Win an Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server worth $1500!

opus4Are you tired of the hassle and clutter of CDs? Listening to your favorite music but with subpar sound quality? This holiday season, Olive has a great giveaway for one lucky Gadgeteer reader – the Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server. Valued at $1,499, this stereo system provides the ultimate in sound quality (compared to MP3s and iPods), storage capacity, design and user friendliness. Product info and contest instructions after the jump.


Some of the ‘Wow’ features of Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server include:

  • Storage capacity of up to 1500 CDs in hi-fi digital instantly gets rid of CD clutter and ensures crystal clear sound quality
  • Full-color touchscreen display makes it easy for users to find the music they want
  • Multi-room music streaming and the ability to import music from a computer (wired or wireless) allow easy access to all your digital music sources in every room of your home
  • Seamless integration with existing hi-fi systems and a high resolution DAC deliver the best possible hi-fi audio experience (unlike any MP3 player)
  • Fine-grade aluminum and distinctive graphics provide an elegant design

Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server product details:

How to Win!


One Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server 500GB (in Silver or Black – your choice)

How to enter (read carefully – any missed steps and your entry will be disqualified):

1. Between now and Tuesday 11/17/2009 11:59PM EST, sign up with twitter and follow @thegadgeteer

2. Then send the following tweet:

RT Win an Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server worth $1500 @thegadgeteer Full details at

3. Come back to this post and leave a comment with your twitter name and let us know why YOU deserve to be the lucky winner of an Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server.

4. At some point on 11/18/2009, I’ll pick 1 random winner using The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to accept their prize. If I do not receive an answer, I’ll do other drawings till the prize is gone.

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1. Only one entry per person.

2. Contest is open to anyone with a US shipping address.

3. Contest is not open to writers, family members, close friends of The Gadgeteer.

4. is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.

5. Failure to follow instructions will result in the entry being disqualified.

I want to give a HUGE thank you to Olive for sponsoring this contest!

UPDATE – Post #24 from mvtully is the winner!

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  • Jackie Cheng November 12, 2009, 3:38 pm

    twitter name: debugy2k
    I’m a HUGE music fan. Plus we always need something like this in our music studio. Good luck everyone~~~

  • antkn33 November 12, 2009, 3:44 pm

    Twitter: antkn33

    I love music and would use this to help expose my daughter to quality music! No Hannah Montanna BS!

  • Daniel November 12, 2009, 3:49 pm

    Twitter name = danielajones

  • whoop November 12, 2009, 3:53 pm

    Twitter name: whoopmonster

    I desperately need this!!! The office I work in is partially lead-lined and we do not get any reception for radios. All we have is a 5 disc CD changer. Please consider me!!!

  • Bob Kieffer November 12, 2009, 3:57 pm

    Twitter name: bobkieffer

    This would be an awesome addition in our household, as we’re all major music lovers!

  • Eric B November 12, 2009, 3:58 pm

    Twitter name: Sandgritmetalic.
    I deserve an Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server because with a full time job and grad school work, I don’t get a lot of chances to relax. The way I prefer to relax is with some great music and this would be the ultimate cure!!

  • Nick Ashton November 12, 2009, 4:08 pm

    Tracometry is the Twitter name. This will be listen to by so many who visit my home. Music is our life.

  • Chris November 12, 2009, 4:14 pm

    Twitter nom de plume: chris_luttrell

    I wouldn’t say I deserve one as much as I really, really, really, really want one. I love music and how it makes me feel, no matter what mood I’m in. This lil gadget would be the best way for me to consolidate and integrate my music into my apartment, since most of it resides at my office and often leaves me having to resort to my Ipod and the radio for music at home.

  • Peter Sygieda November 12, 2009, 4:34 pm

    My Tweeter name: turbo935

    I deserve to win this beautiful product because, not only do I have about 400GB of mp3 music on various cd’s and mp3 players, but also because I want to give it to my daughter for Christmas. She is the best daughter anyone can imagine.
    Thank you

  • lloyd November 12, 2009, 4:46 pm

    Twitter name’s lloydviente and I deserve to win because I love me some music; and because I’ve had back luck with storage in the past, I need something like Olive Opus to reliably store my music library.

