Good Industrial Design vs. Visual Pollution
While browsing through the audio/diy forums and websites, I am constantly amazed by the depth of know-how in the hi-fi community, however, when it comes to the physical construction, I am equally disappointed by the general poor showing, including my own 😉 – many of the amplifiers are down right hideous, even if they sound great, I would never want to see them in my system – thus the inspiration for the title of this post – visual pollution! Look no further than the long-running diyaudio photo thread for some examples of what not-to-do.
On the other hand, I continue to be impressed by the designs and construction of Thomas Mayer at VinylSavor – everything he does is a thing of beauty – from the elegantly simple designs, high quality parts, meticulous wiring and construction details to the exotic wood chassis – truly great industrial design!