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If you've been avoiding ditching your CDs because ripping them all to an easily digestible and streamable format has proven too much of a hassle, then Tranquil PC might have the answer for you. The Skinny Ripper is a slim, fanless server with an optical drive that automatically rips any disk you in...

February 17th 2012 at 12:24am 0 Comments
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How exactly does a boutique outfit like Olive match its lowest-end offering yet? Why, by announcing it's highest-end offering yet merely two months later, of course! Sure enough, Olive has just issued its newest music server (the O6HD) with an eye on affluent audiophiles -- ones willing to pay a me...

November 17th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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We'll hand it to 'em -- Olive Media sure knows how to design a music server. For the niche crowd out there wishing to blow big bucks on a not-at-all-multifaceted jukebox, the company has just introduced its first "affordable" HD music server, the O3HD. It's designed after the OH4D, which retailed f...

September 15th 2010 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Call us crazy, but we think this is an idea that just might work. Olive, known for high-end music servers, and Thiel, who we've seen in this space purveying high-end speakers and IP-based audio solutions, have joined forces to rock your condo, trendy loft space, or dentist's office. Built around th...

January 6th 2010 at 5:02am 0 Comments
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Yeah, so we made that word up -- what of it? Olive's decidedly pricey Opus No. 4 is receiving an update today, and while you'll easily recognize the looks, this new slab will be called by its new name: 4HD. According to the company, this 2TB music server now features 24-bit sound and a 192kHz sampl...

November 19th 2009 at 9:54am 0 Comments
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For those with the requisite cash and a hankering for whole-home audio distribution, you should probably know that the recently announced CasaTunes XLe music server is now shipping. CasaTools has also proclaimed that the CasaTunes XLe is shipping alongside of it, proving a PCI-express card that sna...

February 27th 2009 at 12:57am 0 Comments
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It's a month or so late, but those eager to get their hands on a new music server from the labs of CasaTunes are probably willing to forgive the brief delay. The multi-room device, which was announced last September at CEDIA, is finally shipping to those interested. Dubbed the CasaTunes XL, it come...

January 30th 2009 at 11:11am 0 Comments
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Heads-up, NuVo Technologies fans -- the outfit's swank Wireless Control Pad, which was unveiled at CEDIA, is now shipping. For those unaware, this little bugger can be used to control your Grand Concerto and / or Essentia E6G multi-room audio systems, not to mention the sources attached to them. Th...

January 30th 2009 at 5:45am 0 Comments
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We've got a wide-open one for you this week, so be sure and simmer on it for an extra long while before contributing."I just got into a new home and I'm hoping to procure a multi-zone music server. I'm really new to the field, so I'm pretty overwhelmed by all the options. I need at least three zone...

January 28th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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So far as we can tell, this is the first major product introduction from Sooloos since it was acquired by Meridian Audio Limited in December 2008. For those who've already plunked down for one of the company's music management devices, you'd be better off holding your ears and scrolling down with h...

January 26th 2009 at 8:18am 0 Comments