I think you've well and truly made your point and I don't agree.
Guys, do we have nothing more to contribute to this thread than a discussion of the color of the amp ? Seriously ? I could be way off beam here, but I doubt that Donald spends hours building each amp in the fervent hope that the COLOR ranks above the sonics in his customers list of priorities.
I think it's obvious that Donald has an eye for design and cares very much about the visual aesthetics of his amps. The blue of the Stratus and Sonett is a deliberate design choice that sets his creations apart from the rest. So I think that the discussion regarding his colour choice was warranted. However, I also think that we've exhausted the topic. This thread contains numerous posts pertaining to the sonics of the Stratus if you'd care to read them.
Donald, I'm a fan of your visual design choices. I think that Radio_head put it nicely when he described your amps as "functional art", and that's how I regard them. They are unique audio design statements that stand alone. Bemoaning that your amps don't come in other colours is missing the point, which is a bit surprising given that you've already explained it.
Edited by unspool - 12/3/12 at 12:33am