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MIMESIS 16.5 – Processor


Outputting 16 channels in 96kHz 24 bits high-resolution digital format, the Mimesis 16.5 processes 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.


10 digital inputs:

  • In1 RCA S/PDIF.
  • In2 Toslink optical.
  • In3 RCA S/PDIF / XLR aes-ebu.
  • In4 Toslink optical / RCA S/PDIF.
  • In5 RCA S/PDIF.
  • In6 USB AUDIO (up to 96 kHz / 24 bit 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 96 kHz.

  • 4 analog inputs:
    • In11 & In12 RCA 2-channel.
    • In13 RCA 2-channel à Direct Out.
    • In14 RCA 6-channel.


  • 8 Digital RCA S/PDIF 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 65 dB range and 0.05 dB accuracy in the 0 to -34 dB range.
  • 2 IR Jack output, IR2 & IR3, for other device 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.


  • 2 knobs for input selection and volume control.
  • Numeric displays for input selection.
  • Numeric displays for volume.
  • Direct LED format, balance, and function display.


  • Nominal line voltage: 115 V or 230 V (switchable).
  • Input voltage range: +/- 15 %.
  • Maximum power consumption: 50 W.
  • Use an 1,6 A delayed fuse.


  • 44 W x 13.5 H x 40 D (cm) – 17.3 W x 5.1 H x 15.7 D (inch).
  • 15 kg.


  • 3 years, parts and labor.

Although it supports extremely complex filtering configurations necessary for ambitious home theatre systems, the Mimesis 16.5 is also particularly user-friendly and easy to set up for stereo or multichannel concert 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 action to improve the room’s acoustics 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 or 9 for most processors on the market) allows a maximum coverage in both bandwidth and space creation. 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. The Mimesis 16.5 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.