East End Hi-Fi are authorized dealers for Lawrence Audio, and are selling a brand new pair of Violin SE Monitor Speakers. These speakers are something special with their AMT (Air Motion Transformer) tweeters, and 8" carbon fiber mid/woofer, as well as a rear ambiance ribbon tweeter. They are amazingly transparent with a cohesiveness that is shocking considering the disparate drivers...neutral tone, with a very big sound stage, a powerful, tight bottom end that goes down to 35Hz. Available upon request in natural cherry (shown), rosewood, or high gloss black, rosewood or cherry at a $400.00 up-charge.
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My demo pair reviewed by Karl Sigman of Audiophillia:
"The Lawrence Audio Violin SE Speakers are very unique both in sound and look; among the most fascinating and beautiful speakers I have seen or heard, and with a gorgeous and high quality construction, particularly inviting at such a reasonable price."
Joël Chevassus of 6moons.com had this to say:
"Summing up, the Violins pay back in full for their sticker. You obtain a beautiful whilst singular appearance, a seamless sound, satisfying resolution and scaled-up staging. Beyond these subjective whilst technical considerations, the most striking feature remains their ability to deliver full immersion with neutral sonics due to efficient enclosure and xover design work. That’s not so common when dealing with speakers of such
Terry London of HomeTheater.com had this to say:
Comparison and Competition
"Two speakers that I have auditioned that would be the competitors to the Violin SE based on design and price would be the Von Schweikert Audio Unifield Two MK2, which retails for $7,995, and the Vivid V-1.5, which retails for $7,650. The Von Schweikert Audio Unifield MK2 offers excellent bass extension for a stand-mount speaker. However, it did not produce a large holographic soundstage and completely disappear like the Violin SE does. The Violin SE's midrange tonality/timbres, along with its transition to the lower high frequencies, were at a higher level of refinement than the Unifield MK2. The Vivid V-1.5 offers speed, powerful micro-dynamics, and excellent transparency/clarity, allowing all the little details of the music to be easily heard. However, it suffers from what I previously mentioned in the body of the review regarding many speakers on today's market: It sounds somewhat analytical and slightly dry in its overall presentation of the music. This is where the Violin SE pulled way ahead in being able to allow me to relax and get into the emotions of the music because of its rich and full tonality/color/timbres, without losing micro-details or transient speed."
"The Violin SE, like all Lawrence speakers, is built to a very high standard and provides a beautiful and unique physical appearance. The Violin SE provides reference-level performance in the areas of soundstaging, rich and natural tonality/timbres, extremely fast transients/micro-details, octave-to-octave seamlessness, and powerfully taut bass extension. Finally, it allows you to hear everything in the music without sounding analytical in any way. During my time with the Violin SE, I nicknamed this speaker the "Baby Cello" because it comes so close to the performance of its big and much more expensive brother."
Gary Lea of Positive Feedback said this:
"Like some other speakers I have reviewed in the past what these speakers DO provide is a very enjoyable experience with a good deal of detail resolution, strong ability to handle aggressive rhythm and pace, excellent sound staging, and a very fluid midrange."
Whether it's Classical, Jazz, or other genres, the Lawrence Audio speakers outperform other smonitor speakers. For interested parties in the Long Island area, please visit East End Hi-Fi for a demo. We will help you transform your CD/LP collection back into music again!!
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