Yes the Kivic solution looks cleaner but how much does it cost? The hack of the AE is very easy and does not alter the unit in any way, except breaking a few tabs on the bottom panel. Fully reversible. I paid $70 for it on Amazon IICRC.
Mobridge DA2 > JBL MS-8 > ARC XDi 600/4 > JBL Gti 408 Mids & Vifa OT19 Tweeters; PG Ti2 1600.5 > Morel HCW-10 & IDMax 15