The Star 7.1 Stereo/Subwoofer System from Blue Sky International includes seven Sat 6D Digital Powered Studio Monitors, one Sub 12D Digital Powered Subwoofer, and an AMC (Audio Management Controller).
The Sat 6D Powered Monitor comes with both XLR analog inputs and AES/EBU digital inputs. The speakers are designed for integration with 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 Monitor utilizes a 6.5" high excursion radial magnet woofer and 1" ring radiator tweeter. The on-board USB data port provides access to speaker settings, updates, and room correction inputs, which includes a 1/3 octave, 31-band digital graphic equalizer and 8 bands of parametric EQ and filters.
The Sub 12D Powered Subwoofer is designed for professional monitoring and personal listening applications. This 12” subwoofer features both XLR analog inputs and AES/EBU digital inputs with a switch that will automatically select the digital signal when both sources are connected. It also features analog and digital outputs for connecting to additional subwoofers. The subwoofer utilizes a 12" high excursion cast frame woofer with a ferrite motor powered by a 400W amplifier to deliver a frequency response of 25 to 200 Hz ±1.5 dB.
The AMC (Audio Management Controller) is an overall monitor system controller which can be used with 2.1 systems as well as surround systems. It provides precise, centralized control over levels, balance, mute, selection of house curves, and various other system configuration settings. The AMC features a large rotary control for primary adjustments as well as additional hardware controls via lighted buttons, and a large display screen. It is an 8-channel DSP-based system and supports configurations up to 7.1.
Other features include eight system presets (including EQ curves), lip sync delay, 7.1 bass management with variable cutoff frequency per channel, and an externally-accessible mute input. The bass channel has a 10-band parametric equalizer. The digital inputs have a built-in sample rate converter, which can be bypassed in pure-digital mode for 48/96 kHz operation.