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Olive Media debuts Karim Edition OPUS N5

updated 12:50 am EST, Wed December 5, 2007

Karim Edition Opus

Olive Media and designer Karim Rashid recently unveiled a stylized version of the Olive's OPUS N5 digital music player. Rashid - having designed things from Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners to the Smiramis Hotel in Athens, Greece - has created four designs, inspired by binary notation. The boxes can hold up to 2200 CDs in lossless quality, and is capable of outputting up to 352.8 kHz, or up to eight times what a CD is capable of. Olive is currently selling the OPUS N5 Karim Edition for $3000, and is available from the company's web site.

"Music is fluid, music is movement, music is sexy. So, for the new Olive OPUS N5, I designed fields of digital graphics with a repeated element symbolic of binary notation for a perfect container of sound."

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  1. blahblahbloo

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    352.8 kHz

    Where on earth are you going to find 352.8 kHz source material? Is this an SACD player, at least?

  1. Guest

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    Finally!

    A real rival to the ipod!

  1. Omek

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    Nice.

    s***... although, I haven't used music CDs in awhile. Could they maybe just make it have a massive hard drive storage system instead?

  1. JeffHarris

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    Interesting concept

    It looks like an interesting device.

    Reading some of the info on their web site, which is all cleverly obscured by awful, cringe worthy advertising hype: "A sound so lively it makes you want to reach out and touch the performer." Give me a BREAK!

    So, it's a CD player & ripper with an onboard hard drive (which they don't mention until you download the PDF brochure), wireless capabilities and a database of CD info. It seems to be controllable from a PC... no mention of Mac support, but there are pictures of Apple monitors on the site, for what that's worth.

    SO, what if you have old or obscure CDs that don't appear in the database? Now Playing: Untitled CD. Love it!

  1. Omek

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    my bad

    Woops... guess it does have a HD. I guess that would be a cool all-in-one system.

  1. JackWebb

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    any better ideas?

    At that price I think I'll continue using my old powerbook wirelessly connecting my iTunes libraries on my 3 desktops to the home stereo. With that I can even use streaming stations.

  1. dynsight

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    Yawn..

    Said this before, say it again...

    Mac Mini, hooked up to a TV is the PERFECT media center.

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