The Following are some general guidelines that I am still refining. I will post some actual equipment when I have a chance to do the reviews, but here are some suggestions on what to look for when you're shopping for HiFi gear:
- Being more specialized, separates have less internal components, are simpler to manufacture, have smaller form factors, consume less energy, and require less to package and transport.
- If one component needs to be repaired, only that one needs to be sent back to the manufacturer. If it needs to be discarded it will likely take up less space in a landfill, or if recycled/disassembled, create less pollution.
- Being simpler, it is likely to have a longer product life which also helps ecologically because that model will be disposed of less frequently.
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