Or, the obvious, they can charge a whole helluva a lot more money than if they put it in one box.It would, if they'd not taken the decision to effectively split the thing up into several boxes. That's what the combination of Vivaldi DAC, Upsampler and Clock effectively is: a DAC in three boxes, with isolated PSUs etc. The Bartok and Rossini, or even the Vivaldi One which includes an SACD transport, are one-box units that include upsampling capabilities. One may question the philosophy of splitting up the top model in four units (if one includes the transport), I've sometimes quipped they're doing it only to do cable manufacturers a favor, but whoever doesn't want to go that route but get a one-box dCS, had better get a Rossini or Bartok.
Greetings from Switzerland, David.