Media Servers

Olive O4HD Music Server



Olive Media, Inc. has been in the business of digital music since it was started by Dr. Oliver Bergmann and Robert Altmann back in 2005. I have admired the Olive products for many years and had the opportunity to visit with Robert Altmann at CES 2011 this past January. I really appreciated his introduction to their products and I was especially impressed with his love of music. Each of the Olive products is designed to make digital music convenient for the user while maximizing the quality of the listening experience. All of the Olive HD Music Servers come with a touchscreen interface, a CD burner, wireless network support, and an internal hard drive to contain all of your current music and allow you to grow your collection with high resolution digital music. We recently reviewed the O3HD and in this review we will take a close look at the Olive O4HD music server, which is in the middle of the Olive HD Music Server line-up.


  • Design: Music Server
  • Codecs: MP3 (up to 320 kbps), AAC (up to 320 kbps), WAV and FLAC
  • DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1792A
  • MFR: 20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 1.5 dB
  • THD (1 kHz): 0.001% @1 kHz, 0 dB
  • Inputs: Coax Digital, CD Drive (Can Also Burn Music to CD-R)
  • Outputs: RCA Analog, Coax and Toslink Optical Digital
  • Storage: 2 TB Hard Drive
  • Dimensions: 2.6" H x 17.4" W x 12.25" D
  • Weight: 13.2 Pounds
  • MSRP: $2,499 USA
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