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InfoComm 2016: Meyer Sound to debut Galaxy processor

Meyer Sound has announced the Galileo Galaxy network platform will get its worldwide launch at InfoComm this month.

The Galaxy is the next generation of the Galileo processor line and is claimed to offer the most advanced processing power and networking standards available. It is the first Meyer Sound loudspeaker processor to be fully networkable, with multiple units sharing 24-bit/96kHz multi-channel audio via an AVB network.

Additionally, maximum input count has been increased from six to eight to make 7.1 systems easier to implement, and a new generation of FPGA-based processing with 96kHz floating point resolution delivers increased dynamic range, a lower noise floor, and low latency of 0.6ms analogue in to analogue out.

“Galaxy is a brand new platform, and it again moves the proven Galileo concept to the forefront of digital loudspeaker processing,” said John McMahon, Meyer Sound’s VP of solutions and strategy. “It stands alone in its field in terms of open-source networkability, pristine audio performance, and meticulous engineering of the filtering algorithms.”

Other features new to Galaxy include a delay matrix, easier integration with Crestron and other third-party controllers, a word clock input on the AES3 version, and improved equalisation tools. The first three versions, Galaxy 816, Galaxy 816-AES3, and Galaxy 408, will ship September 2016.

At InfoComm Meyer Sound is also presenting a ‘Real World SPL’ demo on the importance of accurately measuring and reporting loudspeaker SPL as a long-term, full-power, full-bandwidth signal. The demo will present content on cinema loudspeaker models including the HMS-15, the most powerful in the company’s expanding line of surround loudspeakers. Demos will run on odd hours from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Tuesday and 9:00am to 3:00pm Wednesday to Friday.

“This demo lets everybody know there’s a new player in the high-end residential cinema market,” stated Andy Willcox, newly appointed as sales manager, residential systems. “InfoComm visitors, and our residential customers, will hear film soundtracks exactly as experienced by those who mixed them on Meyer Sound systems at the world’s leading post-production studios.”

On the Meyer Sound booth will be a number of solutions including the new MJF-208 compact stage monitor and MDM-5000 high-power distribution module, both seen for the first time in North America, as well as the CAL column array loudspeakers.

InfoComm booth: C9925

Meyer Sound loudspeakers and processors