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I wasn't sure about the Energy Veritas 6.2, so I looked them up. All the sites I looked up said they were a discontinued item. Since Vann's is probably very low on stock or clearing them out, it is possible that they won't have any new ones left. If that is the case, just get Vann's to give you the open box discount and take the speakers to a woodworker. There are plenty of ways to repair that damage using wood filler/shellac and the correct stain or even using laminate to cover up the bad spot, depending on where it is located. Shouldn't cost you much at all and is probably a DIY job if you know how to do it.
The technique I use for very deep dents ( like what yours sounds like ) is to first fill in most of the deep hole with plastic wood filler and let it dry for a day or two. I usually leave a 1/8" deep hole for a wood patch or a shallower one for shellac. Use a propane torch to melt the shellac onto a small putty knife and apply to surface. If using a wood patch, I usually route out a nice even hole and then cut a patch that is the exact thickness and shape of the routed-out hole. Just glue it in and re-finish that area. Of course you need to match the grain as best as possible when using a patch and even using shellac will leave a noticeable spot when viewed up close. A patch will be a lot harder to notice if you match the grain up and finish it properly with stains that exactly match the original stain. A woodworker will know exactly what to do and will probably charge you less than $30 to repair it.
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