I know there has been some grumbling about the Pro 8 covers being overpriced, cheaply made, and not included with this very expensive speaker. Toward that end, I asked my very talented wife to make me a pair of covers. She had some left over quilted fabric that has some decent padding inside. She saved us $100 and the covers fit easily over the sub unit.
I may also look into some black spray-on fabric dye. There must be something like that out there. what do yo think?