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Blue Sky International ProDesk Sat 5 Technical information
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Bass-Management Controller
Owner’s Manua�
Version1b|August5,2005
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Safety Instructions_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 3
Philosophy and Introduction _ __ __ __ __ __ __ _ Page 4
Important Notes About This Owner’s Manual_ _ _ Page 4
The Blue Sky | BMC MK II - What is included?_ _ _ Page 4
A Tour of the BMC MK II I/O Unit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 5
A Tour of the BMC MK II Remote _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 5
System Gain, Sub Offset and Level Overview_ _ _ Page 7
BMC MK II Power Up Sequence_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 7
Software Features_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 8
5.1 Speaker Placement _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 10
5.1 System Wiring Information & Diagram_ _ _ _ _ Page 11
5.1 System Calibration _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Page 12
Additional Surround & Setup Information_ _ _ _ _ Page 15
Dual BMC MK II I/O Unit Setup _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 16
Technical Information & Specifications_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 18
Product Dimensions _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Page 18
Factory Service Instructions_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 19
General Contact Details _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Page 19
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Contents
Safety Instructions
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS - Retain these safety and operating
instructions for future reference.
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HEED WARNINGS - Follow all warnings on this product and in the
operating instructions.
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FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS - Follow all operating and use
instructions.
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ATTACHMENTS - Do not use attachments not recommended by the
product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
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WATER AND MOISTURE - Do not use this product near water - for
example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in
a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.
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ACCESSORIES - Do not place this product on an unstable cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious
injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use
only with accessories recommended by the manufacturer, or sold
with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions and should use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer.
LIQUID ENTRY - Never spill any liquid of any kind on the product.
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SERVICING - Do not attempt to service this product yourself.
Opening or removing covers, including any over bottom or side
speaker drivers, may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all service to qualified service personnel.
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DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE - Unplug this product from the
wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel under the
following conditions:
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READ INSTRUCTIONS - Read all safety and operating instructions
before operating this product.
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POWER SOURCE - This product should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated on the marking label on the
back of the product. If you are unsure of the type of power that is
supplied to your home, consult your product dealer or local power
company.
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OVERLOADING - Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS - When replacement parts are required be
sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified
by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original
part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in risk of fire, electric
shock, or other hazard.
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SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or repairs to this
product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the product is in proper operating condition.
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HEAT - This product should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products that
produce heat.
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When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into this
product.
If the product does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only controls that are covered
by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation.
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance
- this indicates a need for service.
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We will continually seek out opportunities to utilize the talent of the Blue Sky
team to realize this philosophy. Our customer’s value requirements will always
be our prime focus, and only those products that achieve our performance
value ratio will earn the right to carry the Blue Sky logo.
The Blue Sky BMC MK II continues this lineage and philosophy of high value and
superior performance products. Designed for use with 5.1 channel monitoring
systems (and beyond!), the Blue Sky BMC MK II allows for complete control of
all monitoring system parameters from a single, easy-to-use, remote control.
The Blue Sky BMC MK II eliminates the many variables of putting together a
reliable, easy to calibrate 5.1 monitoring system, allowing the user to monitor
with confidence!
The Owner’s Manual:
This manual addresses setup and operation of the Blue Sky BMC MK II. This
product includes several performance and operational changes, when
compared to the original Blue Sky BMC. We ask that you read this owner’s
manual carefully, heed all warnings and contact Blue Sky International if you
have any comments or questions. Contact information can be found on page
19 or you can visit www.abluesky.com.
Using the Blue Sky BMC MK II with the SAT 5 or SAT 5 MK II
In order to get the proper summation between SAT 5 and a Blue Sky
subwoofer, when using the Blue Sky BMC MK II, it is important that you switch
the internal High Pass (HP) Filter on the back of the SAT 5 to the “OUT” of circuit
position. Because the BMC MK II already includes an internal High Pass Filter,
leaving the internal HP filter on the SAT 5 “IN” circuit, will create a hole at the
crossover point between the SAT and SUB,
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Blue Sky is a philosophy. We design each product to represent the highest
ratio possible of performance to cost, providing the highest value added to
our customers.
We thank you for your investment in this Blue Sky product.
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Important notes about
this Owner’s Manual
Blue Sky BMC MK II
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The Blue Sky BMC MK II includes the items listed below. Please carefully
unpack each item and inspect the components for damage. If any item has
been damaged, please contact the dealer that supplied the product or Blue
Sky directly.
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BMC MK II Inventory:
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BMC MK II I/O Unit
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BMC MK II Remote
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25 Foot, 6 conductor, RJ-11 Cable
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Owner’s Manual
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Warranty Card
4. A Tour of the BMC MK II - Main I/O
1. Power Switch - This switch controls the power to the BMC remote and all
internal electronics.
2. 5.1 Channel Inputs - These XLR inputs should be connected to the
5.1 channel outputs of your console or digital workstation. The inputs are
electronically balanced (Max input +24dBu). Do not connect more than one
source to these inputs. Refer to the wiring table on page 11 for wiring custom
cables and connectors.
5. Remote Control RJ-11 Connector - This standard six conductor RJ-11 jack
is used to connect the main I/O unit to the BMC remote. The remote control
cable length should not exceed 100 Feet.
6. IEC Power Terminal - Input Power Voltage 120 VAC / 60Hz or 240 VAC 50
/ 60Hz (set at the factory), rated for 15- Watts. Use the included IEC Power
Cable.
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3. L, C, R, LS & RS Outputs - These XLR outputs should be connected to
the inputs of the active monitors. These outputs are electronically balanced.
These outputs can be full range or bass-managed with a bandwidth limited to
spectral content above 80Hz. Refer to the wiring table on page 11 for wiring
custom cables and connectors.
4. Parallel Subwoofer Outputs - These outputs can be used to drive one
or more active subwoofers. The output signal is the sum total of both the LFE
and the bass-managed subwoofer signal (when the bass-management feature
is being used). Refer to the wiring table on page 11 for wiring custom cables
and connectors.
