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 N°5 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 N°5 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 Nº5, I designed fields of digital graphics with a repeated element symbolic of binary notation for a perfect container of sound."
- Signal-to-noise ratio: 123dB
- Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0dB / -0.5dB)
- Linearity: >110dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD + Noise): < 0.0007% @ 1 kHz, 0dB
- Dynamic range: Up to 120dB
- Channel separation: Better than 120dB
- Output level: 2.0 Vrms (unbalanced), 4.0 Vrms (balanced)
- Digital to analog conversion: Fully balanced differential DAC (24-bit, 192 kHz)
- Conversion rate: 352.8 kHz, 24-bit
- Analog filter: 2nd-order Bessel
- Output impedance: 10 Ohms (unbalanced) / 20 Ohms (balanced)