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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #60 on: Mar 11, 2014 at 02:33 PM »
Basically, the email was sent to confirm my shipping address and that the Olive would be shipped before the end of March.

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #61 on: Apr 02, 2014 at 02:22 PM »
just an update..sample package when shipped..they will be double boxed per olive

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Hello everyone,

The first batch of products have been assembled, packaged and shipped to our customers. After the many delays we understand that everyone is eager to get their ONE quickly and we are currently optimizing assembly processes to maximize output and ship as many products as quickly as possible.

The actual shipping date of your ONE will depend on the date & time in which we have received your original order. To be fair with everyone we are shipping orders prioritized by order date, so customers that have ordered early in the campaign will get their products first. You will receive an email with a tracking number once your ONE has shipped.




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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #62 on: Apr 22, 2014 at 11:52 AM »
meron na kayang actual review sa mga naka receive na ng orders?
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #63 on: Apr 22, 2014 at 11:59 AM »
meron na kayang actual review sa mga naka receive na ng orders?

May naka receive na ba ng orders?  I am also waiting for review.

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #64 on: Apr 22, 2014 at 01:17 PM »
Cancelled my order.. If reviews are good then I might order one..
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #65 on: Jun 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM »
Meron na nakatanggap ng orders nila?
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #66 on: Jun 11, 2014 at 12:03 PM »
Nakapagtataka wala pa rin reviews kahit isa sa net..
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #67 on: Jun 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM »
sa mga backers pa lang ni sship sir sa pag ka alala ko..malapit na sa akin..hopefully next week

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #68 on: Jun 11, 2014 at 12:56 PM »
sa mga backers pa lang ni sship sir sa pag ka alala ko..malapit na sa akin..hopefully next week

If the units were shipped months ago to backers, by now dapat meron na lumabas na mga reviews..  pero hanggang ngayon wala pa rin..
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #69 on: Jun 11, 2014 at 01:13 PM »
If the units were shipped months ago to backers, by now dapat meron na lumabas na mga reviews..  pero hanggang ngayon wala pa rin..

users lang mga backers..they actually started shipping last May lang..even sa zendesk forum ung mga nakaka receive na backers eh konti lang nag ppost ng review..so far sa forum parang nasa 8 lang nag post ng mini review..I'll post one review, if I get it..mine is sitting in Fedex facility in Achorage due to some issue on the invoice..anyway they already sent the updated one..hopefully I'll get it by next week.

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #70 on: Jun 18, 2014 at 11:41 AM »
users lang mga backers..they actually started shipping last May lang..even sa zendesk forum ung mga nakaka receive na backers eh konti lang nag ppost ng review..so far sa forum parang nasa 8 lang nag post ng mini review..I'll post one review, if I get it..mine is sitting in Fedex facility in Achorage due to some issue on the invoice..anyway they already sent the updated one..hopefully I'll get it by next week.

Please Update us. Really curious with OLIVE ONE :)

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #71 on: Jul 11, 2014 at 01:23 PM »
My One arrived 2 weeks ago so here are some initial impressions. 

The packaging is simple and neat, with ample protection for the beautiful device.  Did I say beautiful?  It's gorgeous actually, a really cool looking piece of equipment, which has very high WAF (for the family man).  But to others, it looks like a glorified digital clock  ;D

Booting up..


The other contents of the package consists of the custom 3.5mm-RCA analog/line-out cable, a wifi antenna (for extending range), and the power supply (auto volt).  It also contains a simple user guide on setting up the One .  You may want to check the guide online for more updates/information (https://olivemediainc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/200090595-User-Guide)

3.5mm - RCA


I only have a simple network at home and don't have servers or NAS, so my contents for the One will be purely local (internal HDD).  Installing the 2.5" (laptop HDDs) into the One is fairly easy.  Olive have already put up the instructions here (https://olivemediainc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200768285-How-do-I-insert-my-own-hard-drive-).  Also, there is another way to share the content to the One, that is through bluetooth.  Also, forgot to mention, it already has internet radio,  however spotify, youtube and other music content sources/services support is not yet available but it is already on the works.

