Omnia Ships Two New Processors

Citing demand driven by HD Radio multicasts, streaming Internet audio and networked delivery system cluster installations, Omnia Audio is shipping two new processors: Omnia One FM and Omnia.8X.
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Citing demand driven by HD Radio multicasts, streaming Internet audio and networked delivery system cluster installations, Omnia Audio is shipping two new processors: Omnia One FM and Omnia.8X.

The company says the Omnia One FM enables stations in any size market to attain “major-market sound.” It retails for $2,995.

Omnia One FM features the same processing topology from the original Omnia FM, and includes a wideband AGC/leveler, four-band AGC and a separate four-band limiter section with precision crossover.

The unit also includes Omnia’s pre-emphasized final limiter/clipper.

The wideband AGC enables smooth, “hand on the pot” gain riding; the four-band AGC adds consistency and builds density before the limiter stages. The four-band peak limiter uses feedback limiters for the lower two bands (optimized for bass punch and lower midrange warmth) and feed-forward limiters for the upper two bands (optimized for sparkling upper mids and highs), the manufacturer states.

Additional highlights include a selectable phase rotator; and integrated digital stereo generator with advanced peak control, two composite MPX outputs, SCA input and 19 kHz output.

The company also is shipping the Omnia.8X, which simultaneously processes eight stereo audio channels. Audio I/O enters and exits on a Livewire Ethernet port, ready to connect to an Axia IP-Audio network. Users without an Axia network can pair Omnia.8X with an Axia Audio Node for standalone I/O on traditional XLRs.

Features include eight stereo processors in one 2RU chassis, each with three bands of AGC; wideband AGC, look-ahead final limiter and Omnia Bass Management; Livewire interface for single-cable audio, control and data connection to IP-Audio networks; and networked remote control and configuration using a standard Web browser.

Omnia.8X retails for $4,995.

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