  • Russell November 12, 2009, 4:49 pm

    Twitter Name: relouder
    I really like the Olive Opus Music Server.
    I’m a big fan of the Gadgeteer!

  • Som Bouasri November 12, 2009, 4:58 pm

    twitter name: sbouasri
    I deserve to win cause I love music.

  • E.P. November 12, 2009, 5:13 pm

    twitter name: eerilyprescient
    This looks wicked cool and I would love to listen to some music while not in my office. Also awesome.

  • Rajesh Mishra November 12, 2009, 5:21 pm

    Twitter name: Mishra_Rajesh
    Tweat link:
    I want to win this because couples of reason. First I don’t have any good music player at my home and neither Ipod. I am very big fan of Musics. I store my music on my computer. As I have lot of musics stored in my computer so it started getting full. So i transferred my half of the music to external hard drive. So every time when i want to listen music I had to attach to computer and listen then. This is not impossible but its just little inconvenient.
    2nd reason is that i can’t carry my computer all over home. So music gets limited to only my living room. Some time If I am at bedroom or balcony i can’t listen music. This will also help me in music streaming. so whether i am at kitchen, bedroom , balcony , living room i can enjoy good music with good sounds system.
    3rd and last but not least reason is that, my wife is asking me to buy good music streaming device like this from long time. Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server not only fulfill my all requirement but also exceeds on some of them. I want it so badly but I can’t buy Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server, because its not in my priority list yet and its far away from my price range. So, if I win this monster it will be perfect holiday gift for my wife and for me too as i will able to spent quality times with quality sounds.

  • Joe Sinkwitz November 12, 2009, 5:33 pm

    I never win anything, but I thought I’d try anyway. This is a copy of my “jjsink” tweet:
    Latest: @thegadgeteer RT Win an Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server @thegadgeteer Full details at… less than 5 seconds ago

  • Anna Smith November 12, 2009, 6:21 pm

    twitter name: aks710 That would be a great way to have all of our music in one place and expose our 13 month old son to many different kinds of music. A lot easier than grabbing all of the cd’s.

  • Grey Weissend November 12, 2009, 7:25 pm

    twitter name: greyweissend
    I am trying to help my wife appreciate the advancements of musical technology and I am always trying to update my current setup! Good luck everyone

  • June Reich November 12, 2009, 7:36 pm

    Why not me? And, since the winner is being picked by, does it really matter what the comment states?

    • Julie November 12, 2009, 7:47 pm

      @June because it’s my contest and I want to know. 🙂

  • andreas November 12, 2009, 7:58 pm

    @hork the only thing I like more than gadgets is playing music on them

  • Phil November 12, 2009, 8:24 pm

    With 4 daughters and a wife we need a better way to organize and use all our music.

  • Rex Zonner November 12, 2009, 11:50 pm

    rzonner is my Twitter name…

    I would love to have this is my house. I work at home by myself and music is the only thing that keeps me sane.

    BTW: Love The Gadgeteer! Get if via my RSS reader everyday.

  • Melvyn November 13, 2009, 12:22 am

    I’m @melvynadam and was already following you.

    I “deserve” (bit excessive but we’ll go with it!) to win this prize because I’ve spent two years searching for the perfect audio solution for my digital collection and now that I’ve found it I see it’s out of my price range!

  • mvtully November 13, 2009, 2:47 am

    I am @mvtully and I tweeted the message:

    I deserve to win this prize as I don’t have any sound system in my house other then my TV. I would love to have a system to play music to my new born child when he arrives.

  • Fred November 13, 2009, 4:12 am

    twitter name: Fredenka
    I deserve to win because the chance of being randomly chosen is slim.

  • Samleemd November 13, 2009, 8:46 am

    I love music more than anyone I know, and the digital perfection of this device well airally thrill me.

