Lansche Audio 5.1 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Three-way, floorstanding, reflex-loaded dynamic loudspeaker. Drive-units: horn-loaded 0.3" (8mm) Corona plasma tweeter; 4" (155mm) polypropylene-cone midrange unit; two 8.7" coated, glass-fiber/fabric cone woofers. Crossover frequencies: 200Hz, 2.5kHz. Frequency response: 32Hz–150kHz, ±3dB. Impedance: 4 ohms nominal, 3.2 ohms minimum. Sensitivity: 91dB/2.83V/m. Maximum level: 112dB/m. Operating supply voltages: 110–120 or 220–240V AC.
Dimensions: 40.9" (1019mm) H by 10.1" (128mm) W by 19.3" (490mm) D. Weight: 167.5 lbs (76.1kg) net.
Finishes: Satin Veneers: Mappa Burl, Olive Tree, Indian Apple, American Black Walnut, Santos Rosewood. High Gloss, add $5000/pair. Piano Black, add $3000/pair. Macassar Ebony, price on enquiry.
Serial Numbers of Units Reviewed: None found.
Price: $41,000/pair–$46,000/pair, depending on finish. Approximate number of dealers: 6.
Manufacturer: Lansche Audio, Walhausestrasse 12, D-78465 Konstanz, Germany. Web: www.lansche-audio.com. US distributor: Aaudio Imports, 4871 Raintree Drive, Parker, CO 80134. Tel: (720) 851-2525. Fax: (720) 851-7575. Web: www.aaudioimports.com.

Company Info
Lansche Audio
US distributor: Aaudio Imports
4871 Raintree Drive
Parker, CO 80134
(720) 851-2525
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EVOnix's picture
Really?

Shame on you Stereophile for even promoting a product such as this.

John Atkinson's picture
Re:Really

Quote:
Shame on you Stereophile for even promoting a product such as this.

I think you need to examine where you learned of the problems you mention that lead you to this conclusion, EVOnix.

John Atkinson

Editor, Stereophile

PS: the original comment to which I was responding seems to have disappeared? I must have hit "Edit" rather than "Reply." Apologies EVOnix. I have reinstated the text that was preserved. - JA

audiocaptain's picture
I had this speaker in my listening room for 6 months

Just a quick comment on these as I had a pair of 4.1 in my listening room for over 6 months. 

They were very interesting speaker. I have not read the article so not to be influenced by the writers comments on a very similiar product. I can say the 4.1 is a discontinued product and the newer models impress me more which is a good thing as products should improve and not just change with time. We used some very interesting equipment many may not recognize including the Delta Sigma integrated amp from Italy. We also used Sino Speaker cable and the complete Reimyo CD system and all their associated wiring. The room has cork walls covered in drywall and 8 dedicated circuits of which two are 30 amp. The ceiling is a special material designed for studios and costs about $10,000.00 for a 25' x 19' room and features 95 percent absorption, the walls are 9.5 feet in height. No windows and a concrete floor covered in carpet 

Really Great Sound and something to spend time with. The End

Stereorealist's picture
Audiophiles or equipmentphiles?

It's always great to have technological pioneers create uber expensive sota equipment whose tech will later filter down to more "affordable" models or to the used-gear markets. Stereophile's contribution to the world is of course, to bring awareness, and inspire people to dream of hearing and later owning gear that appeal to their ears, someday.

The prices of such uber expensive equipment have risen in tandem with the widespread materialism, speculation, greed and inflation that affect the world today. For every realist who spends money wisely on pragmatic and worthwhile assets, there will be well heeled "audiophiles" who buy audio gear that depreciates at spectacular rates. For every What Hi-fi reader who pursues the greatest bang for the buck, there will be teenagers happy to amble along with their ipods, headphones, or modest home setup. Who's right? Who's wrong? Who's extravagant? Who's an audio cheapskate? Is the love of music really the motivation behind equipment chasing and tweaking? Can we never get enough of audio excesses?

Here's an insightful 70s song that speaks of materialism:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr-xrNAtKOo

Hopefully, unstoppable global market forces and the winds of economic upheaval will bring equilibrium in favor of sanity.

soulful.terrain's picture
..but then again..

 

Maybe people just simply enjoy the fruits of their labor. That would be purchasing uber expensive audio gear.

soulful.terrain's picture
Lansche loudspeakers

These sounded so sweet in Atlanta at Axpona. They were driven by B.M.C. amplification. Great combo!  Great write-up JA!

JItterjaber's picture
I have never heard these

I have never heard these speakers. I just hope that more blog space is used for speakers that the next generation of audiophiles might buy. Still, thanks for the in depth review.

That being said, I think the audiophile community can learn from the Pro Audio industry - and vice versa....The companies that truly bring products that impress me are companies like Benchmark, CEntrance, and Hegel - creating innovative products that truly employ unique original designs. 

prices have become obscene, and I for one support those companies that understand this issue.

Cheers, young Hi Fi lovers unite -

www.hifiqc.com

gadgety's picture
Cymbals on plasma/ion tweeters

I haven't heard this speaker but the Acapella ones. Indeed the ion tweeters make cymbals sound eerily real.

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