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Colour? A primary concern?

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Are you a one colour person or do you like to mix 'n' match?

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

Black, is that a colour?

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

But note not completly blanc: cravate rayée et chaussettes bleus

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

Has to be black for me.

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

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

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

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.

 

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

Black Amp

Champagne CDP / DVD

Black Ash Speakers

Rosewood DVD cabinet / hifi stand

Rosewood furniture

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.

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

Interesting (including Andrew's poster Smile ). 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.

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

HiFi components have to be black. Black is understated, classy, ageless and sophisticated.

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

I like Champagne with Rosewood side cheeks, although most kit with that finish never really made it over from Japan in any great numbers Crying

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hoopsontoast wrote:

I like Champagne with Rosewood side cheeks, although most kit with that finish never really made it over from Japan in any great numbers Crying

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).

Ta.   

*Or Luxman.

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

BigH wrote:

Black, is that a colour?

No, not according to my physics teacher, but in the context of this thread we can call it one.

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

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.

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RE: Colour? A primary concern?

Doesn't matter. Its best when its not seen and why all my kit is hidden away (excluding speakers and screens obviously)

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chebby wrote:

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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