SGC Sonic Transporter i9 [optical, 8-core]

 2,499.00 3,699.00

Run Roon Server on a super fast noiseless box!

Comes with up to 5 free DSD albums from Learn more.

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No keyboard or monitor needed

A plug-n-play Roon server.  Access your sonicTransporter with a web browser from your tablet. This sonicTransporter i9 is built for Roon DSP. Runs all your high processor requirement upsampling, digital volume control, and DSD to PCM conversions. Run multiple DSP plug-ins at once on 8 cores of power! Great for upsampling to DSD512.

  • Works great with our ultraRendu, microRendu, Signature Rendu SE optical or other Roon Ready players
  • Exceeds Roon Labs hardware specifications
  • Attach USB drives with your music, use with a NAS, or purchase with internal storage

Optical Networking

The sonicTransporter i9 optical has an optical Ethernet port for direct connection to optically networked players such as our opticalRendu and Signature Rendu SE optical. You can attach a standard Ethernet player/streamer or network DAC with our opticalModule.

60 day Roon Trial

This product ships with a 60 day Roon free trial.


This diagram shows a typical installation with a direct optical network connection from the music server to the player/streamer.



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


  • Enclosure: Fanless solid aluminum case (completely silent)
  • Processor: Intel i9 (model 9900 8-core) processor
  • Memory: 8GB RAM (DDR4)
  • Storage:  120GB M.2 (3.2Gbps) for Sonicorbiter OS + Roon database etc
  • OS: Sonicorbiter OS (our own simple low latency Linux)
  • Network: 1 x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 and 1 x Gigabit Ethernet optical
  • Power: 19VDC input


  • 3″ H x 11.3″ W x 9″ D (77 mm x 287 mm x 229 mm)
  • 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)

Power consumption:

  • 30 Watts (average) up to 90w during DSD upsampling


  • 120GB m.2 for OS + Roon database
  • We can add optional spinning or SSD storage to meet your requirements. Select above.
  • USB attached hard drives or NAS supported

This product includes

  • sonicTranspoter i9 optical
  • 19v 7A power supply (120v – 220v) works in any country. US or EU type power cord included.
  • 1m LAN cable
  • SFP module


Note: Although many different types of fiber and SFP transceivers will work we recommend Gigabit SFP modules that work with OM1 (62.5/125 µm multi-mode) type multi-mode fiber with LC connectors for all systemOptique certified products. This will allow your systemOptique to work at its highest level of performance.

Powering the i9 with your own supply: It is possible to power the i9 with your own power supply. This is not recommended. If you want better sound, isolate your player with optical Ethernet. If you really want to use you own supply make sure it’s 19v and at least 7 amps. The connector is a 7.4mm x 5.1mm with internal pin. These are typically used on Dell an HP laptops. This cable from Amazon will work 7.4mm x 5.1mm cable.

Additional information

Internal Storage

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