About the Audiolab Omnia
A hi-fi integrated amp, and then some
A hi-fi integrated amp, and then some
The Omnia handles digital and analog sources and gives you multi-room streaming with DTS Play-Fi and Roon compatibility (amp shown in silver).
With a nice pair of speakers, some speaker wire, and Audiolab's Omnia integrated amp, you've got a great stereo system ready to play your CDs and streaming music — and grow with you.
This flexible amp has tons of digital and analog input options, including an onboard CD player and phono input. And its networking features mean it can be part of a multi-room streaming audio system, so you can fill your house with music.
A beefy toroidal transformer lies at the heart of this amp's discrete Class AB circuitry. It gives you 50 watts per channel of strong, clean, nimble power. And it's 4-ohm stable, which means you can use it with a wide range of speakers.
A built-in dedicated headphone amplifier with a front-panel jack lets you plug in your favorite set of cans for unobtrusive private listening.
Onboard network streaming
The Omnia uses DTS Play-Fi® to bring all your streaming sources together in one simple app for Apple® and Android™ devices. That means you can add other Play-Fi enabled components to your streaming network and control them all as one. Play the same music everywhere or pick different songs for any room you choose. This amp is also Roon-tested, which gives you another way to control the music in multiple rooms with Roon-enabled systems.
Spin your CDs
The Omnia's built-in CD player is based on Audiolab's 6000CDT disc transport. The player features a read-ahead digital buffer that reduces disc-reading failures and may even allow you to play slightly damaged CDs.
Connect via Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0 is a phone-friendly streaming option that's also built in. It's handy when everyone wants a turn as DJ. And you might be surprised how good its aptX coding can sound.
Flexible connections and configurations
Flexible digital and analog connections allow you to expand your system (amp shown in silver).
Five analog stereo RCA inputs let you connect anything from turntable to tape deck, and even an outboard preamp. Two optical and two coaxial digital inputs give you the option to use the Omnia's high-performance internal DAC with any component that has a digital output, so you could connect your TV for great-sounding stereo soundtrack audio. It also has a preamp output that lets you bypass the internal amplifier.
If you're into super-high-resolution audio files, connect your computer to the Type-B USB input. The built-in 32-bit DAC can decode PCM up to 768kHz, DSD512, and MQA files.
- 50 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at <1% THD
- 75 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at <1% THD
- 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
- built-in CD player compatible with CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs
- ES9038Q2M Sabre 32-bit digital-to-analog converter for high-performance playback of digital sources
- frequency response 20-20,000 Hz (±0.3dB)
- signal-to-noise ratio: 76 dB
- 4.3" color LCD display with real-time VU meter
- three high-powered antennas for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- remote control included
- detachable power cord
- connects to your home network via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi
- compatible with PCM-based files up to 32-bit/768kHz resolution
- stream from compatible services like Spotify Premium, TIDAL, HDtracks, Deezer, Qobuz, Amazon Music and Napster (subscriptions may be required)
- internet radio available via TuneIn, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM (subscription required)
- DTS Play-Fi app lets you wirelessly play music and create a multi-room music system with other Play-Fi speakers and components
- available for Apple iOS®, Android™, Kindle, and Windows® PC
- built-in Bluetooth® 5.0 with high-quality aptX audio coding
- works with Roon (subscription required)
- 2 optical and 2 coaxial digital audio inputs (192kHz max. sampling rate)
- 5 stereo RCA audio inputs:
- 3 line-level inputs
- phono input for moving magnet cartridge
- "power" input for connecting an external preamp
- stereo RCA preamp output for connecting to an external power amp
- RJ-45 Ethernet port for making a wired connection to your network
- USB Type-B input for connecting a computer (handles PCM files up to 768kHz resolution and DSD512)
- USB-Type-A input for connecting an external drive (handles PCM files up to 48kHz resolution)
- built-in headphone amplifier with front-panel full-size 1/4-inch jack
- one pair of binding posts for speakers
- 12-volt trigger in and out for custom integration
Dimensions and warranty:
- 17-3/8"W x 4-9/16"H x 14-1/16"D
- weight: 20.1 lbs.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # Omnia-BK
What's in the box:
- Integrated amplifier
- 6.5' AC power cord
- Remote control
- User Manual
- USB and DSD Setup Guide
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Features & specs
|Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms)||50|
|Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms)||Not given|
|Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms)||75|
|Minimum Impedance||4 ohms|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||76|
|DAC Bit Depth||32-bit|
|DAC Sample Rate||768 kHz|
|Digital Music Features|
|Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter)||Yes|
|Total Analog Inputs||4|
|Optical Digital Inputs||2|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||2|
|Preamp Outputs||Stereo RCA|
|Home Theater Bypass||Selectable|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 3-prong|
|Apple AirPlay 2||No|
|Dimensions and Warranty|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Discrete Class AB Amplification: The Audiolab Omnia's discrete Class AB power amp stage delivers 50W x 2Ch into 8 ohms or 75W x 2Ch into 4 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 4x15,000uF reservoir capacity (60,000uF in total), helps the amp to maintain firm control of the music and enables excellent dynamic range.
