Beautiful by design. (industrial design in Audio components)

It’s no coincidence that when you look upscale in the audiophile world, there’s a certain “expectation” that gear should be beautiful to behold, not just beautiful to listen to. The way a component looks bears a significant factor in whether I buy it or not, it’s not something that goes noticed.

I know for some, that’s not a factor, but high end audio component is the same at high end automobiles. I know a lot of the design is to influence the emotional part of us. The reality is that a rectangular silver or black box is all you need, but still if I’m spending $10,000 on a unit, it better look the part even though we all know better.

So with that, I wanted to start a thread where we can share equipment that we believe is beautiful, distinctive, looks the part. Saw this today and, had to start a thread.