It REALLY is high end
As the author I'd just like to point out it really does work and IS high end. The benchmark was against a DAC1 and it performed better.
Also the internal clocks are extremely accurate, you may just be able to see in the monitor in the background some graphs, they compare the internal clock against an external one, and though both clocks were syncing at th esame time, the external clock was full of sideband "clicks" too, while the internal one was completely steady with no sideband issues.
The guy in the photo is Sean Adams the CEO and he is very dedicated to making this an extremely high-end product. The DACs and the linear PSUs came from the community who suggested they were the best of breed.
The Transporter has 4 digital inputs (optical, co-ax, bnc and XLR) and these can be connected to external devices (CD transport etc) which can then use th einternal DACs.
There are still some software bugs (mainly cosmetic) which will be ironed out before it is actually launched, and they are constantly trying to improve the sound.
Sorry if it sounds like an advert, but it's very difficult to have a play for an afternoon and not make it sound so. All I can say is I did see it working, it was playing lossless stuff and sounded very good.