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#213623 - 06/29/08 07:04 PM Re: Component finish [Re: EFalardeau]
SRoode Offline
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Registered: 03/20/08
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Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
My preferred finish is whatever Ian would like to throw my way...
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#213628 - 06/29/08 07:28 PM Re: Component finish [Re: Jared555]
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I'm undecided on speaker finish preferences. I went with Boston Cherry because real wood was more than I wanted to pay for. As for why I chose Boston Cherry over the other vinyl choices, I don't really know.

I've been going with black for my components just because I don't really want to draw attention to them. When I move my system into the basement, I'll probably hide them completely during movies. I have a ledge running the perimeter of most of the basement. It's a convenient place to put my electronics, and I'll probably have a curtain I can pull in front of it, if I don't go further with sliding doors or something. Depending on the color scheme that's chosen for the basement, I may decide to trade up to a different finish for my speakers. I'll probably go the cheaper route and match the color scheme to my existing system, however.
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#213647 - 06/30/08 12:31 AM Re: Component finish [Re: CV]
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You can be like me and go for variety. I have boston cherry M22s and a VP100, maple QS8s, and a black EP-500.
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#213662 - 06/30/08 06:09 AM Re: Component finish [Re: pmbuko]
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
I still prefer the brushed aluminum look for components, must be my age. Having said that everything I have is black.

For speakers I am slowly switching over to a Cherry/Chestnut/Semi-Gloss Finish. I've currently got the M3s ( 2channel/tube setup) the VP150 and EP350 in wood.

As for my existing cherry/vinyl M60/VP150/QS8/EP350 setup, if they were being placed on a yacht, they would be described as "for sail". Lets hope I haven't sailed beyond the forum rules with that one.
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#213690 - 06/30/08 02:18 PM Re: Component finish [Re: Jared555]
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Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 678
Loc: Houston, Texas
I am in the minority here, but I like the look of silver components. I like the look of my Music Hall Maverick player and my Belden surge protector. I have a black Denon amp but would love to add a silver Cary SLI-80 (I will admit that I would take the Cary in any color offered). I am not too particular about the speakers as I have a mixture of Boston Cherry and maple speakers.

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#213725 - 06/30/08 06:54 PM Re: Component finish [Re: davidsch]
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4788
Loc: western canada
Black is out, passé.
Metals and woods are back in.

As long as they all match my shoes...


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#213773 - 07/01/08 10:11 AM Re: Component finish [Re: chesseroo]
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Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 1056
Loc: Arlington, VA (NOVA)
Component colors don't matter to me. There all tucked away in the next room, out of sight.

I run a set of Boston Cherry fronts with the Maple surrounds that I retro-fitted with some white speaker grills. I like how the rears blend into the off-white walls better this way.

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