Because HD Radio and DAB systems can transmit audio frequencies up to 20kHz, listeners will finally be allowed to hear the full CD spectrum – if their radio stations choose the right on-air processor. On this point, you should know something important: Some “HD” processors simply hack off everything above 15kHz... robbing listeners of the full HD Radio experience and keeping our industry in a fidelity backwater.
The new Omnia-6EX won’t short-change your listeners. We’ve built Omnias with sampling rates of 48kHz and higher from the start. All along, we’ve needed the sampling headroom to keep analog FM audio grunge-free. Now it’s essential for DAB and HD Radio. Even if some listeners wouldn’t notice the missing high frequencies, there’s a fair chance they would hear a sharp 15kHz low-pass filter operating within HD Radio’s codec range.
Omnia-6EX has a unique parallel processing structure that routes audio from the mixer section to separate output stages for conventional FM and DAB. The FM section receives distortion-controlled final limiting with pre-emphasis, and an upper-frequency response of 15 kHz. The DAB section has a multi-band Look-Ahead final limiter with user-selectable frequency response all the way up to the full audio bandwidth of 20 kHz.
Omnia-6EX is also full of processing enhancements that result in yet more bass punch, yet more voice clarity, than the original Omnia-6. A sound so powerful and free of artificial constraints, you’ll crave it for your station the first time you hear it. In fact, more than 50% of the