July 29, 2005 It often takes a while for a new concept to be fully embraced by the establishment – historically, this has not been a strategically good move. So we kinda like the take the “Symphony” – it’s a wireless digital HiFi component based on the popular idea of a central device that stores, manages and wirelessly distributes digital music throughout the home, but goes a new way with regard to its hardware and user interface concept. Engineered as a true HiFi component, the Symphony features the proprietary Digital Pure Audio (DPA) technology that delivers the high fidelity sound an audiophile calls for. Although the Symphony is filled with innovative convergence technology, its intuitive navigation requires no prior user knowledge of such.
Addressing the high share of classical music aficionados among audiophiles the Symphony is the world's first device to come with Playlist, a software that allows users to meaningfully catalog and compile classical music. The new Symphony starts at US$899, and includes the free Preload service - the ripping of the user's music onto the device before it ships.
"The wide acceptance of digital music has spurred the availability of solutions that allow users to enjoy music away from the PC.", said Oliver Bergmann, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and President of Olive Media Products, Inc. "However, the quality limitations of lossy audio formats and problematic integration of convergence technology have made those solutions unacceptable for music aficionados. Olive enters the market from the perspective of a true audiophile, eliminating the PC experience entirely."
Digital Pure Audio
A central place for all your music.
Ease of use. Beautiful design.
Take your music everywhere
Playlist - Management software for classical music.
Preload - Free service to rip and load music onto Symphony
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Symphony will be available mid-August starting at US$899. The wireless music receiver Sonata will be priced at US$199. The free Preload service is for pre-orders only.
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