Released November, 2009
The Pros:Large 2TB of storage. Can be controlled remotely via free iPod Touch or iPhone app. Gigabit and 802.11N support for speedy network connectivity.
The Cons:Cheap / cliche top panel stylization (various sized words depicting genres of music all mashed together). Extremely high price. Poor value - really offers no revolutionary functionality compared to much cheaper options such as the Squeezebox Touch.
The Olive 4HD is an HD Hi-Fi media server/streamer released as an upgrade from the original Olive 4. It features an enhanced Burr-Brown PCM1792A digital-to-analog (DAC) converter that provides 24-bit audio with a 192kHz sample rate.
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The result is outputted audio quality that is 250x better than a conventional 16-bit CD. Its 2TB hard drive and ultra-fast Gigabit/WiFi connectivity allows it to serve as a centralized digital library capable of storing approximately 6000 CDs or 20,000 high-resolution 24-bit tracks. Users can transfer new content either via the integrated CD mechanism or directly from their PC/Mac via Ethernet or USB. Included also are outputs for connecting to a stereo receiver, as well as a built-in HDMI interface for navigating the device via a TV.
Additional features include a free iPhone/iPod Touch application that allows a user to control the server from anywhere within their home network; a large 4.5” touchscreen display; and a dozen free HD tracks courtesy of Chesky Records.
- HD Media Server/Streamer
- Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC
- Gigabit Ethernet Interface
- Draft N Wireless Connectivity
- CD-R/RW Mechanism
- RCA/HDMI/USB Outputs
- Color Touchscreen Display
- Infrared Remote Control
- Olive iMaestro (iPhone/iPod)
- 12 Free HD Tracks (Chesky)
- Display: 4.3” W(480x272)
- HDD: 2TB
- Mechanism: CD-R/RW
- Networking: Gigabit
- Wireless: 802.11n (54 Mbit/s)
- Encryption: WEP/WPA
- Audio Formats: WAV, FLAC, MP3, AAC
- Color: Silver/Black
- S/PDIF Optical
- S/PDIF Digital
- S/PDIF Coaxial
- User Manual
- Remote Control w/Battery
- WiFi Antennas
- CD w/Recovery Software
- Power Cord
- Olive 4-60HD (Black) | 2TB
- Olive 4-60HD (Silver) | 2TB
User Reviews (7)
can be controlled remotely via free iPod Touch or iPhone app
Gigabit and 802.11N support for speedy network connectivity
HDMI output for displaying the GUI on an HDTV or PC monitor
built in CD player can be used to transfer music directly onto the device
dual digital outputs for use with a more expensive DAC
built in 4.5" touchscreen LCD display for controlling the device, displaying cover art, etc...
Olive will put 100 of your CDs on your player free.
cheap / cliche top panel stylization (various sized words depicting genres of music all mashed together)
poor value - really offers no revolutionary functionality compared to much cheaper options such as the Squeezebox Touch
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