Since the subject was brought up a posts back I thought it might be appropriate to share a quote from one of Paul Scarpelli's posts where he references a comparison test he had made at home between the Gold LCR's and the Gold Monitors - (in case anyone was wondering on the differences)
"I've talked about the Gold Monitors versus the Gold LCRs many times since the inception of this thread. I got to do an A/B in my theater a few years ago, and I came to a few conclusions. The Gold LCR is one of the great values in our line, and in a casual comparison with the Gold Monitor, most folks won't hear much of a difference, if any. They both play to about the same volume, and they are equally dynamic. The difference that I hear; and I consider it a big one; is in that last veil removed from the sound. The lifelike clarity of the Monitor is disarming, and although the two speakers sound similar, the Gold Monitor presents a crystal-clear window into the recording. The combination of those two 7" Scan-Speak mids and the Scan-Speak Revelator tweeter is magic, and at $3,800, this is the least expensive speaker I've seen that uses them.
In general, for 53% of the cost, the Gold LCR provides approximately 80% of the performance. With my collection of audiophile music, the Gold Monitor was the better choice for me. God, that tweeter."