Olive 03HD Music Server Preview
High quality Digital Analog Converter (DAC)
- High-resolution Cirrus Logic DAC
- Ultra-quiet 500GB AV hard drive
- Holds almost 5,000 HD tracks or
1,500 CDs in original quality
- Cushioned in 4 layers of noise cancelling
- High fidelity TEAC CDRW mechanism
- Import: Audio CDs
- Burn: Audio CDs, MP3 CDs, Data CDs
Analog Output: 1x RCA
Supported Audio Formats
Bit rate: 16-bit, 20-bit, 24-bit
Sampling Frequency: 10kHz up to 200kHz
WAV, FLAC, MP3 (128 and 320 kbit/s), AAC (128 kbit/s)
1x Wired Gigabit Ethernet
1 x USB 1.1/2.0
Passive cooling without noisy fan
Weight 10.7 lb
Mineral Silver or Mocha Black
HD Music Server manufacturer Olive Media Inc. today announced the Olive O3HD music server for home stereo systems. Based on the award-winning Olive O4HD, which Sound + Vision Magazine calls “a revolutionary step for the music server category,” the O3HD brings the best blend of simplicity and quality. Now, music lovers can enjoy their digital music collection at home at a price point well below other comparable solutions. Designed as a hassle-free, standalone solution, the O3HD requires no software installation, networking setup or virus protection. It features a dedicated storage and color touchscreen navigation, allowing you to store and access your complete music collection right at your stereo system. A 24-bit/192 kHz DAC delivers your music with superior sound quality. All this comes at a breakthrough price of just $999.
"Olive wants music lovers to enjoy the convenience of digital music without having to sacrifice audio quality. The new Olive O3HD is the first dedicated music server with full HD capability to sell for only $999. Now more people can enjoy this outstanding music experience than ever before."
- Dr. Oliver Bergmann, co-founder and CEO of Olive
Music lovers also no longer need to worry about the headaches that are inherent with most digital audio solutions that stream music from a PC, Mac or NAS. The new Olive O3HD stores your music collection right at your stereo system, so networking problems are a concern of the past. The 24-bit DAC with 192 kHz up-sampling delivers your music in a quality that has never been heard before on a product in this price category. Olive even has a free mobile application that will turn your iPhone™ or iPad™ into an Olive remote control.
Olive 03HD Back Panel
Looking to consolidate your entire CD collection? Look no further than the Olive 03HD Music Server. Rather than leaving your CD collection scattered in draws or lost somewhere in your car, you could instead burn your entire collection bit for bit accurate on the 500GB internal HD of the 03HD. The Olive O3HD is powered by Olive's revolutionary Music Engine™, that seamlessly integrates innovative touch-screen technology with intelligent software. The O3HD is designed for people who collect music and care to hear it in original quality. With a 500GB internal HD, the 03HD can store up to 1,200 CDs uncompressed and bit for bit identical. The built-in CD database recognizes more than 2.7 million CDs. When you insert your CD, the O3HD automatically recognizes, labels and imports your CDs at the touch of a button. Each one conveniently categorized by genre, artist, composer, album and track. The 03HD uses premium Cirrus Logic DAC's that support full 192kHz/24bit resolution for HD audio recording and can store up to 5,000 HD tracks.
Purists need not worry as the 03HD is built with a very quite Teac transport and the HD is cushioned into 4 layers of padding to drop the mechanical noise to a deadening level. The unit is passively cooled with no internal noisy cooling fans.
Additional highlights of the new Olive O3HD include:
- Color Touchscreen Simplicity: Once the O3HD is plugged
into your home stereo system, you can easily start navigating through
your entire music collection using Olive's revolutionary touchscreen
technology. The intuitive user interface allows you to conveniently
browse your music collection, create playlists of your favorite tracks,
or search specific music. An innovative album cover view sorts all your
albums with a flick of your finger.
- Ample Music Storage: Designed
for music lovers with large music collections, the O3HD stores up to
1,500 CDs or 5,000 HD songs in a box no bigger than a standard CD
player. To ease the transition, Olive offers a convenient CD Loading
Service to load your entire music collection on your O3HD for instant
enjoyment. Olive uploads the first hundred of your CDs for free.
- HD Sound Meets Luxury Design:
The new O3HD stores and plays music with lossless compression (FLAC) to
deliver an amazing sound quality far greater than MP3 files. It
supports playback of 24-bit HD music tracks, featuring a premium 24-bit
DAC with 192kHz up-sampling for superior sound quality. The O3HDʼs
beautiful design has been optimized for sonic performance, featuring
fan-less cooling and ultra-quiet hard drives with multi-layer
- Over 3,000 Radio Stations: Olive World
Radio delivers instant access to the best internet radio stations from
around the world. All stations are hand-selected and groomed by Olive to
deliver accurate station information, allowing you to quickly browse
and find stations with a wide range of search criteria. The internet
radio comes free on all Olive HD Music Servers and Multi-Room Players.
- Free Apple iPhone/iPad Remote Control App: The Olive App turns your iPhone/iPad into a touchscreen remote control. Conveniently browse your music collection, create playlists or access different rooms, all from the comfort of your couch.
Pricing & Availability
The Olive O3HD Music Server is available in the US directly from Olive (www.olive.us; 1.877.296.5483) for $999. Olive is available worldwide through a network of authorized distributors.
For more information, visit the Olive 03HD Product Page
About Olive Media Products
Based in San Francisco, Olive brings the ease and accessibility of digital music to your home stereo system, without sacrificing sound quality. Led by a team of music lovers, Olive makes the world's toprated HD Music Servers and Multi-Room Players that deliver a music experience without compromise. Engineered for High Definition audio Olive employs state-of-the-art 24-bit DAC designs and only the best in high-performance analog audio components. Adding a convenient touchscreen interface, a beautiful industrial design, and a compelling value has resulted in several hundred press awards since the launch of the first Olive music server in 2005. For more information, please visit www.olive.us.
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Recent Forum Posts:
Looks like a nice option. When i was looking for a music server, I looked at PC based solutions, hybrid and standalone solutions.
My criteria where; Good sound quality, good value and simple. I wanted an out of the box solution without clutter i.e. keyboards and monitors. I did not find a perfect solution the Olive was just the best fit for me.
If money was not a consideration my solution would have been different.
cschang, post: 785184As would I.
I would like to read opinions on why someone would purchase something like this over a Squeezebox or Sonos.
We always have a PC + laptop in the family (expensive enough as is without buying additional components that do the same thing with less functionality). I really want a good solution to integrate our network with my receiver. My research is just beginning, so I'm not quite familiar with all the products yet. Squeezebox & Sonos are two that keep popping up as is the option of a network AVR.
Once I had internet access in my media room I was able to rip the balance of my CDs without any difficulty.