Love your music
? No, we mean do you really, really love your music? If you're willing to pay to prove it, Olive has a new music server just for you. The all new 4HD is a specialized, high-end server designed to stream tunes from its internal hard drive out onto whatever high-end speaker setup you have, and the integrated Gigabit Ethernet socket + 802.11n Wi-Fi module enable it to send/receive signals over a home network.
The main feature here (aside from the 2TB of internal storage space) is the ability to offer sound quality up to 250 times the resolution of a standard CD. Of course, the human ear probably can't tell the difference, but it's the numbers that count, right? The 4HD has a proprietary high-resolution Digital-Analog-Converter (DAC), featuring Texas Instrument's 192khz/24-bit Burr-Brown PCM1792A.
It also ships with an integrated optical drive for playback and ripping to the HDD, and better still, the HDMI socket enables on-screen music navigation on your HDTV. Oh, and Olive also a free iPhone/iPod Touch application that allows users to control the HD Hi-Fi Music Server from anywhere within the home network. Handy, no? The only problem here is the $1999 asking price, which is likely "steep" by most anyone's definition.