extremely Linear Force Factor™). As Subwoofers Are Usually Placed On The Floor, A Robust Grille Protects The Driver From Accidental Damage. The Ultra-Compact Cabinet Is A Closed Design Which Brings The Fastest Possible Transient Response.

The Two Analog Xlr Inputs Are Balanced As Are The Two Analog Xlr Outputs. The 192 Khz / 24-Bit Digital Input Can Accept Aes3 And S/P-Dif Signals. There Is A Bypassable Standby Function And The Switch-Off Time Can Be Adjusted In The Neumann.Control Ipad® App.

The Kh 750 Dsp Can Be Used In Music, Broadcast, And Post Production Studios For Tracking, Mixing, And Mastering.

Applications:

  •         Increasing The Bass Extension Of The Monitoring System
  •         Increasing The Maximum Spl Of Loudspeakers
  •         Decreasing Harmonic And Intermodulation Distortion Of Loudspeakers
  •         Reproducing The Lfe Channel
  •         Reproducing The “Sub” Signal Of A Bass Managed Multichannel Source
  •         Working As An Extension For Kh Line Subwoofer Systems

Advice

This Device Supports Sennheiser Sound Control (Ssc) Based On Tcp And Ipv6.
The Static Ipv6 Address Of The Device Can Be Found Using Mdns.
For More Information On Ssc, Please Refer To The Sennheiser Website (For Example Here).

Please Note: We Do Welcome The Community Of Users Implementing Custom Control Solutions For Kh Monitors Based On Ssc. However We Do Not Offer Technical Support On Using The Protocol And The Customer Support Organization Will Not Address Issues With Custom Monitor Control Applications Or Side Effects Neumann Applications. Using The Ssc Protocol Outside The Neumann Applications Is Done At Your Own Risk. Neumann Does Not Warrant Ssc Functionality Outside Of The Ma 1 - Automatic Monitor Alignment Application. Future Firmware Releases May Implement A Different Control Protocol Than Ssc.

 


Compact Ultra Stiff Wooden Cabinet

  •         Tough Painted Finish And High Density Rubber Isolating Feet
  •         Excellent Self-Damping Properties Leading To Minimal Cabinet Resonances
  •         No Standing Wave Resonances Inside Cabinet
  •         Tight Bass Sound Due To Very Low Group Delay


In-House Modelled Long-Throw Bass Driver With Extremely Linear Force Factor™ (Elff™) And Robust Built-In Grille

  •         Damping Of Break Up Modes Brings Low Distortion At High Sound Levels
  •         Extremely Linear Force Factor Provides Low Harmonic Distortion Even At High Excursions
  •         Reduced Air Noise And Improved Rocking Modes
  •         Grille Protects Against Mechanical Damage


2.0/ 0.1 Bass Management

  •         Stereo And Externally Bass Managed Applications
  •         Bypassable 4th Order Crossover For Maximum Compatibility With Consumer Reproduction Systems
  •         Allows Main Loudspeakers To Play Louder And With Lower Distortion


Four Routing Modes

  •         Stereo 80 Hz Bass Management
  •         External Bass Management
  •         Lfe Up To 120 Hz
  •         Lfe Full Range


Xlr Electronically Balanced Analog Inputs And Outputs

  •         Standard Interfacing To Professional Equipment
  •         Daisy Chain Output For Subwoofer Arrays


Wide Range Input Gain And Output Level Controls

  •         Easier Interfacing With Signal Sources

8-Position Phase Control, Continuous Low Cut Control

  •         More Control In Various Acoustical Environments
  •         Easy To Correct Room Modes


Universal Switched-Mode Power Supply (100 … 240 V)

  •         One Version Works In Any Country And Robust To Poor Quality Mains Supply


Ground Lift

  •         Reduced Noise In Electrically Noisy Environments And Overcomes Ground Loops


Low Heat Dissipation Amplifiers With Large Headroom And Sophisticated Protection Circuitry

  •         Improved Transient Response
  •         Assured Reliability And Safety

Separate Thermo Limiter To Protect The Voice Coil And Power Amplifier

  •         Soft Clip And Excursion Limiters
  •         Increases System Reliability
  •         Allows Extraction Of The Maximum Performance From The System


Digital Input And Output

  •         192 Khz, 24-Bit Conversion
  •         Bnc Connector: Aes3 And S/P-Dif Signals


Network Connector Using Standard Ip Protocol And Your Existing Network Infrastructure

  •         Loudspeaker System Can Be Controlled Via The Neumann.Control Ipad®-App And The Ma 1 - Automatic Monitor Alignment Software.


