OVERVIEW

Available in two models: Omnia.11 FMHD with separate processing paths for FM and HD/DRM, and Omnia.11 FM without HD/DRM. FM-only model is upgradeable to FM/HD at a later date. Switchable Single Sideband Suppressed Carrier (SSBSC) technology for potential reduction of multipath is standard feature. A front panel touch screen GUI, on a 10.5” diagonal screen, provides ease of use and enhanced metering and diagnostics. Remote access is via any web browser. Livewire®, AES/EBU digital and analog I/O are standard. Fanless cooling. Rugged 4 RU chassis.

 

Sneak Peek: New Omnia.11 Audio Processing Platform Coming Soon!

Introducing the new Omnia.11 platform, which includes a major complimentary update and optional upgrades to make your Omnia.11 even more powerful and feature-rich, with sound that is louder, cleaner, and clearer than ever before. Those of you who know and love the sound and capabilities of the current Omnia.11 might be thinking, 'If it ain't broke...' However, this new platform represents more than a year's worth of R&D to bring you improvements you might not have known were even possible, yet are so dramatic, it's like getting a new processor, without the expense of an entirely new box. The new platform includes three parts:

 

Omnia.11 Version 3.0 (Free)

As always, all Omnia updates are complimentary. The first step is to install the latest free software update—Omnia.11 v3.0—coming soon. V3.0 offers dozens of improvements to the current Omnia.11 platform, like the added flexibility of analog, AES/EBU or Livewire® patch points; upper subharmonic control of Solar Plexus over tonal balance; compatibility with the Day-Sequerra Time Lock system; and other exciting developments that are undergoing our stringent testing and that we are almost ready to share.

 

NOTE: You must install the free v3.0 software in order to take advantage of G-Force or the Perfect Declipper upgrades, outlined below.

 

Optional Omnia.11 G-Force™ Dynamics Engine ($985)

Instead of paying thousands for a new audio processor like other manufacturers require, Omnia.11 G-Force software upgrade gives you a powerful new Omnia.11 dynamics engine for less than a grand. You can see that it's G-Force by the slick, new all-blue GUI. You can hear it's G-Force by the mind-blowing audio quality that's both incredibly loud and extremely clean!

How did we do it? G-Force further reduces dynamic intermodulation (IMD) and employs a brand-new dynamic equalizer, enabling the processor to set the overall EQ for additional signature consistency. These additions to Omnia.11's dynamics section allow the processor to generate audio that sounds cleaner, more open, and LOUDER. 

You hear the music. You hear the voice. You don’t hear the processor.

 

NOTE: Any customers who purchased or purchase an Omnia.11 processor in 2016 get the G-Force upgrade absolutely free. You must be running v3.0 to install G-Force.

 

The Perfect Declipper Option ($495)

Taking your station's audio to another level of power and clarity is the cutting-edge companion to G-Force, known as 'The Perfect Declipper'. The Perfect Declipper was engineered by audio-processing legend Hans van Zutphen using a revolutionary new algorithm to restore clipped areas in audio recordings. This algorithm not only restores dynamics, but it also removes distortion. This new version of the Perfect Declipper is specially engineered to work in the Omnia.11 v3.0 software environment, in concert with Omnia.11’s new G-Force dynamics engine. 

NOTE: You must be running v3.0 and have upgraded to G-Force to install the Perfect Declipper.

 

Click here for more info.

 

FEATURES

Chameleon Processing Technology

Enables Omnia.11 to handle rapidly changing, hyper compressed source material.


Solar Plexus

For deep, tight bass that you can feel!


1 Louder

To gain that extra db of loudness


Ultra-Multiband Limiter System

Self-adjusting attack/release functions guarantee crystal clear music and voice


Bass Management

Manages harmonics for a natural and undistorted bottom end.


