So Simple Audio has finally arrived. It was a product that promised big things, and had some big shoes to fill in many respects. Simple Audio is a music streamer geared toward the audiophile crowd; 24 bit audio support and the like. High quality DACS, digital output, etc. It sounds really good (in theory, and in actual fact). It has two flavors currently, the Roomplayer 1 and Roomplayer 2. The Roomplayer 1 has a built in digital amplifier, so that you can drive bookshelf speakers directly. The Roomplayer 2 is made to mate with another system; it's preamp only out.
The Olive music server has been a hit among hi-fi folks, and I have to admit, it's pretty cool. It does touchless CD ripping in uncompressed WAV or FLAC, and exists on the network as a UPNP server. It's interface makes it perfect for people who dont like computers, but want a media server. The O4HD does 192kHz/24bit music, and has won awards and accolades among those who take their music seriously.