Control Function

  •         Toggle Switch For Selection Of Operation And Calibration On The Device Or Via The Network Using The Neumann.Control Ipad® App And The Ma 1 - Automatic Monitor Alignment Software.


Standby Function

  •         Reduces Power Consumption When Product Is Not In Use.

More Features (With Neumann.Control Ipad® App)

  •         Lip-Sync Delay (100 Ms): To Align Audio And Video Signals Up To 2.5 Frames At 50 Hz Or 3 Frames At 60 Hz
  •         Time-Of-Flight Delay (2 X 20.8 Ms): To Compensate For Listening Distance Differences Up To 7.2 M (12 Ft 5 In)

Thd+N: Analog, Digital

< -100 Db; < -90 Db

Free Field Frequency Response ±6 Db

16 ... 800 Hz

Free Field Frequency Response ±3 Db

18 … 750 Hz

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

95 Db Spl (>70 Hz)

Bass Capability: Max. Spl In Half Space At 3% Thd At 1m (Averaged Between 50 Hz And 100 Hz)

105.0 Db Spl

Analog Input(S)

2 X Xlr: Analog Electronically Balanced

Analog Input Impedance

>13k Ohms

Max. Input Level

< +24 Dbu

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (Cmrr)

> 56 Db @ 15 Khz

Crosstalk (1 Khz), Level Matching

< -90 Db; ±0.1 Db

Volume Control

Via Neumann.Control Software

Volume Control Range; Resolution

0 … -∞ Db; 0.1 Db

Analog Dynamic Range; Thd+N

119 Db(A); <0.003% (-90 Db)

Signal Routing Modes

Right; External Bass Management; 2 X Lfe

Analog Output(S)

2 X Xlr; Analog Electronically Balanced

Input Gain Control (Sensitivity)

+2 ... -12 Db

Output Level Control (Output Level In 1 M Based On 0 Dbu Input Level)

94; 100; 108; 114 Db Spl

Digital Input(S)

Bnc (75 Ω): Aes3; S/P-Dif

Digital Output(S)

Bnc (75 Ω): Aes3

Digital Converter: Resolution; Design

16 … 24-Bit Dac; Δ∑

Digital Converter: Sampling Rate

22.05; 24; 32; 44.1; 48; 64; 88.2; 96; 176.4; 192 Khz

Dynamic Range A-D-A

>120 Db(A)

Dynamic Range D-A

>123 Db(A)

Digital Sensitivity

-18 Dbfs = 100 Db Spl At 1 M

Latency

1.5 Ms (A-D-A Linear Phase); 1.2 Ms (D-A Linear Phase)

Delay: User Adjustable Delay Range

0 ... 100 Ms And 2 X 0 ... 20.8 Ms

Delay: Resolution: Time; Distance

0.1 Ms; 3.44 Cm (1 3/8”)

Delay: Max. Frames Audio-Video Synchronisation (Lip Sync)

2.5 (40 Ms) Frames; 3 (33 Ms) Frames

Delay: Time-Of-Flight Maximum Distance

2 X 7.16 M (23' 5")

Controller Design

Digital; Active

Crossover Frequency

80 Hz

Crossover Slope

24 Db/Oct; 4th Order

Phase

0; 45; 90; 135 Und 0/180 Deg

Equalization: Via Neumann.Control Software

8 X Full Parametric Iir + Low / High Shelf Global Balance

Fir Phase Correction

For Connected Analog Loudspeakers: Linear Phase (170 Hz ... 16 Khz; +/- 45°)

Protection Circuitry

Driver (Thermo Limiter); Electronics (Temperature Limiter); Amplifier (Peak Limiter, Temperature Limiter, Temperature Protection And Overcurrent Protection); Power Supply (Temperature Limiter And Overcurrent Protection)

