Olive Media outs $1,000 music server
Olive Media, known for its music servers such as the $2,000 4HD music server, has just announced its most affordable product, the $1,000 O3HD. The new HD music server has a much smaller internal hard drive, expected to be 512GB rather than the 4 HD's 2TB of built-in storage. The philosophy remains the same, as users rip a CD library onto the drive into lossless FLAC files, which makes them easier to share across multimedia devices and a home theater system.
Olive OPUS no4 server
Olive Media on Wednesday announced the release of its newest digital music server, the OPUS N°4, which is capable of storing music from up to nearly 3,000 CDs without degrading their quality thanks to FLAC lossless compression. Stored music is sorted by genre, album or artist, and is accessed via a new software accessed through a fresh 4.3-inch color touch-screen. While the OPUS will play stored music and regular CDs, Olive's equally new MELODY N°2 is required to play audio stored in the N°4 in up to 10 rooms simultaneously, and is capable of doing so wirelessly.
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.