Leading HD Music Server manufacturer Olive Media Inc.® today announced a new line of amplified HD Music Systems and the next generation of its audiophile 6HD Music Server. The new 4HD and 5HD Music Systems draw upon Olive’s long-standing audio engineering excellence, featuring 32-bit/384kHz TI Burr-Brown Digital-to-Analog Converters and dual HD amplifiers to deliver breathtaking sound directly to your speakers. All Olive products are now powered by a new hardware platform and Music Operating System with a lightning-fast touch-screen interface. They include Olive’s new wireless HD docking station feature that seamlessly integrates your favorite iOS and Android portables — and music streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora or Songza. Hand-built in San Francisco, USA, the new HD Music Systems come in a beautiful aluminum and glass design, and start as low as $1,499.
“With the introduction of the new line of products Olive continues its tradition to deliver an amazing music experience,” stated Dr. Oliver Bergmann, co-founder and CEO of Olive. “To broaden the appeal beyond audiophiles with expensive stereo systems, we’ve equipped the 4HD and 5HD Music Systems with premium HD amplifiers. Just connect your speakers and enjoy beautiful sound.” Eduardo Aliaga, VP of Software Engineering, added “The new Music OS has been designed to connect all your digital music, from smart phones to music streaming services to music on your Mac or PC. It’s now all conveniently accessible through one simple touch-screen interface.”
The new Olive Music OS was redesigned from scratch to take advantage of the next-generation hardware platform. Navigation performance is now 10X faster, delivering fluid screen transitions and stunning animations. Engineered exclusively for music, the new touch-screen interface allows you to customize the way you view and browse your music collection, and play your selection with one simple touch of a finger. It is also the world’s first to incorporate a direct feedback loop with customers, allowing Olive to focus its development on features and improvements based on community demand and rating.
To unite all your digital music libraries the new product line comes with Olive’s wireless HD docking station feature. Portable devices like the Apple® iPhone®, iPad® or Android smart phones, as well as popular music streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora or Songza can be conveniently accessed via the Bluetooth interface. For wireless HD music streaming the new platform integrates Wi-Fi DirectTM and features dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support. Music on your PC, Mac or NAS is automatically recognized and accessible via the UPnP standard. Browsing your music is simple. All Olive devices feature a gorgeous glass touch-screen, ranging from 7.0 to 10.1 inch. Or simply kick back and use the free Apple® iPhone®, iPad® or Android app.
Industry-renowned for its best-in-class sound quality Olive has equipped its new HD Music Systems with a high-resolution 32-bit/384kHz TI Burr-Brown DAC with 8X oversampling and an impressive SNR of 112dB, and dual HD amplifiers for direct connection to passive speakers. The next-generation 6HD Music Server remains a truly passive stereo component, featuring a fully balanced differential DAC design with two Burr-Brown PCM1792A, and a linear high-precision power supply with custom-build toroidal transformers.
A unique hallmark of Olive solutions is their built-in storage capacity, a strong differentiator to the world’s many music streaming solutions. Benefits are instantaneous access to your music without buffering; independence from your PC, Mac or internet connection; and playback of high-resolution music — to name only a few. Available with an enormous 2TB capacity the new HD Music Systems can store up to 6,000 albums in original quality, or 20,000 HD Tracks. The 5HD and 6HD additionally feature a built-in CDRW mechanism to rip CDs directly to the internal HDD, including all album information and artwork.
All Olive products are hand-built in San Francisco, USA and use only the finest aluminum enclosures and gorgeous glass touch-screens. The new 4HD is painted in
a high-gloss white, the 5HD and 6HD feature a premium anodized finish. All HD Music Systems meet the toughest EuP standards for power consumption (
Pricing & Availability
The Olive 4HD, 5HD and 6HD will be available starting in Q1/2013. Customers can begin pre-ordering all models today through the Olive Online Store (www.olivehd.com
) — shipping to 220 countries — or through selected Olive Authorized Resellers in 50 countries. The 4HD will be available for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), the 5HD starts at $2,999 (US), and the 6HD at $4,999 (US).