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5. A Tour of the BMC MK II | Remote
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The Blue Sky BMC MK II has two operating modes. These two modes are
referred to as “USER” and “SETUP”. Some of the buttons on the remote
have two distinct functions depending on what mode the BMC MK II is
operating in. The “Software Features” on page 8 and 9 explains these
functions in greater detail.
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1. RJ-11 Main BMC Control Output - Connect this plug to the Main BMC
I/O unit with the supplied 25 ft. 6 conductor phone cable. This cable can be
extended to a maximum of 100 ft. using standard 6 conductor phone (not
data) cable.
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2. RJ-11 Aux BMC I/O Control Output - This output allows for the control of a second BMC I/O unit, for a total of 10.2 channels of audio.
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3. R(ight) / + / YES Button USER MODE: The “R” button activates the solo function for the “right output”. When a second I/O unit is connected, the solo function for the “right output
#2” can be activated by holding this button down for 2 seconds. Solo can be
cancelled by doing any of the following; activating the solo function on another
channel, muting the system, or by pressing the “REF” / reference button.
SETUP MODE: The + / YES button is used to adjust parameters within the
submenus. Press to increase individual channel levels, mute channels and set
the reference gain setting. See the “Software Features” section on page 8 and
9 for more information.
4. C(enter) / Arrow Up Navigation Button USER MODE: The “C” button activates the solo function for the “center output”. When a second I/O unit is connected, the solo function for the “center output
#2” can be activated by holding this button down for 2 seconds. Solo can be
cancelled by doing any of the following; activating the solo function on another
channel, muting the system, or by pressing the “REF” / reference button.
SETUP MODE: Used to scroll up through the software submenus. See the
“Software Features” section on page 7 and 8 for more information.
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5. L(eft) / - / NO Button USER MODE: The “L” button activates the solo function for the “left output”. When a second I/O unit is connected, the solo function for the “left output
#2” can be activated by holding this button down for 2 seconds. Solo can
be cancelled by doing any of the following; activating the solo function on
another channel, muting the system, or by pressing the “REF” / reference
button.
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SETUP MODE: Used to scroll down through the software submenus. See the
“Software Features” section on page 8 and 9 for more information.
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SETUP MODE: Hold down for 5 seconds to activate “SETUP MODE” and then
press again to scroll through the main software menus, “PRESET MENU”, “MUTE
CHANNELS”, “CAL(ibrate) CHANNELS” and “SETUP MENU”. See the “Software
Features” section on page 8 and the 5.1 System Calibration Section on page
12 for more information.
12. RS (right surround) / CANCEL Button USER MODE: The “RS” button activates the solo function for the “right surround
output”. When a second I/O unit is connected, the solo function for the
“right surround output #2” can be activated by holding this button down for
2 seconds. Solo can be cancelled by doing any of the following; repeating
the same action, activating the solo function on another channel, muting the
system, or by pressing the “REF” / reference button.
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9. MUTE Control Button Toggles the system in and out of mute. Press this button to mute all outputs.
Press again to cancel Mute. Moving the Volume Control Knob will also cancel
mute .
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6. SUB(woofer) / Arrow Down - Navigation Button USER MODE: The “SUB” button activates the solo function for the “subwoofer
output”. When a second I/O unit is connected, the solo function for the
“subwoofer output #2” can be activated by holding this button down for 2
seconds. Solo can be cancelled by doing any of the following; activating the
solo function on another channel, muting the system, or by pressing the “REF”
/ reference button.
8. MUTE LED - “On” when all outputs have been muted. “Flashing” when one
or more channels have been muted within the “Mute Channels” submenu of
the software or if the solo function has been activated. See item 9 below.
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SETUP MODE: Used to adjust parameters within the software. Press to decrease
individual channel levels and un-mute channels. See the “Software Features”
section on page 8 and 9 for more information.
7. REF(erence) LED - This LED is “ON” when the REF (reference) control
button / setting has been activated. It indicates that the gain is set to the user
predefined reference level setting. See item 10 below.
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SETUP MODE: In the “PRESET MENU”, this key is used to change the letters, in
the “CHANGE NAME” preset sub menu. See the “Software Features” section
on page 8 and 9 for more information.
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10. REF (reference) Control Button USER MODE: Toggles the system in and out of reference gain. Press this button
to set the gain to the user defined reference gain. Press again to cancel. Moving
the Volume Control Knob will bring the system out of the reference setting.
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SETUP MODE: In the “PRESET MENU”, this key is used to change the letters, in
the “CHANGE NAME” preset sub menu. See the “Software Features” section
on page 8 and the 5.1 System “Calibration Section” on page 12 for more
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11. LS (left surround) / SELECT Button USER MODE: The “LS” button activates the solo function for the “left surround
output”. When a second I/O unit is connected, the solo function for the
“left surround output #2” can be activated by holding this button down for
2 seconds. Solo can be cancelled by doing any of the following; repeating
the same action, activating the solo function on another channel, muting the
system, or by pressing the “REF” / reference button.
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SETUP MODE: Press to cycle backwards through the menu and to get out of
any sub menu operations. IMPORTANT: The BMC saves all changes upon exit of a menu, so any changes
made will be saved, even when the “CANCEL” button is used to back out of a
menu or sub menu. See the Software See the “Software Features” section on
page 8 and 9 for more information.
13. Volume Control Knob - Turn to control overall nominal system gain from
-50 dB to 0 dB, in .5dB increments. Turning this knob will cancel the system
MUTE and REF gain operations. Turning this knob while in the menus will
temporarily override the menu operation to adjust the system gain. Once knob
is released, the menu will be reactivated.
