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$1,295 – 2TB spinning hard-drive
$1,455 – 4TB spinning
$1,625 – 8TB spinning
$1,495 – 2TB Solid-state drive
$1,695 – 4TB SSD
$2,195 – 8TB SSD

The sonicTransporter i5 CDR (CD Ripper) is a CD Ripper with a Hard Drive to rip and store your audio CDs. It replaces your desktop, laptop, Mac mini, etc., and acts like a NAS to store your music and other files. It uses a web-based interface and does not require separate keyboard, mouse or monitor to operate.

Using an Intel® Core™ i5 processor, the i5 CDR is Roon and HQPlayer software preinstalled and exceeds Roon Labs hardware specifications, requiring only official user registration for free trial to begin. It also runs on Squeezebox Server, Plex Media Server and MinimServer (DLNA server). Roon multi-room streaming can connect up to 6 simultaneous zones. Attach a USB drive with music files and your music will be available to virtually any network player, such as a Sonore Rendu series player.

The sonicTransporter i5 CDR 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.

The sonicTransporter i5 CDR is an exceptional Plex Media Server allowing users access to audio, video, and image content.  Solve your media chaos with Plex.


Music collection size
The internal 2TB drive can hold approximately 60K Red Book audio or less DSD, and Hi-Rez tracks.

60 day Roon Trial
This product ships with a 60 day Roon free trial.


  • 30 days to return any of our products, No Questions Asked…
  • 1-year warranty on parts and labor
  • Lifetime free technical support


CD ripping

  • CD drive: Precision tray loading mechanism for lossless ripping of standard audio CDs to FLAC format


  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
  • Power: 12VDC input
  • Network Protocols: DLNA, Samba (Sonos® and others), Squeezebox®, Roon (RAAT)


  • i5 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 2TB spinning hard drive (other spinning and SSD storage options available)


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


  • 1.75″ H x 17″ W x 8.75″ D (1U rack mount)
  • 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)


  • 12v 5A power supply (120v – 220v) and power cord (US)
  • 1m LAN cable
  • Feet for tabletop use
  • Rackmount ears for 19″ rack mount


  • 11 Watts


  • 0° C to 40° C


  • 64GB SSD for Roon Server database
  • 2TB spinning drive for your music
  • Can store any music file format including your existing music library, iTunes, and downloaded HD music

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