This is a good hypothetical question that could be difficult to answer honestly. The premise is that a one-box component will have *all* of the capabilities and qualities that the entirety of each of our individual systems' possesses - the hypothetical one-box component would be *absolutely* indistinguishable from the entire system, under any circumstances. My guess is that the romance of the object (in this case, those multiple blue-lighted, glass-fronted boxes) would be impossible to deny - especially if there was no cost differential. But how about this - suppose we had *absolutely* equivalent sound & capability, as specified above, and the one-unit component cost let's say 5% of the multi-component system's total, BUT LOOKED LIKE A CHEAP CLOCK RADIO? Could one live with that? Would one be able to accept the reality of the situation? Would one want to?