Olive unveils high-end music server--for $4,999

HD music server maker Olive has unveils a new server that offers "24-bit studio recording sound" for those who want the top audio quality.

The Olive O6HD, which retails for a cent shy of $5,000.
The Olive O6HD, which retails for a cent shy of $5,000. Olive

HD music server maker Olive has launched a new product with a price tag that will undoubtedly shock some potential buyers.

Dubbed the O6HD, Olive calls device an "audiophile's dream" and has placed on it a $4,999 price tag--twice as much as Olive's previous top-level server , the O4HD.

The O6HD server includes 24-bit sound and a sample rate of up to 192KHz, giving users "more than 250 times the resolution of CDs," Olive said today in a statement. The server also comes with a sample rate converter that up-samples audio to 384KHz.

The device itself features an aluminum enclosure that boasts a 10.1-inch touch screen allowing people to sift through the device's music library. In addition, the server includes wireless-N networking and a Gigabit Ethernet port to pull music to the device over the network. It also has one HDMI port, one USB port, and an infrared receiver input.

The 06HD music server comes standard with 2TB of storage. According to Olive, the device will be able to accommodate 6,000 CDs or up to 20,000 HD songs. The device's CD-RW allows people to import songs from CDs or burn content to a disc.

According to Olive, the server will be available in "limited quantities."

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