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Blue Sky MediaDesk 2.1 Active Studio Monitor System


Pros: clarity, imaging, expandable to 5.1

Cons: needs more low mids

I have experienced a nicely sized 'comfort zone' with these speakers.

There is a slightly larger horizontal comfort zone than with my Mackie HR824's.

I was using these speakers in the studio but I wouldn't recommend them for reference monitors because the low mids sounded too attenuated to my ears.

An application where the MediaDesk will shine however is in a a den or a small room. These speakers are great for smaller spaces and low-level listening because at lower volumes the lower mid attenuation is much less noticeable. (re Fletcher-Munson curve)


The system also allows for an upgrade to a 5.1 set-up, with additional active amps being placed in the subwoofer casing.

Overall Blue Sky did a pretty nice job on these and after hearing them I am more interested in hearing Blue Sky's TOTL System One which is currently used in some big name movie production studios.


Pros: clarity, ease of use, setup, imaging

Cons: Can dissort at high volume

This was my first pair of studio monitors and I never felt a need to upgrade them. I am currently running these speakers with Xonar STX and they sound great. I used to own the Swans M200 and let me tell you, the these speaker blow Swans out of the water. Compare to the Swans M200 MKII which was boring a dull; these speakers presents a level of clarity and depth that the Swans can never touch. The speakers uses two types of connection: RCA, and balanced. So if you don't have a sound card that has RCA output (ie Xonar STX) or balanced output (ie EMU 0404), you'll need a converter plug. I highly recommend these speakers to anyone who is looking for computer speakers. You will not be disappointed.

Blue Sky MediaDesk 2.1 Active Studio Monitor System

Blue Sky?s entry level 2.1 system, MediaDesk offers full-range monitoring on the desktop and is optimized for computer-driven audio recording and production. Easily expandable to a 5.1 system as with all Blue Sky systems, MediaDesk 2.1 incorporates two ultra-compact 2-way satellite speakers, each featuring a high-quality 4" driver and a 1" tweeter, along with a dedicated 8" powered subwoofer and Bass Management System. MediaDesk can be easily upgraded to a space-efficient 5.1 multi-speaker system with an upgrade kit that includes three more satellites and a control module.2 x 4? 2-way satellites, with one inch soft dome tweeter 1 x 8? powered subwoofer2.1 bass-managementSubwoofer and Master Volume, located on the back of the Subwoofer3 x 60 Watts (60 Watts for each SAT & 60 Watts for the SUB)Drivers: Cast aluminum frame, 4" hemispherical driver and 1" tweeter?both fully video shieldedFrequency response: 100 Hz to 20 kHz ± 3dBDimensions: 9.5" H x 6.5" W x 5.75" DWeight: 7 lbsDrivers: Cast aluminum frame, 8" forward-firing driver with 1.5" voice coil?fully video shieldedPower: Dedicated 60-watt amplifier for the Subwoofer and one low-distortion 60-Watt amplifier for each MediaDesk SAT 2.1 Bass Management System (4th order, 100 Hz Linkwitz-Riley low-pass filter for the subwoofer, 2nd order 100Hz high pass filters for the satellite speakers)Frequency response: 35Hz to 100Hz ± 3dBDimensions: 15" H x 14" W x 15" DWeight: 35 lbs

BrandBlue Sky
Feature3 x 60 Watts (60 Watts for each SAT & 60 Watts for the SUB)
Weight47 pounds
LabelBlue Sky
List Price$599.00
ManufacturerBlue Sky
ModelMedia desk 2.1
MPNMedia desk 2.1
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
PublisherBlue Sky
StudioBlue Sky
TitleBlue Sky MediaDesk 2.1 Active Studio Monitor System
Special FeaturesMediaDesk is a bi-amplified, full-range monitoring system that is optimized for Micro Nearfield Monitoring Applications. Features 2 - 4 inch 2 Way Satellites (60 Watts) and 1- 8 inch Powered Subwoofer (60 Watts) plus The Blue Sky 2.1 Bass Management System. Power amps built into the Subwoofer Cabinet Drive the Satellites and Sub.
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