  • Samleemd November 13, 2009, 8:48 am

    Twitter name samleemd
    I love music more than anyone I know, and the digital perfection of this device well airally thrill me.

  • Mathieu November 13, 2009, 9:50 am

    Twitter name: mhenault

    Hi Julie, Being a long time follower of The Gadgeteer and a huge music fan and Gargantuous music library OLIVE is THE music server to own.

    Keep up the good work Julie!

  • John Ramseur November 13, 2009, 11:13 am

    Twitter handle: chazzersize

    The cd rack that I have in my apt is overloaded and archaic. I should def have one of these servers even if I don’t win this one.

  • Anthony November 13, 2009, 11:32 am

    Twitter name = AJWINNER

    This would be a cool addition to my gadget collection….

  • Fred Raimondi November 13, 2009, 12:05 pm

    Twitter name – fredfx

    No one is a bigger music fan than I am. My CD collection is not only enormous, but eclectic as well……dribble…drool….dribble…cool gadget….

  • Twitter name = plumbob November 13, 2009, 12:28 pm

    This server rocks and so does the gadgeteer.. 🙂

  • Esben Melbye November 13, 2009, 12:36 pm

    EsbenFoto / Twitter Name
    What a fantastic gadget, it would be so cool to organize my CD’s on this truly amazing thing. I am a lover music, sometimes to organized for my own good and have a fair amount of CD’s, there for I think this would be a perfect thing for a guy like myself!

  • Cheechwhiz November 13, 2009, 1:23 pm

    ‘Cuz my wife is handicapped, so, we are housebound together. We read, surf the web and listen to jazz all day. This would save the CD shuffle and scratch.

  • Edmond Carson November 13, 2009, 1:31 pm

    I’ve been a gadgeteer reader since I bought my first pocket pc about 6 years ago. This would be a great addition to my office so that have some music while they work. Thanks.

  • T Peterson November 13, 2009, 4:19 pm

    Twitter name = TWP 15146

    I need to get 25 years of CDs put all in one place!

  • Kevin November 14, 2009, 2:44 am

    Twitter name = klcoll

    This would be perfect for us – my wife and I could finally clear out our massive combined CD collections. It’s more than a little out of hand, and neither of us really wants to get rid of anything. Plus she would be able to stream it anywhere in the house w/o cranking the volume to 11.

  • Mimi November 14, 2009, 10:55 pm

    Following you on Twitter as bigguysmama. Here’s the link to my RT:
    I have a hard time trying to think of “why” we deservie it compared to anyone else. Shall I play on your sympathy even tho the randomizer will choose the winner? 🙂 I’m a single mom with 4 kids and it would be a great gift for one of my teenagers. If it’s not something they would want, I know I’d love to put all my CDs that sit in a basket onto it. One less pile around the house! Who doesn’t want that? 🙂 Plus, I personally don’t have a CD player and out in the boonies we don’t get reception for a radio. The only time I hear music at the house is when it streams from online. Thanks for this offer!

  • Bettie November 15, 2009, 3:22 am

    My hubby plays in two bands and he is always recording,storing and listening to music on his PC. This Music Server would be a DREAM!

  • richfinck November 15, 2009, 10:11 am

    Because I can’t possibly afford this if I don’t win it.

  • Sara November 15, 2009, 10:14 am

    Id love to have one central place for my music and be able to access it easily 🙂
    Thank you for the chance.

  • Mr. Tangent November 15, 2009, 10:15 am

    I have around 1500 legitimately purchased CDs so this would be a sublime solution to my audiophile needs!

    Twitter name: MrTangent

    My real name is John, and I love technology.

  • Joshua November 15, 2009, 10:15 am

    I am a father of four with four boys who would love to have a new gadget in the house. We have a great time with unboxing playing with the box and packing materials. Then we get to the gadget. It isalways fun!

  • Michelle Kondrich November 15, 2009, 10:18 am

    @MissIllustrator deserves to win because her fiance has tons of music and that we listen to simultaneously while getting some work done. We need a good stereo!