Simple Preamp Circuitry: Much effort has gone into the physical layout of the Omnia's circuitry, protecting the sensitive preamp section from noise interference. The preamp section is kept as simple as possible to maintain signal purity, with line input signals passing to a precision analog volume stage. The volume range is from -78dB to +8dB in steps of 2dB and 1dB (step resolution increases with volume position).
Operation Modes: Although the Omnia is an integrated amplifier, it can also function as a separate preamp or power amplifier.
- Integrated Mode: In Integrated Mode, the preamplifier section and power amplifier are connected and both active. The unit's preouts are still operational in this mode, so a second power amplifier can be connected for bi-amplification or a powered subwoofer can be added to your speaker system.
- Pre-Power Mode: In Pre-Power Mode, the preamplifier section is internally disconnected from the power amplifier. The Omnia can then be used as a stand alone power amplifier in an AV setup. This mode can also be used if additional signal processing is required; connecting the preouts to an external signal processor and then take the output from the processor to the Omnia's Power Amp Input.
- Pre Mode: In Pre Mode, all signal to and from the power amplifier of the Omnia are disconnected. In this mode the Omnia functions only as a stand-alone preamplifier, so it can be connected to a stereo power amplifier or two mono-block amplifiers.
32-Bit Reference DAC: The new ESS9038 Q2M SABRE 32 Reference DAC performs D/A conversion, utilizing ESS Technology's 32-bit HyperStream II architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator to deliver ultra-low noise and high dynamic range. The 32-bit enabled, ES9038Q2M SABRE32 DAC offers audiophile quality with ultra-low power consumption, and supports the industry's most popular high-resolution and lossless audio formats including MQA, DSD, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV, as well as compressed legacy formats. It supports up to 32-bit/768kHz PCM, DSD512 (22.6 MHz), and MQA audio via USB-B; 24-bit/192kHz PCM and DSD512 (22.6 MHz) via Network; 24-bit/192kHz via Optical/Coaxial digital; 16-bit/48kHz via USB-A; and 16-bit/44.1kHz via CD Audio.
- MQA (Master Quality Authenticated): MQA is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that captures and delivers master quality audio in a file that's small enough to stream or download. MQA lets you hear your streamed digital music files exactly like the way the artist intended you to hear it when it was approved in the studio.
- DSD (Direct Stream Digital): DSD is high-resolution digital audio format that uses a single bit to deliver a high resolution signal. Instead of sampling the information several thousand times a second, this single bit samples 2.8 million times a second to generate the audio signal. The result is still a Hi-Res audio signal that clean and pure.
High-Performance CD Drive: Extremely robust and reliable, the Omnia's integrated CD drive builds on Audiolab's class-leading 6000CDT CD transport with a read-ahead digital buffer to reduce disc-reading failures. The Omnia's built-in CD drive is even able to play scratched and damaged CDs that are unreadable by conventional mechanisms. The built-in CD drive only supports playback of CD Audio discs (44.1kHz), as well as CD-R and CD-RW disc with WAV music files (up to 44.1kHz).
