Vertical component placement?


 It seems as though rather than the previous standard 17-19” components, there are more and more small boxes in hi-fi these days. Perhaps, it’s just a product of audiophile OCD, but I find stacking equipment directly on top of each other an anathema. It occurred to me that if placed these small boxes vertically on their sides, I could maximize available shelf space. Would there be a down side (pardon the pun) to equipment, as pertains to ventilation, circuit board component integrity, or anything else for that matter in doing so ?
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Very possibly! Most heatsinks are aligned assuming a certain orientation, since heat rises. Heatsinks can be found an any kind of audio equipment as they are used with regulators as well as of course power transistors.
It occurred to me that if placed these small boxes vertically on their sides


Depends on their power consumption, and vents.
@atmasphere , thank you for your prompt response. Are you referring to internal heat sinks?
@erik_squires , thank you as well. I didn’t see your response at first.
@atmasphere , makes sense, thanks.
When you get old it's hard to crank your neck around 90 degrees to read things. Probably stir up your vertigo too.
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