Infrasonic Filter: Frequency; Slope

17.5 Hz; 12 Db/Oct.

Remote Control

Neumann.Control Software Via An Rj45 Connector Carrying Standard Ip Data

Display: On; Normal Operation

Green Led

Display: Identification

Amber Led

Display: Limit / Clip / Errors / Protection /Boot Mute / Shut Down Mute

Red Led

Display: Bass Management On

Green Led

Output Power Woofer Amplifier (Thd+N With Limiter Deactivated: 10%)

256 W

Mains Power Supply: Input Voltage; Frequency

100-240v; 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption (230 V / 100 V): Standby

<300 Mw

Power Consumption (230 V / 100 V): Idle

18 W

Power Consumption (230 V / 100 V): Full Output

410 W

In-Rush Current (Peak)

30 A @230 Vac

Standby

Disabled; 90 Mins (Default); User Defined In Software

Cabinet Material

Wood Cabinet, Aluminum Electronics Panel

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); <90% Rh, Non-Condensing

Transport/Storage Conditions

-25° C To +70° C (-13° F To 158° F); <90% Rh; Non-Condensing

Woofer

265 Mm (10") With Protecting Black Metal Grille

Product Dimensions (Height X Width X Depth)

383 X 330 X 383 Mm (15 1/8" X 13" X 15 1/8")

External Net Volume

48.4 Liters

Product Weight

19.5 Kg (43 Lbs)

 

MA 1

The Beginning Of A New Era In Monitoring

  •         Calibration Algorithms Jointly Developed With Fraunhofer IIS
  •         For Stereo Setups With KH 80 DSP And All Pairs Of Analog (Non DSP-Based) Neumann Monitors Using KH 750 DSP Subwoofers
  •         Individually Calibrated Measurement Microphone
  •         Room Adaptive Target Curve
  •         Phase And Amplitude Optimization For Analog Neumann Monitors
  •         For Mac And PC

YOUR DIGITAL EXPERT FOR PROFESSIONAL MONITORING QUALITY

Neumann’s Automatic Monitor Alignment MA 1 Ensures The Best Possible Sound Quality In Any Room – From Home Studios To Professional Control Rooms. Using The Individually Calibrated Measurement Microphone Your Acoustic Environment Is Analyzed In A Guided Process. Advanced Calibration Algorithms, Jointly Developed With The World's Leading Institute In Audio Processing, Fraunhofer IIS, Guarantee An Optimally Adapted Amplitude And Phase Correction For Exact And Reliable Monitoring.

RELIABLE MONITORING ANYWHERE

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.

HOW IT WORKS

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 FUTURE

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.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

  •         1 Pair Of KH DSP Loudspeakers Or Up To Two KH 750 DSP Subwoofers 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, 10.15 Or 11.0)
  •         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
  •         Screen Resolution Of 1280×720 Px Or Higher
  •         Operating System: Windows 10 64 Bit And Macos 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 Or 11.0
  •         Neumann MA 1 – Automatic Monitor Alignment Software
  •         ASIO Driver (For Windows)
  •         Ipv6 Supported And Enabled

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

DSP LOUDSPEAKERS (NETWORK-ENABLED)

The Following Loudspeakers And Subwoofers Are Network-Enabled And Can Be Controlled Directly By The Software:

  •         KH 80 DSP
  •         KH 750 DSP

ANALOG LOUDSPEAKERS (NOT NETWORK-ENABLED)

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, 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE:

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

 

Neumann Monitoring Alignment Kit 1

KH 750 + Automatic Monitor Alignment

KH 750

Dsp Power For All

The Compact Kh 750 Dsp Is The Ideal Choice For Smaller Rooms And Smaller Studio Monitors. It Has A Unique And Flexible Bass Manager (2.0/0.1), Analog And Digital Inputs, Four Routing Modes And Adaptable Acoustical Controls To Be Used In Many Different Configurations.

