Olive 4HD Dover NH
Hampton Falls, NH
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Mark Frechette, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Andrew Himmer, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer- Vaughn Petraglia, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer
Acoustical Design, Furnishings, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Marc Foster, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jeff Mixon, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
Hampton Falls, NH
November 19, 2009 By HE Staff
High Resolution Music Storage
Music server manufacturer Olive has announced their newest, the 4HD.
In addition to the cool design found on their 4 server and 2 media player, the 4HD adds in the ability to store and play back 192kHz/24-bit audio.
All the info after the jump.
CDs are 44.1kHz/16-bit audio. This was pretty cutting edge for the time. That time being the late 70s/early 80s.
The ear can discern higher bit depth and higher sampling rate audio. Does 192 kHz/24-bit audio sound the order of magnitudes better that the numbers would suggest? No. But it is absolutely a vast improvement over CD. Certain companies are offering high-resolution downloads, such as Chesky Records , and in fact each 4HD ships with 12 tracks from Chesky pre-loaded.
The 2 terabyte storage space on the 4HD should be enough to hold all your CDs and plenty of HD audio. The digital files are converted using a proprietary DAC that features the 192khz/24-bit Burr-Brown PCM1792A.
The rest of the features are similar to the standard 4, which you can read about here.