sonicTransporter i5 (Gen 3)

$ 999.00 USD

The sonicTransporter i5 replaces your desktop, laptop, Mac mini, etc. to provide a stable maintenance free center for your digital music collection and streaming.

Our newest generation of the sonicTransporter i5 now comes with a tool-less 2.5" hard drive bay.  Easily install an SSD Hard drive yourself with no screws. We also offer preinstalled and configured SSD drives.

Unmatched Quality: The sonicTransporter i5 is milled out of a solid block of billet aluminum. The entire case is the heat-sink for the processor. The sonicTransporter is fanless and noiseless with no moving parts!

With a simple to use web-based interface (no separate keyboard, mouse, or monitor required), the sonicTransporter i5 will have you playing music across your network quickly and easily.

The sonicTransporter i5 runs Roon Core Server, HQPlayer (embedded), Squeezebox Server, Plex Media Server and MinimServer (DLNA server). Attach a USB drive full of music or a NAS and your music will be available to virtually any network player.  Add up to 4TB SSD internal storage when ordering or use your own internal 2.5" drive.

With an i5 processor and high speed SSD (for your music database), the sonicTransporter i5 is perfect for lightning fast access to your music.  Attach a Sonore Rendu series player to your USB DAC to have a complete digital transport solution.

Multi-room streaming with Roon up to 16 simultaneous zones

The sonicTransporter i5 also works great with Sonos network speakers. Listen to your local music or iTunes music files on Sonos speakers at any time without ever turning on your home computer.

The sonicTransporter i5 is an exceptional Plex Media Server allowing users access to audio, video, and image content.  Solve your media chaos with Plex.  

Roon Server is preinstalled but you need to purchase a license from Roon Labs or take advantage of of the included 60-day free trial.  The sonicTransporter i5 exceeds Roon Labs hardware specifications

Music collection size

The sonicTransporter i5 is designed for a music library of 1 - 450K tracks. This includes Red Book audio, DSD, and Hi-Rez. If your music library is larger then 450K tracks we recommend a custom solution. Contact us for your music storage needs.

60 day Roon Trial

This product ships with a 60 day Roon free trial.


  • 30 days to return any of our products, No Questions Asked...
  • 1-year warranty on parts and labor
  • Lifetime free technical support


This product includes:

  • 19v 3.5A power supply (120v - 220v) and US power cord
  • 1m LAN cable


Network Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
USB 2 x USB 3.0 ports (only one can be used for a USB drive)
Power 12VDC - 19VDC input (4 amps)
Pull out drive bay Accepts 2.5 inch SSD drives.  When purchasing optional storage from us, we use the Samsung EVO Series 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB drives.
CPU Intel i5



Network Protocols Roon (RAAT), DLNA, Samba (Sonos® and others), Squeezebox®, Plex Server



Acoustic Noise 0dB (Noiseless)



User Interface Web user interface for configuration from a web browser or table



Size 8.25" x 6.25" x 1.375" (WxDxH)
Weight 2.4 lbs



Operating Environment 0° C to 40° C



Server Database 64GB SSD for server database (Roon Server, Squeezebox, DLNA) no local music storage
Pull-out Drive 2.5" pull out hard drive for additional music storage
USB Compatibility Compatible with any USB attached hard drive
NAS Compatibility Compatible with almost any NAS (Synology, QNAP, Western Digital, Buffalo, and more)



Power Consumption 9 Watts



Power 12VDC - 19VDC at 4 amps
Adapter Specs 5.5mm OD x 2.5mm ID DC adapter jack (center positive)

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