Originally Posted by Danny Kim
What I was wondering is if the internal amplifier is being bypassed, will it still generate heat inside the housing?
Is it true that there are no RCA outputs on it?
Correct on the no RCA, only a 3.5 mm stereo jack and a Coaxial digital out. Not sure on the ability to turn off the internal amp when using a different power source, great question though. I asked a question on the Indigogo discussion page about streaming music sources and here was their response:
"We plan to ship end of September and you should receive an update email on Saturday (if you have ordered recently). We probably won’t have any of the music services implemented natively at this time, but will release them shortly afterwards (plan is to start with Deezer and Spotify). Thanks.
P.S. It is faster if you send us requests directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. we monitor the forum only 1-2 times a day."
So I recommend you email your question to email@example.com and report back what you find out.
Now here was an update I received last Saturday from Olive:
Olive ONE Home Music Player
Thank you for ordering an Olive ONE at www.myoliveone.com
. We are sending you a quick update to inform you about some important changes in the specifications and the estimated shipping date of your product. Since the launch of the Olive ONE campaign with Indiegogo we have received a lot of feedback from our supporters how the perfect Olive ONE should look like.
Based on the information we have gathered from our surveys and forum discussions, it is clear that Olive ONE needs the following features:
RCA connector for digital coax output (instead of 3.5mm)
Standard USB connector (instead of Micro USB)
Although these changes will undoubtedly increase production costs, we have decided to implement them at no additional cost to you. We have spent the last few months analyzing the effect of these changes on the product design and have initiated the redesign of the PCB, change in tooling, EVT and DVT test plans, as well as redefined the certification and test requirements.
We estimate that these changes will delay the first shipments of Olive ONE by 6-8 weeks to end of September, beginning of October. We will do our best to reduce this shipping estimate and will update you when we reach key milestones.
To be fair with our early supporters from Indiegogo we will ship their products first. However, we can still increase the production quantity and include the orders we have received directly through www.myoliveone.com
. In order to include your order with the first shipment you would need to authorize us to charge your credit card/PayPal account now. This way all customers that receive their Olive ONE with the first shipment are treated equally.
Please reply to this email only if you want to be included in the first shipment. The second shipment of Olive ONE is estimated to ship in November.
We hope you are as excited as we are! As always, please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to your feedback.
Olive ONE Team
Summary of changes to Olive ONE
We have added:
Analog output (3.5mm connector)
Gold-plated RCA connector for digital output
USB A connector (instead of USB Micro)
Gold-plated speaker binding posts to allow end-users to use their own high-end speaker cables & connectors (Olive PAC will no longer be required).
We have removed:
WiFi Direct & Miracast (our surveys indicated that less than 3% intend to use this feature). However, we will implement most of the features provided by WiFi Direct/Miracast through a standard web interface, which allows for a wider compatibility with networked TVs.
For some reason it strikes me odd that they are trying so hard to have me pre-pay, kinda makes me nervous but with a currently working solution in the Squeezebox Duet and with their response of zero online streaming content for launch I'm sorta looking at my further delay as bit of a benefit at this point (also if they run into say a shielding or a software update snafu having the second iteration of product hardware can truly be a benefit) . I sure hope this comes out and knocks everyone's socks off but I'm now willing to hold off a tad longer to get others' first impressions.