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Olive O6HD Music Server
If you really, really care about the quality of your digital music collection -- and its playback -- then perhaps you'd be interested in the Olive O6HD Music Server ($5,000). This hand-built high-end hi-fi addition features a 2TB AV hard drive, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and twin TI 192khz/24-bit Burr- Brown PCM1792 DACs running in mono mode.
Want more features? You'll enjoy its dedicated linear power supply for the analog output stage for pristine output via analog or digital hookups, and 802.11n Wi-Fi to stream music to different rooms, connect to Internet radio, and access music stored on your home computer. There's HDMI output for connection to a TV, a separate headphone DAC for personal listening, and compatibility with the company's iOS app, letting you control the box from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.