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#213367 - 06/27/08 06:15 PM Component finish
Jared555 Offline
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What type(s) of finish do you prefer for your speakers/AV cabinets, also do you prefer black or silver on amps, receivers, etc.

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#213369 - 06/27/08 06:20 PM Re: Component finish [Re: Jared555]
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Basic black for components.

I went through the "silver electronics" phase once in the 80s already.

Bren R.

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#213374 - 06/27/08 06:48 PM Re: Component finish [Re: BrenR]
RickF Offline
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Once you go black, you'll never go back ... so I've been told.

Black here, 'cept what little silver there is on the Rotel amp and the H/K AVR635.
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#213380 - 06/27/08 07:09 PM Re: Component finish [Re: RickF]
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Black. Unless it's a real brushed aluminum, which most aren't these days.
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#213391 - 06/27/08 08:20 PM Re: Component finish [Re: Ken.C]
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I also mentioned speakers, etc. (Unless you meant black there too)

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#213392 - 06/27/08 08:27 PM Re: Component finish [Re: Jared555]
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Oh, a woodgrain of some sort. I have 3 different ones!

Vermont Maple on my towers (M80s, M50s) and center (VP100), Mansfield Beech on my surrounds (QS4s), and HG Burled Walnut on my Audiobytes.
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#213398 - 06/27/08 09:31 PM Re: Component finish [Re: Ken.C]
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Black seems to be the theme in my cave (including the couch). I can even buy black leather curtains.
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#213443 - 06/28/08 12:57 AM Re: Component finish [Re: Jared555]
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I liked the Mansfield Beech for all my Axioms.

My Edirol nearfield monitors at work look kind of like Axiom's Cinnamon Beech.

And my in-garage speakers at home are in carpeted boxes.

Bren R.

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#213611 - 06/29/08 05:58 PM Re: Component finish [Re: BrenR]
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Brown oak cabinatry, rough cedar walls and ceiling, boston cherry axioms, black textured nht super one xu's, black components, charcoal vintage carver amps and pre, and a black leather lazy-boy. I think I may need some coler.
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#213614 - 06/29/08 06:14 PM Re: Component finish [Re: Jared555]
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I like things that are not attracting attention to themselves (but I like them being visible when you are actually looking at them) so I prefer black for equipment. For speakers, I like a wood-like finish, but with black grills covering most of them (for that, Axiom's Boston Cherry finish is perfect for my taste).

ADDENDUM: I would not mind hiding all the electronics if I they all had some XML-based, bi-directional interface I could access with a small PDA for configuration and control.


Edited by EFalardeau (06/29/08 06:16 PM)
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