Also FWIW this is the "Signature" model with factory upgraded Jensen oil & copper caps. Tubes are as supplied by Cary.
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I use the Merlin TSM-MMe's with mine and love them. I've also used the Tyler Acoustic Taylo monitors with great success. I actually prefer the amps 80w ultralinear mode. Be sure to experiment with both. Given the specs of the Salks, I would concur with Jburidan that they are not the best match for the Cary, especially if you're committed to running the amp in triode mode.
Just another comment about using the Taylo Reference's with the SLI-80; there's WAY more power here than can be used. Even with SLI-80 in Triode mode, I have the volume dial only 1/4 up and it's more than enough to fill my 750 sq/ft living room (w/ 9 ft ceiling) with delicious music. At 1/3 volume it's so loud you have to shout to speak to someone whose right next to you. All this and it's in the 40w/ch triode mode. This amp has more than enough power to drive far "hungrier" speakers than the taylo's.
that said, I'm quite pleased with these taylo's, no plan to switch them out ANY time soon. :-) Just wanted to make the point that the SLI-80 could EASILY drive speakers that are much less sensitive.