Blue Sky’s Big Blue Monitoring System Now THX® PM3 Approved

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Blue Sky is pleased to announce that its Big Blue Monitoring System, which is comprised of the Sat 12 and Sub 15 Universal, is now approved for use in THX® pm3 (professional multi-channel mixing and monitoring) Certified Studios, which are among the premiere mixing and mastering facilities in the world. THX pm3 certification provides architects, studio designers, filmmakers and other artists a foundation to build state-of-the-art studios that adhere to the industry’s highest standards for acoustics, noise levels, and equipment performance. By focusing on room design and the quality of the studio production equipment, THX provides filmmakers and recording artists the confidence that the sounds and pictures they see and hear in the studio will accurately translate to the audience. Designed for critical listening applications, such as sound for picture, mastering and music mixing, the Big Blue mid-field monitoring system takes Blue Sky's performance paradigm to the highest level, incorporating advanced proprietary drivers, electronics, and cabinet designs. Big Blue systems are already in use around the world and have received numerous rave reviews, from both users and the pro audio press. THX pm3 approval only adds to this pedigree and affirms Blue Sky's continued commitment to industry standards and the highest performance criteria. “THX pm3 is the ultimate seal of approval, which provides the cinema and studio industries the benchmark for sound quality and performance,� says Blue Sky founder and VP Chris Fichera. “Not only is it a measure of the level of quality our products achieve, but it also allows us to distinguish ourselves from our competition." “A big piece of every THX studio certification is focused on the equipment, and includes rigorously testing audio and video components for quality, durability and ease-of-integration,� said Andrew Poulain of the THX cinema and studio team. “The Blue Sky satellites and subwoofer demonstrate the exceptional performance needed to be approved for use in a THX pm3 Certified Studio environment.� For more information and extensive specs on Blue Sky’s Big Blue System, SAT 12 and SUB 15 Universal, go to:

About THX Ltd. THX Ltd. was founded by filmmaker George Lucas to improve the way movie audiences experience the sights and sounds of feature films on the silver screen. The goal, then and now, is to continually improve the entertainment experience through strict engineering performance standards, innovative product designs and breakthrough technologies. Leading companies from around the globe count on THX to help them create better, more innovative products and services.

. About Blue Sky Blue Sky International currently markets a complete range of full-range monitoring solutions for professionals and these systems are also ideal for those home audio enthusiasts looking for a superior sound experience.



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