Silver/Gold Finishes exclusive to Europe/Asia??

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  1. DarrenW

    DarrenW Auditioning

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    I live in Canada...how come the nice expensive looking finishes are usually not available in North America?

    Case in point: the Marantz x200/x300 series are only available in Black in Canada (and the US too, I think)....oh, what I would pay for a gold model!

    Anyone share my frustration?

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    depends what you're buying. some of the higher end gear comes with a silver finish option. case in point, the new line of aragon amps and all ead products. just depends on the amount you really wanna spend. but yeah, i feel your pain that most the mass market gear is only available in boring black.

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    Rotel gear is now available in both black and silver versions...personally though I prefer black.
     
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    The Europeans and Asians are probably thinking why is all the gear in boring and gaudy gold or silver finish....ahhh what would I pay for a satin black finish. [​IMG]
    Seriously though silver finish does look sexy. I dont know about gold finish though. It kinda looks gaudy to my eyes[​IMG]
     
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    I agree.

    I am doing my best to get away from black for everything. Speakers, amps and pre-pros. It really influences my buying decisions. Also the WAF factor is much higher on non-black items.

    Ted
     
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    I bought a Yamaha RXV3000 in gold almost a year ago and haven't fatigued of it yet.
    Looks rather sexy in the low light of my theatre.
     
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    Yee wrote:

     
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    Truth!

    but just to clarify, I don't have a real problem with the gold finish of the SR8200, which is more "champagne" than gold, whereas the "gold" of the Pioneer DVD player is a bit "nasty". just that for WAF reasons, a black receiver might have been more palatable to her, not that the current one is a big issue anyway. and in any case the telly is silver (again, only version available) so a gold receiver sitting next to it isn't so far out.

    just wondering, are TVs and plasmas in the US also in "boring" black? or silver like they are here?
     
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    They are mostly 'boring' black. Some in silver.
     

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