The Monitor Audio Gold Reference 10 is a bargain monitor speaker. Well built with quality materials and a rich gorgeous sound separates it with other sub-$2000 monitor speakers. We found vocals, jazz, light rock and classical music to sound really good through these speakers. Beautifully layered mid-range and a sweet high that was very easy on the ear. Bass was a tad light but it was probably tune to provide more essence on the lower mid-range than rock bottom bass. Electronic and heavy rock may be a bit too challenging for them but it tries to keep pace respectfully. The GR 10 is not going to rival our other “reference” monitor speakers – the Krell Resolution 3, but at nearly one third the MSRP of the Krell, it was the next best, bargain alternative.
Cosmetically, the speakers look really good. Some minor scuff marks/nicks here and there but nothing major. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe arrival.