Mimesis 16.5

Mimesis 16.5 - Processor

The Mimesis 16.5 offers the same features as the Mimesis 16 preamplifier and extends this model for fanatics of Home-Theater. Outputting 16 channels in 96kHz 24 bits high resolution digital format, it processes surround sound in a way that you have never heard before, creating for the viewer a sense of total immersion in a completely lifelike surround image.

Although it supports extremely complex filtering configurations necessary for the best home theater systems, the Mimesis 16.5 is also particularly user-friendly and easy to set up for stereo or multichannel music rooms.

Thanks to its incredible DSP capability, the Mimesis 16.5 (along with the Goldmund Mimesis 32.5) is the most performing sound processor existing today. It allows each speaker’s driver to be separately adjusted in frequency response, phase response and time response and to introduce the Leonardo correction to compensate for any built-in crossover. With the acoustic corrections brought by our Proteus software, its room correction capability makes it a revelation in all systems. The timing of each channel can be adjusted in increments of 0.01 ms, so that the listener hears sounds at precisely the same time no matter from which speaker they originate. But more, the number of channels it outputs (16 vs. 7 for most processors on the market) allows a maximum coverage in both bandwidth and space recreation. For instance, additional subwoofers can be added, and adjusted so that their sound is perfectly coherent and complementary with the other subwoofers. Using the Universal Preamplifier to create additional surround channels in this manner produces an unprecedentedly smooth and natural surround effect, in which the location of each speaker is impossible to determine by ear.

The Proteus and Leonardo© technologies have been developed by Goldmund and no other brand on the market has reached the level of correction offered in our processors.

Just like the Mimesis 16, it integrates the latest version of A/D created by Goldmund: the famous Alize 7. It uses multiple A/D to increase its dynamic range and produce a next to perfect phase linearity.

  • INPUTS
    • 10 digital inputs:
      • In1 RCA spdif
      • In2 Toslink optical
      • In3 RCA spdif / XLR aes-ebu
      • In4 Toslink optical / RCA spdif
      • In5 RCA spdif
      • In6 USB AUDIO (up to 96kHz / 24bit pcm stereo only)
      • In7 to In10 HDMI input
      • USB CONTROL, used for configuration
      • RS232, external control system
      • Any inputs from 1 to 6 and 7-10 can receive multi-channel encoded signal and audio signal up to 96kHz.
    • 4 analog inputs:
      • In11 & In12 RCA 2-channel
      • In13 RCA 2-channel --> Direct Out
      • In14 RCA 6-channel
  • DIGITAL OUTPUT
    • 8 Digital RCA SPDIF outputs with 2 channels for each.
    • 1 HDMI output to connect a video display or a processor.
    • Front panel and remote-control adjustable level control with more than 65dB range and 0.05dB accuracy in the 0 to -34dB range.
    • 2 IR Jack output, IR2 & IR3, for other control devices
  • REMOTE CONTROL
    • RC5 Standard remote system compatible with standard programmable remote control transmitter (codes available on request)
    • Volume and balanced control
    • Selection of the source
    • Remote muting and standby
    • Balance and Pink noise
    • Output Format selection -FRONT PANEL CONTROL
    • 2 knobs for input selection and volume control
    • Numeric displays for input selection
    • Numeric displays for volume
    • Direct Led format, balance and function display
  • POWER
    • Nominal line voltage: 117V or 234 V (switchable).
    • Input voltage range: +/- 10 %.
    • Maximum power consumption: 50 W.
    • Use an 1,6 A delayed fuse.
  • SIZE AND WEIGHT
    • 440 W x 400 D x 135 H (mm). Weight: 15 kg.
  • WARRANTY
    • 3 years, parts and labor.