Note: The Omnia's built-in CD drive is not compatible with SACD, DVD Audio, or CD Text discs.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming w/ aptX: The Audiolab Omnia offers built-in Bluetooth with support wireless audio streaming (A2DP). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer to the Omnia integrated amplifier. In addition to supporting Bluetooth's standard SBC code, the Omnia integrated amp also supports Qualcomm aptX for "CD-quality" (44.1kHz/16-bit) sound from compatible source devices - such as Android smartphones and tablets, as well a Mac computers and laptops. You can pair multiple Bluetooth source devices with the integrated amplifier, but only one device can be connected and used at a time.
- The unit offers no Bluetooth control; you'll continue to control music playback from your Bluetooth source device.
- The unit does not display Bluetooth information; you'll continue to use your Bluetooth source device for song/artist/album information.
USB Ports: The Audiolab Omnia is equipped with a total of three rear-panel USB ports. There is a USB Type-B port for computer audio streaming and two USB Type A ports; one used for audio playback and the other for firmware updates.
- USB-A: The USB-A port allows playback of MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (32-320kbps), AAC (32-320kbps), and WAV (16-bit/48kHz) music files from a connect USB MSC (mass storage class) device, such as a USB thumbdrive or USB HDD formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 700 folders and 65,535 total files. The USB-A port is rated at 5V/1A for powering your USB memory device; some USB HDDs will require an external AC power supply.
- USB-B: The USB-B port allows playback of PCM (up to 32-bit/768kHz), DSD (up to 22.6MHz), and MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) audio files from a connected Window PC (Vista and up) or Mac computer (OS 10.6.4 and up). A Windows PC will require the installation of a separate USB driver (follow instructions during setup). A Mac computer will not require a separate USB driver installed. System Requirements - Intel Core 2 @ 1.6GHz or similar AMD processor, 1GB RAM, USB 2.0 Interface.
Note: There is a second USB-A port that can only be used for service and firmware update purposes (this USB-A port does not support any type of media playback or charging).
Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs/Outputs: The Audiolab Omnia is outfitted with two optical (toslink) and two coaxial (RCA) digital inputs for connection of a CD player, Blu-ray, media streamer, and/or TV. Its also outfitted with an optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital output for connection to an external DAC. The digital inputs and outputs support 2ch PCM audio, up to 24-bit/192kHz.
Note: The digital inputs/outputs do not support Dolby Digital, DTS, or other multichannel audio formats.
Analog Line-Level Inputs: The Audiolab Omnia is equipped with a total of four analog stereo line-level RCA inputs. There is a power amp input and three source inputs. The Power Amp input bypasses the Omnia's preamp section and allows you to use the Omnia as only a power amp. The three source inputs allow you to connect up to three analog audio source devices - such as a CD player, tape deck, or other component.
Low Noise MM Phono Input: 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 engineered to make the most your vinyl record music collection.
Current-Feedback Headphone Amp: 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 many types of headphone (20 to 600 ohm). When a set of headphones is connected to the front-panel 1/4" headphone jack, the audio from the integrated amplifier's loudspeaker terminals is turned off.
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The Audiolab Omnia is outfitted with a set of heavy-duty, binding post terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual). You can connect a pair of 8 ohm or 4 ohm loudspeakers.
Stereo RCA Preouts: The stereo RCA preouts can be used to connect an external power amplifier, powered subwoofer, or signal processor. The stereo RCA preouts are full-range.
Wired or Wireless Network: The Audiolab Omnia offers an Ethernet (RJ45) port and built-in, dual-band (2.4GHz + 5GHz) WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) to connect to your home's network for access to internet radio, select online music services, and the music libraries on your Apple iOS or Android device and Windows PC or DLNA/UPnP music server via DTS Play-Fi wireless technology. When using WiFi, a dual-band "N" or better router is recommended for the most reliable wireless network connection. There are two methods for connecting the DTS Play-Fi speaker system to your wireless home network.
- You can perform WiFi setup via the Play-Fi app on your compatible mobile device or Windows PC (this setup allows you to connect multiple Play-Fi device at once to your network).
- You can also use the WPS button on back of speaker if your wireless router supports WPS (this setup only allows you to connect one Play-Fi device at a time to your network).
DTS Play-Fi Wireless Technology: The Audiolab Omnia employs DTS Play-Fi wireless technology for wireless sound that is reliable and high-quality. DTS Play-Fi combines DTS audio and WiFi wireless technology to wirelessly stream high-definition "lossless" audio with no impact on sound quality. DTS Play-Fi will stream pure, bit-for-bit, lossless audio, for uncompromised quality sound - up to 24-bit/192kHz. DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router.