The One have an array of outputs to deliver your music.  It has a speaker out, analog out and a digital out.  You will need banana plugs if you want to connect the One to your speakers.  Olive has provided a custom 3.5mm to RCA cable if you want to utilize the line out and use your existing amplifier.  Also, you can opt to use the digital out if you want to use your external DAC.  The digital out is through a coaxial (RCA).  If you notice, the one also has a USB port, which is currently being developed to also stream digital data.  This is great if your external DAC only accepts USB input.

Rear ports


Here are the specifications of the DAC and amplifier inside the one taken from their site.
HD Digital-Analog-Converter
Based on Burr-Brown PCM5142:
32-bit/384kHz
Dynamic Range / SNR: 112 dB
THD+N: - 93 dB @ - 1 dBFS (Typical)
8X oversampling

Dual HD amplifiers and DSP
2x 32W/channel into 8 Ohm, high-efficiency (92%)
1 amp per channel provides perfect channel separation
DSP with Olive's patent-pending SMART technology

One thing that jumps on you when you start up the One, is probably the quality of the screen/display.  I think it is not on par with the quality look and feel of the One.  But I have no qualms, if it is not IPS or AMOLED and have a retina display.  I have joined the funding because I was looking for a music player where I can browse my music collection without using an external monitor/display/tv and which also looks good or looks like a piece of hifi equipment.  So the display of the One, is sufficient for that purpose.  A good UI is just a bonus for me, since I am used to playing by browsing into folders.

Track view



Album track view


You can browse by album with cover art thumbnails


Search artists, album, tracks

 
My initial experience was not overly positive, but the issues I encountered were mitigated with the help of the Olive support team.  Looking at the initial reviews from fellow One's owners, I think I just got it bad, as most of them shared their great experience with their unit.  Anyway, after completing the initial setup and tinkering the settings to suit my preferences and loading some music into the One, it's time for some listening sessions.

I only have a simple 2 channel audio setup due to some limited listening space in the apartment.  See my equipments below.

Speakers: Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniv Edn (6Ω/86db) in solid wood stands w/ spikes
DAC/Preamp: Emotiva Stealth DC-1 (24/192;Dual fully differential AD1955 DACs)
Amplifier: Emotiva A-100 Mini-X (50 watts @8Ω/80 watts @4Ω)

To be continued.
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #72 on: Jul 12, 2014 at 08:05 PM »
posted pics..will continue na lang on another post yung update ko

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #73 on: Jul 12, 2014 at 09:15 PM »
Excellent write up master! Meron pala siyang digital-out. Sana dalhin din yan dito ng local distro.

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #74 on: Jul 13, 2014 at 09:55 AM »
Very very nice... How much again is this?
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #75 on: Jul 13, 2014 at 10:10 AM »
Got mine around the same time you got yours. Apart from opening the box to check the contents... Haven't tried it yet as am always ootc on business.
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #76 on: Jul 13, 2014 at 10:11 AM »
Ang ganda sir. Can the screen be turned off while playing? Or dimmed?
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #77 on: Jul 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM »
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #78 on: Jul 15, 2014 at 03:27 PM »
Thanks mga sirs..hindi ko pa ma update ung review..busy busy..nag jjot down muna ako ng notes..

@mykel18 - at this point in time hindi pa sir..nasa road map din..nag request ako digital clock din as option kung wala nag ttouch screen for some time

@Courage - not sure how much na ngayon..499 ata with no hdd..

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #79 on: Jul 15, 2014 at 04:58 PM »
posted pics..will continue na lang on another post yung update ko

Dumating na pala ang Olive One mo brader disturbed.  Congrats. 

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #80 on: Sep 24, 2014 at 02:46 PM »
I have been busy and forgot to update this thread.  Actually, I held off my review due to an issue with the Olive One's digital out because I was planning to do a comparison review on the One's different outputs.
Luckily, due to my persistence plus patience and with the support of Olive and of Emotiva, we got the digital out working.  Hat's off to Emotiva for lending a valuation unit of a DAC/Pre to Olive so they can resolve the issue.  Lot's of Olive One's owners are happy now because of this.

Because of the issue, I have been using the Olive One's line out and my DAC/Pre acted only as a pre-amp from the start.  So I am very familiar with the Olive One's DAC capability.
I will post my thoughts again on this matter because I was just so happy that the digital out is already working lol. 

Will post some more pics later.

