Small Green Computer sonicTransporter i5 Gen 3

 1,199.00 1,845.00

The sonicTransporter i5 replaces your desktop, laptop, Mac mini, etc… to provide the premier solution for those wanting more from their home computer audio experience.

You may choose to add Internal Storage below. This is a pull out SSD drive.

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The sonicTransporter i5 is Small Green Computer’s solution for stable and maintenance-free streaming of your digital music collection. Built with an Intel i5 processor and a high-speed SSD, this server is perfect for lightning-fast access to your music.

This product is milled out of a solid block of billet aluminum, which allows the case to serve as the heat-sink for the processor. Without any moving parts, the sonicTransporter i5 is both fan-less and noiseless. No keyboard or monitor is needed for this plug-and-play music server, which acts like a NAS to house your music and other files. The web-based interface makes this product easy to access with a browser from your tablet and will have you playing music across your network quickly and effortlessly.


  • Add up to 4TB SSD storage when ordering or add your own internal SSD using the tool-less 2.5″ hard drive bay and your music will be available to virtually any network player
  • Use the sonicTransporter with a Sonore Rendu series player attached to your USB DAC to create a complete digital transport solution
  • This device comes with Roon Core pre-installed and allows for up to 16 simultaneous zones of multi-room streaming
  • Exceeds Roon Labs hardware specifications
  • Our easy-to-use web page supports the addition of many more music applications including HQPlayer, MinimServer (DLNA), squeezebox, Plex Media Server and more
  • Additionally sold in a bundle with our external CD ripper for sonicTransporters

What’s Included

  • sonicTransporter i5
  • 19v 3.5A (120v-220v) power supply – works in any country (US-type power cord included)
  • 1m LAN cable
  • 60-day Roon trial


  • The sonicTransporter i5 is designed for a music library of 1-450K Red Book audio, DSD and Hi-Rez tracks. Custom solutions are available for larger music libraries upon inquiry.
  • This server pairs well with Sonos network speakers and allows you to listen to local music or other files at any time without ever turning on your home computer.
  • In addition to using an SSD drive, customers also have the option to attach a USB drive full of music or a NAS.



  • 30 days to return any of our products, no questions asked…
  • 1-year warranty on parts and labor
  • Lifetime free technical support

This product includes:

  • 12v 5A power supply (120v – 220v) and US or EU power cord, depending on shipping location
  • 1m LAN cable




  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
  • USB: 2 x USB 3.0 ports (only one can be used for a USB drive)
  • Power: 12VDC input
  • Network Protocols: Roon (RAAT), DLNA, Samba (Sonos® and others), Squeezebox®, Plex Server
  • Pull out drive bay: Accepts 2.5 inch SSD drives.  When purchasing optional storage from us, we use the Samsung 860 EVO Series 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB drives.


  • 0dB (Noiseless)


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


  • 8.25″ x 6.25″ x 1.375″ (WxDxH) (20,9 x 15.8 x 2.5 cm)
  • 2.4 lbs  (±1 kg)


  • 0° C to 40° C


  • 64GB SSD for server database (Roon Server, Squeezebox, DLNA) no local music storage.
  • Optional 2.5″ pull out hard drive for additional music storage
  • Compatible with any USB attached hard drive
  • Compatible with almost any NAS (Synology, QNAP, Western Digital, Buffalo, and more)


  • 9 Watts

Power adapter requirements (if you want to provide your own):

  • 12VDC at 4 amps
  • 5.5mm OD x 2.5mm ID DC adapter jack (center positive)

Roon Customers – Get a faster / better Roon Music Server (compared to the Nucleus) at a much more affordable price…

Additional information

Internal Storage

No Internal Storage, 1TB SSD Internal Storage, 2TB SSD Internal Storage, 4TB SSD Internal Storage, 8TB SSD Internal Storage, 2TB Internal Spinning Storage


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