Maple vs Red Cherry

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  1. akerman

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    And now for something completely different...

    Which finish do you prefer - maple or red cherry?
     
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    Natural Oak or Black... :cool:
     
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    Stainless steel
     
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    Glass, stainless steel or a real wood veneer - certainly not silver plastic or printed veneers (yes I know my M74i fall into this catagory but I am working on it)
     
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    American Walnut.

    Between Maple and Red Cherry though, I think I'd go for Red Cherry. Maple has been done so many times although this entirely depends on the asthetics of your room.

    Richie.
     
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    True story: I auditioned an Audio Research LS22 pre-amp and was mightily impressed so decided to buy it. I was offered the one on demo (silver finish) but I said I wanted a black one to match the rest of the system. The salesman then went to great length to convince me that the Silver models "sounded better" because of the finish! I bought the black after responding I thought the Silver model sounded "a bit bright". He was crestfallen.

    Then again I am sure my Cherry finish speakers have a lighter sound than the black!
     
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    glass and stainless steel speakers? :))

    Most exotic I've seen is acrylic plastic.
     
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    Surely you're not deciding on which finish to go for on the basis of other's opinions???
     
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    gloss silver MA GR20 are ideal for me. Between maple and red cherry i prefer red cherry but it really depends on interior decor and more importantly what the wife says!
     
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    My preference maple to match light coloured furniture,Cherry for people with darker coloured furniture.So being as all our stuffs light coloured it has to be maple. :D
    PS except for the svs 20-39pc+ but thats being worked on.
     
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    I prefer matt Black... it matches all kinds and colors of furniture... :)
     
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    who said black..? sigh...

    I'm happy with my darkl apple...
     
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    I did have a pair of glass speakers several years ago (and have seen one or two advertised since) - needless to say the inevitable happened :(
     
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    I have maple but there so many variations that cherry is perhaps safer for consistency.

    But black is horrid!!
     
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    You're all mad :) lovely, but mad :devil:
     
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    WHy not, people by Plasma and LCD tvs on the opinions of these people on the forum, colour choice costs nothing ! :D
     
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    I used to like red cherry better.. then I got a maple sub on loan - and now I'm not sure anymore.. it matches my floor better, and looks more modern. But it could just be because it's a breath of fresh air that I like it more.

    This is a good thing to keep in mind, thanks:
     

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