Slim Devices Transporter
Slim Devices showed off its Transporter, a CEDIA-targeted product that offers the benefits of their Squeezebox 3 along with some installer-friendly options. It offers a broad range of options not available on any CD player, including thousands of Internet radio stations, Pandora's award-winning personalized music service and Rhapsody's two-million track collection of online music. Audiophiles can use Transporter to listen to their entire music collection, regardless of whether it was originally downloaded on their PC or purchased on CD. These capabilities are specifically designed to essentially make CD players obsolete.
For Transporter, Slim Devices selected the AK4396 DAC, the newest and most advanced professional-grade converter from AKM. The Transporter's gold plated circuit board is arranged to keep digital and analog sections separate, and to minimize jitter through careful management of clock signals.
Power is supplied to the DAC and analog stages by three separate super-regulator circuits. The balanced amplifiers use precision polyphenylene film capacitors. Individual op-amp packages ensure low noise and immeasurable crosstalk between channels.
A "surprise" companion product offered with the Transporter was the Infrant Repertoire, a digital media server with 2 or 3 TERAbytes of storage. Features include:
- Four (4) Seagate DB35 DynaPlay-enabled hard drives
- Gigabyte network port
- Self-monitoring capability allowing the unit to send out an email alert and display an LED warning during errors (including shut down protection)
- Remote management capabilities
- Anodized aluminum chassis
This is a network storage device that can't be beat if your aim is to have an almost endless amount of music available within a home network.
For more information please visit www.slimdevices.com .