I am seeking simplicity. All the boxes and wires are driving me nuts. Ideally Linn would make a version of the Classik beefed up in the power (120 watts or more) and stripped of all the non-essential features (radio, timer, multi-room, light dimmer switch, toaster oven...). Lacking that, I see two options in a two-box system - note, this would be purely audio, and does not need to connect to TVs or other sources:
(1) a cd player with an integrated amp, or
(2) a cd player with volume control directly into a power amp (Wadia, Mark Levinson, Linn, and others have players that can do this)
Anyone else out there thinking about this, or better yet, doing it? What are the considerations? What have been the results?