Lawrence Audio Mandolin Loudspeakers on custom stands (included) in Natural Cherry finish.
“Highly Recommended!” – Dave Thomas, Stereotimes
The Lawrence Audio Mandolin Loudspeaker, like its bigger brother the Violin speaker, makes music sound so good, even you wife will like them!
We were so dazzled and delighted by the sound and design of the Lawrence Audio speakers at CES , that we took on the line and agreed to be their U.S. agent.
Natural Cherry finish left, Natural Rosewood finish right
Lawrence Audio is based in Taiwan and has been maker of high-end, limited edition, and custom-made speakers since 1996. Founded by audio designer, musician and artist Lawrence Liao, Lawrence Audio offers a complete line of unique, high end loudspeakers as well as top tier tube audio electronics.
Testimonials (on all Lawrence speakers)
Winner 2012 and 2011 CES Innovations Award
Winner – 2011 Stereotime’s Most Wanted Component
“The Lawrence Audio Mandolin Loudspeaker is a wonderful loudspeaker on many levels. Their lovely craftsmanship and looks will definitely enhance any room that they’re put in… These speakers are exactly what they look like and I believe exactly what Lawrence Liao designed them to be: elegant, musical and perfect for an intimate room and intimate music. Placed in the right system and space they will reward you with a musical experience that enhances your quality of life without doing too much damage to your bank account. Highly recommended!”
– Dave Thomas, Stereotimes, read the review
“Like some other speakers I have reviewed in the past what the Lawrence Audio Violins 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. At the suggested retail price of $7500 they represent a fine investment in speakers and promise a long and happy life delivering great sound over a wide range of musical styles. At the current price of $4950 they are an absolute bargain!”
– Gary Lea, Positive Feedback, read the review
The Lawrence Party 1 was awarded “Best Recommended” by Audio Art
“We walked into the Lawrence Audio room at CES and immediately both agreed the music we were hearing sounded incredibly open, natural, engaging and beautifully lifelike. We were shocked to find out that we were not listening to the $100k reference floor standing Eagle speakers but the much smaller, stand mounted Party 1’s. We then listened to the larger, uniquely styled Violin speaker and were even more blown away. The Lawrence speakers deliver stunningly good sound and looks, are extremely well designed using top of the line materials, and are manufactured in Taiwan to extremely high standards showing excellent fit and finish.
Lawrence Liao (left) & Angela Yang (right) of Lawrence Audio
Don Jackson (center) of Audio Revelation,
Eagle and Violin speakers
We have since done extensive listening in our reference systems to both the Violin, Mandolin and Party 1 and are even more impressed with the design, beauty and of course their amazing sound. We believe these speakers represent one of the best values in high end audio today!”
– Jay Kaufman, Don Jackson, Audio Revelation
Adrian’s Violins on 29 cm high custom stands (in Laquered Cherry Finish)
“Here are the Violins in my system. They match my room perfectly! How in the world can they make such a nice speaker is beyond me. Full range, amazing highs, big soundstage, excellent dynamics and looks to die for!”
– Adrian, Audio Revelation customer
“I am a guitar teacher with my own music school and I also sell instruments. I bought a pair of Lawrence Audio Violins along with a whole series of amplifiers. I have heard guitar music played through friends speakers that are more expensive than Lawrence Audio speakers. Yet, Lawrence Audio speakers are the only speakers that can completely reproduce the actual sound of live guitar music. Although the Violin speakers are smaller in size the bass is deep and full. The sound coming from the tweeter, midrange, and bass is extremely balanced. Because the Violin has a ribbon tweeter, one will never tire of listening to music through this speaker. I definitely recommend these speakers to everyone.”
– Pei-Hua Yang, Guitar shop owner/music teacher
“I’m from San Francisco and I’m an architect. When my friends see my Lawrence Audio speakers, they all say that they’re beautiful, but they don’t know that they’re products of Taiwan until I mention it. I have a set of Lawrence speakers in my Arizona home and my San Francisco home. The design of the speakers combined with the sound of the speakers is what I consider great audio. I never thought that I would be able to hear such great sound from speakers made in Taiwan. This has changed my impression of the Taiwanese.”
