Please follow the below steps to best understand which products are the best fit with Roon:

Step One: Selecting a Roon Server

Choose sonicTransporter i5 if:

  • You have a USB drive full of music
  • You have a NAS full of music
  • You don't need CD ripping
  • You want to save money

Choose the sonicTransporter i9 Optical if:

  • All of the features of the sonicTransporter i5 and more CPU power
  • Intel i9 Processor for all of your higher processor upsampling requirements such as DSD512 upsampling
  • Optical Ethernet port for direct connection to your opticalRendu or opticalModule

Choose sonicTransporter i5 CDR if:

  • You have a bunch of CDs you want to rip
  • You want a table top or 19" rackmount device (the CDR is both)


Step Two: Selecting the right music player/streamer

Choose microRendu if:

  • Significantly improved sound quality compared to a DAC plugged directly into your computer USB port
  • Value priced

Choose ultraRendu if:

  • You are looking for the best sound from your DAC
  • Better internal clock and power supplies compared to the microRendu

Choose opticalRendu if:

  • Amazing sound quality from yoru DAC
  • Complete isolation from Ethernet network noise

Choose Signature Rendu SE Optical if:

  • You are looking for a signature quality product
  • The best built-in linear power supply 


NOTE: You can have more than one player (multi-zone)