The Olive O3HD is something I really do want. So those that know me, keep this in mind for my next birthday, or next Christmas. Both are in December, so you’ve time to save…
The Olive O3HD Music Server is a music storage and a music playback system. Plug it into the wall, and then put in all the CDs you’d like to store on the O3HD’s 500GB hard drive. Put the CD in, then it’s a one-button-click to “rip, tag & archive”.
There should be no need to type in the song and album titles, or the music genres, as the in-built database recognises information from 2.7 million albums. The hard drive will store up to 1,500 CDs, or, in high definition (24-bit/192kHz), 5,000 individual songs.
Once you’ve loaded all of your music, you can back it up to an external hard drive, just to be safe. Which you always should look to be when dealing with a hard drive.
To pick what you want to play, you do so via the 4.3 inch touchscreen. Search and play by album name, artist, song title, playlist, genre or album art.
Olive O3HD Music Server price and availability
The Australian RRP of the Olive O3HD Music Server is $1,699.00. You’ll find it on sale in a select network of specialty hi-fi stores across Australia.
Olive O3HD specifications
Screen: 4.3 inch wide-aspect ratio 480 x 272 pixels touchscreen
High-resolution Cirrus Logic Digital Audio Connector (192khz/24-bit)
500GB AV hard drive – holds almost 5,000 HD tracks or 1,500 CDs in original quality
Internet radio, includes preset stations
Audio connectors: analog output: 1x RCA
Networking: Wired Gigabit Ethernet
1 x USB 1.1/2.0 port
Import: Audio CDs
Burn: Audio CDs, MP3 CDs, Data CDs
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)
Supports simultaneous streaming of audio to multiple rooms. Can play different music in up to 15 rooms simultaneously, via Olive 2 players.