Scan code: LN112786 Manufacturer code: 508972

Neumann - 'MA 1' Automatic Monitor Alignment

Neumann - 'MA 1' Automatic Monitor Alignment, 20 Hz - 20 kHz Freq Range, 50 Ohms, 132 dB

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Scan code: LN112786 Manufacturer code: 508972
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Neumann - 'MA 1'
Automatic Monitor Alignment

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A New Era In MonitoringThe Neumann MA 1 Automatic Monitor Alignment offers the best possible sound quality in any room, from home studios to professional control rooms by using the individually calibrated measurement microphone, your acoustic environment is analysed in a guided process. Advanced calibration algorithms, jointly developed with the world's leading institute in audio processing, Fraunhofer IIS, ensures an optimally adapted amplitude and phase correction for consistent and exact monitoring.

50 ΩRated Impedance

20 Hz - 20 kHzFrequency Range

132 dBMaximum SPL

Amazing Features • Calibration algorithms jointly developed with Fraunhofer IIS
• Phase and amplitude optimization for analog Neumann monitors
• Individually calibrated measurement microphone
• Room adaptive target curve
• Works with Mac and PC

Consistent & Reliable Monotioring

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Unique QualitiesThe Automatic Alignment is a purpose-built tool for stereo sets of KH 80 DSP monitors with or without the KH 750 DSP as well as two non-DSP-based KH-Line monitors connected to the analogue outputs of a KH 750 DSP subwoofer.

Unlike the usual correction software, it is an integrated solution with novel algorithms, jointly created with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) specifically for Neumann studio monitors.

No plug-in or special audio driver is needed: Alignment data is stored and processed within the DSP-powered monitors themselves. As a unique benefit, the software not only optimizes the amplitude response but it optimizes the phase too. This gives you the best accuracy in terms of tonality and impulse reproduction.

How It Works

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Completely Eliminating Potential IssuesIn most cases, acoustic data of the listening environment is gathered in a guided process. No additional acoustic knowledge is required, just connect your Neumann monitors to the outputs of your audio interface or monitor controller. Additionally, your DSP-based KH-line monitors must also be connected to your computer’s ethernet port. For multiple connections, a standard ethernet switch would work.

After that, plug the measurement microphone into your microphone input. This microphone was specifically developed for this software and is individually calibrated by it. The software will help you through the measurement process.

From the measured data, the software ascertains the room’s acoustic properties. The individual correction parameters are made according to a room-specific target curve calculated by the software. Neumann's decades of experience in calibrating monitoring systems in studio control rooms has been incorporated into this process. Obviously, you can change the target curve to your needs.

Additionally, the alignment process guarantees an optimal summation in the low frequencies when a subwoofer is used. Resulting correction parameters are stored and processed in the DSP-powered monitors. There is no need to worry anymore, no plug-ins, driver issues or additional cables. Once the alignment process is finished, the ethernet connections are no longer required.

Possible Configurations

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Better Performance & More ClarityUsing the KH 750 DSP subwoofer, stereo sets of analog KH-Line monitors, too, can be used with the Automatic Monitor Alignment Software. The KH 750 DSP has enough processing power to align the whole system including the two analog loudspeakers connected to its outputs. The KH 120, KH 310, and KH 420 loudspeakers also profit from phase linearization of their built-in crossover filters! The result is more clarity, a dry bass, and a time-correct, increased accurate reppresentation of reverbs and acoustic spaces.

The Future

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A New BeginningThe MA 1 Automatic Monitor Alignment is the start of a new era in monitoring. Beginning with the current version, which provides incredible acoustic results for stereo setups, the range of software functions will be expanded step by step with updates.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Acoustical Operating Principle Pressure transducer
Directional Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 30 mV/Pa -30 dBV +/- 3 dB uncalibrated | 30 mV/Pa -30 dBV +/- 0,5 dB Calibrated (via software)
Rated Impedance 50 Ohms
Rated Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
Equivalent Noise Level, CCIR 39 dB
Equivalent Noise Level, A-Weighted 27 dB-A
Maximum SPL For THD 0.5% 132 dB
Signal-To-Noise Ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL) 55 dB
Signal-To-Noise Ratio, A-weighted 67 dB
Maximum Output Voltage 10 dBu
Supply Voltage (P48, IEC 61938) 48 V ± 4 V
Current Consumption (P48, IEC 61938) 3 mA
Matching Connector XLR3F
Weight 37 g
Diameter 23 mm
Length 117 mm
Operating Conditions 0 °C - +70 °C (32 °F - 158 °F); max. 90 % at +20 °C
Transport/Storage Conditions −20 °C - +70 °C (−4 °F - 158 °F); max. 90 % at +20 °C
Hardware Requirements 1 pair of KH DSP loudspeakers or 1 KH 750 DSP subwoofer in combination with a pair of analog (non-DSP based) KH loudspeakers
Neumann MA 1 measurement microphone
Computer (Windows 10 64 Bit and macOS 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15)
Audio interface with balanced analog input with 48 V phantom power and 2 balanced analog outputs or digital AES3 output (only with KH 750 DSP)
Network switch
Software Requirements Operating system: Windows 10 64 Bit and macOS 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15
Neumann Automatic Monitor Alignment software
ASIO driver (for Windows)

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Neumann - 'MA 1' Automatic Monitor Alignment
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