Meyer Sound will be using InfoComm 2016 to unveil its Galileo GALAXY network platform. As the next generation of the Galileo processor line, GALAXY offers the most advanced processing power and networking standards available, says the manufacturer.
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, while a new generation of FPGA-based processing with 96kHz floating point resolution delivers increased dynamic range, a lower noise floor and a 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,” says 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 September 2016.
‘Real World SPL’ Demo
Those visiting the Meyer Sound demo room (N112) will 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 loudspeaker models including the HMS-15. The state-of-the-art, 60-seat cinema installation includes a 30-foot screen and 4K projection and will preview Meyer Sound’s expanded focus on private home cinema installations. 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,” says 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.”
Meyer Sound Booth
The Meyer Sound booth on C9925 will display an assortment of Meyer Sound 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 shown will be the CAL column array loudspeakers, the full line of remotely powered loudspeakers with IntelligentDC technology and the LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system.
InfoComm University Presentations
Meyer Sound representatives will also contribute four presentations to the InfoComm University education program. Buford Jones, live audio and education specialist, will lead two sessions on Wednesday, June 8 entitled ‘Principles of Live Mixing’ at 8:00 am and ‘Mix It Up – Live Audio Workshop’ at 12:30 pm.
Steve Bush, senior technical support specialist, will lead ‘Choosing the Right Loudspeaker for the Application’ on Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30am, while Steve Ellison, applications director for digital products, will lead ‘Optimising the Spoken Word Using Active Acoustics’ on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30am.
DEMO ROOM N112:
JUNE 7: 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm
JUNE 8: 9:00am | 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm
JUNE 9: 9:00am | 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm
JUNE 10: 9:00am | 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm