Monday, July 24, 2006

SLIM announces Audiophile Music Server

Slim announced the new Transporter today. It would be a shame to call this a high end Squeezebox, since it doesn't appear to share the same critical components with the SB3.

The technical specs are pretty incredible. Check out the word clock support, the amazing range of digital inputs and outputs, and the specs on the DAC. Man, I really really want one. Is $1999 too high? I don't think so given the range of features, but I sure would like to see one around $1200 that doesn't need to have all the word clock and home automation support, or even a built in DAC, since most of us may consider using our external DACS.

If I can get my hands on one, I'll be happy to report the findings compared to my hotrodded SB3.