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Blue Sky Introduces SAT 265 High-Output Nearfield Active Studio Monitor

The SAT 265 has been designed to specifically integrate with Blue Sky’s new SUB 212 subwoofer.

By PSW Staff September 25, 2009

Front and back views of the new Blue Sky SAT 265 monitor.

Blue Sky has introduced the SAT 265, a high-output nearfield active studio monitor, offering a two-way, tri-amplified design with dual 6.5-inch high excursion hemispherical woofers and a 1-inch dual ring radiator tweeter with integral waveguide for superior off-axis response.

Power is supplied by a dedicated low distortion 100-watt amplifier for each of the 6.5-inch woofers as well as the tweeter.

The SAT 265 delivers clean and accurate sound with a frequency response of 80 Hz to 30 kHz +/-3.0 dB (200 Hz to 15 kHz +/-1.5 dB) for full compatibility with Blue Sky’s SUB 15 Universal, SUB 212, SUB 12 and BMC (Bass Management Controller).

The rear panel also has controls for “full space” (placement in a room) or “half space” (mounted in a baffle wall) operation, along with HF level trims, as well as controls for variable gain settings.

“The SAT 265 was the logical step in the development of the Blue Sky monitors,” said Blue Sky Vice President Chris Fichera. “The only thing we could do to make the SAT 6.5 (Sky System One) better was to make it play louder, so that’s what we did.”

Making the subwoofer an integral part of the monitoring system design enables the SAT 265 studio monitor to be positioned for optimum imaging.

The SAT 265 has been designed to specifically integrate with Blue Sky’s new SUB 212, a sealed box, push-pull, 400-watt subwoofer.

The push-pull configuration reduces distortion, provides increased output, and features an anechoic frequency response of 25 Hz to 200 Hz, +/-3 dB.

In addition, the SUB 212 also has built-in 2.1 bass management electronics with both a fourth-order 80 Hz Linkwitz-Riley low-pass filter and a second-order 80 Hz high-pass filter that is matched to the response of the SAT 265 (the SUB 212 is also compatible with the SAT 265, SAT 6.5 and SAT 5).

MSRP for the new Blue Sky SAT 265 is $1,500 (USD).

Blue Sky Website

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