The Olive 4HD Hi-Fi Music Server is a product that’s as impressive as it is niche. It was created for one purpose – to play high definition digital music – and it pulls out all the stops. The 4HD features two terabytes of space for storage of digital music in a variety of formats. It’s capable, as one would expect from a high end music server, of playing back media files in AAC, MP3 (at 128 and 320 kbit/s), WAV and FLAC.
The recent industry focus on three dimensional video has left consumers asking a lot of questions from technical concerns about what televisions and devices will be able to view the content to the somewhat shallower question of “Do I really have to wear these stupid glasses?” Spatial View, in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment Germany, has answered both of these concerns in a more positive way than you might expect.
Created for use either in the home or in a marine application, Wisdom Audio has added additional functionality to its already capable SC-1 controller. New software will be available in January – in time for CES according to Wisdom Audio – free for new and existing installations alike.
The iPhone and iPod line have proven themselves as an extremely popular portable audio option. That much is clear. iPods are small, they’re easy to use and they hold a decent sized chunk of music. Using the iPhone as a primary music device in the home, on the other hand, just seems wrong. But, according to Trends Audio Marketing Director David Ho, “iPhone-Fi is coming.”
The TheaterStation Media Management System is a multi-zone video and audio solution designed to act as the central location for all digital entertainment. The initial product launched with storage capacities ranging from one to four Terabytes, but anyone with an extensive library of ripped, downloaded or torrented movies, not to mention FLAC formatted audio, can appreciate that even a seemingly massive 4TB isn’t always enough.