|Olive and THIEL Partner To Bring Networked Music Home|
|Home Theater News Music Servers/MP3 Players News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 07 January 2010|
The Olive 4HD music server has a touch screen control surface, which can also be controlled via iPhone or iPod Touch apps. The system is capable of storing 20,000 24-bit HD audio tracks. The unit comes with a built-in CD-RW drive for ripping music to the hard drive and burning playlists. An HDMI connection allows the unit to be connected to an HDTV.
The THIEL speakers are IP controlled through an Ethernet port and are self-powered. The bookshelf design allows the speakers to be placed upright or sideways, with only minimal time and frequency dispersion differences. Frequency ranges as low as 48Hz.
The product will be available later this month and will retail for $7,900. No word on the cost of additional THIEL loudspeakers.