  • Norn November 15, 2009, 10:32 am

    TWEET: @n69n

    Music is total inspiration for my art & how I live my life!
    The OLIVE MUSIC SERVER would help me LIVE ***IN*** music!!!

  • Kevin November 15, 2009, 11:34 am

    Twitter: kdorff

    I should win because I have been a dedicated Gadgeteer fan for many, many years. A site after my own heart. That and because that system looks very nice and would look even nicer in my entertainment setup!

  • Ryan November 15, 2009, 1:18 pm

    Twitter: gadgetryan

    I may love all new tech but for music I still have my cd collection, plus my music singles in cassette form that I bought when I was a kid, and some good old vinyl from my wanna-be dj days..Plus its new and shiny!! 🙂

    Good luck all!!

  • WarDeCaro November 15, 2009, 2:14 pm

    I’m a huge techhead and need to rip my old music into something my wife will actually use. I used to walk by the Olive offices in San Francisco on my way to a client, love the product’s simplicty and design.

    Twitter – WarDeCaro

  • Jason Stubbs November 15, 2009, 2:16 pm

    Twitter name: britontour

    I really need this as I live in a small apartment and I would be able to make some much needed extra space by transferring all my music to the Olive and putting the CDs into storage.

  • sanjay barua November 15, 2009, 2:33 pm

    twitter name : sanjaykrazee

    here s my twitter status !! =

    m already following u on twitter !!! Errr !!! well i wud tell i deserver this player coz for me mUzikk is life…my parents cant afford for a proper muzik player at home…we just have a simple dvd player in which we dont get proper sound output which at times is very very irritating….the remote’s sensitivity is almost gone…we need one very very badly…please consider me the winner man…!!!please…i digg muzikk…listen to alternative rock punk metal, a bit of death and hip hop as wel !!!! adios hope i win !!!!! \m/ [-[-_[-_-]_-]-] \m/

  • Graves De Armond November 15, 2009, 3:14 pm

    Twitter name @bgfelix. I would love to win this prize! Music is a huge part of my life and being disabled I could never afford one on my own. PS – thanks for the chance and all the great articles and tweets!

  • Elias Rangel November 15, 2009, 11:33 pm

    Twitter name @eliasrangel.
    It will work perfectly for my current project of saving my whole music collection into a digital format.

  • Ryan Welch November 16, 2009, 12:04 pm

    Twiter name:

    I deserve this to help spread holiday cheer with the extended family when they are over for the holidays!

  • Geek4life1986 November 16, 2009, 3:54 pm

    I deserve to win because I’ve followed the instructions, I’ve obeyed the rules, and I consider the Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server a fine centerpiece for the audio system I’d like to put together.

    Twitter: @geek4life1986

  • Bill Jones November 16, 2009, 8:35 pm


    Nothing is more relaxing at the end of the day than to kick back and get lost in some great music. The Olive Opus music server looks like a great way to extend that experience to the whole house. Thanks for running the contest.


  • CRA1G November 17, 2009, 8:40 am

    Twitter name: CRA1G
    I would love to win the Olive Opus music server because our CD collection (~1400 discs) takes up way, way too much space and I’d love to be able to store them away without losing access to the high-fidelity sound quality of the originals. The OOMS sounds (ha!) like it would fit the bill perfectly. Thanks, Julie!

  • Michael Rye November 17, 2009, 9:33 am

    Twitter name: SilvrDrgn
    I’ve been an audiophile and avid fan of all kinds of music all my life. This would be the ultimate solution for me to listen to all my music anywhere I go!

  • AV4TAr November 17, 2009, 9:36 am

    i deserve ir! jaja


  • Joanna November 17, 2009, 10:18 am

    Twitter name: motley_muse . As musicians and music lovers with a huge music collection, my family would love this gadget! It would also be a great toy right now while I’m on bedrest due to a complicated pregnancy.

  • Jason November 17, 2009, 10:22 am

    Twitter name: sourkraut
    It’s time to consolidate our music collection and actually get to LISTEN to it more often, and the Olive Opus music server would be a HUGE help in that effort. Thanks!

