Olive 4HD Hi-Fi music server debuts

Nov 19, 2009
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Olive 4HD Hi-Fi music server debuts

Olive Media makes some very good looking, but very expensive music servers like the Opus introduced back in July. Olive unveiled it s latest music server today called the 4HD that the firm is billing as the Hi-Fi music server. Olive claims that the music service offers more than 250 times the resolution of a CD.

Olive uses 24-bit sound and a 192kHz sample rate to reach the high resolution claims. Olive says that the 4HD can act as a control center and access any digitized music library on your home network. Storage is to a 2TB HDD and music can be imported to the 4HD via an integrated CD drive.

Music can also be sent to the device from a Mac or Windows PC. The high quality sound form the 4HD is made possible by a proprietary DAC using Texas Instruments' 192khz/24-bit Burr-Brown PCM1792A. The Olive 4HD is available now for $1999 and includes built-in 802.11n WiFi connectivity.


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