An option to the standard black steel grille is to customize the cabinet with a V-frame (short for "vinyl covered frame", or "vintage frame" if you prefer). Choose any of the available colours for the frame, and combine it with either a black steel grille or any grille cloth.
The grille cloth is done a bit differently than most other cabinets. The more common solution is to staple the cloth to a wooden frame and use hook and loop fastener to attach it to the cabinet. This has a few disadvantages; since the staples hold the cloth at the side or rear of the frame, the cloth can vibrate against the front of the wooden frame, which might cause unwanted noise. Also, the cloth doesn't offer as much protection as a metal grille. The V-frame uses cloth glued to a perforated steel sheet, which is attached to the felt lined rear side of the frame, removing any vibrations. The frame itself is fastened to the cabinet with a special fastener that doesn't allow for any movement of the frame (in contrast to the more common hook and loop fastener, with which the frame can move in and out a few millimetres, in some situations also causing unwanted noise). This gives the same protection level as a metal grille, no unwanted vibrations combined with a customizable look.
There is a free choice of vinyl for the frame, with the following options always available:
For cabinets with special order vinyl there's also the option of matching cabinet and frame vinyl.
Five different kinds of cloth are available, plus the option of having just the black perforated metal sheet. Below all six options are shown with both black and beige frames. Click the cabinet for a higher resolution image of a black frame cabinet. Click the cloth close-up picture for a scan of the cloth (close-up, white background, hard light).
1) Black perforated metal