- Supported Music Files: The Audiolab Omnia supports music file formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV. The system will recognize music files up to 24-bit/192kHz and wirelessly stream these files at up to 24-bit/192kHz to a single speaker (Critical Listening Mode) or up to 16-bit/48kHz to multiple speakers (CD Quality). Some down-sampling may occur to ensure virtually lossless distribution throughout a home network.
- Critical Listening Mode: For those who wish to hear high resolution audio as originally intended, Critical Listening mode will enable native rendering of high resolution files up to 24-bit/192kHz, with no down-sampling or network synchronization adjustment. In this way, audio files retain their original audio integrity. Critical Listening Mode is only available on one DTS Play-Fi product and does not supported for multiroom audio distribution.
Note: DTS Play-Fi offers an unparalleled selection of audio products for your home, from compact battery-powered speakers to powerful soundbars, built by the most respected audio brands in the business. Every single DTS Play-Fi product works perfectly with all the rest, regardless of brand, so you get a huge range of options to customize your home, and one simple, elegant listening experience.
Play-Fi App: The Play-Fi app (for Apple iOS 9.0+, Android OS 5.0+, or Windows PC 7-up) is required to enjoy DTS Play-Fi wireless audio. From the app you can initially set up the Audiolab Omnia integrated amplifier, as well as add, link, and control multiple DTS Play-Fi speakers and players. You'll be able stream music directly from select music online services and internet radio stations, or music on your mobile device or computer to a single DTS Play-Fi product, group of DTS Play-Fi products, or all your DTS Play-Fi products through out your home. The app lets you browse your music by artist, album, genre, or title; and provides album art. You can choose to play the same music in each zone or a different song in each room.
Alexa Compatible: In addition to the Play-Fi app, the Audiolab Omnia supports voice control of select DTS Play-Fi music apps (such as Amazon, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, & Spotify Connect) from an Amazon Alexa device (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) that is connected to the same WiFi network. Voice control functions include initiating playback of an Artist, Album, Song, Station or Podcast from a compatible music app on a specific speaker/player or zone/room; as well a playback controls such as Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause/Resume, Previous/Next Track, Random/Repeat and Like/Unlike.
Multiroom Audio: You can play the same source in each zone or a different song in each room. Eight separate wireless source devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), each with its own source, are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight DTS Play-Fi playback devices. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network at one given time is recommended. Supported multiroom audio sources include -
- Built-in DTS Play-Fi online music services and internet radio.
- Music libraries stored on your Apple iOS & Android devices with the Play-Fi App installed.
- Music libraries from your Windows PC, Mac computer, Music Server, or NAS Drive via DLNA or UPnP
- Analog (including Phono) & digital audio inputs, as well as Bluetooth audio.
Online Music Services: DTS Play-Fi and the Play-Fi app allows you to access a variety of online music apps and internet radio stations. Registration, subscriptions, and fees will apply.
- Amazon Music: Amazon Prime members can use Amazon's popular music service for free. A growing selection of over 2 million songs is always ad-free and on-demand, with curated playlists, personalized stations and unlimited skips. Upgrade to Prime Music Unlimited, and enjoy 10 million songs, weekly new releases, and more. Amazon Music HD is a new tier of premium quality music with more than 50 million songs in High Definition (HD) and millions of songs in Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD), the highest quality streaming audio available.
- Tidal: High Fidelity Music Streaming is Tidal’s hallmark. Every track on the service streams in premium audio format, with most in lossless CD quality or above. The service also boasts many exclusive new releases, artist-curated stations and in-depth features designed to complement the music offerings. Available to DTS Play-Fi users in the US and more than 50 other countries.
- Pandora: Listen free to music you’ll love, as Pandora's streaming service evolves with your tastes. Give songs a thumbs up or down, and your stations become more personal the more you listen. Enjoy the service at no charge with ads, upgrade to Pandora Plus for commercial-free streaming, or try Pandora Premium to add on-demand features and premium sound quality to your experience.
