Olive Symphony Wireless Music Center Review
- Product Name: Symphony
- Manufacturer: Olive
- Performance Rating:
- Value Rating:
- Review Date: April 19, 2008 19:00
- MSRP: $ 899.99
IBM PowerPC - Full-scale 32-bit processor
Hard Drive - 80 GB, 3.5"
CD mechanism - Panasonic CD-R/RW
-Wired -4-port switch, auto-sense (10/100)
-Wireless -54 Mbit/s WLAN-Access point (802.11g)
-Protocols -UPnP A/V and Apple Bonjour (formerly Rendezvous)
-Encryption -WEP, 64 and 128 bit
-Input -1x analog (gold-plated RCA)
-Outputs: analog (gold-plated RCA), S/PDIF optical Toslink, S/PDIF coaxial
Other ports: 2x USB 1.1/2.0
-7-line, backlit, wide-screen, high-resolution LCD (400x160; 4 grey scales)
Audio formats and compressions
Playback: MP3 and MP3 VBR, MP3 streaming (multi-room) , RAW: AIFF, PCM, WAV
OGG/Vorbis, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), AAC (MPEG4)
System requirements (Playlist software): Mac G3, G4, G5 with OS 10.4.
Recording: RAW: AIFF, WAV (1411.2 kbit/s), FLAC (800 to 1411 kbit/s), MP3 and MP3 VBR (128 to 320 bit/s)
Frequency: Multiple frequency support: 11.025, 22.050, 32.000, 44.100 and 48.000 Hz
Internet radio: Wide selection of free Internet radio stations based on shoutcast.com
Dynamic audio compression - Set a maximum volume level for your music collection
CD Database - Built-in database with 2,000,000 tracks to recognize and tag CDs. Updateable via the Internet.
Energy efficient design: 0.6 Watt in Standby- and 7 Watt in PLAY-mode
Dimensions: 17.13" W x 3.35" H x 11.42" D
Weight: 13.2 lb.
Box includes: Olive|SYMPHONY, Quick Startup Guide, remote control w/ battery, CD with recovery and Playlist software, power cord, RCA cable.
- Extremely easy interface
- Lots of choices of compression
- Software upgradeable over the Internet
- Great looks
- Inexpensive for what it does
- No onscreen interface
- Internet Radio spotty over wireless connection
- Hard drive a bit small
- Remote substandard