Galileo and Compass


PAS Excellence AwardThe Galileo loudspeaker management system is a hardware/software system providing all of the facilities required to drive and align sound reinforcement systems employing multiple zones. The system consists of the Galileo 616, a six-input/16-output, 2U, fully digital matrix processor and Compass software for comprehensive control of the Galileo 616 through a graphical environment running on a remote computer. Galileo 616 can also be controlled directly from its front panel for maximum flexibility.

Designed as the perfect complement to Meyer Sound’s self-powered loudspeakers, the Galileo system includes array compensation for M Series array products, presets for Meyer Sound systems of various sizes and types, and digital implementations of popular features developed over years by Meyer Sound for its acclaimed analog processors, including air absorption compensation filters and equalization from the CP-10, VX-1, and LD-3.

Features and Benefits:

  • DSP-based processing.
  • Six inputs — analog, AES/EBU or a mixture — and 16 analog outputs with full matrix mixing and routing for driving systems from small to very large.
  • Fixed latency across all output channels regardless of processing applied.
  • Direct connection to Meyer Sound’s SIM 3 audio analyzer.
  • Digital implementation of popular Meyer Sound processing features, including air absorption compensation filters and equalization from the CP-10, VX-1 and LD-3.
  • Presets for setups of Meyer Sound line array and point-source systems from small to very large.
  • Array compensation for Meyer Sound line array products.
  • Ethernet connection for remote control from laptop computers (Windows or Macintosh) and wireless tablets.
  • Front-panel operation for stand-alone control.
  • Highest quality audio: A/D/A conversion with 24-bit
    resolution at 96 kHz, digital input signals sample rate converted to 96 kHz.
  • All internal processing performed at 96 kHz, 32-bit floating point resolution.
  • Full bidirectional communication between unit and remote control devices insures that parameter settings are always current in both.
  • Up to 2 seconds of delay on inputs and outputs.
  • Robust output line drivers easily drive Meyer Sound
    self-powered systems over long cable runs.
  • TruShaping EQ and Composite EQ filtering provide an innovative approach to system equalization that yields appropriate correction with the least impact on phase response.

The Bottom Line

Audio professionals take their jobs seriously and demand equipment that can stand up to the high standards they require and the intense demands they experience. After 25 years of servicing the needs of professionals, Meyer Sound has proven itself just as serious about making equipment that satisfies their needs.

With the Galileo system, Meyer Sound moves fully into the age of digital audio and shows, once again, why we provide “A Great Performance in Every Box.”

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