Of course I'd expected a major improvement; but this was more like dying and going to heaven. Every aspect of performance was radically improved, such that experience of listening to and appreciating music was completely transformed.
I highly recommend the sonicTransporter for everyone who has no interest in installing an operating system or writing an image to a USB/SSD drive. The transporter is just so simple and works so well. It's a no-brainer.
...This lends the ultraRendu the upper hand with musical intensity — again, without the side-effect of greater tension. Vocals especially, they really lean in. More so than with the microRendu....."
"I made a good step upward from the Mac Mini by moving to the StreamPlayer III. Now, with the sonicTransporter and Rendu SE I have made another substantial step upward. The two-component, very high speed, high quality digital playback of the combination is most rewarding. I strongly recommend it, and I will be seeking to make it my digital source for reviewing going forward."
“When I come here to listen, normally some things sound excellent, and some just good. Today (with the microRendu playing back an assortment of music files, some high-resolution, some CD rips), everything sounded excellent.”