- SiriusXM: With over 150 channels of commercial-free music plus sports, talk, comedy, entertainment, news and more, it’s no wonder that Sirius XM is one of the most widely used premium streaming services in North America.
- Qobuz: Qobuz boasts 70,000 albums available for streaming at 24-bit/192kHz, with many more streaming at 16-bit/44kHz CD quality. The service also features in-depth artist profiles and editorial content.
- Deezer: With 43 million tracks, 100 million playlists, and a presence in 182 countries, Deezer literally covers the globe for its subscribers. Subscriptions start at $9.99/month, and include ad-free playback, premium audio quality, and more.
- iHeartRadio: iHeartRadio combines access to over 1,500 of the most popular live terrestrial and internet radio stations with unique live events and compelling custom features, like artist radio, personalized radio, and on-demand podcasts for free. Their new Plus and All-Access subscriptions allow you to pause, rewind, skip and save live radio content, stream on-demand music, and more.
- Napster: Napster is a premium, ad-free on-demand music service. With 30 million tracks, instant playlist creation, and anytime, anywhere access, Napster is justifiably popular on multiple continents with millions of subscribers.
- TuneIn: TuneIn is an Internet Radio service that gives you access to thousands of radio stations and podcasts around the globe.
Spotify Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect will enable Spotify users (premium or free) to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Audiolab Omnia from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 50 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
Mobile Device Music Libraries: DTS Play-Fi provides you with the ability to stream your music wirelessly in high-quality lossless audio from your Apple iOS & Android device running the Play-Fi app. Up to eight separate wireless mobile devices running the Play-Fi app, each with its own source, are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight DTS Play-Fi playback devices. The music files must be physically stored on the Apple iOS or Android OS device (not in the cloud).
DLNA/UPnP Compliant: The DTS Play-Fi system automatically discovers and indexes music from DLNA and UPnP servers on your network. DLNA and UPnP music servers can consist of a Windows PC, Mac computer, or NAS Drive. You can select and stream files in multiple formats (MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV) via DTS Play-Fi, including premium tracks encoded at CD quality or even 24-bit/192kHz. lossless content.
Roon Tested: Being Roon Tested means that Audiolab and Roon have collaborated to ensure you have the best experience using Roon software and the Audiolab Omnia equipment together. Roon is a feature rich music library and playback application that compiles all the music files available to your network and makes them easily available to play on the Audiolab Omnia and any other Roon enabled audio devices. Roon manages digital music files (including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, and DSD) collected on hard drives and networked storage devices. It can also integrate your iTunes library, and optionally merge with the Tidal and Qobuz music streaming services. Roon software can be installed on your Windows or Mac computer, while a Roon Remote app is available for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+). When you access the Roon software or remote app, it will display your complete audio library together with its metadata and artwork along with the available Audiolab Omnia and other Roon enabled devices. Simply select the music you wish to play and the Audiolab Omnia or Roon device in which you want to hear it on.
- To use Roon you will need a Roon Core running on the same network as the Denon receiver. The Core is media server software that runs on your computer, NAS, or component (like Nucleus or ROCK - sold separately), located on the network within your home.
- Make sure the Audiolab Omnia has the latest firmware/software update installed.
IPS Display: The Audiolab Omnia features a front-panel 4.3" IPS LCD display screen, offering a higher clarity of color and lower power consumption than traditional TFT displays. Via the IPS LCD display, the Audiolab Omnia offers a simplified 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.
IR Remote: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Omnia integrated amplifier and network audio player functions, as well as the Audiolab CD transport (sold separately).
Note: No batteries are included for the remote. The remote takes two "AAA" batteries.
12V Trigger In/Out: The Omnia features a 12V trigger output and 12V trigger input. Each input consists of a 3.5mm minijack. The 12V trigger output can be used to control and synchronize the Power On/Off of another component with a 12V trigger input with the Audiolabs Omnia. The 12V trigger input can be used to control and synchronize the Power On/Off of the Omnia integrated amplifier with another component that features a 12V trigger output.
Auto Standby: The Omnia integrated amplifier will automatically enter standby mode after 20 minutes or 1 hour of no audio signal and control inactivity.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Audiolab Omnia comes with a detachable 6.5' IEC 3-prong AC power cord.
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