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Logitech Transporter® Network Music Player £999.00* delivered @ Logitech
Logitech Transporter® Network Music Player £999.00* delivered @ Logitech

Logitech Transporter® Network Music Player £999.00* delivered @ Logitech

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A network music player for audiophiles that lets you enjoy all the digital music on your computer and the Internet through your home stereo—in high-quality analog sound.

High-quality analog sound
The AK4396 DAC delivers high dynamic range and low distortion—so you’ll enjoy the exact staging of instruments and the finest details of any recording.Watts? What? Learn more in the audio glossary.

High-accuracy digital sound
Digital music sounds the way it was meant to with low jitter throughout the system.

Clean power
Super regulators power the DAC and output amplifiers to give you a natural sound with rich detail and virtually no background noise.

Easy access to digital music
You can play songs from your personal library, tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations, or connect to online services such as Deezer and Last.fm.*

TransNav™ controller
You can feel your way through your music with dynamic tactile feedback that gets you quickly to any song in your music collection, no matter how large.

Easy-to-use controls
A sleek, backlit infrared remote and dual fluorescent displays give you instant access to Transporter® from anywhere in the room.

Quality connectors
The back panel provides a complete set of professional-grade connectors, including both balanced and unbalanced signals for its analog and digital interfaces.

Easily expandable
It’s easy to add more Transporter® and Squeezebox™ players so you can enjoy high-quality digital music in every room in your house. Find out more about expanding your Squeezebox setup.

Simple to install and operate
A wizard walks you through connection to your home network and the Internet, while an intuitive interface makes browsing and playing music easy.

System Requirements
Ethernet or Wi-Fi (802.11x) home network (access point required for Wi-Fi)
Windows-based computer
Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows® 7
Mac® computer
Mac OS® X (10.3.5 or later)
Linux/BSD/Solaris computer
Perl (5.8.3 or later)

Warranty Information
3-year limited hardware warranty
Package Contents
Logitech® Transporter® Network Music Player
Backlit infrared remote
Power supply
Installation guide
Analog patch cable

Technical Specifications
DAC: AKM AK4396 multibit sigma-delta D/A, 120 dB dynamic range, 120 dB SNR (A-weighted), -106 dB THD+N
Digital outputs: 15 picoseconds intrinsic jitter (standard deviation), coax, optical, BNC S/PDIF, and balanced AES/EBU
Digital inputs: Coax, optical, BNC S/PDIF, and balanced AES/EBU inputs that can be used to drive the DAC, network streaming, or pass-through
World clock input: Allows synchronization to an external clock source
Display: Dual 320 x 32 grayscale vacuum fluorescent displays with multiple text, spectrum analyzer, and VU views
CPU: 325 MIPS eight-way multithreaded, 8 MB audio buffer and SlimDSP™
Network: True 802.11g wireless, 10/100Mbps Ethernet
Decoders: WAV, AIFF, MP3, WMA, FLAC with 24-bit resolution, and 44.1, 48, and 96 kHz sample rates
Communications: TCP/IP control, infrared input, infrared output, RS-232
Rack-mount brackets: Optional
Weight: 6 kg (13 lbs)
Power: Autoranging linear power supply 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, 10 watts
Remote control: Custom, backlighted, 32-key infrared remote
Dimensions (H x W x D): 17" x 3" x 12.25" (433mm x 72mm x 311mm)

17 Comments

Original Poster mod

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wowzers...expensive.

Repost?

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Nope

thanks for letting us know it exists, but seems very overpriced when a high quality DAC is around £100 and the interface isn't nearly as good as you can set up on a computer and monitor. this is for someone who must have network streaming in their hifi stack using a remote?
alternative products?

No.

Spammed as you HAVE posted this deal twice - first as a voucher (which it is) and now as a deal
hotukdeals.com/vou…641

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v2drinkers

Spammed as you HAVE posted this deal twice - first as a voucher (which it … Spammed as you HAVE posted this deal twice - first as a voucher (which it is) and now as a dealhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/800-off-the-logitech-transporter-ne/757641


You need to post a voucher also if the deal requires a voucher code which this one does and should not have been spammed. Thanks.

Does it actually sound any better than a Squeezebox? If so, what if I bought a Squeezebox and upgraded it with a better external DAC?

Only asking 'cos I was gonna get a Squeezebox to attach to my Linn system (have you seen the price of Linn's equivalent device??!!!?)

Smiff

thanks for letting us know it exists, but seems very overpriced when a … thanks for letting us know it exists, but seems very overpriced when a high quality DAC is around £100 and the interface isn't nearly as good as you can set up on a computer and monitor. this is for someone who must have network streaming in their hifi stack using a remote?alternative products?



