Product Comparison: Neumann KH 120 A vs Adam Audio A7X

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General Specifications
Adam Audio
KH 120 A
About the Product
The KH 120 is Neumann's trailblazer model and development yardstick for compact studio monitors. It has been a reference class for close-range monitoring since 2011. Enormous power reserves meet high-precision sound conduction.
The A7X is ADAM’s best selling nearfield monitor. It is one of the most balanced and versatile speakers currently on the market. The X-ART tweeter produces detailed, uncompressed highs and upper mids without being tiring over long listening periods. Despite its compact housing, the bass response is powerful and precise.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
100 W
100 W
Driver Configuration
1" twitter, 5.25" woofer
7" woofer, 2" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Neumann KH 120 A Active Studio Monitor
  • These monitors changed my life! For the first time in decades, I now have honest sounding monitors so my mixes translate brilliantly from the studio to the living room, car and personal media players.
  • These are great sound speakers with lots of volume.
  • I've been using a pair of these to mix electronic music and also for listening for pleasure for around a year in a medium-sized, minimally-treated concrete room.
  • Their level of detail resolution is impressive, and imaging is excellent, particularly side-to-side but also front-to-back.
  • I kid you not, these are some amazing speakers. Beautiful imaging. Tight. Balanced.
Adam Audio A7X Powered Studio Monitor
  • Awesome monitors! Not sure what could be better than these.
Size & Weight
10.9 in.
13.2 in.
7.1 in.
7.9 in.
8.6 in.
11 in.
14.1 lbs.
20.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Neumann KH 120 A Active Studio Monitor
  • Bass extension is excellent for their size, although maximum SPL is somewhat limited, so I wouldn't recommend these for anything larger than a medium-sized room.
  • These are the best monitors I have ever used period. They are accurate, flat, and have remarkable bass response for such small cabinets.
  • These guys have HEAVY metal cabs, which eliminate any resonance as far as I can tell. I have them paired with the RAB Audio Studio Monitor Isolators, which are excellent in that regard.
  • Incredible sound for their size. Aluminum cabinet built like a Hummer.
Adam Audio A7X Powered Studio Monitor
  • It's not very good looking and heavy speaker but sound is amazing.
  • Speaker is quite bulky and heavy so you can easily hurt your back when carrying it.
Min. Frequency Response
52 Hz
42 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
21 kHz
50 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
114 dB
114 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Neumann KH 120 A Active Studio Monitor
  • If your mix sounds right on these monitors, you can be confident that it will sound right on any playback system! Thank you, Neumann!!!!
  • To try them is to love them. For sub-bass reinforcement (below 60Hz or so), check out the KH 810.
  • There's no low-mid bump or midrange thickness or artificial high frequency sparkle, so they won't be to everyone's taste as a listening speaker, but they do make an excellent monitoring tool, and I particularly enjoy listening to well-recorded acoustic music on them.
  • I've owned a fair amount of audio equipment, some costing far more than these speakers, and I have to say that I haven't been able to achieve this level of accuracy for this amount of money before.
  • Best monitors I've ever used, full stop. Very happy to recommend. Insanely flat frequency response, great power, and fantastic sounding.
Enclosure Material
Painted aluminum
Cabinet Type
Unbalanced RCA, XLR
Magnetic Shielding
Bass, Treble, Low-Mid, Input Gain, Output level
Volume, HF level adjust, LF level adjust, Tweeter Gain
Exceptional bass depth and transient response, Precise dispersion, optimized for near-field applications
Exceptional German engineering, German Handmade Precision X-ART Tweeter
What customers say about "Features"
Neumann KH 120 A Active Studio Monitor
  • The clean-lined metal design oozes quality and reflects typically fine German industrial craftsmanship.
  • I never listened my mixes so clear with much detail until now. They are really amazing.
  • Paired with a good subwoofer and a great D/A converter, they will provide mastering-grade sound.
  • If you are mixing 5.1 or 7.1 TV or Movie tracks, you likely will want a properly paired sub to get that 'rumble'.
  • The only drawback I can think of is the VERY high cost of Neumann mounting adaptors and accessories for these monitors. Ridiculously high.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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