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Neumann KH420 Review (Studio Monitor)

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    Votes: 408 92.9%

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dfuller

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Why neumann never launched these speaker with the shiny black ?
Gloss black is a royal pain to keep clean, and it also costs more than a satin graphite finish because it needs polishing.
 

lashto

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3 of these carefully positioned with 2 KH310 look ideal for my home theatre.
Do you have a specific reason/use-case for a kh420 center? A kh310 should be more than enough for center duties ... actually, even the kh80 should be just fine.
A 2xKH420 + 3xKH80 setup will be a lot cheaper than your planned 3xKH420 + 2xKH310 ... and it's not sure that anyone will hear a difference.

P.S.
judging by the newly announced kh150, there's a good probability that there will be a kh350 and kh450 too. With internal DSP, digital crossovers, digital/aes67 input and so on.
Besides better sound, that should make the whole setup a lot simpler: no extra DAC/AMP/DSP boxes, way fewer cables ... sounds quite appealing (to me).
 

pio

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Do you have a specific reason/use-case for a kh420 center? A kh310 should be more than enough for center duties ... actually, even the kh80 should be just fine.
A 2xKH420 + 3xKH80 setup will be a lot cheaper than your planned 3xKH420 + 2xKH310 ... and it's not sure that anyone will hear a difference.

P.S.
judging by the newly announced kh150, there's a good probability that there will be a kh350 and kh450 too. With internal DSP, digital crossovers, digital/aes67 input and so on.
Besides better sound, that should make the whole setup a lot simpler: no extra DAC/AMP/DSP boxes, way fewer cables ... sounds quite appealing (to me).
Or.. 2 420's (L, R) a 120 (C) and 80's all around.. w/ 4 810 Subs.. woof!!!
 

Vintage57

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Or.. 2 420's (L, R) a 120 (C) and 80's all around.. w/ 4 810 Subs.. woof!!!
I can confirm that the Kh805/810 kick butt. I have 3 in my 2.3 system and they have major punch with no compression at volume. As well as flatten the bass response in my room. Just saying
 

pio

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Looks like a concrete paver probably to add the extra height
or a little height, get the drivers lined up to ear level.
 

HuubFranssen

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A bit large but terrific sound: my new Neumann KH420’s. No DSP, no class D. Back to basics. Sounds like my old KH310’s but a lot ehhhh larger.
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