Are you a one colour person or do you like to mix 'n' match?
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
Black, is that a colour?
But note not completly blanc: cravate rayée et chaussettes bleus
Audio Editor, Gramophone
Has to be black for me.
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad 4 & iPhone 4S.
Black: TV, AVR, BD player, rear speakers, Sega Mega Drive & Saturn
Silver: mains conditioner
Grey: Pre & power amps
Oak: TV Cabinet
Birds eye maple: front speakers
Rosewood: centre speaker
CA 751BD, Denon AVR-3801, Quad 21L2, Quad L2 Centre, Mission 78DS
Samsung LE32R87BD 32"
If you mean colours of hi-fi equipment, yes.
Back in the days of my seperates systems I not only preferred everything the same colour but the same shape and same brand wherever possible.
For 11 years I had a Rega amp and Rega tuner and they looked great together on adjacent shelves. But the Yamaha cassette recorder - despite being roughly the same colour - stuck out like a sore thumb and made me wish at times that I'd bought all Yamaha kit. Luckily it was an excellent cassette recorder and it was somewhat less visible than the Rega kit ( sitting in a shelf underneath them).
As far as speakers are concerned, they have to be available in Maple or Beech or light/natural Oak to match the bookshelves and the unit the Marantz and TV sit on. It also bugs me that the Humax and BD player are black, but extraneous/peripheral boxes have always bugged me and are largely unavoidable. At least they are smaller and better looking than the old VHS and cassette recorders of years ago.
Marantz M-CR603 • Rega R3 loudspeakers • AirPlay • Apple iPad Mini • Apple iPhone 5 • Apple iMac • Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11N • Humax HDR-Fox T2 • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390
Champagne CDP / DVD
Black Ash Speakers
Rosewood DVD cabinet / hifi stand
Walnut TV Stand
Beech TT Stand / Vinyl Storage / Bookshelf
It would be nice if the amp was matching champagne, and the speakers rosewood but then they would have cost a lot more in the first place.
Michell Gyrodec SE / RB300 / 2M Blue | Sony DVP-S9000ES
Croft Micro 25 Basic | Decware Zen
Goodmans Axiom 201 / Rega Alya / Keesonic Kolt
Interesting (including Andrew's poster ). The TT is grey, Denon black, amp and CDP silver.
Have no real allegiance to any one colour or shade but if a real corker-component came along and it didn't colour-match the rest of your kit would that be a problem?
I've noticed Cno and one or two others have black and silver.
HiFi components have to be black. Black is understated, classy, ageless and sophisticated.
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 • HRT II+ DAC • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • MS 10i speakers [borrowed]
In storage: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
I like Champagne with Rosewood side cheeks, although most kit with that finish never really made it over from Japan in any great numbers
Accuphase* 'all-in-one' device please. With honking great backlit VU meters, polished wood side cheeks and a pair of veneer matched Harbeths on bespoke wooden stands to match the wood in my panelled library (the one that only exists in my head until the lottery win happens).
Defo black (or at least the charcoal grey my arcam gear is)
Love the gloss black speakers, TV and TT, only thing that looks very 80s in my set up in my velodyne black ash sub!
All looks rather nice on/around my oak coloured hifi rack.
Synology 212j, Sonos Connect, Leema Elements Dac, Pro-Ject Debut, Arcam A38, Kef R100, Chord cables
Doesn't matter. Its best when its not seen and why all my kit is hidden away (excluding speakers and screens obviously)
Accuphase* 'all-in-one' device please. With honking great backlit VU meters, polished wood side cheeks and a pair of veneer matched Harbeths on bespoke wooden stands to match the wood in my panelled library.
Exactly my dream too... panelled in English oak and with an antique Persian rug on the flagstone floor.
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