6. System Gain, Sub Offset and Level Overview
The input stage of BMC MK II is designed for a maximum input level of +24dBu
(balanced or unbalanced) before clipping. The output stage will also drive
a balanced 10K Ohm load to a maximum of +24dBu. However, because the
BMC can add up to +6dB of gain to a channel to balance the system, there
are situations where the BMC will clip. For example you cannot take a +24dBu
input, set the system gain at 0dB, add +6dB of calibration gain to the signal
and get +30dBu on the output. The output amplifiers in the BMC will clip under
these conditions.
For the best signal to noise ratio and to minimize noise and hum pickup, the
BMC should be driven with as high a signal level as possible. The output signal
going to the monitors should be kept relatively high and if necessary signals
should be attenuated at the monitors.
Calibration / Level Trims
The individual channel level trims (+/- 6dB) in the BMC MK II, are “OUTPUT”
channel level trims, and are used to adjust the relative level between the SUB
and SAT in .5 dB increments. The reason this fact is important is because in
certain applications, such as in a film setup where the surrounds may need to
be at a lower level as compared to the front speakers, the level adjustments
for the surrounds must be done before the signal hits the BMC MK II. This
is because if you adjust the surround level only with the BMC main channel
output level trims (main channels = L, C, R, LS & RS), the SUB and SURROUND
level may not match.
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In order to reduce the possibility of clipping the bass / LFE summation
output buss, the BMC MK II also offers a 0dB / -10dB “SUB GAIN” pad feature.
Controlled via the remote, and located in the CAL CHANNELS menu (pictured
below - see the “Software Features” section on page 8 and 9 for more
information), this feature allows the user to add a -10dB “pad” on the SUB
summation / output buss.
Although this may seem to be a limitation, in practice it is not. The Blue Sky
monitors, like most amplified monitors, have relatively high voltage sensitivity.
Therefore, there is quite a bit of flexibility in setting gains.
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1. Although the system will startup without the BMC remote being connected,
in order to calibrate the system and gain full access to all of the BMC MK II’s
features, the BMC remote must be connected to the I/O unit(s). Once the
system has been calibrated, the remote can be disconnected and the main I/O unit will retain all the setup information. Once the systems’ power is
cycled, the main I/O unit will power up fully calibrated and at the “reference”
position. See the “Software Features” section on page 8 and the “5.1 System
Calibration” section on page 12 for more information.
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2. The startup sequence is activated when ever a remote is connected to the
I/O unit or when the power is cycled with the remote connected. The power
up sequence is as follows A: The LEDs may flash momentarily as the remote receives power from the main I/O unit. The power LED on the front of the I/O unit(s) should be lit.
B: Within the I/O unit(s) the output relays will click on.
C: The LCD will display the current software version for 5 seconds. BMC MK II Power Up Sequence
D: After the system has been fully activated the system will go into the mute mode and the display will show the following message. Page 7
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Software Features
As mentioned in previous sections in this manual, the BMC MK II has two
distinct operating modes - “USER MODE” and “SETUP MODE”. Below
is a quick oveview of some of the basic guidlines for the operation of
the BMC in these modes. On the opisiste page you will find a software
flowchart detailing the operation of all the “SETUP mode” functions.
SETUP MODE (see flowchart on the opiste page for a detailed overview)
ENTERING SETUP MODE: To enter setup mode, please ensure that you are
not in REF or MUTE MODE. Then press and hold down the SELECT button for
5 seocnds. Release the button and you will now be in “SETUP MODE”. The
display will read PRESET MENU, as shown below.
USER MODE
NAVIGATING THROUGH THE MENUS: Pressing the SELECT key will move
you through the 4 main SETUP menus. These menus include “PRESET MENU”
(shown above), “CAL CHANNELS”, “SETUP” and “MUTE CHANNELS”, as shown
below.
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MUTE FUNCTION: Once the BMC MK II has been powered up, the system
will start in user mode by default, with the MUTE function engaged. You will
notice the display reads SYSTEM MUTE (as shown below) and that the MUTE
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SOLO FUNCTION: Each of the output channels (not input channels) can
be individually soloed. This can be accomplished by pressing each of the
multifunction buttons on the remote (marked L, C, R, LS, RS & SUB). When
a second I/O unit is connected, the solo function for the second set of 5.1
channels can be activated by holding each of the respective buttons down
for 2 seconds. Solo can be cancelled by doing any of the following; repeating
the same action, activating the solo function on another channel, muting the
system, or by pressing the “REF” / reference button. When a channel is in
SOLO mode, the display will show which channel has been activated (shown
below) and the MUTE LED will flash. PLEASE NOTE: As in the example below,
each channel on I/O unit 1 is labeled “1’ (CENTER 1 in this example). If a
second I/O unit is connected and the CENTER on the second I/O unit is in
SOLO mode, the display will read SOLO CENTER 2.
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Turning the volume control knob, pressing the mute button, or pressing the
reference button will bring the system out of MUTE.
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REF (REFERENCE) LEVEL FUNCTION: The REF button on the remote toggles the
system in and out of the reference gain setting. The reference gain setting is a
predetermined level, which can changed or set in the “SETUP MODE” (SETUP
MENU). Moving the master gain control knob, pressing mute, or pressing the
REF button again will bring the system out of the reference setting. When the
REF function has been activated the REF LED will be ON and the display will
show “REF GAIN” and then state what that GAIN possition is (-10dB in the
example below).
For more information about how to detirmine the optimum “reference”
level setting please follow the cablibration procedures, in the “5.1 System
Calibration” sectioins on page 12.
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NAVIGATION WITHIN A MENU: The up and down arrow keys in the MENU
section on the remote are used to scroll through the various sub menus within
each of the main menus.
ADJUSTING PARAMETERS: To adjust parameters within the CAL CHANNELS,
SETUP and MUTE CHANNELS sub menus, use the “+” and “-” buttons on the
remote. An example of this is shown below, where within the “RIGHT 1”
channel gain submenu, the level can be adjusted up or down using the + and
- keys (.5dB incriments).
