Receiver design

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  1. Dnusz

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    I harken back to the days when components had silver fronts rather than black. Why don’t manufacturers have more variety in their designs these days? Can’t imagine there is a sonic reason.
     
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    Many Amps come in either Silver or Black, personally, I prefer Silver. Marantz come in what I believe they call a Champagne color, which is a very slightly gold anodized aluminum. Yamaha come in both Black and Silver. Rotel come in both black and silver.

    The reason for Black Speakers, which I also hate, and Black Amps is that they fade into the background in a darkened room. But I didn't spend a fortune so I could NOT see my equipment. So, again, for me, if possible, I want silver.

    But what do you mean by Variety? Blue, Green, Red, Purple, etc.... While Aluminum can be anodized in a variety of colors, I'm not sure how many Red Anodized Amps they are going to sell. It would seem such bright rainbow colors would be in the minority. Plus, it really screws with inventory management when you have to warehouse 5 different colors.

    But, nearly all amps are made in Black or Silver.

    Yamaha R-N803D Black Stereo Hi-Fi Receiver w/ MusicCast - Streaming / Networking - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

    Yamaha R-N803D Silver Stereo Hi-Fi Receiver w/ MusicCast - Streaming / Networking - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

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    The Yamaha silver looks very classy and does have a good bit of the retro, for want of a better word, look to it.

    The Marantz ‘champagne’ though... god that’s ugly. It’s one of the reasons I sold my NR1403. I was using it as a preamp into some AVI 5s at the time. But it was so plastic and ‘fake’ looking I got rid of it and bought an emotiva dac/pre instead. (Black :smashin: ).

    The Marantz non blacks always look better in photos.

    The Yamaha’s on the other hand are genuinely covetable.
     
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    Trends. Sometimes, one particular finish might have poor sales for the year, so may not be produced the following year. But the year after, that finish may have been requested in large numbers, or selling in other manufacturer’s ranges. Silver comes and goes, and sometimes follows TV finish trends.
     
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    My new .old Yamaha RxV440 is in what they called titanium and it looks very classy.
     
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    Yamaha’s titanium does look very nice, particularly with the orange/red display.
     

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