Again kudos to Emotiva and Olive! 

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #81 on: Oct 22, 2014 at 02:39 PM »
I received an Olive newsletter and they say that the price will go up by 100 by 1st of November, from 499 to 599 wihout a harddrive
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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #82 on: Oct 23, 2014 at 05:36 AM »
may remote po pala ito? or may app that can run on ios or android?

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #83 on: Oct 23, 2014 at 03:27 PM »
may remote po pala ito? or may app that can run on ios or android?

android app alam ko meron, not sure ios..pero for sure gagawin din for ios

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #84 on: Oct 23, 2014 at 03:56 PM »
Bookmarked!

Good specs, na-try mo na ba sir na i-plug yung Wharfedale Denton mo sa speaker output ng Olive One?

I'm wondering with the internal amplifier's performance:
Dual HD amplifiers and DSP
2x 32W/channel into 8 Ohm, high-efficiency (92%)
1 amp per channel provides perfect channel separation

looks good, RMS value po ba yung 32w/ch?

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #85 on: Oct 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM »
Bookmarked!

Good specs, na-try mo na ba sir na i-plug yung Wharfedale Denton mo sa speaker output ng Olive One?

I'm wondering with the internal amplifier's performance:
Dual HD amplifiers and DSP
2x 32W/channel into 8 Ohm, high-efficiency (92%)
1 amp per channel provides perfect channel separation

looks good, RMS value po ba yung 32w/ch?

That is one thing I never did try haha..sure I will try it when I get home later.

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #86 on: Oct 28, 2014 at 01:00 PM »
Looking forward for the results sir :)

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #87 on: Oct 29, 2014 at 01:12 AM »
First my preference..
I am more of a detail freak and treble head (if there is such a term) and I prefer my bass that is dry,fast and punchy.  I mostly listen to all kinds of rock and love listening to vocals both male and female which is why most of the time I prefer acoustic and live recording versions.

so now that is out of the way..

Me, I really didn't bother to use the speaker out of the Olive One since I use a separate amp for it to drive my bookshelf speakers and because I doubted the internal amps will drive the speakers that I have.  Well I tested it last night (due to request by kranoz) and was amazed how it sound, I didn't really expect it.  With my limited listening space, I am only at about 50-55% of the volume slider for my normal listening level which is already loud for my wife.  I can only imagine how more sensitive speakers will perform with the Olive One, full range speakers come to mind.  What a very simple set up that would be!

I am randomly playing familiar tracks on the Olive One (list below). 
Seven Mary Three - Lucky (Acoustic/Live)
Dave Matthews Band - Belly Belly Nice (Live)
                               Gaucho (Live)
                               Sweet (Live)
Alanis Morisette - Forgiven (Acoustic)
Fall Out Boy feat Eric Clapton - Save Rock N Roll
Damien Rice - Volcano
                    Blower's Daughter
Sarah Mclachlan - Angel (Acoustic/Live)
Metallica - Unforgiven (S&M)
Disturbed - Indestructible
Pearl Jam - Rearview mirror
Students of Aaron o Keefe - 42 (by Tool)

The details and micro details are present and the sound has good tonal balance with a slight emphasis on the mids.  The lower frequencies do not smear the mids and highs but is slightly less controlled and has a bit of bloom to my ears (compared when using the mini-x + dc-1).  This is ofcourse YMMV!  It is really hard to find fault on its sound reproduction and will basically come down to taste and synergy with the speaker pairing.  It is really a great all in One solution for your music needs. :D

I will just post some more review ramblings..hopefully at the weekend.

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #88 on: Dec 05, 2014 at 07:54 PM »
I have another Olive One on the way as I won a Cyber Monday bid promo that Olive came out with last Cyber Monday ( of course)... Hehe.

Bidded $450 for an Olive One with 1TB drive... And I won!

My 2nd Olive One is arriving on Dec. 11 or 12. Yeah!

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Re: Olive ONE
« Reply #89 on: Dec 05, 2014 at 09:27 PM »
I have another Olive One on the way as I won a Cyber Monday bid promo that Olive came out with last Cyber Monday ( of course)... Hehe.

Bidded $450 for an Olive One with 1TB drive... And I won!

My 2nd Olive One is arriving on Dec. 11 or 12. Yeah!

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