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Neumann kh 120 Reviews

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by audiokid, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    After AES there should be some folks that checked the Neumann KH 120 out. Please share your opinions on them. This next year is my budget for monitors.

    Georg Neumann GmbH - Startpage
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Well, they used to make large-format consoles also and they don't anymore. So while they make some of the world's greatest microphones, how was their consoles? Obviously forgettable. I'm waiting for new technology and speaker design/execution. I'm tired of all of these cylindrical moving pieces of paper. When is somebody going to develop a huge flat panel, full response sound energy generators? Electrostatics were cool but unfortunately were not rugged/beefy enough to survive studio abuse. I'm in the process of trying to design a true digital microphone and a large resonating wall flex driver. There has got to be better ways to move air other than all of the garlic I had with my dinner. I mean we've gone from tubes to transistors to VLSI and are still using speakers like the ones designed in the 1920s. So what are we going to do about that?!

    I'm thinkin' I'm thinkin'
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  3. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Finding an effective treatment for haemorrhoids and implant a digital socket into .... there...
    ;-)

    Those KH 120 have been engineered and build by Klein & Hummel. Those are amongst the very best monitor manufacturers I know. How this particular baby sounds...not know, yet... till I see them in a shop...

    Btw, ever seen those Gaithain Monitors? They look like removal crates, but I was stunned by their sound, depth and how precisely all instrument were locatable within the soundfield. If you have the occasion try them out... If I hadn't bought a set of 5 Genelecs, not too long before, I had ripped them from the AES booth ..

    see this:
    Products

    Big K ( Rainer Klaeger )
    Digital Audio Studio
     
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I'm with you on this Rainer. I think their whole line-up is going to be very very sweet. I want these and Focal now.
     
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    So why don't they just call them Sennheiser speakers? Ain't George dead? I guess Dr. Sennheiser is also? But his son still runs the company.

    I used to live in Michigan so I still like Lansing's
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  6. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Hi again, Remy...

    I have finished the beer, now .... lol ..

    I guess, it was time for Neumann to add another product range to the company...
    and what they got with H&K is truly up to their technical level... good speakers....
     
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Well, I ordered a pair of the KH 120 to go with my Dynaudio BM6A . They'll be arriving in Feb 2011.

    One more set of near fields to go and I am set. Then, the big boys which I'm pretty sure with be the O 500 C's or close. Love that German gear, hmm and the French , and the USA, Canada and... ... I love it all!
     
  8. I guess, it was time for Neumann to add another product range to the company... and what they got with H&K is truly up to their technical level. It will be really amazing and outstanding.
     
  9. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Yes but, have you ever noticed that all Japanese speakers sound like Japanese speakers? Not sure if it is the wasabi?

    UNI directional
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    yup, hot reviews but there is something fishy about them. :tongue:
     
  11. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    A few weeks away I'll have mine, so excited for these.

    Here's a clip on them
     
  12. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Probably great monitors, but not a great ad for their directional mics or recording techniques with the AVC pumping away like that.

    Let us know what you think of the monitors when you get them set up!
     
  13. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Hi Bos,

    So true.. and so many companies with such high regards are publishing poorly produced video's. I think SPL has the best video's, others should take note!

    I'm just told I have to wait until mid Feb for the 120's. Dang... but it will go by fast cause its all fun around here this time of year.
     
  14. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Video Clarification... this is a Harmony Central clip. NOT Neumann. I looked for one from them but haven't seen anything that was more informative. If anyone finds something better, please let me know as I would remove this in the name of quality!
     

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