Within the PRESET MENU / CHANGE NAME submenu the “+” and “-” buttons
are used to move left or right, to select the specific character which you want
to change. Letters and numbers can be scrolled by using the up and down
arrow buttons on the GAIN SECTION of the remote (also marked REF and
MUTE).
CANCEL: The cancel button is used to exit out of the “SETUP MODE” and
to return back to “USER MODE”. Please note that the BMC MK II saves all
changes upon exit of a menu, so any changes made will be saved, even
when the “CANCEL” button is used to back out of a menu or sub menu.
PRESET MENU: The BMC MK II has a total of 4 presets available. The presets
store all level and calibration settings for the BMC, along with preset name, SUB
level offset, bass-management IN / OUT and LFE GAIN. The main display will
always display what PRESET is in current menu when in USER MODE and when
not in MUTE, REF or SOLO mode, as shown below (in this case PRESET 1).
When you scroll through the other profiles, it will ask you if you want to load
the selected profile (show below). Press the YES button to load this profile.
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Whenever you are in the SETUP MODE editing settings such as LEVEL, these
settings are being applied to the current PRESET in memory. Within the PRESET
sub menus, you can change the name of the preset which is currently loaded
in memory (as shown on the bottom of page 8). To load another preset
use the up and down arrow buttons, on MENU section of the remote scroll
through the various presets. Within the PRESET menu and when you get to
the profile that is already loaded in memory, the display will state that it is
“LOADED” (shown below).
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LOAD /YES?
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LOAD /YES?
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RIGHT 2
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SUB 2
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LFE 2
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REF
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9. 5.1 Speaker Placement
Figure 1
Satellite Speaker Placement - MUSIC
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The recommended monitoring angle for proper stereo imaging with music is
60 degrees between the left and right speakers. The center channel speaker
should be located on axis with the reference monitoring position and both the
left and right surround channel speakers should be at an angle of 110 degrees
from the center line. In most applications, surrounds used for music are placed
at the same height as the front speakers for a direct sound field. See Figure 1
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Although you have great flexibility in positioning a subwoofer, a good starting
point is centered between the left and right satellite speakers. This could be
under the console, behind the console, etc. Placing the subwoofer closer to a
corner or wall will increase acoustic efficiency and may yield better acoustic
response in many situations. However, because of the many variables that relate
to “in-room” subwoofer performance, we highly recommend experimenting
with subwoofer placement. Visit www.abluesky.com/subplacement for more
detailed and specific recommendations.
Reference Monitoring Position
SPEAKER PLACEMENT AS DOCUMENTED IN
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Center of the tweeter
Center of the woofer
Mid-point of the woofer and tweeter
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Speaker placement recommendations, with regard to these types
of installations, vary greatly on the end users’ goals and surround
philosophy. For more specific information regarding your particular
installation, please do not hesitate to contact Blue Sky directly.
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It is recommended that all of the satellite speakers be placed at or about seated
ear height, as shown in Figure 2. If it is not possible to place the speakers at or
about seated ear height, please aim the speakers at the monitoring position.
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Although the above recommendations should work equally well for both film
and music production, there may be situations where a more “film” optimized
setup is desirable. To correctly relate audio to picture, the recommended
angle between left and right speakers is 45 degrees. This narrower monitoring
angle should still yield a very satisfactory stereo image. As with the “music”
setup, the center channel speaker, should still be located on axis with the
reference monitoring position. Unlike music surrounds, which tend to be
direct in nature, film surrounds are usually positioned for a more diffused
sound field, to simulate the effect of an array of surround speakers used in a
theater. For a single pair of surrounds, this can be accomplished by placing
them two feet above seated ear height, to the side of the monitoring position
and slightly behind the mix position. For larger rooms, it may also be desirable
to use multiple surround speakers as an “array”.
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Satellite Speaker Placement - FILM / POST PRODUCTION
MONITORING HEIGHT
RECOMMENDATIONS
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Use high-quality, shielded cables to connect your console, workstation or
other sources to your Blue Sky BMC MK II. Foil-shielded cables, such as Belden
8451, 8761, or 9501 should do quite well. Other high quality cables are
available and those that incorporate better shielding will yield an overall higher
noise rejection, lowering your systems susceptibility to external interference.
Another important tip to keep in mind when wiring your system is to route all
line level cables away from the AC and other power sources, this will reduce
the probability of having AC hum emanating from your monitoring system.
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11. 5.1 System Calibration
The following sysetm calibration instructions are for a bass-managed
speaker system, such as Blue Sky’s ProDesk, Sky System One, or Big
Blue system.
There are three steps to the calibration procedure:
1 - Setting the electrical / digital signal level
2 - Setting the reference level (REF)
3 - System Acoustic Level Setting
IMPORTANT NOTE: The individual channel level trims (+/- 6dB) in the BMC
MK II, are “OUTPUT” channel level trims, and are used to adjust the relative
level between the SUB and SAT in .5 dB increments. The reason this fact is
important, is because in certain applications, such as in a film setup where the
surrounds may need to be at a lower level as compared to the front speakers,
the level adjustments for the surrounds must be done before the signal hits the
BMC MK II. This is because if you adjust the surround level only with the BMC
main channel output level trims (main channels = L, C, R, LS & RS), the SUB and
SURROUND level may not match.
SETTING THE ELECTRICAL / DIGITAL SIGNAL LEVEL
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Press the UP or DOWN ARROW keys until the display reads “BASS
MANAGED IN”. If the display reads “BASS MANAGED OUT” then
press the YES button to turn it on.