In Addition To Its Outstanding Acoustic Properties This Dsp-Based Subwoofer Offers Functions For The Neumann Monitors Connected To Its Outputs Regarding The Interplay With The Following Tools:

  •         Automatic Monitor Alignment – Automatic Room Correction Of Stereo Systems Using The Neumann Ma 1 Measurement Microphone (Software For Mac/Pc)
  •         Neumann.Control – Free Ipad®-App For Setup, Operation, And Room Correction Of Stereo Systems Via Guided And/Or Manual Alignment

This Also Applies To All Non Dsp-Based Neumann Monitors Connected (Analog) To The Kh 750 Dsp, Which Enables Them To Make Use Of The Subwoofer’s Dsp Power.

More About The Kh 750 Dsp

The Newly Designed 10” Long-Throw Driver Has A Strong Linear Working Magnet System With Elff™ Technology (Extremely Linear Force Factor™). As Subwoofers Are Usually Placed On The Floor, A Robust Grille Protects The Driver From Accidental Damage. The Ultra-Compact Cabinet Is A Closed Design Which Brings The Fastest Possible Transient Response.

The Two Analog Xlr Inputs Are Balanced As Are The Two Analog Xlr Outputs. The 192 Khz / 24-Bit Digital Input Can Accept Aes3 And S/P-Dif Signals. There Is A Bypassable Standby Function And The Switch-Off Time Can Be Adjusted In The Neumann.Control Ipad® App.

The Kh 750 Dsp Can Be Used In Music, Broadcast, And Post Production Studios For Tracking, Mixing, And Mastering.

Applications:

  •         Increasing The Bass Extension Of The Monitoring System
  •         Increasing The Maximum Spl Of Loudspeakers
  •         Decreasing Harmonic And Intermodulation Distortion Of Loudspeakers
  •         Reproducing The Lfe Channel
  •         Reproducing The “Sub” Signal Of A Bass Managed Multichannel Source
  •         Working As An Extension For Kh Line Subwoofer Systems

Advice

This Device Supports Sennheiser Sound Control (Ssc) Based On Tcp And Ipv6.
The Static Ipv6 Address Of The Device Can Be Found Using Mdns.
For More Information On Ssc, Please Refer To The Sennheiser Website (For Example Here).

Please Note: We Do Welcome The Community Of Users Implementing Custom Control Solutions For Kh Monitors Based On Ssc. However We Do Not Offer Technical Support On Using The Protocol And The Customer Support Organization Will Not Address Issues With Custom Monitor Control Applications Or Side Effects Neumann Applications. Using The Ssc Protocol Outside The Neumann Applications Is Done At Your Own Risk. Neumann Does Not Warrant Ssc Functionality Outside Of The Ma 1 - Automatic Monitor Alignment Application. Future Firmware Releases May Implement A Different Control Protocol Than Ssc.

 


Compact Ultra Stiff Wooden Cabinet

  •         Tough Painted Finish And High Density Rubber Isolating Feet
  •         Excellent Self-Damping Properties Leading To Minimal Cabinet Resonances
  •         No Standing Wave Resonances Inside Cabinet
  •         Tight Bass Sound Due To Very Low Group Delay


In-House Modelled Long-Throw Bass Driver With Extremely Linear Force Factor™ (Elff™) And Robust Built-In Grille

  •         Damping Of Break Up Modes Brings Low Distortion At High Sound Levels
  •         Extremely Linear Force Factor Provides Low Harmonic Distortion Even At High Excursions
  •         Reduced Air Noise And Improved Rocking Modes
  •         Grille Protects Against Mechanical Damage


2.0/ 0.1 Bass Management

  •         Stereo And Externally Bass Managed Applications
  •         Bypassable 4th Order Crossover For Maximum Compatibility With Consumer Reproduction Systems
  •         Allows Main Loudspeakers To Play Louder And With Lower Distortion


Four Routing Modes

  •         Stereo 80 Hz Bass Management
  •         External Bass Management
  •         Lfe Up To 120 Hz
  •         Lfe Full Range


Xlr Electronically Balanced Analog Inputs And Outputs

  •         Standard Interfacing To Professional Equipment
  •         Daisy Chain Output For Subwoofer Arrays


Wide Range Input Gain And Output Level Controls

  •         Easier Interfacing With Signal Sources

8-Position Phase Control, Continuous Low Cut Control

  •         More Control In Various Acoustical Environments
  •         Easy To Correct Room Modes


