Orb MP-1 Music Player features revealed

Posted by on Sep 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

Orb is very well known for its media streaming software, but not as a player in the hardware segment. Orb MP-1 Music Player features revealed which are given below.

Orb’s software is used in many folks to placeshift their personal music, photos, videos, live television, and Internet music and video streams from their home PC to their TV, stereo, iPad, mobile phones, PDAs or laptops.

Audio streaming from a computer over to a range of other home audio devices isn’t something new, but it has not made it into every single home across America. Orb thinks that the market still has enough room for minimum one more device, releasing their MP-1 music player. The Orb will connect to a powered audio device via an in-line jack like other offerings in the same vein, where it will then go ahead and play music which is stored locally, either on a network or from services such as Pandora when streamed over 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity through its Orb Caster media server software.

Orb will include the Orb Controller app for iOS devices without having you to fork out the $10 which is normally required of it. Orb lets you browse your whole music collection, Pandora, Sirius, and Internet radio stations. The MP-1 supports MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), AAC, WMA, and WAV formats (as well as what Orb simply calls Lossless), and 24-bit resolution. It needs a Mac with an Intel processor running OS X 10.5.1 or later.

Technical specifications:

Size and weight:

  • Diameter: 3.28 inches (83.3 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.79 inches (20.0 mm)
  • Weight: 3.25 ounces (92 grams)
  • Size and weight
  • Diameter: 3.28 inches (83.3 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.79 inches (20.0 mm)
  • Weight: 3.25 ounces (92 grams)


  • External USB power adapter
  • Input: 100/240V, 50/60Hz
  • Output:5V DC, 1A
  • Mac system requirements

Mac computer with USB 2.0 port

  • OSX 10.5.1 or later Intel processor
  • 100 MB of available disk space
  • 1 GB of RAM

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • 2 GHz Pentium 4 processor or faster
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
  • 100 MB of available disk space
  • 1GB of RAM


  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)

Input and output

  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack


  • English


  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C)
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 12,000 feet (4,000 m)

Audio playback

  • 24 bit digital resolution
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000 Hz
  • Audio formats supported: MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4), AAC, Lossless, WMA, WAV
  • User configurable maximum volume limit

What’s included

  • Orb MP-1 hardware
  • External USB power adapter
  • Audio cable
  • USB cable

1 comment

  1. Couple thoughts: The Orb Music Player basically connects your stereo to the Internet via WiFi network; could you use it on any WiFi network such as from work? As in listen to an Orb connected stereo at work playing your home music library? Also wonder how it handles multiple iTunes libraries – multiple family members with their own libraries on the same computer.

    I’m ready to give it a try!!!

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