  • Max Herron November 17, 2009, 11:09 am

    Twitter Name: herronm
    Let me just say, that I am a music lover. I have been a professional drummer for 40 years. My music has been in formats no longer used (8 track, cassetts, 45s, LPs,…). I have over 50 gig of MP3s right now and need this system. Thanks Gadgeteer and Olive.

  • Sara Hopkins November 17, 2009, 11:31 am

    I already follow @thegadgeteer and love your reviews – I learn so much! Don’t know if I will be eligible since my tweets are private. Twitter name = chanteuse64
    I’m a musician and would love to be able to get all my music in one place – but available in every room! Did not even know this existed but it sounds terrific!
    I don’t really deserve to win though — many of the other commenters NEED this more…

  • SeahorseSeaEO November 17, 2009, 11:41 am

    Twitter name: @SeahorseSoft

    This would be awesome to stream music throughout the house. Our 1yr old loves to dance to music, so we need tunes all over the place 🙂

  • Matt Penning November 17, 2009, 11:45 am

    Twitter Name: @mattpenning

    We have a 9 inch tv as the only television in the house, which makes music one of our primary means of entertainment along with reading, working on photography and relaxing with each other.

    The Olive Opus 4 would be perfect to house our LP collection, and the countless CDs which we own. Having all our music sourced from one central location and library would be a dream come true!

  • ryan tan November 17, 2009, 12:19 pm

    twitter handle: rtanph

    i’d love to win this – my dad has always been such a music fan, and he keeps saying he’d like to sit back and relax to his music someday. if i get this for him he would have access to it in one place, without him shuffling to change the discs every time.

    thanks for running the contest, and more power to The Gadgeteer!

  • vettinai November 17, 2009, 1:29 pm

    It would be great to stream music all over the house from my eclectic collection. Thanks for the contest. Love the Gadgeteer reviews.

  • fireman13 November 17, 2009, 1:53 pm

    digital music is so great, having one sysytem to collect and play would be amazing

  • Mike J November 17, 2009, 1:54 pm

    Twitter: exillinimj

    I am a huge music fan. I have over 600 CDs and also over 75 GBs of MP3s on my computer. This would be a great addition to my stereo (and I could get rid of my CD player!).

  • Brian M November 17, 2009, 2:21 pm

    my tweet name is brian_mullin. Great contest.

  • j3ff November 17, 2009, 2:32 pm

    Do Want!
    Twitter id: @jb_henry

  • Stefan November 17, 2009, 2:58 pm

    Twitter Name: stemu2000

    Ever listened to Japanese radio? – It’s terrible, too much talk and japanese singers can’t sing. I sooooooooo need a good audio player to keep me entertained while i am staying on this little island here!

    ps: I read the rules and I have an US shipping address … should i be the lucky winner.

  • Rob O. November 17, 2009, 3:08 pm

    Hi Julie! I’m @robodaniel and am a long-term Gadgeteer fan. I’ve been a digital music convert for several years. Back in ’05 I blogged about my digital music [conversion] project and I haven’t slowed since.

    Back when we had TiVo, I had a way to get music from my PC to the living room, but alas, that was not to last. (I jumped ship when HD became available via my cable provider and I couldn’t justify the high price of the HD TiVo. But i sure do miss the TiVo’s smarts!!)

    This server would be a fantastic way for me to get my music back out of the home office and into the living room where it belongs!

  • phancao November 17, 2009, 3:18 pm

    Twitter Name: phancao

    I deserve to be the lucky winner of an Olive Opus 4 Hi-Fi Music Server because I’m a good person, I love music and I followed all your instructions.

  • Edd November 17, 2009, 3:21 pm

    twitter name is dubsar – huge fan of the site for years, and totally need a music server!

  • Brett November 17, 2009, 3:29 pm

    Twitter name: broache

    I deserve to win because I need to use more CDs for coasters!

