(The Artist, Lawrence Liao)
My recent trip to Taiwan Hi End Audio Show 2019 included an invitation to Lawrence Audio’s newly acquired audio boutique.
(James Chin of YL Audio, LAWRENCE AUDIO distributor in Malaysia)
(James with Angela Yang of LAWRENCE AUDIO)
Lawrence greeted ‘us’ (actually the main guest was James Chin of YL Audio, the Lawrence Audio distributor of Malaysia) with a big smile and enthusiasm.
(Frankie with Lawrence)
(Frankie in awe!)
(Lawrence showed Frankie around…)
Lawrence already had his Studer Reel to Reel playing when we got there.
I knew then that I was entering an atmosphere of music…music was in the air…
…other than the sensation of eargasm, I was pleasurably stunned by eye candies.
The Boutique was artistically decorated…with taste (in my book).
(Julian Kok with Lawrence)
Then Lawrence got us seated comfortably and prepared some Taiwanese Tea.
(Lawrence was most courteous)
(James was showing me the other offerings of speakers from LAWRENCE AUDIO)
That aroma from the preparation of that tea itself was already soothing…that was the smell of Hi End Taiwanese Tea! (We loved ‘em).
We listened to the tunes from the Lawrence Audio flagship loudspeakers, the DRAGON (US$100,000 a pair) throughout our stay at the boutique.
Lawrence alternated the sources between the Studer, Kronos Complete Analogue Source, and the DCS Puccini CD player.
(The Kronos Complete Analogue Source)
(The Kronos was recently moved from the previous venue to the new LAWRENCE AUDIO BOUTIQUE)
(Therefore, it is ‘good practice to check it’s level and alignment)
The following was my personal take on the Lawrence Audio DRAGON loudspeakers;…
They were really easy on the ear…the sense of musicality was immediate.
The highs were extended with airiness to the images.
Here, spacing and separation among the presented images were apparent.
Thus, the soundscape of the presented soundstage was clear and clean…impressive.
The mids were rich with details, even to the very minute and minuet details,…nothing escape ‘em!
But, they were never hard or harsh…just balance and natural.
The lower registry was controlled, defined and delineated.
Here, some may asked for more volume (depending on music and/or taste), but I felt it was for the purpose of ‘cleaner transient’.
We could easily felt the lowest ‘possible’ bass extension all the way to the listening position that belied the size and volume of the DRAGON!
After a few hours with the DRAGON, I was reminded to the movie,”Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”…
The DRAGON was a hidden gem that have beauties, prowess and power that were not apparent upon first observation…it was not meant to impress but to seduce.
(Like I said…Lawrence is an artist)