Blue Sky International’s MediaDesk™, a new compact 2.1, full-range monitoring solution, is designed specifically for critical mixing and monitoring on the desktop, including computer-driven audio recording and production in a close-field environment (less than one meter). MediaDesk incorporates two Blue Sky ultra-compact amplified satellite speakers, with a complementary powered subwoofer.
Blue Sky’s proprietary computer-optimized crossover and 2.1 bass management network, MediaDesk delivers full-range audio from the subwoofer to the main monitors with smooth on- and off-axis frequency response; the unit can be upgraded, using a kit that includes three more satellite speakers, a three channel amplifier, 5.1 bass management and a wired remote volume control with channel level trims, to a space-efficient 5.1 multispeaker system.
The system comprises 2-way satellite speakers, each featuring a high-quality 4-inch Neodymium hemispherical driver and a 1-inch soft dome Neodymium tweeter. Powered by a custom-designed, low-distortion 60-watt amplifier located in the subwoofer, each MediaDesk Satellite Speaker delivers a frequency response of 110 Hz to 20 kHz ± 3 dB. The speaker level output connections are gold-plated binding posts and all required speaker cables are included. In addition, the satellite speakers are housed in solid 3/4-inch MDF enclosures with a lacquer finish front baffle, measure 9.5x6.25x6.22 (HxWxD), weigh 5 pounds each, feature full video-shielding and come standard with (1/4x20-inch) mounting inserts that are compatible with OmniMount® Series 10 brackets and BT Technologies BT-5 brackets.
Blue Sky vice president Chris Fichera remarks, “Computer-based audio/video workstations are extremely powerful and increasingly more affordable. Today, thanks to great leaps in performance in hardware and software technology, even entry- to mid-level PCs can handle high-resolution audio and video content. What has been lacking until now are professional audio monitoring options that are not only compact, but also full-range, accurate and affordable. The possibilities are now greater than ever for all areas of production, including music, film, post, TV, video game content creation and home video editing.”
For more information on this product, please go to Blue Sky’s Website, at www.abluesky.com.