Why did Arcam put silver buttons and knobs on the black versions of its products. They really look awful and very old fashioned and clearly should also have been black like the fascia. It was obviously done to save production costs rather than asthetics - cheapskates. Yuk! It's not the first time they've made cosmetic mistakes, their remote is also crap. The other thing I've noticed is that the silver version appears to pick up finger dirt easily on the fascia and around the volume knob. It doesn't seem to clean easily. Having said that I love their sound. Come on Arcam have some commonsense and do the job properly.