A Technics DVD-A10 can be had now for $200-300 (was 1200 new), also plays DVD-A discs. It's brushed aluminum, which is what I think you mean by silver.
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I can't tell if you're serious, but in case you are, my Theta Carmen not only sounds great, but is damn good looking (it is silver colored, but presumably not made of sterling). The Theta David-II looks similar and sounds even better. I read a thread a while back in which someone suggested the following trick: buy a component you want, and a relatively cheap pioneer, sony, etc. (whatever comes in silver, in your case), then swap the internals. That way you can pretend you didn't spend very much, and in your case you can satisfy the color requirement.
One suggestion is the Phillips SACD 1000. It is the first multi-channel (six available channels, and yep, it will do two-channel as well) SACD/DVD video/CD player available on the market. For $2k retail, it's a bargain value. At least Stereophile thought so when they reviewed it in April. We cannot say yet on the sound ourselves, we will just have to wait unil it arrives. We would be glad to tell you what we think when we have received it and audition it for a little while. Oh yeah, it's in silver.
yes the theta and the ayre are along the line that I am looking for but I just want to make sure that I explore all my options and thought I would ask for help. You never really can know all the stereo gear that is out there and I thought someone might have some suggestions. I am really amazed that silver (the color) was taken so literally but I guess for the money you would think that krell was made out of platinum.... thanks for the help and more suggestions would be greatly appreciated..