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VortexBox (Australia) has been the distributor of the VortexBox appliance for Australia & New Zealand since 2009.
To find out more about the VortexBox software & for software support, please visit www.vortexbox.org.

sonicTransporter i5

Introducing the sonicTransporter i5!

Make your music available to network music players. The sonicTransporter runs RoonServer, Squeezebox 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.

With it's fast processor and SSD (for your music database) the sonicTransporter is perfect for lightning fast access to your music.

Attach a Sonicorbiter SE or microRendu to your USB DAC and you have a complete digital transport solution.

Also works great with Sonos network speakers. Have your local music or iTunes purchased music files available to your Sonos speakers at any time without having to turn on your computer.

RoonServer is preinstalled but you need to purchase a license from Roon Labs or take advantage of a free trial.

If you want a simple all in one solution we also have the option of an internal SSD drive. See options below.

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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 you music storage needs.

60 Day Roon Trial

This product ships with a 60 day Roon free trial.



  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
  • USB: 4 x USB 3.0 ports and 2 x USB 2.0 ports only one can be used for a USB drive
  • Power: 12VDC input
  • Network Protocols: DLNA, Samba (Sonos® and others), Squeezebox®, Roon (RAAT)

Acoustic Noise

  • 0dB (Noiseless)

User Interface

  • Web user interface for configuration from a web browser or table


  • 2.25 x 5.25 x 6.75 in. (58 x 134 x 172 mm)
  • 2.4 lbs (1 kg)


  • 12v 5A power supply (120v - 220v) and power cord (Aust)
  • 1m LAN cable
  • Intel i5-5200U CPU
  • 8 gigabytes RAM

Operating Environment:

  • 0° C to 40° C


  • 128GB SSD for server database (Roon Server, Squeezebox, DLNA) no local music storage.
  • Optional internal storage for music library
  • Compatible with any USB attached hard drive
  • Compatible with almost any NAS (Synology, QNAP, Western Digital, Buffalo)

Power Consumption:

  • 9 Watts

Power adapter requirements (if you want to provide your own):

  • 12VDC at 3 amps
  • 5.5mm OD x 2.5mm ID DC adapter jack (center positive)


Pricing starts $835.00 plus delivery.


Gieseler Linear Power Supply, $350.00 inc GST & delivery.

If you'd like to inquire further or buy a sonicTransporter, please send an email to sales@vortexbox.com.au or click here.

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Last updated 2nd December 2017