Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop

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A_Man_Named_Gray

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Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop
« on: 22 Aug 2020, 01:41 pm »
Hi,

thanks very much for accepting me in the AudioCircle.

I got a question already:
I recently bought the Omnia WR-1 streamer. Now I'm wondering about the best way to connect it to an Asus Zenbook, so I can make use of the Omnia's streaming abilities. I'd like to make sure that I get the real 24/192 HighRes resolution via Qobuz Studio, which I have subscribed to.

My idea would be to buy an external soundcard that connects via USB to the computer and via Optical out/in to the Omnia. But I'm not really sure. I'd really appreciate any suggestions.
Thank you very much in advance.

Gray

rustydoglim

Re: Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop
« Reply #1 on: 23 Aug 2020, 05:42 am »
Omnia WR-1 is meant to be a companion product to a full featured DAC or integrated amp or active speaker.
In your case, do you have a DAC to connect to your laptop? Is WR-1 your entire audio system other than amp ?

A_Man_Named_Gray

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Re: Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop
« Reply #2 on: 23 Aug 2020, 08:52 pm »
Hi rustydoglim,

thank you very much for your answer.

Simply said, I replaced a fm-tuner with the Omnia WR-1 in a very traditional "vintage" (Luxman, JBL) set up (preamp, poweramp, speakers). I remote control the Omnia via my iPhone. This setup works quite fine. I have the Spotify-app and the Qobuz-HiRes-App on the phone.

Furthermore I'd like to connect a laptop to the Omnia, because the computer-app of the Qobuz-service allows you to make sure that you really listen to HiRes-files. The Omnia won't show the resolution-data in its display. It shows which song is playing and that's that.

Hence my question in my first post.

Thank you once again.

rustydoglim

Re: Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop
« Reply #3 on: 24 Aug 2020, 04:17 pm »
You need to wait for WR-2.  WR-1 as an entry level streamer, lacks the USB audio input.

A_Man_Named_Gray

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Re: Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop
« Reply #4 on: 24 Aug 2020, 10:25 pm »
rustydoglim,

thank you once again for the answer.

Do you know when the WR-2 will come out? Probanly I will have to sell the WR-1 then.

Kind regards,

Gray

rustydoglim

Re: Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop
« Reply #5 on: 27 Aug 2020, 09:53 am »
Probably before end of the year. The Stream-9 has higher priority (I know you need WR-2 for the analog output and built-in DAC)

A_Man_Named_Gray

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Re: Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop
« Reply #6 on: 1 Sep 2020, 12:02 am »
Thanks. Sounds promising.

HEGOM

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Re: Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop
« Reply #7 on: 18 Sep 2020, 11:04 am »
Hi all,
This means the new MR will be able to connect directly to a usb hard disk?

rustydoglim

Re: Using the Omnia WR-1 via a laptop
« Reply #8 on: 22 Sep 2020, 08:44 pm »
Yes.