Hands-On With the Transporter

Slim Devices' Patrick Cosson and OnPR's Marivi Lerdo-de-Tejada pose with the California company's high-end, $1999 Transporter network music player, after granting me a hands-on session with it. The Transporter's Dynamic Feedback control knob is amazing—choose a function and it becomes a silky-smooth volume pot, an indexed rotary switch, or a velocity-sensitive controller. Better yet, each function feels absolutely "real."

It sports an AK4396 "Miracle DAC," which ought to rival high-end D-to-As, plus BNC S/PDIF and AES/EBU digital outputs, if you like yours better.

I want one!