Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Sonus faber has launched Omnia, a premium-quality wireless home audio system at £1,599. Omnia is a 490-watt, DSP-optimised, seven speaker home audio system that includes Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Tidal connect and Bluetooth aptX HD among its features; it is also Roon Ready.
Omnia benefits from two new Sonus faber technologies: Senso and Crescendo. The touch-sensitive Senso interface allows users to directly control Omnia, plus easily connect to any digital source wirelessly. Illuminated lines on the Senso top panel indicate the speakers’ mode, input and volume. The interface also allows users to enjoy their favourite music using the latest streaming technologies and services.
In addition to wireless connectivity, Omnia includes a wired ethernet connection, plus HDMI ARC to enhance TV sound with a single direct connection. Users can also connect turntables thanks to Omnia’s built-in (MM) phono stage, plus one other (analogue) home audio device.
Sonus faber’s Crescendo technology is an advanced signal-processing system (DSP) that introduces “a greater sense of dimensionality and immersivity, cleverly utilising the two full-range side speakers”. Offering a “three-dimensional sound to immerse listeners in a unique, natural acoustic experience, with class-leading clarity and a wide soundstage that mimics live performances”.