3 identical 120W amplifier
eliminates time related distortion

controlled damping

2 x 18cm CArbon/Paper membrane
resonant free cone

28mm silk dome
Superior transient response
1000Hz X-Over FC

Level control
Sensitivity adjustable
-40 to + 10dB

Low-end control
Corrects Low end from -6 to +4dB
Room compensation
Corner/Wall placement Eq

High-end control
Corrects High end from -4 to +4dB
Room compensation
Adjustable (Listening taste)


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89331 Burgau
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  BLUE HR activeEMES’s most powerful 2-way system, the BLUE HR active is designed as a D'Appolito configuration.
Many Mastering & Recording studios have already chosen the BLUE HR to work with.
With the BLUE HR you get a mix that is "compatible" in a wide range of reproduction situations.
D'Appilito’s idea has been modified due allow for the many different types of Studio environments, Instead of being vertical aligned the 2 woofers and the tweeter are triangular aligned, this alignment achieves a very condensed speaker arrangement, but keeps the benefit of the constant sound field of the D'Appolito configuration!
The Tweeter is used in the BLUE's is a little unusual,
it can go as low as 1000 Hz, and is supported by our molded Horn element (part of the EMES “liquid baffle design”).
This tweeter was chosen as it can assist in the reduction of Comb filter effects that can occur when the horizontal distance between the two woofers is close!
The Carbon woofers are also used in our VIOLETT HR actives and OWL-System. Using two identical woofers per box doubles the power handling, and also brings the lower System cut off frequency down to astonishing 35Hz (-3dB)!
Also very unusual in a 2 way System is the amplifier section that contains 3 amplifiers. In the BLUE R active every driver has it’s own amplifier, and again they are identical in terms of design and power rating (120W each). This gives the least distortion and the best damping control to the woofer’s coil movement!
When a powerful, precise and natural sonic image is needed, the BLUE HR active is the only choice.
To adjust the monitors to the room acoustics and your personal listening taste, we implemented dip-switches for input level, bass- and high frequency adjustments. All of them are fixed valued Dip-Switches! So every Monitor can be set identical within minimized tolerances important for Stereo-, 5.1 and Advanced Surround™ Systems.
We ship all our monitors as matched pairs with less than ±0,5 dB difference!

With our MODUMO™ concept: add an AMBER HR active sub unit and you can achieve a powerful 3-way main monitoring system suitable for any control room up to 40m2 (131 ft.)

We ship the BLUEs as all other EMES monitors as matched pairs!

2 way electronic Dip-SwitchesLiquid baffleCarbon driverISO-RAILs

BLUE HR active MK III  
construction 2 way bass-reflex 
concept D'Appolito 
fc responce free field 37 - 20.000 Hz +/- 2 dB 
fc responce in wall 39 - 20.000 Hz +/- 1,5 dB 
system low fc responce 35 Hz - 3 dB 
max. sensitivity 114 dB 
max. sensitivity long term 110 dB 
harmonic distortion at SPL <100Hz 0,4 % 
harmonic distortion at SPL >100Hz 0,28 % 
Bass driver 2 x 18cm carbon 
Midrange driver
Hf driver 28mm Silk dome 
shielded (anti magnetic) no
weight 18,2 Kg 
dimensions w/h/d in mm 480 x 250 x 300 mm 
pair difference +/- 0,5 dB 
BLUE HR active MK III - Electronic  
number of amplifier
power handling rms Lf/Hf
3 x 100 W
power handling peak Lf/Hf
3 x 120 W
connector type
XLR (female) 
input impedance
10 kOhm 
input sensitivity
16 steps, from 0,45 - 4,5V 
X-over fc
1,100 Hz 
low pass filter
20 Hz / - 18dB 
Hf level control
16 steps, from -4 dB - + 4 dB 
Lf gain control
16 steps, from -6 dB - + 4 dB 
distortion at acoustic max. output
signal to noise ration
-102 dB 
kind of power supply
operating voltage
115/230 V +/- 20% 
power consumtion at max. output
300 W