Blue Sky International Sat 6D Digital Powered Studio Monitor - Star System One

Blue Sky International Sat 6D Digital Powered Studio Monitor - Star System One

Blue Sky International Sat 6D Digital Powered Studio Monitor - Star System One

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The Sat 6D from Blue Sky is an individual powered monitor with digital inputs that is part of the Star System One Monitoring System, providing precision and accuracy for film, television, and gaming audio post production, as well as music recording and mixing.

The Sat 6D utilizes a 6.5" high excursion radial magnet woofer and 1" ring radial tweeter. The digital circuitry features FR4 6-layer circuit boards, Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit AD/DA converters, and a Cirrus Logic Digital receiver and sample rate converter. In addition, the Sat 6D has a "Pure-Digital" mode for 48 kHz and 96 kHz operation, where the native input from the AES/EBU receiver is sent straight to the DAC.

The on-board USB data port provides speaker settings, updates and room correction inputs, which includes a 1/3 octave, 31-band digital graphic equalizer plus 8 bands of parametric EQ and filters. The system includes Blue Sky's Speaker Management Software that works in tandem with the included Speaker Room Optimization and Binary Organic Optimization software to calculate precise response curves to measure and optimally correct room problems. The Sat 6D ships with a removable "port" plate and IEC power cord.

  • Analog input (balanced XLR) -10 dBu / +4 dBu switchable
  • Digital input (XLR - AES 110 Ohm)
  • Cirrus Logic sample rate convertor (32, 44.1, 88.2, 192 kHz)
  • National semiconductor LME op amps
  • Analog / digital auto switching
  • Digital pass thru
  • Digital stereo L/R selector
  • Adjustable gain control and time delay
  • Pink noise generator
  • Driver (woofer/tweeter) time alignment
  • Switchable DSP filters for 80 Hz or extended range 40 Hz operation
  • Switchable DSP filters and removable plates for sealed or ported operation
  • 300 W woofer / 150 W tweeter / 600 W SMPS power supply
  • Hypex UcD power amplifiers with trickle down N-core technology
UPC: 805990000241
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Blue Sky International Sat 6D Digital Powered Studio Monitor - Star System One
  • Port Plate with Captive Fasteners
  • IEC Power Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Blue Sky International SAT 6D specs

    Inputs/Outputs Analog In: XLR
    Digital In: AES/EBU XLR - 110 ohms
    Digital Thru: AES/EBU XLR - 110 ohms
    Maximum Level Max Analog Level: +24 dBu
    Performance Specifications Full Range: 45 to 20,000 Hz ±1.5
    Bass Managed Range: 80 to 20,000 Hz ±1.5
    Transducer Type High Excursion Radial Magnet Woofer: 6.5"
    Ring Radiator Tweeter: 1"
    AD/DA Conversion Burr-Brown 192 kHz, 24-bit
    Cirrus Logic Digital: Receiver and sample rate converter
    Data Port USB
    Construction Material MDF with full bracing
    Power 115/230 VAC
    50/60 Hz
    375 W
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 13.0 x 8.0 x 11.8" / 33.0 x 20.3 x 29.8 cm
    Weight 20.0 lb / 9.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 24.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 16.0 x 13.0"

    Blue Sky International SAT 6D reviews

    Sat 6D Digital Powered Studio Monitor - Star System One is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly High-end I've been using these for several weeks now in a critical editing and analytical environment. I've used these for the analysis and enhancement of severely compromised vocal tracks, recorded surreptitiously, and subsequent enhancement of said tracks for use by government entities. The BlueSky Sat 6D offers a level of inherent vocal clarity that I've only found matched by those horribly fatiguing metal dome tweeters (Be domes aside, those are usually wonderful, and wonderfully expensive). The Scan Speak ring radiator tweeter is exceedingly smooth, revealing that inner detail and vocal texture/grit without bringing on listener fatigue even after editing for HOURS at a time at moderate volume. The midwoofer is extremely tonally natural, yet it hits like a 7-8 driver. It has over an inch of peak-to-peak excursion (amazing to watch) and remains clean the whole time. Overall sound is dynamic, revealing, detailed, and SMOOTH. With vocals and vocal intelligibility being the focus of my audio analysis and enhancement, the BlueSky Sat 6D brings me the detail I NEED without the hassle of ear fatigue. I'm hearing the micro textures in voices, such as the rasp of somebody who is hesitating because they are preparing to be untruthful, or whether a speaker has the proverbial frog in their throat. These have all the smoothness of Dynaudio BM12 mk III's, and all the detail of the Genelec 8040's & 8050's, 8250's, and 8350's. Better highs and female vocals than Focal Solo6 Be's. Smoother highs than the Neumann KH120, but with equivalent detail (possibly even better, because you can play passages louder on the Sat 6Ds with zero ear fatigue). These had the same type of airy and 3-D upper-mids and highs as the current-generation Adam SVX-3 and A7X models...and the Eve Audio SC408's, but without any of the muddiness of the lows or lower-mids that the Adam models had...and with better imaging than the Eve's.
    Date published: 2016-07-14
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