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BlueSkyTestFiles.Zip Includes 4 files:
1000Hz SINEWAVE -20dBFS.wav – a 1kHz file recorded at 20dBFS for electrical calibration
40-80Hz PINK NOISE -20dBFS.wav – a 40Hz to 80Hz bandwidth
limited pink-noise file recorded at -20dBFS
500-2.5kHz PINK NOISE -20dBFS.wav – a 500Hz to 2.5Hz
bandwidth limited pink-noise file recorded at 20dBFS
Pink Noise full bw -20dBFS.wav – a full-bandwidth pink-noise file
recorded at - 20dBFS
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TURN OFF THE MONITORING SYSTEM
“Bass Managed IN” - Hold down the SELECT button for 5 seconds
to enter SETUP MODE. Then press select 3 times, or until the
display reads “SETUP” (shown below).
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Before starting the calibration procedure you will need to download
BlueSkyTestFiles.zip (18MB file) by going to www.abluesky.com/calibration. To
download the test file, “Right Click” the file, select “Save Target As” and the file
will begin downloading. Once downloaded, un-zip the test files and either
burn the test files to a CD or import them into your DAW.
Step 1 Step 2
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The instructions included with in this manual detail two sperate ways to
do step 3. One method uses bandwidth limited test files and requires
only a SPL meter. The other method uses full-bandwidth pink noise and
requires the use of a 1/3 octave real time analyzer (RTA), along with a
SPL meter.
Press the DOWN arrow button once, or until the display reads
“SUB OFFSET 1” and then use the “-” button to set the offset to
-10dB. This setting will give the subwoofer / LFE summation buss
the greatest amount of electrical headroom. If it turns out that your
subwoofer doesn’t have enough electrical gain to get the desired
output, then you may need to set this back to 0dB of offset.
Step 4 Remove all eq and dynamics from the signal path and set all
controls to zero / unity gain. Play the 1kHz Sine Wave, hard assign
it to the LEFT channel only, and adjust the output fader so that the
output meter reads -20dBFS. If you are using an analog console, set
the output level to 0dB VU. Then hard pan the signal to the center
channel output and repeat for the center channel (then repeat for
the each of the remaining channels). Once calibrated do not
move the output faders.
Mute everything and make sure the 1kHz tone is OFF .
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These test files are all mono files. Please make sure you hard assign
them to the left and then the right (etc.), not both channels at the same
time. If you are using a CD player as your source, use only one channel
of the CD player. All test signals are recorded at –20dBFS including the
1 kHz sine wave tone. The sine wave tone is used to set the electrical
output level throughout the signal path, right up to the point you get to
the speakers, while the various pink noise signals are used for acoustic
measurements and calibration.
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The purpose of calibration is to adjust the overall electroacoustic system gain
so that 0dBVU of electrical signal level equals a certain acoustic level at the
listening position. Since most recording media is now digital, the reference
electrical signal level is usually –20dBFS with 20dB of headroom. The reference
SPL level however can vary based on the delivery media and speaker type. A
Please note that the bandwidth limited signals that have been provided, limit
many of the room interaction affects often associated with measuring SPL using
broadband pink noise.
*Also, please note that the LFE channel gain in a 5.1 system varies from
0dB to +10dB, depending on the encoding format that is being used.
Since the LFE channel is not calibrated as a separate entity, the LFE gain
will not affect system calibration. For more information about the LFE
channel refer to page 15 [Additional Surround and Setup Information].
The common calibration levels
Movie Theatrical release
Movie DVD release
Broadcast / 85dBc or
Music (Stereo)
Music ( 5.1)
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L
85dB
85dB
78dB
85dB
85dB
C
85dB
85dB
78dB
85dB
R
85dB
85dB
78dB
85dB
85dB
LS
82dB
85dB
78dB
RS
82dB
85dB
78dB
85dB
85dB
SUB*
85dB
85dB
78dB
85dB
85dB
Now press the SELECT button 3 times, or until the display reads
“CAL CHANNELS”.
Step 5
SETTING THE REFERENCE LEVEL
Step 1 Step 2
Turn the master gain control knob until the SYSTEM GAIN equals
the gain noted in step 4. Release the knob, being careful to not
nudge it and then press YES, when the menu reapears. You have
now successfully stored the preset “REF” level. Press CANCEL to
exit setup and then press the REF button to confirm the setting is
correct. The display will read “REF GAIN”, with the gain setting
below (shown below). The REF LED will also be ON.
TURN THE MASTER GAIN ON THE REMOTE TO -50dB AND
THEN TURN ON THE MONITORING SYSTEM
If you are not already in the SETUP MODE, hold down the
SELECT button for 5 seconds to enter SETUP MODE. Then press
SELECT 1 time, or until the display reads “CAL CHANNELS”. Now
press the up arrow button and confirm that the LEFT, CENTER,
RIGHT, RIGHT SUR (right surround), LEFT SUR (left surround) and
SUBWOOFER GAIN are set to +0.00dB, as shown below. Use the
“+ “ and “-” buttons to addjust levels if necassary.
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(please note that the SUBWOOFER GAIN should not be confused
with the SUB OFFSET, which should be set to -10.0dB.
Assign the 500-2.5kHz pink noise signal to the center channel only.
Confirm that all of your speakers are turned on and that the gain on
each speaker is set to a moderate level. Slowly bring up the gain
with the master gain control knob on the BMC remote until you
measure 85dB on the “C” scale, with the response set to “Slow”.
SPL should be measured exactly at the reference monitoring
possition, at ear level, with the SPL meter at arms length, angled
up at approximatly 45 degrees and pointed towards the source
/ up towards the ceiling. Note the gain displayed on the remote
when the center channel is at 85dBc. If the display on the remote
is at less than -20dB turn the gain on the back of the center channel
down and increase the level of the BMC until a good compromise
is reached (make a note of this final setting). Typically using a
reference gain setting of -10dB is a good choice between overall
electrical headroom, input signal level, output signal level and
giving the user an additional 10dB of system gain when necassary.
Once the “REFERENCE LEVEL” setting has been determined, turn off
the pink noise signal, make a note of the SYSTEM GAIN reading on
the remote. Set the gain controls on the rest of the monitors to the
same level as the center channel (subwoofer may need more gain
due to the offset setting).