The dac inside this will be better than any £100 DAC. I would not really say a £100 DAC is really that 'high quality', more above entry level but still fairly cheep level.

inicholson

Does it actually sound any better than a Squeezebox? If so, what if I … Does it actually sound any better than a Squeezebox? If so, what if I bought a Squeezebox and upgraded it with a better external DAC?Only asking 'cos I was gonna get a Squeezebox to attach to my Linn system (have you seen the price of Linn's equivalent device??!!!?)



A Lot of people use these with high end Linn and Naim systems. They have a similar level of performace to some of the Linn DS range. There are some new Naim streamer players coming out (mite be out already) for the same kind of money.

These have been discontinued by Logitech now and are quite a few years old now (they were only £800 on release @ DABs or PLAY, not sure which it was). There may be a new high end squeezebox coming out in the new year to replace it.

Not voting hot or cold as its (fairly) old tech now, but a decent player all the same.

inicholson

Does it actually sound any better than a Squeezebox? If so, what if I … Does it actually sound any better than a Squeezebox? If so, what if I bought a Squeezebox and upgraded it with a better external DAC?Only asking 'cos I was gonna get a Squeezebox to attach to my Linn system (have you seen the price of Linn's equivalent device??!!!?)



PS.
These are more like a normal squeezebox but with better power supply, internal DAC, screen and procesor chip. If you upgrade a squeezebox (DAC, power supply etc) they could probably sound better for less money.

Banned

oh god we're getting into gold-fuse territory again

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

The dac inside this will be better than any £100 DAC. I would not really … The dac inside this will be better than any £100 DAC. I would not really say a £100 DAC is really that 'high quality', more above entry level but still fairly cheep level.



I have an EMU0202 USB which cost around £80 (24bit, 196khz, >110db S/N?) bought as an upgrade from my noisy motherboard sound.
show me someone who can hear an improvement above that, and i'll show you someone who's probably lying or imagining things.
(note: i'm not saying there is no better, i'm saying that you can consistently double blind test in a real environment)

sorry, but this product is about rich people who need these network functions in a hifi unit for whatever reason. if you add the cost of the parts, it doesn't seem like it should cost nearly this much and i suspect there's other products which do the same for much less. future-proofness is also an issue. haven't voted.





Edited by: "Smiff" 15th Sep 2010

Smiff

I have an EMU0202 USB which cost around £80 (24bit, 196khz, 110db S/N?) … I have an EMU0202 USB which cost around £80 (24bit, 196khz, >110db S/N?) bought as an upgrade from my noisy motherboard sound.show me someone who can hear an improvement above that, and i'll show you someone who's probably lying or imagining things.(note: i'm not saying there is no better, i'm saying that you can consistently double blind test in a real environment)sorry, but this product is about rich people who need these network functions in a hifi unit for whatever reason. if you add the cost of the parts, it doesn't seem like it should cost nearly this much and i suspect there's other products which do the same for much less. future-proofness is also an issue. haven't voted.



Have you ever actualy listened to any more expensive DACs through some good systems? Its really not hard to hear the difference between DACs if the rest of the kit is up to it, the music is recorded well and you have healthy hearing. I have listened to all sorts of hifi and studio DACs and they all sound different, some much better than others.

Also, im not rich, I just dont spend any of my money on expensive TVs, holidays, cars, perfume etc etc. Just records and hifi (and the latter not very often either!).

What is the rest of your system like?

funnily enough - 0404 USB has the exact same DAC as this product and costs from £150
guitarampkeyboard.com/en/…559

and no, i haven't auditioned lots of hifi gear, but like i said i'd be very surprised if you can hear the difference!
fine if you like expensive gear and this fits your needs, i just got the impression it's a bit of a con.
and i like Logitech gear too, have loads of it (mice, remotes, and a sound system), so it's nothing to do with them.








Edited by: "Smiff" 15th Sep 2010

Smiff

funnily enough - 0404 USB has the exact same DAC as this product and … funnily enough - 0404 USB has the exact same DAC as this product and costs from £150 http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/71559and no, i haven't auditioned lots of hifi gear, but like i said i'd be very surprised if you can hear the difference!fine if you like expensive gear and this fits your needs, i just got the impression it's a bit of a con.and i like Logitech gear too, have loads of it (mice, remotes, and a sound system), so it's nothing to do with them.



I've had all sorts of kit at all sorts of value for years, and i was also a bit sceptical about how much better expensive gear could be. The price to improvement curve does go a bit flat above a certain level, but some of the top end kit can sound really amazing. If you're into hifi at all I would just say go down to your local Naim or Linn dealer (when its quiet) with some of your favourite cds and challenge them to impress you. It mite make you want to spend a more money than you can really afford though, as happened to me!
Edited by: "CHEEPSTUFFRULES!" 15th Sep 2010
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