Originally Posted by lini
Single-bit-converters are still pretty much the standard for pcdps - for standalone cpds, the trend has already turned back to multi-bit since a few years.
Not quite true for standalone CDPs, even today. Only the "expensive", low-capacity CDPs have multi-bit converters. Most low-end CDPs from the major brand names, and all "jukebox" CDPs sold in superstores, all still have single-bit DACs. (But then again, those big brand name companies reach very high price points for such low-end performance simply by piling on frivolous features on their units
However, instead of a single-bit DAC that's shared between the two stereo channels, the low-end standalone CDPs may have a single-bit DAC for each stereo channel.