Your Digital Expert for Professional Monitoring Quality
Neumann’s Automatic Monitor Alignment MA 1 ensures the best possible sound quality in any room – from home studios to professional control rooms. Using the individually calibrated measurement microphone your acoustic environment is analyzed in a guided process. Advanced calibration algorithms, jointly developed with the world's leading institute in audio processing, Fraunhofer IIS, guarantee an optimally adapted amplitude and phase correction for exact and reliable monitoring.
Anywhere Neumann’s Automatic Alignment is a dedicated tool for stereo sets of DSP-based KH-Line monitors with or without the KH 750 DSP/AES67 as well as two non DSP-based KH-Line monitors connected to the analog outputs of a KH 750 DSP/AES67 subwoofer. Unlike conventional correction software it is an integrated solution with novel algorithms, jointly developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) specifically for Neumann studio monitors. No plug-in or special audio driver is required: Alignment data is stored and processed within the DSP-powered monitors resp. the subwoofer themselves. As a unique benefit, the software not only optimizes the amplitude response but also optimizes the phase. This provides highest accuracy in terms of tonality, impulse reproduction and stereo localization.
How It Works
In a first step, acoustic data of the listening environment is gathered in a guided process. No special acoustic knowledge is required. Simply 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 will do. Now plug the MA 1 measurement microphone into your microphone input. This microphone was specifically developed for this software and is individually calibrated by it. The software will guide you through the measurement process.
From the measured data, the software ascertains the room’s acoustic properties. The individual correction parameters are generated 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. Of course, you can modify the target curve to your needs.
An updated Monitor Alignment Algorithm compensates room modes more precisely and effectively. Different alignments as well as complete hardware and measurement setups can be conveniently saved and recalled. Additionally, the alignment process ensures an optimal summation in the low frequencies when a subwoofer is used. This achieves a runtime- and phase-correct combination of the monitors and the subwoofer. The often differentiated perceptible reproduction of subwoofer and monitor is thus prevented. The result is a system as if cast from a single mold.
All resulting correction parameters are stored and processed in the DSP-powered monitors. So there is nothing to worry about anymore, no plug-ins, no driver issues. And no additional cables, either: Once the alignment process is completed, the ethernet connections are not required anymore.
Using 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 entire system including the two analog loudspeakers connected to its outputs. Additionally, KH 120, KH 310, and KH 420 loudspeakers profit from phase linearization of their built-in crossover filters! The result is increased clarity, a dry bass, and a time-correct, more accurate depiction of reverbs and acoustic spaces.
The MA 1 Automatic Monitor Alignment is the beginning of a new era in monitoring. Starting with the current version, which delivers outstanding acoustic results for stereo setups, the range of software functions will be expanded step by step with updates.
- 1 pair of KH DSP loudspeakers or up to two KH 750 DSP subwoofers 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, 10.15 or 11.0)
- 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
- Screen resolution of 1280×720 px or higher
- Operating system: Windows 10 64 Bit and macOS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 or 11.0
- Neumann MA 1 – Automatic Monitor Alignment software
- ASIO driver (for Windows)
- IPv6 supported and enabled
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WARRANTY FOR CONSUMERS FROM THE USA
MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY STATEMENT (US)
The service policies and warranty statements on this page are relevant for all Neumann products. Sennheiser Electronic Corporation (referred to as SEC or Sennheiser for the duration of this document) warrants to the original purchaser that the product purchased will be free of defects related to manufacturing, parts, materials, and workmanship under normal and accepted use. Conditions under which the manufacturer's limited product warranty statement is no longer valid can be found below. Neumann offers a worldwide warranty on its products though it is strongly encouraged that all warranty returns be sent to the customer's local Neumann Authorized Service Center.
This limited product warranty is SEC's only warranty and the customer's only remedy concerning the product. All other representations, warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, written or oral, including but not limited to any warranties or guarantees of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, are expressly excluded. As a result, except as set forth in the previous and following paragraphs, the product is sold "as-is" and the customer is assuming the entire risk as to the product's suitability to their needs, its quality and its performance.
- Neumann Products: 2 Years
- Refurbished Products: Carry the standard warranty**
**Remanufactured product warranties are only valid when purchased from an authorized Neumann reseller.
WARRANTY ELIGIBILITY STATEMENT
In order to be considered eligible for repair or replacement under warranty, included with the repair item(s) must be a valid bill of sale (please see below for more information) from an authorized Neumann retailer detailing the following information:
- Original Date of Purchase
- Model or SKU number of the Product Purchased
- Failure to supply a bill of sale with all of the required information will result in denial of warranty repair or replacement.
The following types of documents, printed or electronic, are not considered valid receipts and therefore cannot be used to determine eligibility for warranty:
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- Bank Statements
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WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
Counterfeit or "Grey Market" product or products purchased from any non-authorized Neumann dealer.
Damage or inoperability caused by inadequate repair work performed by the end user or any non-authorized repair center.
Other manufacturer's equipment or reimbursement for said equipment that has been used in conjunction with a Neumann product.
Inoperability due to lack of reasonable maintenance and care as determined by SEC. Accessories or consumable items such as, but not limited to:
- Cable clips
- Foam microphone windscreens
Damage: This warranty does not cover any physical and/or electrical damage resulting from, but not limited to:
- Malicious destruction
- Acts of nature
- The temporary or permanent affixing of any items supplied or not supplied by the manufacturer with any adhesive, fastener or the like.
- Use of batteries, power supplies or any other sources of power not specifically recommended by the manufacturer.
- Inadequate repair work performed by the end user or any non-authorized repair center.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PRODUCT ADVANCE REPLACEMENTS
SEC does not provide advance replacement products.
SEC will only provide refunds to customers that have purchased product directly from SEC within 30 days from the date of purchase. Customers that purchased product from a Neumann distributor/vendor seeking a refund will have to request reimbursement from the original distributor/vendor.
SHIPPING TO SEC
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SHIPPING FROM SEC
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In the event that a repair action is performed, SEC will be responsible for all costs associated with the repair including parts and labor costs. All service labor is guaranteed for 90 days or until the conclusion of the originally purchased product's original warranty period, whichever period of time is greater.
SEC may, at its discretion, choose to replace the product completely with a new or remanufactured product. In the event of product obsolescence, a suitable replacement will be chosen based upon the features, the intended use (according to SEC) and the retail price of the original product. In the event of product obsolescence SEC cannot guarantee the same color or aesthetic attributes as the original product. All warranty replacements are guaranteed for 90 days or until the conclusion of the originally purchased product's original warranty period, whichever period of time is greater.
EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME
The expected turnaround time is subject to parts and product availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. For information regarding current turnaround times for warranty repairs and replacements please contact Service Administration at (860) 434-9190 extension #2.
The SEC Service Department will be the final determining authority for all potential warranty claims for service and/or replacement.