Logitech TransporterOriginal Transporter w/ Trans-NavI believe the future of audiophile listening is all about lossless digital source reproduced on tube audio systems. Many people enjoying great music economically today agree. You can engineer a ...800.00
I will now add a special promotional item at no additional charge (except shipping, which you must pay.)
The perk? One great looking 4-shelf Studio Tech Component Rack. This is a modern style shelf set made of thick, vibration damping MDF and tubular steel. The finish is mahogany color shelves and light gray tubing. It comes with “tiptoe” feet which decouple the rack mechanically to help reduce vibration entering the rack to shake your gear. The result? Better music which is more free from the effects of ambient vibration. It’s not perfect but it’s fully sound and very presentable. I give it an 8 out of 10.
I paid $367 for this rack in 9/1999. That’s probably a $400 value or more in today’s dollars. This rack held the whole high-end audio system I am presently selling off.
At this point I have five items on auction here – a transporter, a preamp, a power amp, a pair of speakers, and a sub-bass system. All the interconnects and speaker wires needed to connect all the components are included. I may add a special CD player soon. This rack will be awarded to the person who buys the most in dollar value from all the items I am selling.
The eligibility window closes on the last day of all the auctions I start on Audiogon before Sunday, 5/20/2012. Total dollar amount you spend with me during the eligibility period is what counts. This total will extend across more than one item if you win more than one. I will add together all items won from my current auctions by a single buyer with the same Audiogon user name.
Of course, if I offer you the rack and you don’t want it, I will then offer it to the next highest winner and proceed in that manner until the rack is taken. I’ll be the sole determiner of the winner and my decision will be final.
Please shop all items I am auctioning now. There is a link to them in the gray box on the right side of this page. Pick the things you want and bid. Good luck to you in the auctions.
Here's some bidding advice to help someone win this auction.
There is a reserve set. If it's not met, I am not obligated to sell, even to the highest bidder. And I am not likely to sell if I don't feel the best bid is a fair offer. After all, the reason I set a reserve is to assure I would get a fair, acceptable deal. Or be able to walk away.
The object in an auction is to win the item you want, not to be the highest bidder and still lose. So don't be blinded by only considering what other people are bidding. Don't just react, hoping you will get lucky. Forget competition. Instead, think about what would be a fair price if all I say about this item is true (it is.) Don't just bid to get $1 ahead of someone else. Make every bid count. And please, never bid a dollar more than you believe is fair.
Then you're in the game to win and you have a good chance. The bidder who walks away with this item will probably be someone who follows this strategy.
I believe the future of audiophile listening is all about lossless digital source reproduced on tube audio systems. Many people enjoying great music economically today agree. You can engineer a digital front end for an existing system by carefully matching and integrating various components. Or you can add a fully integrated Transporter network music server (which has a great DAC built in) with analog outputs to the stereo you have -- or the one dream of.
This single Transporter unit is a comprehensive package that enabled me to obtain and stream a large amount of high-quality digital music straight into my analog tube audio component system.
Playback is highly detailed and realistic . To my ear, as good as from the best traditional sources. I source from iTunes uncompressed. Or rip from CD's to my network storage drive. Digitize vinyl recordings. It all can be sourced with Transporter for music so realistic and pure you'll think you're listening to accurate traditional input devices. And the Apps to control this unit from a PC, Mac, or iPad are free.
** I'm selling one original model Transporter that includes a Trans-Nav control knob on the front panel. Most of the functions are available on the remote so the knob is largely optional. I found the knob easy and intuitive to use. I think Logitech took it out of the design to save money and make it cost less.**
From the Logitech Transporter web site (http://bit.ly/J2k0tH):
"Pure audio delight—a network music player for your home stereo that satisfies your discriminating ears.
A treat for audiophile ears—you’ll enjoy natural, detailed sound from analog and digital sources alike.
Music in the air
It wirelessly streams what you want to hear—your digital music library, Internet radio, and online music services. . .
Control at your fingertips
Get the Squeezebox™ Controller App for smartphones and tablets—then play, search and sync from any room in your house.
The Transporter SE [current knob-less model] has the exact same technical specification as the [original] Transporter, and therefore it delivers the same level of sound quality audiophiles strive for. The only difference between these two models lies in the access of the system's functions. On the Transporter SE, many of the functions that were previously accessed by the TransNav™ controller on the front of the unit are now accessed through the included remote control."
Please visit the Logitech site and read the reviews there if this exciting input option intrigues you. The Transporter has earned a dedicated following. With a Transporter your music collection will be able to expand tremendously yet economically. Your musical horizons will widen as never before.
More from Logitech:
• 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)
• Ethernet or Wi-Fi (802.11x) home network (access point required for Wi-Fi)
• Windows-based computer
o Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows® 7
• OR Mac® computer
o Mac OS® X (10.3.5 or later)
• OR Linux/BSD/Solaris computer
o Perl (5.8.3 or later)"