Last week, I've successfully received my Olive One after 'just' 5 months of wait from my online order date
I've choosed the standalone version (No HDD) since I would like to stream my music (Flac/APE) from my Synology DS212j NAS using DLNA/UPnp client. I'm using the One embedded Class D amplifier to drive my B&W DM604-S3 pair.
I've managed to modify my current loudspeakers installation and wiring to afford the new Audio player. The idea was to install it on top of the left loudspeaker to be safe for the small kids and convenient for adults access. Also, I would like to hide as much as possible the wiring cables for the living room
So I've installed new wiring paths within the concrete back wall to afford :
- LAN cable (from the switch)
- The pair of the loudspeakers cables
- The Olive One DC jack (with the AC/DC adapter close to the floor hanging on the wall (flat) to be hide by the left loudspeaker cabinet)
Here is the result:
Now, the Olive one installed on top of the speaker:
Details of full (short) wiring connections :
Olive One and B&W DM-604-S3 pair general view:
I was little bit nervous about the ability for the player to drive my B&W pair with its embedded amplifier versus SPL but I was wrong : this little player is very powerfull and I can't push the audio Volume on max without exceeding the convenient audio listening level for my living room ! Also, the audio quality is there, almost as well as my previous Yamaha S1700+Cambridge 640A amplifier system : good job Olive !!
Now, I need to tweak my UPnp client on NAS to match the convenient presentation (Artist - Album - Tracks) levels view on the player