Despite being known for their legendary microphones, Neumann has built up a portfolio of high-end monitors ranging from ultra-compact two-way speakers to full-size tri-amplified models and powerful subwoofers. The company’s new KH 150 ($1,750)fills a gap between the compact KH 120 A and the mid-sized KH 310 A, combining a newly developed woofer, powerful amplifier section and onboard DSP to provide the ultra-accurate, full-range sound you need to mix better than ever. Without further ado, let’s get into the details.

Neumann KH 150 Two Way, DSP-powered Nearfield Monitor

Aesthetically, the Neumann KH 150 looks nearly identical to its smaller siblings, but don’t let that fool you—it packs some serious upgrades that give it more power, greater range and accurate performance in any mixing environment. Like the KH 120 A, the KH 150 is a bi-amplified active monitor with a ported cabinet and built-in DSP—Neumann didn’t need to reinvent the wheel with this one, they just made it better.

The main advantage that the KH 150 has over the smaller KH models is its increased power and extended bass response. Thanks to a redesigned 6.5-inch woofer and ported bass reflex cabinet design, the KH 150 reaches all the way down to 39 Hz (almost as low as the larger KH 310 S). Under the hood, robust 150 W and 100 W amplifiers (for the woofer and tweeter, respectively) deliver powerful output with plenty of headroom, while advanced limiters prevent the possibility of overload and distortion.

Like the other monitors in the KH series, the Neumann KH 150 features onboard digital signal processing (DSP). The DSP engine controls the sophisticated digital crossovers for each driver, providing exceptional phase coherence between 150 Hz and 16 kHz. Additionally, the DSP allows for automatic calibration with the Neumann MA 1 Monitor Alignment Microphone (sold separately).

The raw specs are certainly impressive, but it’s the practical design choices that really make these monitors stand out. For starters, Neumann´s proprietary Mathematically Modeled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide provides a broad horizontal “sweet spot” with narrower vertical dispersion to minimize reflections from flat surfaces such as desks and ceilings. And it’s efficient, too, consuming just 17 W when idle and only 0.3 W when in standby mode.

There you have it: a new entry that completes Neumann’s KH monitor series, offering the perfect balance of size, power, convenience and efficiency that doesn’t sacrifice one bit of performance. If you’re in need of mid-size active monitors with extremely accurate sound you can trust, the Neumann KH 150 is a standout contender from a trusted brand known for high-performance hardware.

In addition to the standard black KH 150 studio monitors, Neumann also offers an all-white version, as well as black and white AES-enabled versions for networked connectivity.


Want the full scoop on the Neumann KH 150? Take a look at the complete features and specifications:

  • High-precision drivers, Mathematically Modelled Dispersion™ (MMD™) waveguide
  • Linear frequency response 39 Hz–21 kHz (±3 dB)
  • Linear phase response 105 Hz–16 kHz (± 45°) with latency < 2,6 ms
  • DSP engine allows for room adaptive calibration via Neumann´s MA 1
  • Razor-sharp imaging due to extremely low tolerances (± 0.8 dB)
  • May be combined with other KH line speakers in immersive/surround setups

Tech Specs

  • Frequency Response (±3 dB): 39 – 21,000 Hz
  • Speaker configuration: 1” tweeter, 6.5” woofer
  • Cabinet: Bass Reflex
  • Amplification: 100 W/145 W
  • Analog input: XLR
  • Digital input: RCA
  • Colors: Anthracite, White
  • Dimensions: 345 x 225 x 273 mm; 13.58” x 8.86” x 10.75”
  • Net weight: 8.0 kg (17 lbs 10 oz)
  • Power consumption (standby/idle/full output): 0.3/17/320 W
  • Mains power: 100–240V; 50/60 Hz
Alex St. CinIf you have any questions about Neumann studio monitors or would like to purchase a pair for your studio, please contact a Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 866.644.0160.