I specifically went to the Newport show to listen to high end speakers. So I auditioned the TAD Reference, the MBL 101, the Magico, The Kef Blade, The Venture Ultimate Reference and the big Tannoys. I just wanted to hear what the current state of the art in speakers was offering these days. Out of all the speakers listed above, the Tannoys were among the least expensive (along with the KEF Blade) and I found them very impressive. The list of speakers in my post here is so diverse, that it becomes very difficult to provide a detailed analysis, beyond the 'like / did not like'. If I were in the market for speakers in the $30K - $60K range, I would definitely put the Tannoys on my list to audition more in depth in my own set-up and my own space.