Ultra LoIMD Distortion Controlled Clipper System

Dramatically reduces intermodulation distortion (IMD) for more loudness headroom


SSBSC Technology

Omnia.11 Single Sideband Suppressed Carrier (SSBSC) technology may reduce multipath distortion


Extra Wide Touchscreen

10.5” diagonal screen clearly shows all controls.


Looks Cool and Stays Cool.

Military-grade industrial design stays cool due to robust heatsinks in rugged 4RU chassis.


Once You Get One You Won’t Let Go

Built-in, retractable handles make it easy to transport and install

 

IN DEPTH

Chameleon Processing Technology

A major part of this technology, the new Density Detector, enables Omnia.11 to properly handle hyper compressed content. The AGC system cannot be fooled due to heavy density, or by older source material which contains high peak-to-average levels. The density-detector keeps Omnia.11 operating on-target, at all times.

 

Ultra-Multiband Limiter System

Traditional limiting technology has often resulted in various forms of audio corruption. Omnia.11’s new LoIMD technology coupled with smart gain reduction algorithms, now have limiters which sound amazingly transparent.

All AGC and limiting algorithms employ an auto acceleration/deceleration mechanism, which tunes out perceptible intermodulation distortion. The attack/release functions adjust themselves based upon content density. This breakthrough method literally analyzes the audio content in both the amplitude
and frequency domain, then adapts the timing networks - on the fly - to transparently control the signal, without the control being heard. The result is revealed in added detail, clarity, and quality, yet maintaining the desired competitive loudness level.

Special attention was paid to the behavior of live voice quality. The improved performance of the AGC and limiter functions generate live voice clarity and impact far beyond that which was previously possible.

 

Bass Management

The bass enhancement algorithm is a key feature of the Omnia.11. Low end is now broadcast with recording studio-like punch and impact, with no traditional side-effects whatsoever.

Omnia.11’s exclusive bass-management method is a mixture of innovation, as well as a rearrangement of the system topology. Achieving great sounding bass requires the most effort, partly due to the fact that the bass spectrum has the most number of harmonics, and all of these must be kept properly accounted for in the time domain. Also, any additional spectra created (enhancement) must have its harmonic content managed, or the bass region begins to sound distorted and unnatural. This process requires much more than just traditional EQ, bass clipping/filtering, or any ordinary attempt at bass enhancement. Even the location where the function is inserted matters, as well as how it maintains its frequency range along with the rest of the system. An entire dissertation could be done on the bass enhancement/management system alone. The classic Omnia dynamically flat & time aligned crossover system has been further refined to produce smooth, rich, and full tonality. The AGC and limiter sections cannot be fooled into false gain control due to spectral density (or lack thereof) from the crossover network.

 

Ultra LoIMD Distortion Controlled Clipper System

Audio processing for conventional broadcast (FM and AM) has, in some applications, reached extreme levels. Various methods are available today capable of creating LOUD competitive signals, but at the expense of perceptible quality. Through critical listening, extensive research, and evaluation of processing methods, it has been determined the single most annoying quotient is due to intermodulation distortion (IMD) induced by aggressive functions within the processing system. The algorithms are pushed to the limits, and beyond. One of the most crucial, aggressively used algorithms in the FM processor is the
pre-emphasized final limiter/clipper. Omnia Engineering has developed the new Ultra LoIMD Distortion controlled clipper system specifically to reduce IMD in this critical stage of the processing. An explanation of the new Ultra LoIMD clipper system follows shortly.

For those who feel the need to use it, there’s also a composite clipper embedded in the stereo generator. However, to date, all of our testing has been done without any composite clipping. Pilot protection is
on the order of magnitude close to 90 dB, which is considerably more protection than necessary for even the best FM receiver. Integrated laboratory-grade stereo generator with dual MPX outputs, 19

kHz reference output for external RDS/RBDS systems and pilot protection that provides >80 dB pilot protection - with or without composite clipping. MPX spectral low-pass filter to protect RDS/RBDS and SCA signals if composite clipping is employed. Multiple ways to adjust the system to achieve the exact sound you’re looking for.

