Networked audio systems-maker SlimDevices announced on Monday the
Transporter, a new audio system the company says will appeal to the most discerning audiophiles and music lovers. While the system doesn’t support purchased iTunes music, it does offer some other options for music lovers.
The Transporter gives users access to thousands of Internet radio stations, Pandora’s personalized music service and Rhapsody’s two million track collection online music service.
“With Transporter we set out to design an even better system by incorporating ideas both from the audiophile community and specialist engineers from around the globe,” said CEO and founder of Slim Devices, Sean Adams. “Transporter is designed not merely to rival traditional high-end sources, but to surpass them in both subjective and quantifiable performance.”
The Transporter includes digital inputs and outputs; 802.11g wireless networking; decoders for WAV, AIFF, MP3, WMA, FLAC with 24 bit resolution, 44.1, 48 and 96k sample rates; Dual 320×32 grayscale display; and a backlit, 32-key infrared remote.
SlimDevices is taking pre-orders for the Transporter now and will begin shipping the product on September 18, 2006. The Transporter costs $1,999.