Blurring the lines between Hi-Fi and lifestyle, Audiolab’s Omnia has it all in a single, modern, understated and timelessly beautiful audio component. The Omnia is an integrated amplifier, CD-player, wireless streaming player, DAC, headphone preamplifier, phono pre-amplifier, and audio pre-amplifier.
Incorporating a state of the art 2-channel 32-bit/768kHz ESS Sabre DAC, a class-leading high performance CD drive, DTS-play-fi network player , and a low noise phono stage with precise RIAA equalization is only the beginning. A discreet, High-Current Class AB 50W per channel into 8 Ohms amplifier, fed by a monster 200VA toroidal transformer coupled to massive 4 x 15,000 Microfarad reservoir of capacity, Omnia will power any difficult load loudspeaker with surprising ease.
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The Omnia includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. Being Roon Tested means that Audiolab and Roon have collaborated to ensure you have the best experience using Roon software and Audiolab equipment together, so you can just enjoy the music. A 4.3-inch display offers an interactive and graphic general user interface experience. Omnia’s standout display offers specifically developed digital VU meters.
4x S/PDIF digital audio (2x optical; 2x coaxial)
4x analogue audio (3x line level; 1x MM phono)
1 x power amp input
USB 2.0 port (replays stereo from compatible host) CD playback (compatible with CD, CD-R, CD-RW discs)
Speaker binding posts Headphone output Preamp output
– 2x50W (8ohm) / 2x75W (4ohm) Class AB
– ES9038Q2M 32-bit DAC
– 4.3″ (800x480mm) large size full view IPS LCD
– Built-in certified hardware MQA Full decoder (PC USB, Coax, Optical) – CD playback compatible with CD, CD-R, CD-RW discs
– USB memory device support (MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV)
– DTS Play-Fi technology (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
– Streaming service support includes Amazon Music, Spotify, TIDAL, KKBox, SiriusXM, Napster, Internet Radio, Deezer, iHeartRadio, PANDORA, Qobuz, QQmusic and more
– Multi-room / multi speaker group support
– Bluetooth 5.0 (aptX/aptX LL) streaming
– Low noise moving magnet phono stage
– Dedicated current-feedback headphone amplifier
– Integrated / PRE-POWER / PRE only modes
– Android / iOS / Kindle Fire / Windows PC control support – USB firmware upgrade input
Connectivity Options for Traditional Audio Sources
Utilising high-quality analogue preamp circuitry, akin to the acclaimed Audiolab 6000 series, coupled to line-level RCA inputs to connect analogue sources, the preamp circuitry is kept as simple as possible. Using high-quality components to maintain signal purity, with line input signals passing to a precision analogue volume stage, Omnia is an outstanding pre-amp, in its own right. A dedicated MM phono input means a turntable can be directly connected to Omnia via a high-quality, low-noise, phono stage with precise RIAA equalisation. This phono stage continues the evolution from the award-winning 6000 series – engineered to make the most of the music nestling within an LP’s grooves.
Networked Audio Playback
For networked audio playback, the Audiolab Omnia is equipped with an ethernet port, lending itself to a wired connection and the wider bandwidth requirements of high-resolution digital audio. For the most convenient access to wireless music playback, Omnia offers Bluetooth connectivity with high-quality, low latency, with the Bluetooth aptX standard. The Omnia’s Wi-Fi networking is powered by DTS Play-Fi: an app-controlled platform enabling high-quality, whole-home wireless audio, capable of streaming hi-res music up to 24-bit/192kHz and supported by a greater range of established audio brands than any other wireless platform.
USB DAC Section & More
The USB DAC section is based upon Audiolab’s long-term partner, and multi-award-winning, pedigree. The new ES9038Q2M SABRE32 Reference DAC performs D/A conversion, utilising ESS Technology’s 32-bit HypersStream II architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator to deliver ultra-low noise and high dynamic range. No company knows more about making the most of this technically excellent, but challenging, DAC technology than Audiolab; the universally acclaimed M-DAC was one of the first home audio components to incorporate an ESS chip back in 2011, and the company has been honing its implementation ever since.
Master Quality Authenticated (MQA)
Via the USB DAC section, the Audiolab Omnia also offers full decoding of MQA. MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The Omnia includes MQA decoder technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams – received via the USB input – at the original file’s full resolution and passes the signal through its DAC and preamp stages. MQA files are available via subscription to TIDAL’s ‘HiFi’ tier (among other sources).
Further to this, the Audiolab Omnia is also Roon tested, thus opening up to the world of Roon. Roon’s fundamental goal is to provide a consistently stellar user experience. This goal doesn’t stop at the software… the experience extends all the way down to the audio playback hardware, regardless of manufacturer. As a Roon Tested partner, Audiolab has provided equipment to Roon for testing with a variety of different operating systems and computers, and shared information about its design and capabilities. We have a direct relationship with Roon and in many cases, the Roon support team has our devices on hand, so you can confidently choose to use Audiolab hardware with Roon.
Connect With Zero Complexity
Simply connect your passive speakers to the Audiolab Omnia and you have access to a world of audio sources with impeccable playback. The discrete Class AB power amp stage delivers 50W per channel into 8 ohms, with a maximum current delivery of 9 Amps, into difficult loads. The output stage of the discrete power amp circuits uses a CFB (Complementary Feedback) topology, ensuring superior linearity and excellent thermal stability, as the idle current is kept independent of the temperature of the output transistors. A substantial 200VA toroidal transformer, followed by 4×15,000uF reservoir capacity (60,000uF in total), helps the amp to maintain firm control of the music whilst enabling excellent dynamic range. More than just a class-leader, the Omnia is a class-beater in terms of amplifier performance.