Originally Posted by audioguy
Outstanding speaker but not in the same league sonically as the SC-V.
Although I hardly ever join in, I've been reading the various forums out there for about 7 years now and have never really seen a detailed (intelligently written) head to head comparison between the Duntech Sovereign 2001's and the Dunlavy SC-V's.
As a current, simultaneous owner of both (as well as several other Duntech and Dunlavy speakers, subs and active crossovers), I have switched the two out many, many times over the years and can tell you that they're much more similar than they are different. Yes, they're not the same speakers, and yes, they sound different; but "not in the same league"??? With all due respect, I think that one-sentence summation is a bit irresponsible, especially coming from someone who's owned and played with as many toys as you have, and seems to be highly regarded on the forum.
To clarify, (in my opinion
) the SC-V is a brighter speaker with slightly
deeper bass extention, and seems to be a bit more sensitive. Likewise, the 2001's are slighly warmer and do demand more out of a power amp. I've actually always thought that the female voice sounds slightly more realistic and less grainy on the Duntech's! But that's just my opinion
Now, I'm not making any of these statements based on what other people have written (or said) or because I read it in some spec sheet somewhere; they're based on actual critical listening sessions over the past 7 years that I've owned the SC-V's and the past 14 years that I've owned the 2001's.
I'm also not claiming to be any type of expert or anything like that! I'm just an average Joe with an average pair of ears who happens to love music; I don't really care about specs once that power goes on! I've gone out of my way many times over the past 30 to 35 years to go hear the latest and greatest speakers, only to have been disappointed after finally listening. And I do realize that rooms have been a factor. But my feeling is that if a manufacturer or retailer can't go out of their way to choose and set up their display rooms properly, they will not be getting my hard earned dollars either!
As someone who often calls himself a cheap bastard, I have to factor in price whenever making judgements on expensive items. As far as I'm concerned, the Duntech's and the Dunlavy's are not only in the same league, they are pretty much the only
players in that league!!