The Player 3 transport

… gets 2 x 7.5VA transformers plus the same four voltage regulators with finned heat sinks as the CDP/DAC.

Le DAC then packs 2 x 5VA and 2 x 12.5VA transformers plus 158 of the same caps we saw in Le Player 3+ plus 4 x SCR MTPA 02 caps, the big white cubes which Nagra are fond of as well.

In short, the separates get twice the number of transformers and wildly more capacitance/filtering. On the latter score, Le DAC actually looks like a Denafrips. It sports the same phalanx of massively paralleled capacitor warriors.

There's no doubt at all what the extra coin for the separates buys if you go that way.