The All-Encompassing Audio Solution
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
The audiolab Omnia maintains the award-winning, instantly recognizable,
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!
High-Performance CD Drive
Extremely robust and reliable; the Omnia’s CD drive builds
on the class-leading 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
Connectivity Options for Traditional Audio Sources
Utilizing 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
equalization. This phono stage is continued evolution on the award winning 6000
series – engineered to make the most of the music nestling within an LP’s
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 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, utilizing 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 color 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,
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 transforms the experience of browsing music. Artist
photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located
automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable, searchable
digital magazine about your collection.
And Roon finds all the same links between your personal
files and the millions of tracks available on TIDAL, so you can start with the
music you know, then explore and discover new music from the world beyond your
In addition to music browsing, Roon is a multi-room,
multi-user networked audio platform built to the exacting standards of
audiophiles. It offers features like bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM
upsampling, multichannel playback, and signal path display.
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 –
more boxes ticked for this most all-in-one of all-in-one systems!
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