Olive O4HD Music Server – 2 terabytes of music heaven

Olive O4HD Music Server, front view, black

The Olive O4HD Music Server is the ‘middle child’ in the range, sitting between the O3HD and the O6HD.

Just like those other two models. you put in a CD, and the Olive rips the tracks, labels the tracks, and stores them on, in this instance, a 2 terabyte internal hard drive. And again, once you’ve ripped and stored all of your music, you can plug in an external hard drive via the USB port and back up all of your digitally stored music.

The 3TB drive will hold around 6000 CDs in lossless quality. it’s also network-capable, so firmware upgrades are possible, as is playing internet radio stations.

Olive O4HD Music Server, front angle

Olive O3HD Music Server price and availability

The Australian RRP of the Olive O4HD Music Server is $3,599, and is available in silver or black finish. You’ll find it on sale in a select network of specialty hi-fi stores across Australia.

Olive O4HD Music Server, rear view

Olive O3HD Music Server specifications

  • Color touch-screen, 4.3″ wide-aspect ratio, high-resolution (480 x 272 pixels)
  • High-resolution DAC featuring TI 192khz/24-bit Burr- Brown PCM1792A
  • Use as outboard DAC (with 24-bit/192kHz up-sampling) for any digital music source
  • High fidelity TEAC CDRW mechanism
  • Import: Audio CDs
  • Burn: Audio CDs, MP3 CDs, Data CDs
  • Audio Connectors: Analog Output: 1x RCA, (24k gold-plated); Digital Output: 1x digital S/P DIF; optical Toslink, 1x digital S/P DIF; coaxial cinch, (24k gold-plated); Digital Input: 1x digital S/P DIF; coaxial cinch, (24k gold-plated)
  • 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)
  • Networking: Wireless, 802.11n (54 Mbit/s), Encryption:WEP, WPA, WPA2, 64- and 128-bit; 1x Wired Gigabit Ethernet
  • Other ports: 1 x HDMI (480p, 60Hz), 1 x USB 1.1/2.0, infrared receiver input
  • Store up to 6000 CDs in lossless quality (20,000 x 24-bit tracks)
  • Supports HD (4608 kbit/s), WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP3 file formats
  • Burr-Brown PCM-1792A DAC for 24-bit/192kHz ripping & playback
  • 1 x coaxial input allows Olive 4HD to operates as DAC for external source
  • 1 x HDMI output for on-screen display & control of GUI
  • Pre-loaded with 12 x Chesky 24-bit/192kHz tracks