– Jeb Allen, Architect, Audiophile
Firebird and Violin speakers
“I am a businessman and I own a trade company. Lawrence Liao designed my house and shortly after, I bought the Lawrence Audio Mandolin Loudspeakers. The sound of the speakers was amazing, so I bought a second set of Lawrence speakers. This time they were floor standing speakers. I enjoy the time I listen to music from these speakers very much.”
– Benjamin Wu, Business owner, Audiophile
“My name is Daniel Pan. I own a computer software company. For the past thirty years, I have used many different kinds and brands of foreign speakers. I have not found any other speaker to completely satisfy me, except Lawrence Audio speakers. I own five sets of Lawrence speakers. I have the Double Bass, two sets of Firebirds, the Cello, and the Violin. The sound from these speakers is truly remarkable. It does resemble being at a live performance. I recommend Lawrence speakers, because Lawrence Liao is a music and art expert. He definitely has the credibility to produce these marvelous speakers.”
– Daniel Pan, Computer Software Company owner, Audiophile
Lawrence Audio designer showcase in Taipei
Owl center speaker (left), Violins (center) and Mandolin (right)
Lawrence Audio Mandolin Loudspeaker
The Lawrence Audio Mandolin Loudspeaker is a 2 driver, 2 way bass-reflex bookshelf speaker. The speaker has a ribbon tweeter and a 6.5″ carbon fiber bass/midrange. This speaker is beautifully styled and perfect for a small to medium sized room. Like the larger Violin speaker, the Mandolin produces a very musical, engaging sound with a beautiful and natural midrange, tight articulate bass and nice open, pure and clear highs with excellent resolution and dynamics.
Mandolin on left in cherry, Violin on right in rosewood
The Mandolin’ beautiful and unique cabinet design is intended to (loosely) simulate the shape of a mandolin. Due to its lack of parallel surfaces, this design is also beneficial sonically as it helps reduce standing waves and diffraction allowing the drivers to produce a very clean and pure sound. In addition, it’s polygonal, non equilateral shape allows for a narrow front baffle and an extremely rigid, non resonant cabinet. The Mandolin is ported in the back.
Custom speaker stands (included) are easily assembled and are also resonant damped, and come with very nicely made spikes and discs.
Lawrence Liao, w/ Eagle and Violin speakers
Lawrence Liao, Artist, Musician, Stereo maker
Lawrence Liao is the founder and chairman of Taiwan-based Lawrence Audio Co. Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of high-end, state of the art loud speakers. He is a talented musician, loves music and plays many instruments and is also an interior design master with thirty years of experience. Combining his passion for music, with a well honed arsenal of technical knowledge and experience, along with a beautiful design aesthetic, he creates a series of unparalleled Hi-End loud speakers. Each Lawrence Audio speaker is precision crafted and is distinguishable with it’ the unique angular design and superior sound.
An interesting and informative article on Lawrence in the China Post can be found here.
Mandolin, the new Cello, and Violin loudspeakers
Lawrence Audio Mandolin Loudspeaker
- Type : 2-way, 2 driver bass- reflex speaker
- Drivers : A ribbon tweeter, a 6.5″ carbon fiber midrange/woofer
- Frequency Response: 45-40 000 Hz, +/- 3db
- Sensitivity : 89db
- Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms (min. 6.4 ohms)
- Crossover frequency: 2600 Hz
- Crossover’s Attenuation Slope：Woofer -12dB, Tweeter -18dB
- Power: 30 – 150 watts recommended
- Stands : Custom matched exquisitely made to compliment speakers both aesthetically and with integrated resonance control.
- Speaker Finishes : Laquered cherry, Laquered Rosewood, Natural Cherry, Natural Rosewood, custom colors on request for addit. charge
- 3 year warranty
- Dimensions (H x W x D) : 43 x 9 x 11″ (on stands)
- Net weight : 26.5 lb (12 kg) per speaker
- Shipping weight: 3 boxes, 110 lbs