28 February, 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Sifting through some of the user feedback that we have been getting to the Omnia.11, we came across some comments from Chris Murray, Director Of Engineering, McKenzie River Broadcasting.
Chris took the plunge and fired up three Omnia.11s across the board at his facility in Eugene, Oregon which includes Country KKNV, Mix 94 and Bob-FM.
“The first station that we put it on was Bob-FM. The moment we switched over, our first reaction was literally ‘wow’”. Even at lower listening levels, we could define the instrumentation of the music much better than before”
“Another thing that I noticed” Chris continued, “was that I could hear the actual melody that the bass player was playing”.
Certainly the Omnia.11 can get earthquake loud if you need it. We hear that all the time. But what we are also hearing about is the dramatic clarity and definition that the Omnia.11 brings to any program source. Not simply an improvement, but a top-to-bottom re alignment of the program elements.
What makes Omnia.11 such a breakthrough?
The firmware in Omnia.11 takes advantage of software capabilities never before possible. The results are dynamics algorithms that were once only a dream of the processing enthusiast. AGCs, Compressors, and Limiters analyze music in real time and adjust internal parameters for optimum performance across a broad range of material.
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.
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.
So whether it is the country sounds of KKNV, the Adult Contemporary of Mix 94, or the 80s and 90s music on Bob-FM, Chris Murray will tell you that his three Omnia.11s have made a big difference in loudness, clarity and definition on every one of the McKenzie River stations in Eugene.
Omnia, a Telos company, is world-renowned for its digital audio signal processing expertise. Omnia audio processors for FM, AM, TV, HD Radio & DAB, Internet, and audio production are setting new standards for professional audio quality.