Behringer AirPlay System Combines New & Old Components
Using Apple's increasingly popular AirPlay protocol, Behringer's Omni family of products provides electronics professionals everything they need to assemble a complete wireless audio system.
With the way the home audio market has developed over the past year or so it appears that traditional whole-house audio systems may eventually go the way of dinosaurs. All hyperbole aside, the whole-house audio market is evolving with wireless solutions now driving the major innovations within the category.
The latest company to deliver innovation into the category is the professional audio company Behringer. The company’s new Omni system offers electronics professionals a choice of products that enables them to use their favorite legacy audio products or solutions from the Omni family of products to form a complete wireless audio system that employs Apple’s increasingly popular AirPlay technology.
Behringer’s Omni family of products includes the Omni Amp that connects traditional passive speakers to an Omni system and the Omni Link which is a line-level output receiver that includes open-air radio and AirPlay. Other products in the line include the Omni SP3i which is a three-way speaker system that is augmented with a 4-inch subwoofer, and the Omni SP5i three-way speaker system that is bolstered by a 6-inch subwoofer. The final product in the line is the Omni Sub and this product provides low-end support for the wireless system.
The product line is available in a choice of black or white, and Behringer says that installers can mix and match the products with active speakers and other legacy devices to form a complete multiroom audio system the complements their favorite Apple products, including the iPad and iPhone.
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]
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