Saving the reference level: If you are not already in the SETUP
MODE, hold down the SELECT button for 5 seconds to enter
SETUP MODE. Then press SELECT 3 time, or until the display reads
“SETUP”. Press the down arrow button once, or until the display
reads “SET REF GAIN”, as shown below.
If you are not already in the SETUP MODE, hold down the
SELECT button for 5 seconds to enter SETUP MODE. Then press
SELECT 1 time, or until the display reads “CAL CHANNELS”.
Turn the gain knob on the remote to the “REF” setting, as determined
in the previous section. Assign the 500-2.5kHz pink noise signal to
the left channel. Push the up arrow button once, until the display
reads “LEFT 1 GAIN”. Adjust the gain using the “+” and “-” buttons,
until you measure 85dBc / SLOW at the mix position (adjustments
are made in .5dB increments). SPL should be measured exactly at
the reference monitoring possition, at ear level, with the SPL meter
at arms length, angled up at approximately 45 degrees and pointed
towards the source / up towards the ceiling.
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SYSTEM ACOUSTIC LEVEL SETTING - INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING BANDWIDTH LIMITED TEST FILES (using MOVIE / DVD RELEASE level settings for
this example)
Confirm that the master gain setting has not been changed from the
“reference level” setting. Repeat this step for the remaining MAIN
channels - Right, Left Surround & Right Surround.
Step 3 Feed 40-80Hz pink noise signal to the CENTER channel only.
Adjust the subwoofer level control (on the back of the sub) and
“SUBWOOFER 1 GAIN” in the “CAL CHANNELS” menu, until you
measure 85dBc. SPL should be measured in the same way as was
done for the center channel. The meter will bounce around a little,
so you will need to do a mental average (I tend to filter out the peaks
in my mind, so I don’t set the sub too hot). The other channels will
measure about the same and no additional adjustments needs to
be made using the 40-80Hz pink noise signal.
Step 4 You can play the full-bandwidth pink noise, assigning it to any of
the main channels (not at the same time). You should measure
about 85dBc. It may be a little higher, because below 30Hz the
room may have a little extra gain. No adjustments should be
made with Full Bandwidth pink noise, unless you have an RTA
(real time analyzer) - see instructions on Page 14.
Step 5 You are finished and the calibration process has been completed
– enjoy! Please make a note of all settings!
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SYSTEM ACOUSTIC LEVEL SETTING - INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING FULL BANDWIDTH PINK NOISE (using MOVIE / DVD RELEASE level settings for this
example)
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5.1 Channel Calibrated System Response
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PLEASE NOTE: These instructions are designed for those users that have
a realtime analyzer (minimum resolution 1/3 octave). If you do not have a
realtime analyzer, please use the directions on page 13, for the bandwidth
limited pink noise test files.
LFE Channel +10dB
above Main Channel
Ref
80 dB Ref Line for LFE = Approximately 89dBC
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70dB Ref Line = Approximately 85dBC for each main & surround
channel
Bass-Managed
Subwoofer
Channel = 79dBC
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Test Signal = 0dB VU Full Bandwidth Pink Noise / -20dB FS (Full Scale Digital)
Measurement System = 1/3 Octave Real Time Analyzer
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Press the select button twice, or until the display reads “CAL
CHANNELS”.
Place the measurement microphone at the reference monitoring
position, at or near ear level. Depending on the measurement
micropone, it may need to be pointed toward the ceiling or
toward the source (depends on the calibartion method of the
microphone). Please consult the manual for the microphone or
analyzer for more information regarding this.
Turn the gain knob on the remote to the “REF” setting, as determined
in the section titled “SETTING REFERENCE GAIN” on page 13. Assign
the full-bandwidth pink noise signal to the left channel. Push the
up arrow button once, until the display reads “LEFT 1 GAIN”.
Adjust the gain using the “+” and “-” buttons, until you measure
85dBc / SLOW at the mix position (adjustments are made in .5dB
increments). If you are using a 1/3 octave analyzer (RTA), 85dBc is
equal to aligning the level of the speakers to the 70dB reference line
on the analyzer, as shown in Figure 3.
Confirm that the master gain setting has not been changed from the
“reference level” setting. Repeat this step for the remaining MAIN
channels - Center, Right, Left Surround & Right Surround.
UN-MUTE THE SUBWOOFER AND MUTE ALL OTHER CHANNELS:
Press the select button twice, or until the display reads “MUTE
CHANNELS” (as shown in step 1). Press the down arrow button
one time, or until the display reads “MUTE SUB 1”. Press the “NO”
button on the remote. The display will read “MUTE SUB 1 NO”, as
shown below.
Now MUTE the other 5 channels (Left, Center, Right, LS & RS).
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Press the down arrow button one time, or until the display reads
“MUTE SUB 1”. Press the “YES” button on the remote. The MUTE
LED will now begin to FLASH and the display will read “MUTE SUB
1 YES”, as shown below.
BASS-MANAGED SUBWOOFER (without LFE)
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MUTE THE SUBWOOFER: If you are not already in the “SETUP
MODE”, hold down the SELECT button for 5 seconds to enter
SETUP MODE. Then press SELECT 4 times, or until the display reads
“MUTE CHANNELS”, as shown below.
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Test Signal = 0dB VU Full Bandwidth Pink Noise / -20dB FS (Full Scale Digital)
Measurement System = SPL Meter set to C Weighted & Slow
Reference Monitoring Position
5.1 Channel Monitoring System
Confirm that the gain knob on the remote is set to the “REF” setting,
as determined in the section titled “SETTING REFERENCE GAIN” on
page 13. Press the select button twice, or until the display reads
“CAL CHANNELS”. Press the UP arrow button 6 times, or until the
display reads “SUBWOOFER 1 GAIN”. Assign the full-bandwidth
pink noise signal to the CENTER channel only. No noise should be
coming from any of the satellite speakers (they are muted). Now, using a 1/3 octave RTA, align the level of the subwoofer to the
70dB reference line on the analyzer (this will measure approximatly
79dBc SLOW - as shown in Figure 4 - this is because of the limited
bandwidth of the subwoofer).
