Yes but now you have added a lot of expense for a feature that is rarely used by most and I wanted a simple dedicated Redbook player. Also for maximum performance you want the Clock as close to the DAC as possible.
This is an interesting bit of info about the distance between DAC, clock and performance. If this is the case then what do think of companies such as dCS and Esoteric that offer external clocks in a couple of their different series including their ultra expensive series i.e. Vivaldi and Grandioso respectively where the clocks are over 10 thousand dollars, the Esoteric is even just over $20,000 I believe.
It would seem then based on the statement that this would actually not yield the best performance and the companies are taking advantage of customers convincing them that a separate box solution is the best.
I'll be the 1st to admit that those two systems ultterly fascinate me and would certainly at least seem like the pinnacle of what can be achieved in a disc based playback system.