 

Unprecedented Access

  • A front panel touch screen GUI, on a 10.5” diagonal screen, provides ease of use and enhanced metering and diagnostics. Remote access is via any web browser. 

  • Livewire, AES/EBU digital and analog I/O is standard. Headphone soft “patch points” are available for listening through the processing chain.

  • Diversity-Delay.

SPECIFICATIONS

General

  • Non-linear Crosstalk: > -80 dB, main to sub or sub to main channel (referenced to 100% modulation).

  • 38 kHz Suppression: > 70 dB (referenced to 100% modulation).

  • 76 kHz Suppression: > 80 dB (referenced to 100% modulation).

  • Pilot Protection: > -65 dB relative to 9% pilot injection, ± 1 kHz.

  • 57 kHz (RDS/RBDS) Protection: better than -50 dB.

  • Connectors: Two EMI suppressed female BNC, floating over chassis ground

  • Maximum Load Capacitance: 5nF (at 10 ohms source impedance).

  • Maximum cable length: 100 feet/30 meters RG-58A/U.

 

Analog Audio Input

  • Left/Right Stereo. Electronically balanced.

  • Input impedance 10k ohms resistive.

  • Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu.

  • Nominal Input Level: +4dBu, which nets a -18dBFS input meterreading on a steady-state signal when the Input Gain controlis set to 0.0dB. Program material with a nominal average level(VU reading) of +4dBu will typically produce peak readings on the input meter in the range of -12 dBFS to -6dBFS. This is the correct operating level.

 

A/D Conversion

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS5361, 24 bit 128x over-sampled delta-sigma converter with linear-phase anti-aliasing filter. Pre-ADCanti-alias filter, with high-pass filter at <10 Hz.

  • Connectors: Two, EMI-suppressed XLR-female. Pin 1 chassis ground, Pin 2 “Hot”.

 

Analog Audio Output

  • Left/Right Stereo. Electronically balanced.

  • Output Impedance 20 ohms.

  • Minimum load Impedance: 600 ohms.

  • Output Level adjustable from -2 dBu to +22dBu peak in 0.1dB steps.

 

D/A Conversion

  • Crystal Semiconductor CS4391, 24 bit, 128x oversampled.

  • Connectors: Two, EMI-suppressed XLR-male. Pin 1 chassis ground, Pin 2 “Hot”.

 

Frequency Response

  • Complies with the standard 50 or 75 microsecond preemphasis curve within ± 0.5 dB, 30 Hz to 15 kHz. The analog left/right output and AES/EBU Digital outputs can be configured for flat or pre- emphasized output.

 

System Distortion

  • Less than 0.01% THD, 20 Hz – 7.5 kHz. Second harmonic distortionabove 7.5 kHz is not audible in the FM system.

  • Signal-Noise Ratio: > -80 dB de-emphasized, 20 Hz – -15 kHzbandwidth, referenced to 100% modulation.

  • The measured noise floor will depend upon the settings of the Input and Output Gain controls and is primarily governed by dynamic range of the Crystal Semiconductor CS5361 A/D Converter which is specified as >110 dB. The dynamic range of the internal digital signal processing chain is >144 dB.

 

Stereo Separation

  • Greater than 65 dB, 20 Hz – -15 kHz; 70 dB typical.

 

Crosstalk

  • > -70 dB, 20 Hz -- 15 kHz.

 

System Latency

  • 36ms. “FM” channel, as measured from the analog inputs through the composite MPX output.

 

Composite Outputs

  • Source Impedance: 5 ohms or 75 ohms, jumper-selectable. Single ended and floating over chassis ground. Output Level: 0V to 10V in 0.05V steps, software adjustable.

 

D/A Conversion

  • Texas Instruments/Burr Brown PCM1798, 24-bit sigma-delta converter.

