Launching this December, Audiolab has unveiled its answer to how to build an all-in-one system for audio fans. Almost forty years after the brand wrote the blueprint for affordable, powerful integrated amps with its 8000a, its new Omnia is designed to make a similar impression on the integrated hifi market.
Offering a CD player, moving magnet turntable input and hi-res network streaming inside its aluminium carcass, this is designed as a just add speakers plug and play solution.
Connectivity includes dual-band WiFi, Ethernet and Bluetooth 5 streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz alongside USB and S/PDIF digital inputs, handled by an a 32-bit ES9038Q2M Sabre DAC chip supporting PCM audio up to 32-bit/768kHz and DSD to 22.5MHz (DSD512). It’s also Roon tested and offers full MQA decoding.
On the analogue side three line-level inputs join a JFET circuit based phono stage to ensure vinyl lovers are equally well served. Headphone fans haven’t been forgotten either, thanks to a front-mounted 6.3mm socket that’s fed by its own dedicated internal amp.
The Omnia comes in black or silver with a price tag of £1,599. Visit Audiolab.co.uk for more info.