EX gets by with one finely finned heat sink in the middle of its motherboard.

With analog outputs, it includes a DAC to represent Antipodes' all-in-one complete network—RJ45 in, dual RCA out—player if used such.

This review wouldn't.

The solid-state drive in my loaner CX was this 1TB Samsung 860 Evo.

Here we see it properly mounted. Just slip in and push until seated.

And here is how both machine connect to each other…

… by audio-only short Ethernet link, giving each deck a second RJ45 port to tap into the network for comm purposes and, in the case of CX, access to cloud-based libraries, meta data and such. Again, on sheer build quality, these Kiwi challengers eclipsed all other audiophile servers I'd hosted until then.