Turn off the pink noise signal, press the DOWN ARROW button
until the display reads “LFE GAIN 1” and press YES to set the LFE to
+10dB (as recommended by Dolby). Press SELECT 2 times and go
back to the “MUTE CHANNELS” menu and un-mute each channel
(the mute LED should be off when this step is completed). The
calibration process is now complete! Please make a note of all
the settings!
12. Additional Surround & Setup Information
The Blue Sky Forum - www.abluesky.com/forum
Subwoofer Placment Guide - www.abluesky.com/subplacement
Information about the LFE Channel - www.abluesky.com/lfe
Information about the “True Full-Range Monitoring” concept, pioneered
by Blue International - www.abluesky.com/fullrange
Demystifying Project Studio Acoustics - www.abluesky.com/acoustics
Need to know more about
multi-channel audio?
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Future Expansion
The Blue Sky BMC is a digitally controlled analog product. It was designed
to be software upgradeable. Please check the Blue Sky website for future
upgrades.
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There is a wide variety of technical information available on the
internet regarding multi-channel audio. If you need more specific
information regarding multi-channel audio and Blue Sky International,
please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
www.abluesky.com
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The LFE Channel
The LFE Channel was originally designed for film applications as a way to
increase the low frequency “head-room” (not extend the frequency response)
of the playback system. This additional headroom was created by adding
+10dB of in-band gain to the LFE channel. This channel should only be used
when no additional headroom is available in the other channels for low
frequency effects. As an example, you may use the LFE channel to increase
the dynamic low frequency content of a movie that has many large explosions.
This is rarely the case in music, although there may be some creative reasons to
use the LFE from time to time. It is important to note that no “significant” audio
should be sent exclusively to the LFE channel. The reason for this is that if a
Dolby Digital audio track is folded down to 2-channels, which can happen if a
consumer doesn’t have a surround system, the LFE channel will not be added
to the fold-down mix (all other channels will be added to the fold-down).
Additional Technical Resources Available on www.abluesky.com
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Additional Technical Resources Source: The Audio Engineering Society
Website: www.aes.org
Source: Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Website: www.dtsonline.com
Source: Dolby Laboratories
Website: www.dolby.com
Source: Society of Motion Picture and
Television Engineers
Website: www.smpte.org
Source: The THX Division of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Website: www.thx.com
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Using the Blue Sky | BMC as a multi-channel volume control
There may be applications where the Blue Sky BMC MK II may only be used as a
multi-channel volume control. “The BASS-MANAGED OUT” of circuit function
can be accessed within the SETUP menu. Once at this menu, press the down
arrow button until the display reads “BASS-MANAGED”. Press the NO button
to defeat the bass-management function (press cancel to escape out of this
menu). Once this is done, the unit will operate purely as a six channel volume
control. The LFE 120Hz low pass-filter will now also be defeated (making the
LFE input / output full-range). However, the LFE +10 / 0dB boost can still be
selected. To defeat this, enter the “CAL CHANNELS” menu, scroll down using
the arrow down buttons, and toggle the setting using the + / - buttons. Once
the desired setting has been entered, press cancel to exit this menu.
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13. Dual BMC MK II I/O Unit Setup
The BMC MK II allows for two BMC MK II I/O units to be controlled by
a single remote. This allows for up to 10.2 calibrated & bass-managed
channels, to be controlled from a single master gain control.
Important notes for this type of setup:
IMPORTANT: The BMC remote connects to each I/O unit via the included
6 conductor phone cable. It is important that you clearly label the I/O
units, along with the cables. This is because you must connect the BMC
MK II I/O units to the remote’s MAIN and AUX inputs the same way, each
time they are connected. This is because calibration information is
stored in each I/O unit and if you accidentally swap I/O units, as it relates
to the MAIN and AUX connections on the remote, you will need to redo
some or all system settings.
1. SUBWOOFER GAIN 1 should be set to 0dB, in the CAL CHANNELS
menu.
2. Overall system subwoofer level should be set on the BMC I/O
unit connected to the AUX connector on the remote. This channel
will be marked SUBWOOFER GAIN 2, in the CAL CHANNELS
menu.
3. The LFE Input on the MAIN unit (1), should be used for
connection to the LFE Channel. The LFE Input on the AUX I/O unit
(2), should be used as the LF input coming from the SUB out on the
MAIN (1) I/O unit.
4. To get the most electrical LF headroom, set both “SUB OFFSET
1 “and “SUB OFFSET 2” to -10dB. Then set the “LFE GAIN 2” to
+10dB.
5. The LFE GAIN 1 (main I/O) setting can be set to either +10 or
0dB, depending on the format being used (Dolby recommends
+10dB for Dolby Digital).
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If you are adding a second I/O unit to an existing single I/O unit system.
Make sure to connect the second I/O unit to the AUX connector on the
remote. Settings for the MAIN I/O unit will not be corrupted and will be
saved in memory.
CONNECTIONS AND WIRING
Because of the flexibility of a dual BMC MK II I/O system, it is difficult to
detail every possibility, with regard to system configurations. However
there are some basic rules and general guidelines which are detailed
below.
“X.2” System Setup: This setup applies to any system with two I/O units,
where the bass for each I/O unit is being routed directly to a subwoofer. This
setup requires a minimum of two subwoofer. This can be any system all the
way up to 10.2 channels. Because there are no accepted standards for this
type of configuration, we have no specific recommendations. However, all
settings which were available in a 5.1 system are now also available for up to
10.2 channels and can be configured to your liking.
