Omnia Audio Omnia Direct
May 9, 2013 5:46 PM, By Erin Shipps, senior associate editor
Digital composite interface
In pursuit of the fully digital transmission chain that doesn't sacrifice loudness, Omnia is working with Nautel to introduce Omnia Direct, fully digital composite interface. The technology is initially available in the Omnia.11 and Nautel NV series transmitters. To replace an analog composite signal and avoid the A/D conversion used to create discrete left/right inputs to a digital exciter, the Omnia Direct interface uses a single AES3 cable between the Omnia 11 and the Nautel NV transmitter to carry the baseband signal in digital form. This 100 percent digital path eliminates the noise and distortion of A/D converters and reduces potential overshoots, while ensuring full FCC mask compliance.
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The composite path uses the common AES3 protocol to connect the processor to the exciter....