Neumann KH420 Nearfield Studio Monitor (Single)

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  • $4,800.00
  • Regular price MSRP: $6,000.00

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Get The Latest Benchmark In Audio Reproduction Quality - The Neumann KH 420 Nearfield Studio Monitor (Single)

In-house computer optimized drivers, a waveguide featuring Mathematically Modeled Dispersion (MMD), flexible acoustical controls, various input options, and an extensive mounting hardware range allow the KH 420 to be used in diverse acoustical conditions, with any source equipment, and in a wide variety of physical locations.

The KH 420 has been designed for use as a mid-field or main monitor. It is particularly well-suited for use in music, broadcast, and post production studios for tracking, mixing, and mastering. The KH 420 can be used free-standing or flush mounted into a wall, and, in multichannel systems, can be mixed freely with other loudspeakers in the range.

Computer mechanically modeled three-way cabinet design using Low resonance Integral Molding™ (LRIM™) materials

  • No standing wave resonances inside cabinet
  • Reduced intermodulation distortion in midrange for a more transparent sound
  • Reduced cabinet resonances

New in-house simulated magnetically shielded drivers

  • Latest modeling techniques used to minimize non-linear (intermodulation) distortion
  • For safe use near magnetic storage media

Powerful alloy fabric dome tweeter with built-in grille

  • Low-distortion high-frequency reproduction
  • Robust against accidental physical damage

Fabric dome, neodymium magnet, midrange driver

  • Dedicated driver reproduces important midrange frequencies, which is especially important for speech and vocals
  • Light weight dome has better transient response and less breakup modes than cone designs
  • High power magnet reduces harmonic and intermodulation distortion

Long throw bass driver with Extremely Linear Force Factor™ (ELFF™) and flow optimized die cast basket

  • Linear pistonic motor gives a very low harmonic distortion even at high excursions
  • Reduced air noise and improved rocking modes

High-capacity flow-optimized bass reflex ports with pipe damped

  • Reduced compression at high output levels
  • No coloration from organ pipe resonance

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

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

Electronics panel with generously dimensioned integrated Accelerated Heat Tunneling™ (AHT™) heat sink

  • Improved heat dissipation leading to increased electronics reliability

Powerful analog class AB amplifiers


−3 dB free field frequency response

  • 26 Hz - 22 kHz, ± 3 dB

Pass band free field frequency response

  • 28 Hz - 20 kHz, ± 2 dB

Self generated noise level at 10 cm < 20 dB(A) Total harmonic distortion < 0.5 % at 95 dB SPL at 1 m

  • > 120 Hz

Max. SPL in full space / calc. in half space at 3% THD at 1m

  • 116.4 / 122.4 dB SPL
  • (averaged between 100 Hz and 6 kHz)

Bass capability: Max. SPL in half space at 3% THD at 1m

  • 109.9 dB SPL 
  • (averaged between 50 Hz and 100 Hz)

Max. short term SPL with IEC-weighted noise (IEC 60286-5) at 1 m, in typical listening conditions

  • 109 dB(C) SPL

Max. short term SPL with music material at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (pair)

  • 103 dB(C) SPL (full range)
  • 109 dB(C) SPL (with subwoofer)

Max. long term SPL with pink noise at 2.3 m, in typical listening conditions (single/pair)

  • 90 / 96 dB(C) SPL (full range)
  • 90 / 96 dB(C) SPL (with subwoofer)


  • Infrasonic filter: frequency/slope9 Hz; 18 dB/oct
  • InputXLR, electronically balanced
  • Impedance, electrically balanced14k Ohms
  • Input gain control (sensitivity)0 dB to −15 dB
  • Output level control94, 100, 108, 114 dB SPL
  • CMRR> 56 dB @ 100 - 16 kHz
  • Max. analog input level+24 dBu (18 dBu for analog delayed)


  • Format BNCAES3, S/P-DIF
  • Impedance BNC, unbalanced75 Ω (input/output)
  • Format XLRAES3
  • Impedance XLR, balanced110 Ω (input)
  • Input switching Manufacturer: Neumann
    Model: KH 420 G
    Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
    SKU: I359477-1