Well, after about 6 months of speaker research (and saving up to buy them) I finally pulled the trigger the other day on a pair of 6Ts & 5C in high gloss black. Tried to get them in time for my birthday next weekend but the 6Ts are out of stock for a few days. Bah! Can't wait to get them! I am super excited!
Thanks to everyone, aperion owners and gurus, for their help and information during my speaker research.