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Neumann KH 310 A monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by audiokid, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff


    Port less Cabinet shipping Feb 2013.

    KH 310 A

    The KH 310 three-way analog active studio monitor features a Mathematically Modeled Dispersion™ Waveguide (MMD™), flexible acoustical controls, various input options, analog class-AB amplifiers, and an extensive range of mounting hardware. This allows the loudspeaker to be used in diverse acoustical conditions, with any source equipment and in a wide variety of physical locations. The KH 310 represents the latest in acoustic and electronic simulation and measurement technologies to ensure the most accurate sound reproduction possible.

    The KH 310 is designed for use as a near-field monitor, as a front loudspeaker in mid-sized multi-channel systems, or as a rear loudspeaker in a larger multi-channel system. It can be used in project, music, broadcast centers, OB vans, and post production studios for tracking, mixing, and mastering.

    - 8 1/4" composite-sandwich membrane woofer, 3" soft dome midrange, 1" alloy fabric dome tweeter with Mathematically Modeled Dispersion™ (MMD™) Waveguide and protective grille
    - 210 + 90 + 90 W class A/B-amplifiers with thermal protection
    - Compact, sealed, horizontally-oriented enclosure (separate left and right versions)
    - Frequency response: 34 Hz - 21 kHz, (-3 dB)
    - Maximum SPL: 120.2 dB at 1m
    - Input gain control, output level control, ground lift
    - Fourth-order crossover and 4-position bass, low-mid and treble acoustical controls
    - Self-generated noise level <0 dB(A) at 1 m
    - Limiters: Excursion, Bass, Mid, Treble
    - Independent thermo limiters for woofer, midrange dome and tweeter. Woofer soft clip and excursion limiters.
    - Two-color dimmable Neumann logo
    - Magnetic shielded
    - XLR-balanced analog input
    - Universal switched-mode power supply
    - Dimensions: 253 x 383 x 292 mm (10" x 15 1/8" x 11 1/2") (HxWxD)
    - Weight: 13.0 kg (28 lbs 11 oz)
    - Full range of accessories and mounting hardware

    Link : Georg Neumann GmbH - Professional Monitoring

  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    These look great. Does anyone know where K&H left off. The pricing? Why don't say it lol.
  3. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Yes, they should. It would give the consumer sufficient time to apply for a second mortgage...LOL

    In all seriousnessly serious seriousness...

    It could be because of dealer SOP on gear that is that high end; in that in many cases, dealership agreements prevent the reseller from advertising or specifying price.

    Perhaps they aren't allowed to specify price in a situation like that; or, it could be that they haven't fixed an actual price yet because they aren't entirely sure themselves of what to sell it for.

    The guy mentioned "waiting on certain parts from suppliers" ... maybe they are waiting to see what these parts will cost them before they decide what to charge the consumer. LOL

    Just guessing... ;)
  4. pan60

    pan60 Active Member

    nice looking!
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Aren't they. :tongue:

    I have the KH120 A here. They are what I call, boring awesome! You never get tired of them, they aren't hyped and seem to be extremely accurate. I have BM6A and although I like the sound of them better, I tend to want to keep cranking them until I'm burnt out.

    These KH 310 A (analog) look like a dream fit for me. I'm going to do my best to get a pair here to test. Maybe louder/ boring awesome!

    i'm reading used KH 300 are selling around $2500.00 My quess is these are going to be under $5000 I hope. More like $4000. They will be at NAMM. Anyone here going? Please check them out.
  6. johnlewisgrant

    johnlewisgrant Active Member

    Ditto the above, has been my experience so far. I do some "home studio" stuff, but I use them mainly for "home hi fi", now. I had been using the Mackie HR824 (US-made version). Also part of my experience are proac response ones, various maggies, various kef ref series. The KH have the distortionless treb of the electrostatics and the dynamics of the Mackies. The sound is, quite frankly, spectacular, and in a different league entirely from the aforementioned passive speakers.

    They're currently in a living room which is about 17x13x9.5 fi. So if I were to get picky, I'd say that a second pair would better manage huge orchestral stuff. But the sound is still spectacularly accurate: clarinets, pianos, violins, guitar, flute sound … how can I say it?…. more "real" on the kh 310s than on any other monitor I've ever heard, and by a long shot.

    Very, very close indeed to sitting in front of the real thing. Piano, in particular, which I find really puts speakers to the test, sounds completely totally, real, in a way in which no other speaker I have heard matches. I've played piano all my life, and that instrument has always struck me as hard not only to record, but also to reproduce.

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