The AudioLab Omnia All-in-One Music System 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. The 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.
To sum it up, the AudioLab Omnia:
- CD Player
- Integrated Ampliﬁer
- Wireless Streaming Player
- DAC (Digital Audio Converter)
- Headphone Ampliﬁer
First look and mini-review of the AudioLab Omnia - Video
High-Performance CD Drive
The Omnia’s CD drive builds on the 6000CDT CD transport with a read-ahead digital buﬀer to reduce disc-reading failures. Such is the performance of this CD mechanism, Omnia is able to play scratched and damaged CDs that are unreadable by conventional mechanisms.
Connectivity Options for Traditional Audio Sources
Utilising high-quality analogue preamp circuitry, the preamp 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 Moving Magnet phono input means a turntable can be directly connected to Omnia via a high-quality, low-noise, phono stage with precise RIAA equalisation.
Networked Audio Playback
For networked audio playback, the AudioLab Omnia is equipped with an ethernet port, which offers the wider bandwidth requirements of high-resolution digital audio.
The Omnia oﬀers Bluetooth connectivity with high-quality, low latency, with the Bluetooth aptX standard.
USB DAC Section
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.
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.
Like To Use Headphones
The Omnia incorporates a dedicated headphone amp with current-feedback circuitry. Its gain bandwidth and high slew rate ensure a dynamic, detailed and engaging performance with all manner of headphone types.
HiFi Plus Review
- 2 x 50W (8ohm) / 2x75W (4ohm) Class AB
- ES9038Q2M 32-bit DAC
- Built in certiﬁed hardware MQA Full decoder (PC USB, Coax/Optical)
- CD playback compatible with CD, CD-R, CD-RW discs
- DTS Play-Fi technology (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
- 3 x Analogue, 1 x Phono (MM) , 1 x Power Ampliﬁer, 2 x SPDIF (Coax)
- 2 x SPDIF (Optical), 1 x DTS Play-Fi Streaming, 1 x PC USB (USB B)
- 1 x USB HDD (USB A), 1 x Bluetooth (aptX/aptX LL), 1 x 12V Trigger
- 1 x PRE Ampliﬁer, 1 x Stereo Speaker, 1 x Headphone, 1 x 12V Trigger
- Optical / Coaxial: 44.1kHz ---192kHz
- PC USB: 44.1kHz - 768kHz (PCM) / DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512