Part of Avid’s new family of interfaces, the Omni features a wonderful arsenal of features in a 1U chassis. It’s built around the Cirrus Logic CS5381 A/D chip and Texas Instruments PCM1794 D/A. The analog path is built around Texas Instrument’s NE5534 and PGA family of digitally controlled preamps. Like most converters released under the Digi/Avid name, clocking architecture is based on the standard HC49 crystals in Pierce-Gate configuration.
|Avid Omni with FM Clock|
|Avid Omni with XB Clock|
The scale is from 1-10, with “1” being unimpressive audio quality and “10” being true audio excellence. This is an exponential scale, so going from “1” to “2” isn’t nearly as big of a jump as going from “9” to “10”.