Jam-packed hi-fi racks are history! Instead, there is a trend towards ultra-compact all-in-one devices. After all it is a rather pleasant thought to combine the many different stages of an old-school hi-fi chain in just one unit while enjoying identical features with a fraction of the necessary space.
However, this solution also has its disadvantages. In the event of a failure, often the entire device has to be replaced or repaired, while in a chain of components each one can be replaced individually.
We have asked the subscribers of our bi-weekly STEREO Magazine Newsletter to tell us what they prefer: all-in-one or individual components. Here, we have published the results as well as a selection of comments.
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