Discontinued Olive 6HD Networked Music Server With CD Recorder & Internet Radio

Discontinued Olive 6HD Networked Music Server With CD Recorder & Internet Radio

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The Olive 6HD is a multi-function music hub for the audiophile.

At the heart of the 6HD is a massive 2TB hard disk (2 terabytes = 2000 gigabytes), that's enough space to store over 350,000 MP3 music files, over 57,500 high quality FLAC files or over 32,500 uncompressed CD-quality WAV files. Simply connect the 6HD to your amp or receiver and your entire collection will be instantly available.

To store your music on the hard drive simply insert a CD into the slot-loading drive and the 6HD will, using the storage format you specify, copy its contents to its hard disk. From then on it will always be available on the media server. Alternatively you can copy files to the 6HD from your computer over your home network. Fancy making your own CDs? No problem, select the tracks on the hard disc, pop in a blank recordable CD and the 6HD will burn your tracks to the disc, for playback on any standard CD player- ideal for burning discs for use in the car.

The 6HD's networking capabilities are very impressive. Connect it to your home network router (either wirelessly or via a wired connection) and you'll be able to stream music from any DLNA or uPnP device, such as computers or NAS hard drives. It also works in reverse, so any computer attached to your network will be able to play files stored on the 6HD via Windows Media Player or iTunes. You can also build up your own multi-room system by adding the separately available Olive 2 Network players. The 6HD can also connect to a vast array of Internet Radio stations, so you'll never be short of something to listen to with the 6HD.

The Olive 6HD really packs in the features, and the quality is up to the very best hifi separates standard, because the 6HD features 3 Burr-Brown 24-bit/192kHz DACs, one per channel and one for the headphone output, for superb music replay. As well as stereo analogue outputs through RCA/phono or balanced XLR sockets, there are also optical and coaxial and AES/EBU balanced digital outputs too, so you can choose to use you're receiver's DAC if you prefer. All this is encased in stylish brushed aluminium casework with a large, high definition touchscreen on the top.

Despite its impressive abilities, the 6HD is simple to use thanks to the full colour touch-screen interface. There's also a handy remote control and even an HDMI output, so you can see the 6HD's interface on your TV. Last but not least, there's also a free downloadable app for the iPhone/iPod Touch, which allows it to be used as a remote control.Back to Top
CD CD playback - plays discs via digital or analogue stereo output (using high-spec DAC)

CD ripping - Copies CDs to the built-in hard disk in the specified format. Tracks can then be played from the hard disk without the need to insert the CD.

CD burning - records albums or custom playlists of files stored on the hard disk to CD-R/-RW discs
Controls Intuitive front-panel 10.1" high-resolution (800 x 480 pixels) touch-screen control with album art display. Navigation and basic playback 'hard' buttons.

Remote control using included handset or via an iPhone/iPod Touch using freely downloadable app.
DAC/Digital bits 3 x 192khz/24-bit Burr-Brown DAC (PCM1792A) (1 per channel and 1 for headphone output)
Display 10.1" high-resolution touch-screen, 800 x 480 resolution.

Also outputs interface and album art to TV via HDMI connection
Extra Passively cooled ultra-quiet design. High quality TEAC CD-R/RW drive (slot loading). Supports 16/20/24 bit rates & 10 - 200kHz sampling frequencies.

*A home network and broadband Internet connection is required for some functions.
Finish Black or silver
Functions Rips and stores CDs on integrated, large 2TB hard disk drive for later playback.

Automatically acquires disc/track information and album art from the Internet.

Plays stored files via digital or analogue stereo outputs.

Streams music files from networked DLNA/PnP devices such as computers or NAS devices.

Stream music files to Olive 2 Network Players (in up to 15 zones).

Records albums or playlists stored on hard disk to CD (CD-R/-RW).

Provides easy music library navigation and access to function via 10.1" high-resolution touch-screen, or via remote control & TV via HDMI output, or iPhone/iPod Touch free control app
Hard disk 2 terabyte ultra-quiet hard disk built-in, cushioned in 8 layers of noise cancelling padding.

Format Quality (kbit/s) Capacity (tracks)
HD (uncompressed) 4608 20,000
WAV (uncompressed) 1411.2 32,760
FLAC (lossless compression) 800 57,780
AAC (lossy compression) 128 361,180
MP3 (lossy compression) 128 361,180
Inputs Ethernet network (LAN) socket (via RJ45 connection - for connecting to a wired network via a router/hun)
2 x wireless antenna sockets (antenna included)
IR (infrared) in (for connection of compatible infrared receiver - ideal for when the 6HD is stored inside a cabinet)
Networking Wireless (54 Mbit/s, 802.11n) and wired (Gigabit Ethernet) networking. Supports WEP & WPA, 64/128-bit wireless security encryption
Outputs Stereo line out (via 2 x RCA/phono, gold plated - for connection to an amplifier/receiver or stereo system)
Balanced stereo line out (via 2 x 3 pin XLR)
Optical digital audio out (via toslink, for connection to an amp/receiver or external DAC)
Coaxial digital audio out (via toslink, for connection to an amp/receiver or external DAC)
AES/UBU digital out (via 3 pin XLR)
HDMI video out (for connecting to a TV for interface and album art display)
USB socket (for backup of stored music collection to an external device such as a hard disc)
Peripheral options Multi-room capabilities - connects and streams music to Olive 2 Network Players. Up to 15 players can be connected.

Also streams music to networked computers via Windows Media Player and iTunes
Software Includes built-in Maestro control software accessed using Firefox Internet browser on any networked computer. Maestro allows track information editing (e.g. track/album title, artist, genre changing), album art adding/changing and playlist creation
Sound system Stereo system with two high performance 192khz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs (PCM1792) each running in mono mode for superb quality sound

Separate headphone DAC
Supplied accessories Remote control with batteries, wireless antenna
Tuner Connects to Internet Radio stations. Stations may be sorted by genre or region. Favourites function allows easy access to preferred stations. Supports direct URL tuning using touch-screen keyboard
W x H x D (mm) 435 x 115 x 356
Weight (kg) 7.5
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