I`m using Nait 1 (serviced) and Spendor Prelude / sa1
and I bought an olive 250(serviced) first because Nait 1 seemed a little overwhelmed with SA1 (83Db)
It is very difficult to find the Naim equipment serviced here in Korea.
I finally found 32.5/HC (serviced and excellent cosmetic condition)
However, as you know, 250 is olive case 32.5 is CB, so it doesn’t match in appearance.
So I’m thinking of changing the front part of the olive case of 250 to chrome, and I’d like to hear your opinions.
I saw a post online saying that if you peel off the paint on the front of the olive case, it changes to chrome and I’m going to try this.
I did a computer simulation before I tried it.
It looks fine, but I’m worried about how I can paint it black again later.
I wouldn’t do it. If you remove it and later want to sell the amp, it will be harder to sell. If you ever wanted to revert to Olive, you’d have to get the whole case re-done and it would be very hard to get it right.
If it’s important to have a matching amplifier I’d suggest you buy an original CB 250. The nDac doesn’t match anyway; why not embrace diversity?
I have a mix of Olive, chrome bumper and classic boxes. Celebrate the differences in the boxes. Like @HungryHalibut said leave the boxes alone and keep them original. Swapping out for CB 250 is a good option.