I purchased an Intimus 6T 7.1 speaker package w/cherry finish from Aperion Audio a couple of years ago, which included a Bravus 12D subwoofer.
Unfortunately, the speaker's amplifier failed a couple of months ago and I shipped the speaker back to Aperion for repair.
The other day I was informed that Aperion has changed the specs for its Bravus 12D subwoofer and can no longer obtain the previous amplifier to repair my speaker.
Aperion has offered to refund the purchase price ($1099) for the subwoofer or replace it with the new model 12D, which is finished in black. The cherry wood veneer option is no longer available.
At my request Aperion suggested a competitor's product, either the SVS PB13-ULTRA or the SVS SB13-PLUS. Both subs offer a cherry wood veneer finish that would probably be a close, but not exact, match to my Aperion speakers.
I have received a couple of recommendations from the official Aperion thread in the speaker forum, but thought I'd open up my (?'s) to a wider audience in the subwoofer forum.
I don't mind spending a few extra $ for a better sub, so what would you guys do if you had my setup?
1) Take a replacement 12D subwoofer w/black finish?
2) Accept a refund and buy the SVS PB13-ULTRA?
3) Accept a refund and buy the SVS SB13-PLUS?
4) Buy some other manufacturer's sub instead?
If I decide to buy another sub it must include a cherry wood veneer cabinet otherwise I'm just as well off accepting an Aperion sub finished in black.
I'd appreciate any recommendations this forum's members can provide, thanks.