I received this recently from a reader:
"I just finished reading the August Absolute Sound Issue 183. I found the Special Digital Focus articles of great interest. I have my i -pod like the zillions of others and find that it has a place in my life , particularly when I am on those international long flights that my job demands. It sure beats the movies and bad sounds available on board. One thing that it has influenced is my way of dealing with my music. The shear convenience of being able to "select" what ever music I care to listen to from a library just makes a lot of sense to me. And so I came across an ad for an Olive product. Long story short, I purchased an Olive Opus No. 5 last year. This is their top of the line model. I have found it to be a shear joy to own. In terms of continence and user friendliness it gets top marks. But that is the so called icing on the cake. What thrills me is the quality of the sound. In balanced mode, it reveals the music in so many dimensions and layers it is hard to stop listening. But these are my thoughts, I would love to have you review an Opus No 5 as a part of your digital focus as I think the listening audience would truly love to see a music server of top quality at an affordable price."
Robert D Parisi