Well, after racking my brain for awhile, I have decided on the Aperion Audio 5.1 system with 10in sub. I was deciding between Aperion, Ascend, and the delayed ELT by rockets. The rockets were ruled out due to the delay (I am very impatient). I almost went for the Ascends but at then the end, the Aperions won out due to their desirable appearance and rave reviews over the net. Now comes my question. Fiirst of all, if you are an Aperion owner, did you go for the black finish or cherry finish? I am leaning toward cherry as it should match the cherry finish on the Salamander Twin 20 unit. Also, which size subwoofer did you go with? I am having a hard time choosing between the colors as I love the cherry finish but my wife prefers the black finish as it matches my black speaker stands. Any input will be appreciated. Thank you.