I feel part of the appeal of separates for cd playback is that you can put your money in a good DAC while being able to use an economical player as a transport. And when the transport craps out, and it will crap out, a replacement is inexpensive. I’ve owned higher end CD players from various manufacturers and the transports all died young, but none young enough to be covered by warranties. One poster mentions Accuphase and Esoteric. I’d have faith in these manufacturers, but their price tags of five grand and up puts them out of my league. I own a Schiit Bifrost Multi and an Essence HDMI DAC that converts DSD to PCM and does Blu-ray and DVDA, which sounds great to me. I’m using inexpensive players as transports.