A few jaw dropping features of Omnia

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bmichels

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Re: A few jaw dropping features of Omnia
« Reply #40 on: 28 Jan 2017, 09:15 pm »
availability soon ?   ;-)

witchdoctor

Re: A few jaw dropping features of Omnia
« Reply #41 on: 28 Jan 2017, 09:47 pm »
My compliments on your teams innovation. I would love to have the "one device" that binds them all together. It is a PIA having to build a system piece meal (and expensive). Looking forward to the release. I hope you make the Omnia MQA friendly.

rustydoglim

Re: A few jaw dropping features of Omnia
« Reply #42 on: 8 Feb 2017, 07:20 pm »
Still a lot of software bugs. I think by the time we can get through fixing the bugs, and go into production, the shipping date should be around mid May.

bmichels

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Re: A few jaw dropping features of Omnia
« Reply #43 on: 17 Feb 2017, 09:17 pm »
Take advantage of this extra-time to make a "Plus" version with 256 or 512 Gb internal for those ready to pay for the extra storage  :wink:

GBouillon

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Re: A few jaw dropping features of Omnia
« Reply #44 on: 28 Feb 2017, 10:05 pm »
I am currently testing the DAC-10H, ST-10, DAC-9, HPA-9 and STA-9 monoblocks at home. I am doing all sorts of combinations and for now, I am torn between DAC-9/HPA-9/STA-9 monoblocks and DAC-10H/monoblocks.

The streaming part of this system is an Auralic Aries Mini which I don't like and I will return. I am still looking for a good streamer to act as a source for Tidal, Deezer and my NAS via iPad and iPhone.

Would the Omnia (S2 or SHDP1) be a good solution in this case?

Omnia -> DAC-9 -> HPA-9 -> STA-9's

Thanks!

rustydoglim

Re: A few jaw dropping features of Omnia
« Reply #45 on: 2 Mar 2017, 06:52 pm »
Yes. We have made more progress with Omnia testing (I am not ready to announce the "all clear" status yet).

Here's the performance stacks with Omnia and I think on the market this is as good as you can get:

1. Tidal (or other stream app running on Omnia) - digital music goes through Android audio layer and then decoded by Omnia's DAC and headphone amp (or line out through the dock) to external preamp and amp. This will sound very good.

2. The BEST performance is this: Bubble uPnP app (Omnia Player app will also be released but you can choose to use either one,  we decided to bundle Bubble because it is very popular) reads high resolution music from Omnia Server (running on the same device), then "stream" to Omnia Renderer (running on the same device or remotely on another Omnia).  When music is streamed to Omnia renderer, the renderer uses additional custom API and hardware (re-clocking, extended buffering, sampling rate converter etc) on the Omnia DAC board for maximum performance. 
This is where we are able to "re-architect" the standard digital music decoding from computer USB audio to DAC to preamp/amp.
By taking control of the software layer, we are able to create custom hardware architecture but yet still offer an open platform for streaming app.

I am pretty sure all the Player or Server out there don't go this far.  Most of the Players run on Linux (a few with Android) with a good DAC and headphone amp, but not going as far as redesigning the audio API and audio path.  Omnia takes too much work, but we think it is a good approach to build a platform for the next generation of devices.