Universal Switched-Mode Power Supply (100 … 240 V)

  •         One Version Works In Any Country And Robust To Poor Quality Mains Supply


Ground Lift

  •         Reduced Noise In Electrically Noisy Environments And Overcomes Ground Loops


Low Heat Dissipation Amplifiers With Large Headroom And Sophisticated Protection Circuitry

  •         Improved Transient Response
  •         Assured Reliability And Safety

Separate Thermo Limiter To Protect The Voice Coil And Power Amplifier

  •         Soft Clip And Excursion Limiters
  •         Increases System Reliability
  •         Allows Extraction Of The Maximum Performance From The System


Digital Input And Output

  •         192 Khz, 24-Bit Conversion
  •         Bnc Connector: Aes3 And S/P-Dif Signals


Network Connector Using Standard Ip Protocol And Your Existing Network Infrastructure

  •         Loudspeaker System Can Be Controlled Via The Neumann.Control Ipad®-App And The Ma 1 - Automatic Monitor Alignment Software.


Control Function

  •         Toggle Switch For Selection Of Operation And Calibration On The Device Or Via The Network Using The Neumann.Control Ipad® App And The Ma 1 - Automatic Monitor Alignment Software.


Standby Function

  •         Reduces Power Consumption When Product Is Not In Use.

More Features (With Neumann.Control Ipad® App)

  •         Lip-Sync Delay (100 Ms): To Align Audio And Video Signals Up To 2.5 Frames At 50 Hz Or 3 Frames At 60 Hz
  •         Time-Of-Flight Delay (2 X 20.8 Ms): To Compensate For Listening Distance Differences Up To 7.2 M (12 Ft 5 In)

Thd+N: Analog, Digital

< -100 Db; < -90 Db

Free Field Frequency Response ±6 Db

16 ... 800 Hz

Free Field Frequency Response ±3 Db

18 … 750 Hz

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

95 Db Spl (>70 Hz)

Bass Capability: Max. Spl In Half Space At 3% Thd At 1m (Averaged Between 50 Hz And 100 Hz)

105.0 Db Spl

Analog Input(S)

2 X Xlr: Analog Electronically Balanced

Analog Input Impedance

>13k Ohms

Max. Input Level

< +24 Dbu

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (Cmrr)

> 56 Db @ 15 Khz

Crosstalk (1 Khz), Level Matching

< -90 Db; ±0.1 Db

Volume Control

Via Neumann.Control Software

Volume Control Range; Resolution

0 … -∞ Db; 0.1 Db

Analog Dynamic Range; Thd+N

119 Db(A); <0.003% (-90 Db)

Signal Routing Modes

Right; External Bass Management; 2 X Lfe

Analog Output(S)

2 X Xlr; Analog Electronically Balanced

Input Gain Control (Sensitivity)

+2 ... -12 Db

Output Level Control (Output Level In 1 M Based On 0 Dbu Input Level)

94; 100; 108; 114 Db Spl

Digital Input(S)

Bnc (75 Ω): Aes3; S/P-Dif

Digital Output(S)

Bnc (75 Ω): Aes3

Digital Converter: Resolution; Design

16 … 24-Bit Dac; Δ∑

Digital Converter: Sampling Rate

22.05; 24; 32; 44.1; 48; 64; 88.2; 96; 176.4; 192 Khz

Dynamic Range A-D-A

>120 Db(A)

Dynamic Range D-A

>123 Db(A)

Digital Sensitivity

-18 Dbfs = 100 Db Spl At 1 M

Latency

1.5 Ms (A-D-A Linear Phase); 1.2 Ms (D-A Linear Phase)

Delay: User Adjustable Delay Range

0 ... 100 Ms And 2 X 0 ... 20.8 Ms

Delay: Resolution: Time; Distance

0.1 Ms; 3.44 Cm (1 3/8”)

Delay: Max. Frames Audio-Video Synchronisation (Lip Sync)

