It was quite exciting to read the press announcement from Olive this morning. Olive has replaced all their previous products with the Opus No.4 and Symphony No.2. The Opus is a CD-ripper, music server and music rendering device while the Symphony has identical functionality with the exception of CD-ripping. Both are DLNA/UPnP compliant devices. Both have a very nice user interface that is genre-dependent in that the fields displayed are dependent upong the genre selected. In their example, the classical genre can broken into "Composer, Date Composed, Work, Act, Scene, Key, Opus No., Cadenza, Librettist, Lyrics, Storyline, Conductor, Orchestra, Chorus, Premiere, Arranged By, Musical Period". Both devices support sample rates/word sizes of up to 96kHz/24-bit.
The Symphony, being DLNA/UPnP compliant, can connect to any compliant server. This could be a the Opus or NAS device with the appropriate server software (e.g. TwonkyVision - $39.95). This device costs only USD$599. There is no need to purchase the Opus with such a configuration.
JA - please get this pair in for review ASAP!