Audiolab Omnia Integrated Amplifier
Blurring the lines that generally diﬀerentiate hi-ﬁ and lifestyle, Omnia brings all of the pedigree that helps make audiolab electronics the connoisseur’s choice. Yet, indulgence in design, material aesthetics, and useability mean it has all of the functionality to make it a sleek, convenient and easy-to-use center-piece, for an uncompromising home audio system.
The audiolab Omnia maintains the award-winning, instantly recognisable, audiolab design cues. Unfussy yet striking in appearance, the curved, brushed aluminum chassis is ‘typical audiolab’ but evolved to suit the modern-day living environment. Omnia is attractive but discreet, oﬀering the perfect balance for living rooms and listening rooms alike.
In a world where music is more available than ever and sources more varied than ever, Omnia doesn’t discriminate. However you listen to your music, Omnia has got you covered. To sum it up, the audiolab Omnia is a cd player, integrated ampliﬁer, wireless streaming player, DAC, headphone ampliﬁer, and pre-amp – in one single unit!
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 is continue evolution on 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 audiolabOmnia 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 6000A Play’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 ESS9038 Q2M SABRE 32 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.
Via the USB DAC section, the audiolab Omnia also offers full decoding of MQA (Master Quality Authenticated). 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).
IPS LC Display
Firmly planting itself as a very useable piece of high-tech equipment, the audiolab Omnia makes use of a colour IPS LCD display, offering a higher clarity of colour and lower power consumption than TFT displays. Via the captivating display, the audiolab Omnia offers a simplified general user interface and a graphical integration with your music source and playback formats. It also uses a brand new protocol for a real-time VU meter display, adding a touch of hi-fi finesse to the very functional, equally good-looking, display interface.
Connect With Zero Complexity
Powering your speakers is a doddle with zero complexity, in terms of conﬁguration. 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!
• CD player, integrated ampliﬁer, wireless streaming player, DAC, headphone ampliﬁer, and pre-amp – in one single unit!
• Onboard ESS Sabre DAC (capable of 32-bit/768kHz and up to DSD512)
• Streaming service support includes Amazon Music, Spotify, TIDAL, KKBox, SiriusXM, Napster, Internet Radio, Deezer, iHeartRadio, PANDORA, Qobuz, QQmusic and more
• Dedicated Current-Feedback Headphone AMP
• From CDs and vinyl to state-of the-art Hi-Res network streaming, Omnia is the ultimate just-add-speakers HiFi system designed for every obsession.