Do you prefer a "one-box" CD player, or separate transport and D/A converter boxes? Why?

Dan Landen's picture
CD players started life as single boxes, but audiophiles soon broke them down into separate transports and D/A converters. Jitter-reduction devices were soon added, but now some manufacturers are going back to a single-box approach. Which do you prefer?
Do you prefer a "one-box" CD player, or separate transport and D/A converter boxes? Why?
One box is best
58% (151 votes)
Separate transport and converter
14% (37 votes)
Separate transport and converter with jitter reduction
17% (43 votes)
Still deciding
11% (28 votes)
Total votes: 259
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