Category: Media Players
License: Free to try
Publisher: Black Omega
Black Omega is a high fidelity audio player guaranteed to render your music collection at bit perfect resolution. With over 14 years of personal research & development each audio decoder and output pathway has been developed from the ground up and fine tuned in order to seamlessly deliver a perfect audio stream. It is ideal for playback of modern HiRes FLAC files. Highlights include * Playback of up to 192kHz and 24-bit depth. * 7.1 Surround Sound playback. * Integration with iTunes database. * Playback using HAL CoreAudio interface. * Perfectly seamless playback. * Custom mp3, aac, ogg, alac, flac and wav decoders. * An intuitive and complete interface.Based on the philosophy that sound reproduction should be exactly as the original artist intended the audio playback engine ensures a bit-perfect audio stream is delivered directly to your computer’s DAC hardware. Taking full advantage of your DAC’s playback capacity the realtime critical process renders a perfect seamless surround sound or stereo signal whilst ensuring responsive playback controls.Black Omega has been designed to utilise the full playback capacity of modern 7.1 surround sound cards and multi-channel DACs. This makes this player unique in that it will playback 5.1 surround sound FLAC files perfectly or up/down mix it to match your specific speaker configuration. It can also play stereo tracks simultaneously through your front, surround and rear speakers totally immersing you in a sea of harmony.The vast majority of players use stock libraries to process and decode the various audio formats. Black Omega is unique because I have designed and developed each of its decoders, from the ground up, for the supported audio format. Born from a desire to understand and master the maths and science of psychoacoustics and digital signal processing the development of each decoder has been a journey into algorithmic sorcery and digital alchemy built upon an ever expanding knowledge base.
What’s new in this version: Version 2.1.1:
- Add test speaker configuration to Audio Preferences.
- Bug fixes in multi-channel mixing.
- Bug fixes to audio layer.
- Improve selection of WAV audio channels.
- Bug fixes in license and settings.