Wife wants a black faced receiver to replace Rotel

This is nuts...but SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) does not like the look of my Rotel 1056 receiver (driving 3 B&W LCR6 and 2-B&W in-ceiling surrounds, and feeding 2-Velodyne SPL 10s).

Everything was fine until I brought home the Sony KDL52XBR4 LCD tv and a black stand to put it on. Coupled with the black Directv HD DVR and black DVD player, I'm screwed...the Rotel sticks out like a sore thumb...

So, any recommendations for a comparable or better receiver for similar (or slightly higher) money? I love my Rotel...

Thanks for your help
Thanks Kgturner. I sent an email to Rotel USA about buying a black faceplate.

Imin2u: See, I don't mind that my wife wants the faceplate to match the rest of the system. I don't need to "stand up" to her. I have a race car, truck, trailer, a garage with a lift in it and a ton of tools I don't need, a new TV, etc. It's called compromise. We have good jobs and each contribute to the relationship. She wants it black, she'll get it black. I have no problem with that.

I was just bummed that I might lose my Rotel. It is nuts that I get to worry about that, but that's life. I wasn't complaining, per se, just looking for alternatives and I found them from many of the members here. Who knows, I might end up with seperates b/c of this. I can live with that... :-)


Crazy idea; go to Tap Plastics or a high end art store and look into a cover material that will please your wife. Even if you try this---and it does not work--perhaps she will 'get over it'

Really, there are some outstanding products that can work.
Rotel did return my email. Faceplate is exceptionally inexpensive (<$60). Problem solved. Thanks!
Someone mentioned how they alternate between silver and black. The car companies do that between curved and angular bodies to make cars look old after a few years.

I would get a well ventilated cabinet for the electronics,and make sure it fits the decor of the room.
Jerry Rice! Black, silver or otherwise, they don't make them like him anymore, still the best. You'll be dancing with the stars.