The Neumann MA 1 Monitor Alignment Microphone and Calibration System is designed to help engineers, musicians, and producers get more accurate and sonically consistent mixes from their Neumann KH 80 DSP monitors or non-DSP KH-Series monitors when used with the KH 750 DSP subwoofer. The system uses an omnidirectional measurement mic and a downloadable software for Mac and Windows with Fraunhofer IIS algorithms to calibrate and adjust the phase and amplitude of the speakers to compensate for room imperfections.
The system is easy to use; simply connect the balanced outputs of your audio interface or monitor controller to your KH monitors. Connect the ethernet ports of your DSP-based monitors into a network switcher (available separately) and then route the switcher output into your computer. Plug the calibration mic into a mic input on your interface (48V phantom power is required) and follow the calibration process in your software. An SG105 mic clip is included to mount the microphone to a stand.
The MA 1 software algorithms use the measurements to adjust the speaker settings to a room-specific target curve that compensates for the room's acoustic flaws. All the correction parameters are stored in the DSP speaker, so it's always there without having to worry about plug-ins and driver issues. In addition, once calibrated, you won't need the ethernet connection.
As mentioned, you can also calibrate non-DSP KH monitors, as long as you are also using a KH 750 DSP subwoofer. The KH 750 DSP has enough processing power to align the entire system, including the two analog speaker connected its outputs. The KH 120, KH 310, and KH 420 loudspeakers benefit from having the linerization of their built-in crossovers for more clarity, a tighter bass, and more accurate time correction.
Compatible DSP Loudspeakers
The KH 80 DSP loudspeakers and the KH 750 DSP subwoofer are network-enabled and can be controlled directly by the software
Compatible Analog Loudspeakers
The following loudspeakers are not network-enabled and need to be connected via a network-enabled subwoofer in order to be included in the system setup: KH 120 A, KH 120 D, KH 310 A, KH 310 D, KH 420/KH 420 + DIM 1
|1 x Electret Condenser
|20 Hz to 20 kHz
|132 dB SPL
|67 dB A-Weighted
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
|7 x 3.75 x 3.75"