06-Jun-2015, 10:00 (This post was last modified: 06-Jun-2015, 10:24 by Manoet.)
Personally I've never been crazy about polished surfaces as its a skin-oil magnet. Were it available in brushed or satin finish I would've been all over it. There's a reason the outer ring around the remote volume knob has the finish it does and I would've preferred that finish everywhere. But as Henry Fordialet once said; "you can have any color you want... long as its chrome."
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06-Jun-2015, 20:20 (This post was last modified: 06-Jun-2015, 20:23 by Ants.)
I have some darker markings on the top case which has been addressed with my local dealer and distributor. Just waiting for the distributor to get back to me with their findings and suggestions. I am hoping they will swap the case for new one if the blemish cannot be polished out. Will report back once I hear back. I've attached a photo, in case you wish to check it out.
In regards to the finish, if you turnover the unit, you can see a very rough and uneven chrome finish around the edges and the underside of rear cover has some discolouration (yellow in the inner edges). According to the distributor, this is normal. I do not agree but my understanding of chrome plating is limited.
What bothers me is that the top case and rear cover easily scratches and if it cannot be polished out, it makes for a less than perfect finish on a very expensive audio component which impacts resale value and my obsessive desire to keep my gear in mint condition.
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