NuPirme OMNIA: Super TOL DAP, 1To, Streamer, nas....
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At MUNICH High-End, Nuprime showed prototype of a new DAP due for year-end: the Nuprime OMNIA
 
It will spot 5,5" screen, could offer 1 To storage, and act also as a NAS, a DLNA server, a streamer...
 
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It is a very promising device: it is a portable TOL DAP  AND  also a Music server at home when inserted in it's docking station.
 
 
On AudioCircle, NuPrime says :
 
"like its Latin name OMNIA implied, it is everything: a NAS, a DLNA server, it supports SMBA so it is also accessible by any computer on the network. It is a PCM384, DSD256 DAC. It has very powerful headphone amp. It has 5" touch screen and Android 5.0 with custom device driver.
It can stream to AirPlay speakers or Airport express, AllPlay and SONOS speakers. 

 
It has two microSD card slots.
It decodes up to DSD256, PCM384, all audio format natively (DSD, Flac, WAV etc).
It is a streamer, a DLNA server, and a renderer.
It supports native Spotify, Pandora, Tidal etc Apps.
It comes with two optional docks.

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you can bring it with you in your pocket:  A server class device in your pocket. If you have SONOS or other wireless speakers, they will recognise Omnia as a server. Or you can run the Omnia Player app on the Omnia and either play local files.  Or you can run Spotify or Qobuz or whatever streaming app directly on Omnia.  Other than ripping, it does everything.... You can connect Omnia to IDA-8 or other amps directly or through one of the two docks
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Omnia support all kinds of Apps and modes of control:
You can run Spotify on it, or run the Omnia app, or other apps, doesn't matter.
But if you want to group several wireless speakers together, you would use Omnia app to configure and group those speakers. Then you can run Spotify to stream to say Omnia GroupA. This is doable because of the device driver, custom CPU and firmware that make it different from any other player or smart phone.
If you dock Omnia and treat it like a server, you can use your phone to stream music from it.
Try to remember, Omnia is both a server and a player. You can pick it up and just take it with you like a player with 5" high resolution touch screen just like your fancy smart phone. Even play games on it. If you connect your terabytes USB hard drive to it, it becomes your server. 
This is the only portable device we know of that can output DoP stream, in addition to SPDIF and analog.
Omnia is a serious piece of high-end device, not some portable player OEM from smart phone factory with ESS DAC and then claim to be high-res player. Someone is actually selling something like this for <$200 on Indiegogo.
Omnia is expensive and will cost more than $1000
It is cheap once you realise what you can do with it
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Omnia already has a 32-bit/768kHz DAC with jitter reduction, sampling rate conversion circuit and some other proprietary design so that it can continue to decode and stream with no CPU usage. This is next gen design  
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Omnia by itself is a server (with two internal SD cards) that can stream to 10 zones, it is a DLNA renderer (meaning your existing streamer can discover it and stream to it), and it is a personal player with 5.5" touch screen. 
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Omnia means everything. Stream DSD256 to or from it, no problem. Dock it with Omnia DX docking station with terabytes of hard disk (you don't need Omnia DX if you can live with 256GB of storage internal to Omnia).
Take it with you and put it in your pocket. Use it as a server. Forget about the idea that a server has to be big and bulky. No need to spend thousands of $ on server. Please don't 
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I am SO excited by the OMNIA !!! 

I have been waiting for years for a single device that can be my "on the go DAP" and also my "At home music server".  I really wanted to avoid to have to maintain 2 separate music library.  And....finally someone does it 
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So....CONGRATULATION  NuPrime ! 
 
 
May 11, 2016 at 4:11 PM Post #4 of 25

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This is an incredibly smart device :  2 in one, a portable DAP & a music server for my home set-up !  
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I am looking forward reading more about it and I hope that it will come to maket not too late....  
 
Beware A&K, competition is waking-up :wink: 
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May 11, 2016 at 4:19 PM Post #5 of 25

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My dream is something with 1TB of storage. But where exactly did you read about it? I saw 2 microsd cards slots. And they say "Omnia has two micro SD cards so as the storage capacity goes up you can carry with you in your pocket 1T" which is a lie) its like saying i have a shop where you can buy ihone 9s. It sure will exist someday but not today
 
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APPARENTLY it also has 256 Gb of internal storage.
So today ( with 2 of the just anounced 256 Gb Sansung microSD ) we are up to 768 Gb.
 
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It is because this seems a long time away....

 
They are aiming for availability in October and hope to have another preview at The Show at Newport Beach in June.
 
May 17, 2016 at 5:03 PM Post #9 of 25

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Bad news: they have changed their design and the OMNIA will only have ONE microSD card a little internal storage capacity.   End of the dream...... 
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  Bad news: they have changed their design and the OMNIA will only have ONE microSD card a little internal storage capacity.   End of the dream...... 
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Indeed, this is the end of some big expectations 
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It is like those "concept cars" which are very exciting design but end-up to very un-exciting/common design when it comes to production ! 
 
I do not know why those manufacturer do not understand that " capacity " is a key element  ( after SQ and IMO before size ).
 
 
--> I have 1To of music and I do not want/have the time to make a selection of what to take with me on the road. 
 
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Is this thread dead ? I hope I did not killed it ! 
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I got an initial 1 page sales sheet on this, but it is in pdf and I don't know how to post it.  I was told being released in December.
 
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  I got an initial 1 page sales sheet on this, but it is in pdf and I don't know how to post it.  I was told being released in December.

 
do a screen capture, and post it here as an image.
 
NOTE : some  .PDF allow to cut & paste the text.  See if it works.
 

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