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Sonus faber debuts designer Omnia wireless music system with Chromecast and AirPlay 2

Sonus faber Omnia wireless music system being controlled by app

The Omnia is the latest all-in-one wireless streaming music system from Italian Hi-Fi specialist Sonus faber. Available with either a Walnut or Graphite authentic wood surface, the lauded loudspeaker maker has brought its trademark premium styling to this £1,599 system.

Like all Sonus faber kit, it’s easy on the eye – but there’s some significant hardware beneath the hood too: its 490-watt amplifier is coupled to a DSP-optimised, seven speaker home audio system.

Wireless connectivity includes Chromecast Built-in, Spotify Connect, TIDAL connect, Apple AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth AptX HD. The Omnia is also Roon Ready. 

The Omnia also introduces two new trademarked Sonus faber technologies: Senso and Crescendo. The former is a touch-sensitive Senso interface that allows direct control of the Omnia. Illuminated lines on the Senso top panel indicate speaker mode, input and volume.  

Crescendo is an advanced signal-processing system that enhances the sense of dimensionality, courtesy of two full-range side speakers.

The lauded Italian loudspeaker maker has brought its trademark premium styling to this £1,599 system…

Sonus faber Omnia provides music for a house party
The Sonus faber Omnia is the life of the party

Omnia is not just for wireless streaming. There’s an HDMI ARC option to deliver TV sound, a built-in (MM) phono stage for your turntable, plus one other analogue stereo input.

If you prefer to hardwire to your network, there’s an Ethernet connection.

Sonus faber’s Chief Design Officer, Livio Cucuzza, said: “For me, Omnia was a complete journey exploring Sonus faber’s vast history, but made at two-times the speed.

“With every project, my job is to tell the brand’s story and with Omnia, the mission was the same, the process was just faster and went more in depth. In its new, more accessible category, Omnia will offer a taste of Sonus faber’s 40-year history to thousands of new customers, ambitious of course, but also gratifying.” 

The Sonus faber Omnia is available via finesounds.uk.

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