For additional information, with regard software and setup, please go
the Software Features section on page 8. If you have any questions.,
please contact us by visiting www.abluesky.com
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“X.1” System Setup: This setup applies to any system with two I/O units,
where the bass is being routed from the MASTER I/O (Unit 1) to the AUX I/O
(Unit 2). This can be any system beyond 5.1 and all the way up to 10.1. The
general overview, with regard to connections and setup is shown on page
17.
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SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS
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Once two units are connected, calibration settings are now available for
all 12 channels and each channel is marked with a 1 or 2. For example
there is now a RIGHT 1 and a RIGHT 2.
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Dual BMC MK II I/O / Single subwoofer setup
MAIN BMC Unit (1): Wire the main
channels to this BMC. Subwoofer level
trim, should be set to 0dB. Overall
system subwoofer level should be
adjusted on the AUX BMC
(via remote).
LFE Input:
+10dB or 0dB
Aux
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LFE gain can be set to either +10dB
or 0dB, depending on the format.
Always document all settings.
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AUX BMC Unit (2): Wire all additional channels to
this BMC. The subwoofer output level trim should be
adjusted on this unit only (via remote).
LEFT
IN
LEFT
OUT
PUSH
SUB
IN
SUB
OUT
MUTE PHASE
PUSH
SUB
GAIN
REF
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AUTO
0
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OFF
-6
-9
-12
-15
OFF
80 Hz
12 dB/OCT
80 Hz
12 dB/OCT
180
-18
-24
80 Hz
24 dB/OCT
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The LFE Input gain should be set to 0dB of gain.
However, please note that to get the most LF
headroom there may be cases where the LFE gain is set
to +10dB and the SUB OFFSET on the MAIN
and AUX BMC is to -10dB.
RIGHT
OUT
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summed input from main
BMC unit. * LFE should
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AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
designed and tested in the USA
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WARNING:To reduce the risk of fire or electrical
shock, do not expose this equipment to rain or
moisture. Do not remove cover. No user serviceable
parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.
made in China
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14. Technical Information
Input Impedance 20k Ohms balanced
Common Mode Rejection Ratio 40dB typical @60Hz
Maximum Input Level (all inputs) +24dBu balanced
Maximum Output Level +24dBu balanced
Output Impedance 200 Ohms balanced
Nominal max gain
0 dB
Gain trim range +/- 6dB
Gain trim range +/- 6dB
LFE gain range 0dB, +10dB
SUB gain offset
0dB, -10dB
Signal to noise ratio > 110dB
Output noise (ch 1-5) -90dBu (20 to 20kHz A-wtg)
Output noise (sub out)
-80dBu (20 to 20kHz A-wtg)
THD + Noise (0dB of gain) .002% @ 1kHz @ +10dBu
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20KHz +/- .25dB
(Volume Control Mode)
High-Pass Filter type 2nd order Linkwitz-Riley
High-Pass Filter Cutoff 80Hz
Low-Pass Filter Type 4th order Linkwitz-Riley
Low-Pass Cutoff 80Hz
LFE Input Gain 0dB / +10dB Selectable
Low-Pass Filter 4th order / 120Hz
Input power 120 VAC 60HZ
240 VAC 50/60HZ
15-Watts
(Voltage set at the factory)
Blue Sky BMC MKII | Signal Flow Diagram
1 of 5 inpu t c hannels
LEFT SUR
IN
DIGITALLY
CONTROL
ANALOG
POT
12 dB/OCT
80 HZ
HIGH PASS
INPUT
LEFT SUR
OUT
OUTPUT
BYPASS
24 dB/OCT
80 HZ
LOWPASS
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1/10X
GAIN
INPUT
SELECT
DIGITALLY
CONTROL
ANALOG
POT
SUB
OUT
OUTPUT
-10 dB
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24 dB/OCT
120 HZ
LOWPASS
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15. Product Dimensions
17.35"
6.01"
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6.20"
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5.0"
8.00"
bass management controller MK II
1.75"
19.00"
2.6"
1.4"
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16. Factory Service
Instructions
17. General Contact
Details
Service for the U.S. versions of Blue Sky products is available only from our
authorized distributor, Group One Ltd., located in Farmingdale, New York.
(Service for Blue Sky products outside the United States can be obtained
through local dealers or distributors.) If your BMC MK II needs service, follow
these instructions:
For sales and other enquiries, please contact Blue Sky at:
Call (516) 249-1399 9:00am to 5:30pm EST and ask for Customer
Service. Explain the problem and request an RA (Return
Authorization) number. It is important to have your product serial
number available when you call. You must have an RA number
before you can obtain service.
516 249 1399
516 249 8870
info@abluesky.com
support@abluesky.com
tel:
fax:
email:
support:
To discover the very latest information check out our website at:
4.
Include a legible note stating your name, shipping address (no
P.O. boxes), daytime phone number, RA number, and a detailed
description of the problem, including how it can be duplicated
5.
Write the RA number on the top of the carton.
6.
Ship the product to the address below. We recommend United
Parcel Service (UPS). Please insure the product regardless of
shipping method.
www.abluesky.com
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Turnaround time is three to five business days depending on the
problem. When calling for RA numbers, please ask Customer
Service what the turnaround time is. The serviced product will be
sent back to you via the same shipping method as received (i.e. if
you ship your monitor UPS Ground it will be returned UPS Ground,
UPS Red will be returned UPS Red etc...). This only applies to
products serviced under the warranty.
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Blue Sky International
ATTN: SERVICE DEPT / RA#
70 Sea Lane
Farmingdale, NY 11735
USA
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Pack the product in its original packing material and box (do not
return the power cord or the manual). If you don’t have the original
packing material and/or box, please let Customer Service know
when you call for the RA number. Blue Sky is not responsible for
any damage that occurs due to non-factory packaging.
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3.
C.
2.
Review the manual and ensure that you have followed all setup and
operating instructions.
Blue Sky International
70 Sea Lane
Farmingdale, NY 11735
USA
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Blue Sky International
70 Sea Lane
Farmingdale, NY 11735
www.abluesky.com
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