InfoComm 2016: Meyer Sound to showcase Galileo GALAXY

Meyer Sound’s new Galileo GALAXY network platform will make its worldwide debut at the upcoming InfoComm show in Las Vegas.

As the next generation of the Galileo processor line, GALAXY (pictured) claims to offer the most advanced processing power and networking standards available, and marks a ‘quantum leap forward’ for Galileo, which was first launched in 2005.

GALAXY is the first Meyer Sound loudspeaker processor to be fully networkable, with multiple units sharing 24-bit/96 kHz multi-channel audio via an AVB network. Maximum input count has been increased from six to eight for easier implementation of 7.1 systems, and a new generation of FPGA-based processing with 96 kHz floating point resolution delivers increased dynamic range, a lower noise floor, and super-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 vice president 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 in September 2016.

Visitors to the Meyer Sound demo room (N112) at InfoComm will also get to learn about the importance of accurately measuring and reporting loudspeaker SPL as a long-term, full-power, full-bandwidth signal. The benefits of clean reproduction through low-distortion, high-headroom, high-SPL systems will then be demonstrated through an immersive Meyer Sound cinema system. Entitled ‘Real World SPL,’ the demo will present content on cinema loudspeakers including the HMS-15, the most powerful model in the company’s expanding line of surround speakers. The state-of-the-art, 60-seat cinema installation includes a 30-foot screen and 4K projection and will preview Meyer Sound’s increased focus on private home cinema installations. Demos will run on odd hours from 11am to 3pm on the Tuesday and 9am to 3pm Wednesday to Friday.

And as well as GALAXY, the Meyer Sound booth (C9925) will display an assortment of the manufacturer’s products for the broader AV market, with the new MJF-208 compact stage monitor and MDM-5000 high-power distribution module making their North American debuts. Also on show will be the CAL column array loudspeakers, the full line of remotely powered loudspeakers with IntelligentDC technology, and the award-winning LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system.