Lawrence's 2.5-way Cello

As I made my way through the hall, I hesitated before entering the room of Lawrence Audio, makers of some very attractive floor-standing loudspeakers: They were playing the Nils Lofgren song "Keith Don't Go," which I really don't like, really loud. Even so, it was standing-room only: Mine appears to be the minority opinion, at least as far as the trampoline-loving Mr. Lofgren is concerned.

The next selection was a snippet of Peer Gynt, which I enjoy, so I ambled inside and took a seat. The system, propelled by Bryston electronics, had reasonably good color and substance, but it was too loud and slightly harsh on (the too-frequent) extreme dynamic peaks.