Olive oils CD eating machine

We know your game – you’re an audiophile, and that means you’ve got a CD tower so high it’s got a tourists’ viewing platform. Fancy archiving the lot

We know your game – you’re an audiophile, and that means you’ve got a CD tower so high it’s got a tourists’ viewing platform. Fancy archiving the lot and sending tunes wirelessly to your spare room? Olive’s cavernous new music centre is just the job.

The OPUS has a frankly laughable – we’re laughing with it, not at it – 400GB hard drive. That’s enough for 660 CD quality albums, 1100 lossless albums, or a town’s music collection in MP3.

It’s far from just a digital music landfill, though. Using four Burr-Brown 24-bit digital-to-analog converters, it apparently eliminates noise distortion and performs up with its high-end competition as a standalone CD player.

There are a few other nifty digital music tricks too: integrated Wi-Fi means you can stream tunes to other rooms, the internal database will automatically ID tag all your ripped music, and a USB port lets you transfer songs to your iPod.

If a weekend spent feeding an OPUS with CDs doesn’t appeal, Olive is even offering a free preload of your music collection for a limited time only.

We’re currently confirming a UK release date and price for the OPUS, but it will be going on sale in the US from March for $3000 (£1720). More news when we get it, meanwhile Olive’s site has all the specs.