At the 2013 NAB Show, in booth #C3217, Neumann announced the launch of its KH 310 A active studio monitor ($2,249.95/each), which is a three-way system. Neumann recommends the KH 310 A for music production, broadcasting, post-production and mastering, and says it is suited for use as a near-field monitor for mixing and mastering, as a front loudspeaker in medium-sized surround systems, or as a rear loudspeaker for larger multichannel systems.
The company states that the KH 310 A will begin shipping in early May.
The KH 310 A’s electro-acoustic performance is based on newly developed drivers housed in a sealed cabinet to ensure extremely accurate reproduction over the entire frequency range at high reproduction levels.
Neumann states that it designed and tested the KH 310 A’s treble, midrange and bass drivers. Each driver is carefully optimized using acoustic simulations and undergoes an extensive series of measurements to achieve linear reproduction across the entire frequency range. The bass driver is said to provide an accurate response down to 34 Hz, which is achieved using a sealed cabinet design that provides extremely fast transient response. The midrange frequencies are reproduced by a dedicated soft dome midrange driver, while high frequencies are handled by an alloy fabric dome in an elliptical Mathematically Modeled Dispersion waveguide.
Three Class-A/B amplifiers and a high-capacity SMPS power supply deliver high headroom to the system with no reported audible distortion, while acoustical controls for bass, low-mid and high frequencies are designed to help in acoustically challenging environments such as edit suites and OB vans. The KH 310 A is magnetically shielded. A range of accessories offer mounting options.
The status of the comprehensive protective system is indicated by a back-lit Neumann logo, which signifies the highest manufacturing quality. Finally, Neumann states that its manufacturing tolerances are so small that any two KH 310 A monitors can serve as a matched pair.