I played a A100c in a store some time ago and was very impressed. It was a big store with hundreds of quality guitars, and this was one of the best, especially for fingerstyle. It is a bright sounding guitar, but with full lows and mids too.
I also had 2 LarrivÃ©es. The last one I sold to buy an Avalon Gold and I don't regret it
. The Avalon is definitely louder and more responsive than any LarrivÃ©e I played, just to mention some "objective" factors. I think LarrivÃ©es are too heavily braced.