Olive Media and loudspeaker maker THIEL Audio have announced the introduction of the Olive+THIEL HD Music System – a multi-room system that’s networked. Combining the Olive 4HD music server with THIEL’s SCS4 IP-based loudspeakers, the Olive+THIEL delivers what they call “high-resolution audio as it’s meant to be heard and anywhere your home network reaches.” What does this mean, exactly?
Based on Olive’s flagship 4HD music server, the Olive 4HD server can store 6,000 CDs or 20,000 24-bit HD music tracks in lossless quality and it’s controllable via a built-in touch-screen LCD or an iPhone App that allows an iPhone or iPod. Music can be copied to the hard drive via the built-in CDRW drive (which can in turn burn playlists for the car), or from a networked computer (either PC or Mac). There is also an HDMI interface allowing for connection to a TV.
The Olive+THIEL HD Music System will be available in the US in January for a list price of $7,900 and will be sold through exclusive resellers – so call them if you’re truly interested. More information is available at the Olive+THIEL website at http://www.olivethiel.com