2.5 (40 Ms) Frames; 3 (33 Ms) Frames

Delay: Time-Of-Flight Maximum Distance

2 X 7.16 M (23' 5")

Controller Design

Digital; Active

Crossover Frequency

80 Hz

Crossover Slope

24 Db/Oct; 4th Order

Phase

0; 45; 90; 135 Und 0/180 Deg

Equalization: Via Neumann.Control Software

8 X Full Parametric Iir + Low / High Shelf Global Balance

Fir Phase Correction

For Connected Analog Loudspeakers: Linear Phase (170 Hz ... 16 Khz; +/- 45°)

Protection Circuitry

Driver (Thermo Limiter); Electronics (Temperature Limiter); Amplifier (Peak Limiter, Temperature Limiter, Temperature Protection And Overcurrent Protection); Power Supply (Temperature Limiter And Overcurrent Protection)

Infrasonic Filter: Frequency; Slope

17.5 Hz; 12 Db/Oct.

Remote Control

Neumann.Control Software Via An Rj45 Connector Carrying Standard Ip Data

Display: On; Normal Operation

Green Led

Display: Identification

Amber Led

Display: Limit / Clip / Errors / Protection /Boot Mute / Shut Down Mute

Red Led

Display: Bass Management On

Green Led

Output Power Woofer Amplifier (Thd+N With Limiter Deactivated: 10%)

256 W

Mains Power Supply: Input Voltage; Frequency

100-240v; 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption (230 V / 100 V): Standby

<300 Mw

Power Consumption (230 V / 100 V): Idle

18 W

Power Consumption (230 V / 100 V): Full Output

410 W

In-Rush Current (Peak)

30 A @230 Vac

Standby

Disabled; 90 Mins (Default); User Defined In Software

Cabinet Material

Wood Cabinet, Aluminum Electronics Panel

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); <90% Rh, Non-Condensing

Transport/Storage Conditions

-25° C To +70° C (-13° F To 158° F); <90% Rh; Non-Condensing

Woofer

265 Mm (10") With Protecting Black Metal Grille

Product Dimensions (Height X Width X Depth)

383 X 330 X 383 Mm (15 1/8" X 13" X 15 1/8")

External Net Volume

48.4 Liters

Product Weight

19.5 Kg (43 Lbs)

 

MA 1

The Beginning Of A New Era In Monitoring

  •         Calibration Algorithms Jointly Developed With Fraunhofer IIS
  •         For Stereo Setups With KH 80 DSP And All Pairs Of Analog (Non DSP-Based) Neumann Monitors Using KH 750 DSP Subwoofers
  •         Individually Calibrated Measurement Microphone
  •         Room Adaptive Target Curve
  •         Phase And Amplitude Optimization For Analog Neumann Monitors
  •         For Mac And PC

YOUR DIGITAL EXPERT FOR PROFESSIONAL MONITORING QUALITY

Neumann’s Automatic Monitor Alignment MA 1 Ensures The Best Possible Sound Quality In Any Room – From Home Studios To Professional Control Rooms. Using The Individually Calibrated Measurement Microphone Your Acoustic Environment Is Analyzed In A Guided Process. Advanced Calibration Algorithms, Jointly Developed With The World's Leading Institute In Audio Processing, Fraunhofer IIS, Guarantee An Optimally Adapted Amplitude And Phase Correction For Exact And Reliable Monitoring.

RELIABLE MONITORING ANYWHERE

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.

HOW IT WORKS

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 FUTURE

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.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

  •         1 Pair Of KH DSP Loudspeakers Or Up To Two KH 750 DSP Subwoofers 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, 10.15 Or 11.0)
  •         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
  •         Screen Resolution Of 1280×720 Px Or Higher
  •         Operating System: Windows 10 64 Bit And Macos 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 Or 11.0
  •         Neumann MA 1 – Automatic Monitor Alignment Software
  •         ASIO Driver (For Windows)
  •         Ipv6 Supported And Enabled

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

DSP LOUDSPEAKERS (NETWORK-ENABLED)

The Following Loudspeakers And Subwoofers Are Network-Enabled And Can Be Controlled Directly By The Software:

  •         KH 80 DSP
  •         KH 750 DSP

ANALOG LOUDSPEAKERS (NOT NETWORK-ENABLED)

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, 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE:

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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