What I read is the Aragon is more capable on the lower frequencies, though I wonder if that's more important for hard rock and jazz than the Baroque and 19th century Italian opera and Mozart I mostly listen to.
The Taylo Reference monitors I'm buying don't have the lowest half octave on the bottom--from 45Hz (= F# on the 0 octave) to 35Hz (=
C# on the 0 octave, so I wonder if the Aragon's capability will be available to me on these speakers.
What I also read and have been told is the Rotel is better on the higher frequencies, more detail, cleaner, etc. And that's what matters for the sopranos and big tenors in their arias. A lot of speakers/amps fail here, even very high-end equipment.
In terms of size and heat, they seem fairly similar.
On the other hand, I should eventually upgrade from the monitor speakers to larger units, which will bring out more bass, drive more air, etc. The Aragon may prove the better choice then.
I'm very torn.