Olive O6HD Music Server – all wow, no flutter

Olive O6HD Music Server

Last week I expressed my liking of the Olive O3HD Music Server. Olive has stepped up the storage and the fidelity with their latest device, the Olive O6HD Music Server.

Olive O6HD Music Server

The O6HD Music Server has a 2 terabyte drive, holding 20,000 HD tracks or 6,000 CDs in original quality. On the O3HD the screen is located on the front, and is a 4.3 inch touchscreen. The O6HD the screen moves to the top, and is a 10.1 inch touchscreen, 800 x 480 pixels.

Olive O6HD Music Server

But the real advance of the Olive O6HD is in its sound processing. Olive has loaded the O6HD with high-end components, and increased efforts to have the unit run quietly, and to eliminate noise and jitter from the moving components.

As with the Olive O3D, you put in the CD and the machine does the rest – copies the songs, asigns track names, album title and genre.

Olive O6HD Music Server price and availability

The Australian RRP of the Olive O6HD Music Server is $6,499. You’ll find it on sale in a select network of specialty hi-fi stores across Australia.

Olive O6HD Music Server

Olive O6HD specifications

  • Ultra-quiet 2TB AV hard drive, holds almost 20,000 HD tracks or
    6,000 CDs in original quality
  • Supports simultaneous streaming of high quality audio to multiple rooms
  • Screen: 10.1” wide-aspect ratio, high-resolution (800 x 480 pixels) Glass-on-Glass touchscreen technology
  • Anodised fine-grade aluminum shell, in either silver or black finish
  • High fidelity TEAC CDRW mechanism
  • TI SRC4194 asynchronous sample rate converter (up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz)
  • Import: Audio CDs
  • Burn: Audio CDs, MP3 CDs, data CDs
  • Connections: Analog output – 1x XLR (balanced), made by Neutrik, 1x RCA, (24k gold-plated), 1x headphone, stereo, 6.4 mm; Digital output – 1x AES/EBU (balanced), made by Neutrik, 1x S/P DIF optical Toslink, 1x S/P DIF coaxial cinch, 24k gold-plated
  • Supported audio formats: WAV, FLAC, MP3 (128 and 320 kbit/s), AAC (128 kbit/s)
  • Bit rate: 16-bit, 20-bit, 24-bit
  • Sampling frequency: 10kHz up to 200kHz
  • Networking: Wireless, 802.11n (54 Mbit/s) encryption: WEP, WPA, WPA2, 64- and 128-bit, 1x wired gigabit ethernet
  • Ports: 1 x HDMI (480p, 60Hz), 1 x USB 1.1/2.0, infra-red receiver input
  • Separate power supplies for analog and digital components
  • Dimensions: 43.49 x 11.43 x 35.56 cm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 7.48 kg