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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.

Introducing the sonicTransporter i5!

sonicTransporter i5 with microRendu
sonicTransporter i5 shown with microRendu. microRendu is not included in the pricing below

Make your music available to network music players with the ultimate music server. The sonicTransporter i5 runs Roon Server, 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 an i5 processor and 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.

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.

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

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

sonicTransporter i5 back

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


  • 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 14th April, 2018