Carbon 7, definitely.
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My short, general synopsis:
Carbon 7's - Between the two, this will be your speaker of choice if you want something that sounds full (for a monitor), warm, and easy to listen to.
Tyler Linbrook Sigs - This will be your speaker of choice if you value speed, detail, and a very 'open' type of sound. These speakers will not be as polite as the Carbon 7's, but they will in turn reveal more of what a recording has to offer.
All in all, both are fine products. I also found both speakers to be relatively easy to work with, being A) not terribly picky about room placement, and B) able to match up with a wide variety of components.
Lastly, both Ty and Fritz are excellent people. You can't really go wrong doing business with either. :)
Have not heard the Tyler's, but the description of the Carbon's as "full (for a monitor), warm, and easy to listen to" sounds right. Very nice speakers for the $ (and for considerably more), and Fritz is a good guy.
You might also add Selah's flagship 2 way monitor (Verita?) to your list. Excellent, IMO, and Rick Craig is another one of the good guys.
Does it mean the Carbon 7 could be considered too polite or "boring" sounding by some people?
I did not mean to insinuate boring at all, jdec. As Kclone suggests, I meant musical and non-fatiguing. I'm very sensitive to edgy highs (meaning I find a good many "detailed" speakers a lot of people like to be ear-bleeders), but I didn't get this from the Carbons. A lot of pleasure for the dollar, based on what I heard. (Ditto the Selahs.)