Are you a one colour person or do you like to mix 'n' match?
Leema Pulse MKII-S; Naim CD5i MKII; Denon TU-260L MKII; MA RS6 speakers; Pro-ject Xpression 1; loads of different cables...
Formerly known as plastic penguin
Black, is that a colour?
But note not completly blanc: cravate rayée et chaussettes bleus
Consulting Editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision/whathifi.com Audio Editor, Gramophone
Has to be black for me.
Panasonic 50GT50, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series & B&W PV1.
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 , QUAD 44 pre amp, Quad 303, Quad 21L2
Denon AVR-3801, Samsung LE32R87BD 32" TV, Quad L2 Centre, 78DS
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 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 32GB • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
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.
Sony DVP-S9000ES | DIY SET / Eagle SA100 | DIY Speakers / Eclipse TD-508 / 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 gear: Mac Mini > HRT Streamer II+ > Marantz PM66 KI > Mission 794
Also cluttering-up the place:
Thorens TD160 no cartridge; Marantz CD63 mkII KI; Technics SL-P777; Cyrus 2 + PSX; Cyrus Tuner; 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.
Digital - Synology 212j Nas, Sonos Connect, Leema Elements Dac, Chord Prodac
Analogue - Project Debut TT, Arcam A28, Kef R100, Chord Chameleon & Rumour
Doesn't matter. Its best when its not seen and why all my kit is hidden away (excluding speakers and screens obviously)
JVC DLA-X30•Grandview Cyber Series (92")•LG 50PX990•Oppo BDP-93•Humax Foxsat HDR•Humax HDR-Fox T2•GiGaBlue Quad•WD TV Live•Onkyo TX-NR709•Mackie HR824 MK2•BK Monoliith DF
Chromebook Pixel•Fostex PC-100USB•Studiospares Seiwin 5A
Nexus 4 16GB•Nexus 7 32GB•SoundMAGIC PL11 & HP100
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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