Olive Rolls Out New High End CD Player

Digital audio systems developer Olive Media Products today unveiled a new CD player which comes with an integrated 400GB hard drive. The new audiophile-targeted Opus is priced at $2,999 and should be available this month.

The Opus, said Olive, is designed to rip CDs placed into it in either lossless quality or MP3 format and then store the music files on its hard drive. As the Opus is geared towards high end audio users, features include DAC conversion driven by four Burr-Brown 24-bit/192kHz DACs with 8x oversampling, a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator for better clock reference and jitter elimination during recording and a linear power supply for keeping noise levels low.

Other features of the Opus include an integrated CD database which provides music information, a high resolution LCD, a jog shuttle for LCD navigation, the ability to copy music to an iPod and the ability to stream music to multiple rooms via a built-in Ethernet hub or 802.11g wireless connectivity.

“Integrating convergence technology into a high-end audio device ultimately leads to a better music experience.” said Oliver Bergmann, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and President of Olive Media Products, Inc, in a statement. “But it also poses a great challenge due to its distortional influence on audio reproduction. Olive’s long-standing engineering experience with both worlds allows the Opus to take advantage of the digital audio revolution, while delivering a stunning sonic performance.”