Blue Sky Launches Star System One 2.1

bluesky-0114Blue Sky’s new Star System One 2.1 is a system that includes the Sub 12D digital powered subwoofer and two Sat 6D digital satellite speakers. The satellite speakers use a radial neodymium magnet structure and include a DSP that the company claims can correct for various baffle and driver characteristics and time-alignment of the drivers. The system employs Class D amplifiers that are designed to be used in a 2.1 or 5.1 arrangement, but can also be used as a full range system thanks to DSP and a unique sealed port design.

At the heart of the Star System One 2.1 is the new Audio Management Controller (AMC), which optimizes and controls a wide array of functions across the entire monitoring system. The AMC is a 5.1/7.1 digital processor with 31-band parametric EQ on each channel, time delays for channel alignment as well as lip-sync, sample rate conversion, and both analog and digital inputs and outputs.

The AMC’s hybrid touch/hardware remote control provides solo, mute, presets, master volume and other functions. Some setup functions, including room EQ, are accomplished in conjunction with a PC attached via the AMC’s USB port.

Expected to ship next month, the Blue Sky Star System One 2.1 will list for $5,385, with additional Sat 6D and Sub 12D units sold individually for $1,695 and $1,995, respectively. Full specs are here.