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#407080 - 09/08/14 11:08 AM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: Ian]
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I will be honest and say I can't quiet adjust to the wooden plates. It just looks a bit too "home made" in my minds eye for a piece of high end electronics.

However, it's all subliminal and subjective in the end. So offering more choices is never a bad thing if the business case works.

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#407081 - 09/08/14 11:17 AM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: Ian]
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If only one piece of equipment had the wooden front there's a good chance it would look out of place, but I gather from Ian's initial post that the product line is expanding to the point that you could potentially have a rack full of similarly configured components. At that point I think the wooden fronts would start to look pretty slick.

One question I had is whether the sheet metal holding the controls would be flush with the front of the wood or whether the controls would end up recessed into the cut-out. I'm not sure which answer I want, since recessing the controls would make it easy to support a metal front or a wood front but would also interfere with access to controls.

The one use case I see being problematic is the following :

- initially customer buys a single Axiom component to use with their other existing electronics (so black metal front plate strongly preferred)

- subsequently customer purchases other Axiom components, now having them all with matching wood fronts might be really cool

This implies an update path from metal to wood without recessing the controls too far behind the wood. Maybe we just need really thin wood ?

I imagine a reversible panel with black metal on one side & wood on the other would be too much to ask for laugh


Edited by bridgman (09/08/14 11:46 AM)
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#407083 - 09/08/14 12:14 PM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: Ian]
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I am also wondering how a full rack of equipment with the new wood fronts would look. Would all the cutouts make it look too busy? To help with this would it be possible to have an option to have a plain wood face only for equipment such as amps and DSPs that don't really need front controls?

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#407085 - 09/08/14 04:25 PM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: Ian]
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I'm picturing a wood equipment rack where all the wood-faced equipment looks like drawers. Put them all on extra-length drawer sliders and you can pull 'em out to rewire them!
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#407087 - 09/08/14 07:47 PM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: Ian]
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Imagine (or photoshop) square ends on the cut-out, instead of rounded. It would look less home made. Also, maybe a rabbeted edge on the cut-out.
As it is, it just looks like a routed slot - the kind of thing I could do downstairs in half an hour.
I'm making this more complicated and more expensive...
I also like the idea of wooden side panels.

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#407145 - 09/11/14 03:42 PM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: Stilljoe]
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Did somebody request a photoshop? Here's what I think you're talking about:

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#407158 - 09/12/14 08:41 AM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: Ian]
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Nice. Now it's just missing the glowing Cylon eye moving back and forth.
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#407178 - 09/12/14 08:18 PM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: Murph]
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Originally Posted By: Murph
Nice. Now it's just missing the glowing Cylon eye moving back and forth.

It looks like it would be one of those laser disc players from the 80s.

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#407232 - 09/15/14 06:35 PM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: Ian]
Philippe Offline
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Very interested by the integrated amplifier. Any spec yet or release date yet ?
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#407233 - 09/15/14 06:52 PM Re: A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps [Re: pmbuko]
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Did somebody request a photoshop? Here's what I think you're talking about:



That's just what I was thinking of. Thanks!
But now that I've seen it, I'm not convinced. this may be one of those ideas that sounded really good until we tried it.
I have lots of those.

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Nice. Now it's just missing the glowing Cylon eye moving back and forth.

What do you call a wooden toaster?


Edited by Stilljoe (09/15/14 06:54 PM)

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