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Pale Blue Ego
2006-12-01, 07:13
The December 2006 issue of "The Perfect Vision" (which is like "The Absolute Sound" for home theater) contains a 1-page mini-review of the Transporter. Most of it is dedicated to the unit's capabilities and setup.

As to sound quality, there's only this:

"The sound quality was noticeably better than the Squeezebox with clean, bright midrange and highs, and tight bass response. The overall sound quality was also better than most of the media servers we reviewed recently, which had price tags ranging from $1500 to $5000. If you have a hi-fi system and music encoded in lossless and uncompressed formats, the Transporter is definitely worth checking out."

Thumbs up:
* Great design and interface
* High-quality sound
* Easy to set up and manage
* Can be used with several NAS devices

Thumbs down:
* Pricey, if you don't have a hi-fi system
* Makes noises that remind you it has tech components inside

SuperQ
2006-12-01, 12:59
Thumbs down:
* Makes noises that remind you it has tech components inside

heh.. the magnetic knob issue. Of course they probably ran 6.5.0, and not the one with the fixes:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4141

kdf
2006-12-01, 13:40
Quoting SuperQ <SuperQ.2i5klz1165003201 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> Pale Blue Ego;158903 Wrote:
>>
>> Thumbs down:
>> * Makes noises that remind you it has tech components inside
>
> heh.. the magnetic knob issue.

my thoughts exactly. However... "tech components". I just find that
off-putting in a review. What else would they be?? It's a tech
device, and the pony was removed a long time ago.
-kdf

Pale Blue Ego
2006-12-02, 07:18
heh, i also thought the "thumbs down" for:

* Pricey, if you don't have a hi-fi system

was a bit unnecessary. That should go without saying. Nobody with a junk system is going to look at a $2000 source component - and there's no need to when they can choose the $300 SB3.

peter
2006-12-02, 08:45
Pale Blue Ego wrote:
> The overall
> sound quality was also better than most of the media servers we reviewed
> recently, which had price tags ranging from $1500 to $5000
Only 'Better than most'? Since the Transporter pretends to be the
ultimate audiophile device, I'm very interested to know what media
servers had better sound quality.

Regards,
Peter (I'm glad I didn't spend $2000 only to read that it's better than
most)