Originally Posted by Hicks
I will just mention that our marketing department did do some market research and what they found was that a majority of folks wouldn't mind having a sub that doesn't necessarily match their speakers. A lot of people will be putting their sub near a corner or in some other spot in the room where it is not that noticeable.
This kind of research is very sensitive to the way questions are asked. If you asked me whether it would matter whether the sub matches the speakers, I might answer no as well. However, if you asked the next question -- would it make a difference in my choosing an Aperion sub rather than an alternative, I would answer yes, without question. Moreover, it definitely would affect my decision to buy an Aperion system (as distinguished from some speakers and a sub from someone else.) I intend to augment my current 5C and finish out a system, but I my plans for the sub will change if I have to buy it in black. Then I would have to put it in a corner, and I almost certainly would pick something more appropriate for a corner location in my living room. I am just one customer, of course, but one at a time is how a company like yours makes its money, I suspect.
I can see the business decision you are facing, and there is certainly no reason for you to be expected to get it reversed on your own. However, passing the feedback you are getting from the forums back would seem like something of real value for Aperion.