Neumann.Berlin is unleashing its very first pair of studio headphones, as well as a new KH line subwoofer at NAMM 2019, presenting at the Anaheim Convention Center North, Level 1, booth 14108, alongside sister company Sennheiser.
Neumann’s first studio headphone:
The Neumann NDH 20 is a closed-back studio headphone combining, according to Neumann, excellent isolation with carefully balanced sound image and outstanding resolution. It is ideally suited to monitoring, editing and mixing tasks, even in loud and noisy environments.
Wolfgang Fraissinet, president, Neumann, commented: “Unlike most other closed-back headphones, the NDH 20 is also suited to mixing purposes. Its unusually flat frequency response and natural stereo image allow for mixing with confidence and ensure compatibility to all playback systems. The NDH 20 is a dream come true: reliable studio-grade monitoring – even on the road.”
Its 38-mm drivers with high-gauss neodymium magnets ensure high sensitivity and low distortion; the NDH 20 would not need a dedicated headphone amplifier as the sound quality carries to mobile devices such as laptop computers.
The headband is made of spring steel, the ear cup covers are machined from lightweight aluminium, and the product is foldable for travel. As stated by Neumann, the large and soft memory foam ear pads are a pleasure to wear for long periods without fatigue.
KH 750 DSP subwoofer:
With the KH 750 DSP Neumann reveals a new, compact subwoofer that is good for smaller rooms and that complements the Neumann KH 80 DSP studio monitors.
The KH 750 DSP has a 2.0/0.1 Bass Manager feature, allowing the subwoofer to be used in many different system configurations. On the back panel, there are analogue and digital inputs and outputs, four routing modes and adaptable acoustical controls. The Neumann.Control App for iPad gives access to many additional functions inside the subwoofer.
The newly designed 10” long-throw driver has a large magnet, linear motor design, and a stiff pressed steel basket. As subwoofers are usually placed on the floor, a robust grille protects the driver from accidental damage. The well-braced cabinet is a sealed design, equaling a fast transient response, the two analogue XLR inputs and outputs are balanced, and the 192 kHz / 24-bit digital input can accept AES3 and S/P-DIF signals.
The KH 750 DSP can be used in music, broadcast, and post-production studios for tracking, mixing and mastering.
Fraissinet concluded: “Thanks to the significantly reduced housing depth, the KH 750 DSP is ‘compatible’ with the often confined space available in home recording and broadcast studios.”