Neumann Announces Launch of KH 310 A Three–Way Active Monitor
New Active Studio Monitor from Neumann Features Newly Developed Drivers and Mathematically Modeled Dispersion™
Neumann announced the launch of its new active studio monitor: the KH 310 A. The KH 310 A is a three–way system that reflects Neumann’s philosophy of achieving the most accurate sound reproduction using state-of-the-art technology and techniques. The KH 310 A will be on display at the Neumann booth at the 2013 NAB Show (booth C3217) and will be shipping next month.Premium audio brand
The cutting edge electro–acoustic performance of the KH 310 A is based on newly developed drivers housed in a sealed cabinet—this ensures extremely accurate reproduction over the entire frequency response at surprisingly high reproduction levels. The new KH 310 A, along with the KH 120 monitor Neumann launched in 2010, demonstrates that Neumann is not only identified with first–class microphones but also manufactures sound transducers of equally high quality for the end of the signal chain.
“The KH 120 two–way near–field monitor has set a new standard in its class,” commented Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann Berlin. “The same uncompromising innovation characterizes Neumann’s new three–way monitor, the KH 310 A.”
The KH 310 A is suited for use as a near–field monitor for mixing and mastering, or as a front loudspeaker in medium–sized surround systems, or as a rear loudspeaker for larger muli–channel systems. It is recommended for demanding applications in the fields of music production, broadcasting, post production and mastering. In combination with the Neumann studio subwoofers, KH 810 and KH 870, which feature a 7.1 High Definition Bass Manager, the KH 310 A monitor provides users with a perfect surround solution. The system is particularly relevant for use in the movie industry, which often requires monitoring solutions for multichannel recordings with 8 or more audio channels.
The KH 310 A’s treble, midrange and bass drivers have all been designed and tested by Neumann. Each driver is carefully optimized using acoustic simulations and undergoes an extensive series of measurements, ensuring an extremely linear reproduction across the entire frequency range. The bass driver provides an accurate response down to 34 Hz. This is achieved using a sealed cabinet design that provides extremely fast transient response. The mid–frequencies, essential for speech and vocals, are reproduced with exceptional precision by a dedicated soft dome midrange driver. Meanwhile, the high frequencies are handled by an alloy fabric dome in an elliptical Mathematically Modeled Dispersion™ waveguide. The result is an authentic sound, rich in detail, that provides a wide sweet spot while minimizing reflections in the vertical plane.
Three powerful class–AB amplifiers and a high–capacity SMPS power supply deliver very high headroom to the system with no audible distortion, and the acoustical controls for bass, low–mid and high frequencies make the KH 310 A a problem solver for acoustically challenging environments such as edit suites and OB vans. The KH 310 A is magnetically shielded and an exstensive range of accessories offers a diverse range of mounting options.
The status of the comprehensive protective system is indicated by a back–lit Neumann logo, which signifies the highest manufacturing quality. Manufacturing tolerances are so small that any two KH 310 A monitors can serve as a matched pair. The KH 310 A cost $2,249.95 each, and will be shipping in early May.