At an auction here at a'gon, I picked up a pair of the Taylo ref monitors (glossy red for $1680) to replace a 13-yrs old pair of proac studio-2 monitors, oh about 3 years ago. I drove them with a Graaf GM20 OTL amp & a Graaf 13.B preamp. For me, the taylos were a serious step downwards compared to my old proacs. The Taylos sounded muffled or veiled in all frequencies. Mind you, the studio-2 boxes were couple inches taller and deeper. I sold the taylos for $1100 within a couple of months. Some months later, I had a chance to listen to a pair of Harbeth's at a stereo shop. Although a bit clinical, I found harbeth's sonics to be way superior. I ultimately went for full range speaker...just my 2 cents.
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