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