Unfortunately, I could only afford a pair of the Magic Mods, rather than the MX's, and MMs only come in studio black.
If I had to pick my own color, though, I might go with Ice Black Blue. It's sort of a midnight blue with subtle hints of color that just sort of brighten up the room.
(Listen to me! I sound like some kind of weird metrosexual Martha Stewart audiophile!)
The Ruby Reds were a bit much, in my view. WAF could be a problem with something so in-your-face. I'd like those better if they were just as subtle as Ice Black Blue, only with slight undertones of red.
Do you think "Strawberry Cream" would be too much? How about a light "Pearl Blue" or "Grey Blue"? My favorite is "Ice Blue". The MX's would be in a dedicated room. I saw a "Cashmere Beige" that looked good
The Ruby reds are a terrific color! They're a deep rich red, certainly not obnoxious red. Goes well in my biege family room, which has dark red curtains, and a dark red area rug. I think this color doesn't photo well, as mine look better than most pictures.
WAF?? Heck, I would have a hard time justifying their departure from my home, given their color, size, sonics and all!!
Hopefully I will be able to swing the MX upgrade in the near future!
I agree with 1markr, the colors are tough to photograph accurately. My Moss Green is beautiful, but it looks different than in most of the photos. In real life, it can look like a dark, British racing green in bright light, and almost black when in dimmer or indirect light. The auto-type gloss reflects in a way that seems to fool the camera lens...Cheers, Spencer
just a though and my opinion of course but loud colors do take away from the enjoyment of the music in the end. i once owned a pair of light oak snell ias and always thought they sounded bright and would not disappear. i have found that darker speakers do diappear and because they draw less attention to themselves, allow you to get into the performance and the music to a greater degree. physco acoustics? you bet! b
I almost always listen with my eyes closed and/or with the lights off. Even looking at my speakers, I'd swear they weren't playing. I have a hard time believing that even a flashing neon vsm wouldn't disappear even with my eyes open:-)
the color is actually a volkswagen color, i think it was imola or emola yellow. and to me they looked like the biggest dammed bumble bee i have ever seen. super sharp but hard to live with in a traditional environment of my wife's antiques and persian rugs. i would imagine they look killer at rich's though. if you want the speakers to steal the show in a room, you are on the right track with those ones. b
Bobby, even if your VSM-MX speakers were available only in primer flat chartreuse with baby crap yellow racing stripes, I would still have to have a pair. The sound is that good! The MX upgrade is everyhing I heard at CES this year. I could not be more pleased!
heh steve, great to hear from you and really glad you are enjoying the mx. keep me posted on the breakin and where they end up for you.i'll think about the color thing but i'm not sure it would fly. coming to see me in vegas? b
FWIW... I love my Imola Yellow TSM-MX!!! Yes, the color is a VAG (Volkswagen Audi Group) color. It was one of the few colors available on the 2003 20th Anniversary Edition VW GTI if you want to get specific.
My main listening room is kinda dark (not much natural light) so the color of the speakers stands out nicely ;-) and they sound great too! The pictures do not do the speakers full justice. The color does not distract me from listening and has not seemed to bother the customers that have seen/heard them in my room.
Anyway, its hard for me to pick a favorite color, but I have been bugging Bobby to do a pimped out VSM-MX in Piano Black with chromed rods, esotar tweeter faceplate, and logos :-) :-) :-)
"Maybe you could put low rider airshocks on those and raise/lower them via remote ;-)"
Either that or I need to figure out some way to make a matching sub with 20" drivers so you can have a set of dubs with your blingin VSMs.... now of course those twenties will need some spinnah styled grills! :-) :-) :-)
[yes, rich has seen way too many episodes of MTV's Pimp My Ride and Spike TV's Riding with Funk Master Flex]
dub's - big chrome 20" wheels.. so when I was referring to a dub sized subwoofer I was talking about a sub with a 20" driver... spinnah's - AKA spinnazz, spinners, spreewells... you know, those big crhome wheels with free spinning centers bling - chrome, gold, diamonds - i.e. flashy stuff
an 845 based amp will sound wonderful on the vsm mx. i would still rather have an otl as an absolute but heh, we are all different. blue black chrome is too far out there for us to reasearch right now. one step at a time. digital crossovers have many positive attributes and are incredibly precise. but the vsm has very tight amplitude and phase especially if it is listened/tested at the musical center and 10 degrees off axis as recommended. this type of measured response is as flat or flatter than any i have seen in stereophile. and when you take into consideration that the drivers work incredibly well as a pair and offer fabulous self damping characteristcs you can spend a lot more time developing the specific characteristcs of the components in the audible path. we have much better believability and musicallity on our side with passive devices. the choice of course is ultimately yours but i know what i would prefer hands down. b
well of course it would but again just consider that some of these lower powered amps have limitations in bass definition and extension. and thet they will have problems playing large complex orchestration at higher volumes. if you are after a liquid nature though, you are looking in the right direction. but i know you, you just have to be different, don't you? ;-) b