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Old 12-09-2009, 10:33 AM
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:31 PM
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I want one, such a cool product. Everyone can argue you can do this for less, but the Olive is packaged pretty darn well.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:53 PM
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You can sign up for a free Olive giveaway.

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Old 12-10-2009, 12:05 AM
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Yep, I went ahead and entered.

What's amusing is I can't find mention of giving away an Olive in the T's & C's.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:51 AM
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Olive has been on top of the server game for years.
At $1,499 (and available in black) noone should be without the convenience of a server.
At $1,499 I'm thinking of buying and trying the Olive as an alternative to my macbook/appletv.
$1499! Hell, thats the cost of a new 1.5 meter Wireworld Platinum Starlight HDMI cable!
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:46 AM
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I'm thinking spending a few hundy more and get the 2TB version...the question is do you have to get the HD version to output 24/192 files even if you use an outboard DAC and bypass the unit's DAC?? If no then getting the base Olive with 2TB hard drive i think is the way to go using it's digital out to the DAC of your choice.
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I'm ready to move on from the McBook and ATV to a dedicated Music Server.
Now I'm a Mcfan and I've considered the MS300 and 750, but Olive's website is pretty convincing. It looks like this product's got the MS's topped by a considerable margin
Am I overlooking anything?
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I'm ready to move on from the McBook and ATV to a dedicated Music Server.
Now I'm a Mcfan and I've considered the MS300 and 750, but Olive's website is pretty convincing. It looks like this product's got the MS's topped by a considerable margin
Am I overlooking anything?
I have been tossing the Olive around in my head along with the Music Vault Diamond, but the having the Olive's smaller footprint might be an advantage.
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Would you use Olive's digitizing service?
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:28 AM
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Comes down to time.....average CD download is 3 to 5 minutes. May be worth it to send them your Top 100 CD's. Then you can do the rest at your leisure.
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