  • Melanie November 17, 2009, 4:30 pm

    Twitter id @katmagick

    My radios don’t work up here on the mountain. Even satellite radio doesn’t work in the house. This would be a great alternative to radio. Since I have piles of cd’s every where, this could clear out the clutter. I would look foward to filling up the 1500 slots with some new cd’s since I don’t have that many.

  • Lee November 17, 2009, 4:43 pm

    Twitter ID @kinggrahamx

    I deserve to win this prize because my aging CD towers get so dusty that my poor kitties are sneezing all the time. Please help my kitties.

  • Daniel November 17, 2009, 4:46 pm

    twitter name: dbrandmeyer

    I deserve to win because this will help me to convince my wife that HTPCs (and devices like this) can co-exist with other pieces without disruption to her normal listening/viewing habits. The Xbox, PS3, and Wii all can do this, but not as well.

  • Mike November 17, 2009, 5:11 pm

    Twitter name: MajorHavoc
    I deserve to win because I am always getting yelled at for leaving my CD’s strewn around in a mess after I’ve gone searching for that perfect song to listen to!

    Thank you Gadgeteer!

  • J Phillips November 17, 2009, 5:50 pm

    From @jmpm3
    The Olive Opus 4 looks like the gold standard in new digital music components. I can’t wait to hook it up!



  • J.S. Draw November 17, 2009, 5:55 pm

    twitter name: JSDraw2009

    I deserve to win this (a) because, despite having resolved never to join Twitter, I actually joined Twitter just to be eligible, and (b) because I have more than 3,000 CDs so I can put this to very good use. Thank you.

  • ferris209 November 17, 2009, 6:28 pm

    Twitter Name: ferris209
    I am a rabid music collector, I love old country music and have amassed a collection of over 1200 CD’s, mostly from Bear Family Records of Germany who restores the old country, rock, and bluegrass stuff. I could dang sure use this to store my massive collection. Plus, I am a poor country boy cop that just don’t have many luxeries outside of my music.

  • William November 17, 2009, 7:20 pm

    Twitter Name: William13540

    Been following the Gadgeteer forever. Hoping to get lucky and end my cd collection.

  • kimw November 17, 2009, 7:22 pm

    Id love to get this for my better half… he’s not all that into technology, but he loves music and has tons of cd’s which are everywhere.

  • bigman606 November 17, 2009, 7:32 pm

    Twitter name: LeotheThird

    Love music but trying to unclutter my life and move more things to digital before the wife throws things out. Help a music junkie out!

  • Marc November 17, 2009, 8:14 pm

    My pointless drivel can be followed @xeonrage

    Having just moved into a new house the process of aquiring, expanding, and pushing the boundaries of home tech has begun anew. This would be a beautiful start for someone with over 500gb of mp3’s that demand to be heard. 🙂

  • Frank Testa November 17, 2009, 9:58 pm

    Twitter name is fjtesta
    Thank you.

  • john November 17, 2009, 11:06 pm

    Having not used my twitter account in over a year, you gave me hope that the world is indeed fair and worthless scum like me can indeed walk away from this rock in a better state. And with that, I tweeted.

    Not to mention the Opus 4 rocks a fat ass. I’ll end up spending (going into credit card debt) the $1500 you saved me on new gear to go with it. Have I said thanks?!?

    Thanks Again 🙂

    Twitter: jspanitz

  • Carmen November 17, 2009, 11:19 pm

    Twitter name: atlantagalknows

    I’d love to win this because between my husband and I, we have had to stuff our cds in boxes there are so many. It’d be nice (and, much more attractive) to have this snazzy device. Also, no shuffling between cd to cd!

    (Here’s my tweet link:

  • Joe Born November 17, 2009, 11:26 pm

    hi there, I’m @joeborn

  • Harry November 18, 2009, 2:18 am

    never believe on easy winning…suprise me so that I can at least testify to others that this was a real thing and not another….

  • Julie November 18, 2009, 8:00 pm

    UPDATE – Post #24 from mvtully is the winner!