East End Hi-Fi is offering a brand new pair of Lawrence Audio Mandolin Speakers in your choice of natural rosewood or cherry finish!
The Lawrence Audio Mandolin has to be one of the highest value speakers in audio. At $5500.00 including custom bolt on stands, they provide wonderful musical experience with transparency, resolution & dynamics! Please contact us for best pricing in the Long Island, N.Y. area.
Founded in 1996 by Lawrence Liao, Lawrence Audio has created an exquisite line up of eye-catching and beautiful sounding loudspeakers including several modeled after actual musical instruments. The original inspiration for the design of these unique speakers is Lawrence’s love of classical music and instruments such as the violin, mandolin, and the cello.
Lawrence Audio speakers are precision crafted and distinguishable by their unique angular designs, which are not created simply for aesthetic purposes. Unlike simple rectangle or square speakers, the angular designs of the speakers reduce unwanted resonance so that the listeners can enjoy uncompromised, pure sound reproduction. Listeners are able to delight in a performance that is only second best to the live performance itself. Furthermore, all Lawrence Audio speakers are designed entirely in Taiwan and made from the highest quality materials. These custom-made speakers are not mass produced and are tested for sound quality by professional engineers and by Lawrence Liao himself. “I am very hands-on and very involved with my work, from the time I first draft the designs , all the way to the finished product.”
Lawrence Audio - Hear and see the difference!Here’s what Terry London of Home Theater Review.com had to say about the Lawrence Mandolins:
“The Mandolin is a stand-mounted two-way design that uses a rear slot port. The stands also follow this design concept and blend perfectly with the lines of the speaker. The Mandolins are directly bolted into the top of the stands for both safety and damping purposes. Each speaker weighs 26.5 pounds and measure 22 inches tall by nine inches wide and 11.5 inches deep. The Mandolin's frequency range is 45Hz to 40 KHz. Its sensitivity is 89dB (2.83V/1m). The speaker's impedance is rated at 8 ohms (minimum 6.4 ohms), which makes the Mandolin a very easy speaker to drive, and it uses very high-quality drivers. The tweeter is a five-inch aluminum ribbon and the mid-woofer is a six-and-a-half-inch cone that is composed of non-woven carbon and Kevlar.""Unlike other small monitors that miniaturize the individual players, the Mandolins kept them in realistic proportions on all recordings."
"The Mandolin has the transparency of an electrostatic panel, so every micro-detail can be heard in an effortless manner. The speaker gives you the middle of the harmonic, not just the leading edge, so each sound or note has the palpability you hear in live music. The next reference-level trait is the tonality of these speakers. The Mandolin's timbres and tone for vocals and acoustic instruments are as close to natural as I have ever heard in any speaker. Both Coltrane's tenor sax and Hartman's voice effortlessly floated into my room, giving the illusion that they were performing in my listening space.”
“There are a couple of two-way stand mounts in the $5,000 price range of the Mandolins that I have auditioned that I believe are its major competitors. These are the Vivid V-1.5, valued at $7,650, and the Bowers & Wilkins 805 Diamond at $5,000. Personally, I have never really enjoyed my time with the Vivid V-1.5. I found its tonality, regardless of the amps used, to be too cold and clinical for my personal listening preferences. The Bowers & Wilkins 805 Diamond is much closer to the overall sonic perspective of the Mandolin regarding overall timbres and tonality. However, the Mandolin goes deeper, with greater dynamics and more precise micro-details, because of its remarkable transparency".
"The house sound is present in the "baby sister," with the Mandolin having rich, natural tonality and timbres and great liquidity. Its ease lets the music fill the room. It has great clarity, details, and very good dynamics for a small two-way monitor."
“Recently, my friend and I went to a wonderful high-end store to listen to Sonus Faber's new two-way speaker that retails around $20,000.00. After a short period of time, we both agreed that it was a wonderful-sounding transducer. The next thing we both said simultaneously was that it sounded just like a pair of Mandolins. For a small to medium-sized room, I recommend putting the Mandolins on your audition list.”
Whether it's Classical, Jazz, or other genres, Lawrence Audio speakers outperform other monitor 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!!East End Hi-Fi represents Vandersteen, Harbeth, KEF, Lawrence Audio, JM Reynaud, Monitor Audio, Cary Audio, Aurender, E.A.R., Rogue Audio, Ayon Audio, Audio Alchemy, Mytek Digital, OPPO Digital, Peachtree Audio, Merrill-Williams Turntables, GEM Dandy PolyTable, Michell Engineering, SOTA, Origin Live Tonearms, Ortofon, Lehman Audio, Beyerdynamic, Music Hall, Creek, EPOS, Analysis Plus, Torus Power, Symposium Acoustics, Sophia Electric Vacuum Tubes, Harmonic Technology & Marigo Audio.
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