 

Configuration

  • Two electrically independent outputs. Software based level adjustment.

 

Load Impedance

  • 50 ohms or greater load is suggested.

 

Pilot Level

  • Adjustable from 4.0% to 12.0% in 0.1% steps and OFF.

 

Pilot Stability

  • 19 kHz, ± 0.5 Hz.


Signal-to-Noise Ratio

  • -85 dB typical, 75 μs de-emphasized, 15 kHz bandwidth, referenced to 100% modulation).


Distortion

  • < 0.02% THD 20 Hz – 15 kHz bandwidth, 75 μs de-emphasized, referenced to 100% modulation.

  • Stereo Separation: > 65 dB, 30 Hz – 15 kHz.

  • Linear Crosstalk: > -80 dB, main to sub or sub to main channel, referenced to 100% modulation.


Connector

  • XLR-female, EMI-suppressed. Pin 1 chassis ground, Pin 2-3 transformer isolated, balanced, and floating. Standard AES3 specified balanced 110 ohm input impedance.


External Sync Range:

  • Automatically accepts sample rates between 32kHz and 96kHz. Connector: XLR-female, EMI- suppressed. Pin 1 chassis ground, pins 2 and 3 transformer isolated, balanced, and floating – AES3 standard 110 ohm impedance.


Remote Control:

  • Via Ethernet using built-in Java (TM) based remote control program integrated into web page interface. All software is served from the built-in web server to any standard web browser; there is nothing to install on the user’s computer.


Connectors:

  • Ethernet - Industry standard EMI-suppressed RJ-45 connector.


GPI Interface:

  • Connector: EMI suppressed DB-15 female connector.

 

Power Requirements:

  • Voltage: 100-250 VAC, 47-63 Hz.


Power Connector:

  • EMI suppressed IEC male. Detachable 3-wire power cords supplied for US and European use.


Power Supply:

  • Internal. Overvoltage and short circuit protected.


Digital Audio Input:

  • Configuration: Stereo per AES/EBU standard, CS8420 Digital Audio Transceiver with 24 bit resolution, software selection of stereo, mono from left, mono from right or mono from sum.

  • Automatically accepts and locks to input sample rates between 30 and 108 kHz.

  • Connector: XLR-female, EMI-suppressed. Pin 1 chassis ground, pins 2 and 3 transformer isolated, balanced, and floating – AES3 standard 110 ohm impedance.


Digital Audio Output #1:

  • Stereo per AES3 standard. Output can be configured in software for flat or pre-emphasized response at 50 or 75 microseconds.

  • Digital Sample Rates: Output sample rates software selectable for 48kHz, Sync to Input or Sync to External.

  • Connector: XLR-male, EMI-suppressed. Pin 1 chassis ground, pins 2 and 3 transformer isolated, balanced, and floating. Standard AES3 specified 110 ohm source impedance.

  • Digital Output Level: -22.0 to 0.0 dBFS software adjustable.


Digital Audio Output #2:

  • Stereo per AES3 standard. Output can be configured in software for flat pre-emphasized response at 50 or 75 microseconds.

  • Digital Sample Rates: Output sample rates software selectable for 48kHz, 44.1kHz or Sync to External.

  • Connector: XLR-male, EMI-suppressed. Pin 1 chassis ground, pins 2 and 3 transformer isolated, balanced, and floating. Standard AES3 specified 110 ohm source impedance.

  • Digital Output Level: -22.0 to 0.0 dBFS software adjustable.

 

External Sync Input:

  • External Sync: Output sample rate can be synchronized to the signal present on the AES/EBU input, or to an AES3 signal applied to the Ext. Sync input connector. (Does not accept Word Clock Inputs)


Regulatory

North America: FCC and CE tested and compliant, power supply is UL approved.

Europe: Complies with the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), as amended by Commission Decisions 2005/618/EC, 2005/717/ EC, 2005/747/EC (RoHS Directive), and WEEE.


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