Omnia.11: Finally a processor that does not sound processed
Those are the exact words of a prominent Chief Engineer in Melbourne, when he first installed an Omnia.11 on his station.
AVC Sydney is currently giving customers a first taste of the magnificent Omnia.11 and has no problem finding engineers interested in taking part in on-air trials for such a well anticipated release. In every occasion, AVC Sydney is testing against an Orban processor, mostly 8500s. In every case, the result is stunning with the .11 providing an incredible improvement out of the box without any tweaking. One of the most telling comments was when a PD said that going from the 8500 to the .11 was like someone had taken a pillow off the speaker!
This all began some weeks ago, when AVC Sydney was part of the soft
launch of the new Omnia.11, which coincided with Frank Foti coming
downunder to Melbourne to present his paper “Cleaner But Louder” at the
Commercial Radio Australia Radiofest. For the occasion, Omnia shipped 5
brand new Omnia.11 processors fresh off the production line to AVC
Sydney. The received units had many of the then top secret
non-processing features turned off, but the FM processing component was
the complete new Omnia.11 system.
AVC Sydney has also the opportunity to compare against a brand new 8600, which a station has on demo. This is perhaps the most telling trial. The Orban 8600 is an improvement on the 8500, but the Omnia.11 is so much clearer and louder in the A-B comparison, that it seems proof positive of Frank Foti’s claim that this is not a tweak of the old Omnia 6, but a complete rethink of processing principles.
The demo units are currently doing the rounds of Australia and New Zealand with another one on the way to India.
The Omnia11 is worth a test drive, so contact your nearest AVC sales office to arrange a demo today.
Definitely look at this unit before you consider any other processor, especially those who claim to be new or “cleaner”. It is a major advancement.