Dunlavy SC-VI Floorstanding Speakers

4.42/5 (19 Reviews) MSRP : $23995.00


Product Description

(2)15" Woofers, (2)8" Woofers, (2)5.5" Mids and a 1" Tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jjff168 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2014

Bottom Line:   
I have a pair of IV and heard the V, but not the VI. I also do not believe Glen is or was an professional CD mastering engineer.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shocked One a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Glen was obviously just trying to skew the reviews. That anyone can rate these speakers a one out of five is absolutely rediculous!

Glen, did you hear them in a busy stairwell or maybe even a noisy bus terminal? I know, I know; maybe you were on a subway ride during rush hour and they were being powered by a boom box?

My point is you'd have to be a complete moron to rate these a one!!! I'm not saying that everyone has to rate them a perfect five, but TWICE you gave them a one! You obviously have some sort of hidden agenda there, my friend!

I have been fortunate enough to have owned seven different pairs of speakers in the over $10,000 (when new) category and one of those even made it into the over $50,000 category. I have also critically listened to many high-end, ultra-high-end and even super-duper-ultra-high-end speakers over the past 25 to 30 years. Some of them were in carefully set up rooms and some had not passed the WIF (Wife Acceptance Factor), so they were in less than ideal settings!

Now, I am not claiming (as you have) to be an audio engineer, but damn! These speakers would have to be submerged in a pool of salt-water for me to rate them a one! Are you deaf or something?

To anyone considering Dunlavy or Duntech speakers, they are truly amazing products at every one of their respective price points. You should definitely give them an audition if you ever get the chance.

Unfortunately, the Dunlavy factory has since closed it's doors and Mr. Dunlavy has passed away.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $15000.00

Purchased At:   Used from private se



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mistermosquito a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Given that Dunlavy Audio is out of business, these comments are just a bit academic (and very late but I just ran across these comments).

I believe I am the dealer to whom Glenn is referring as I did have someone who sounds like this individual come to my home and listen to the speakers and did not like them.

Were they properly set up? Better than that. The room was properly designed, with tube traps, and other assorted sound control devices. Furthermore, the system had a measurable room response of plus or minus 1.5 db from 20Hz to 20KHz due to the use of a SigTech room correction device. In a word, they sound spectacular.

Glenn said he did not like the top end or the mid bass. I can prove to anyone that at the listening position, the speakers were ruler flat and in perfect phase at the top end, so the fact that he didn't like the top end only means that he doesn't like perfectly neutral speakers (ACTUALLY, MOST PEOPLE DON'T). He commented that he thought they wer dull on top (I have heard that more than once).

As to the mid bass issue he had, I have no answer. Dunlavy's (all of the models from the IV, V and VI) are well known for their accuracy in that area...and since there is no artificial bump in that area, he believed they were deficient.

It is not a sin to not like a speaker. There are some out there that cost $40,000 to $80,000 a pair that are truly awful.

While I would have liked to have made the sale, I was not offended that he didn't like the speakers...to each his own

One more item I would add to my previous comments that may have impacted what was heard in the top end. My room was very, very, very damped and because of that, it may have been perceived that the tweeters lacked air. Other than that, to each his own.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Purchased At:   Dunlavy Audio



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by hugh nome a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2003

Bottom Line:   
very beautiful sound.
styling to be desired.
loud as hell.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $15000.00

Purchased At:   second hand from fri



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sappy111 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I am writing this primarily in response to Glenn, who snubbed these speakers twice in a row (!). In truth, I have not lived with these speakers but have owned a pair of their younger brothers, the SC-IV since 1994. They are some of the best speakers money can buy, and are certainly hard to beat value-wise. I have auditioned at length the SC-VI. And no, Glenn, we are not merely defending the “Holy Grail" of audiophilia nervosa, we just think you’re sophomoric.

For those audiophiles out there, allow me to qualify myself. I run my SC-IVs off of Pass O amps, P preamp, Meridian 508.24 CD player and balance interconnects. I listen almost exclusively to classical music. For large orchestral music, there is simply no substitute for large, sealed cabinet enclosures. Acoustic orchestral music always reveal the flaws of vented cabinets, especially in the bass regions. Dunleavy knows this which is why they make such huge (and unsightly) speakers that can double as confines for us audiophiles.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995




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