Item: Dunlavy Labs SC-IV speakers Oak finish
Item Condition: Great - 8/10 some marks see photos
Reason for selling: NLR 😪
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash or Bank deposit
I bought these just over 12 months ago here on SNA. Unfortunately they did not get a huge amount of use (maybe 300 - 400 hours or so) as I worked away from home much of last year however I really enjoyed my time with them. That said my wife didn't so for martial bliss there are being stored at a friends place.
Setup took some time but I found in my room given their separation necessitated by the steinway, the listening position was much further back than with my EV Cs. I read most people find them best about 4 feet off the rear wall, however I found they needed a bit more but suspect that is mostly due to the separation. Also they needed very little (if any) toe in. Best combo for me was my mystery one tubed pre and threshold stasis power amp. The Michi drove these well but the Threshold gave that little bit of extra bass and mid bloom that I prefer. Having said that we have listened to them a bit at my mates place on his Pass Labs pre/power combo and I can honestly say I have never heard Beethoven Symphony # 3 so good other than hearing the Berlin Phil play it live....
Local auditions should be fine for serious buyers but will need a little notice to make sure my mate is available.
There are many reviews online about these big guys so I won't rave on suffice to say I will miss these. I will just add a link to the Stereophile review
Other than a couple of marks they are in very nice condition. I have taken a pic of the worst mark and from very unflattering light. It does not look that bad in real life. The drivers are in great condition.
In terms of logistics, these things are pretty big and fairly heavy. If you wish to move them yourself bring a mate and a ute or big wagon along with a good trolley and thick blankets. I would highly recommend using a furniture removalist and am happy to work in with a removal company for any in town or out of town interested parties.
Someone who bought these and the Dunlavy SC1s advertised last week would be WELL on their way to a top notch main system and HT setup (sacrilege I know)...seriously thought about it myself 🙄
Dunlavy Audio Labs, Colorado Springs, CO (1994).
Three-way dynamic loudspeaker.
Drive-units: 1" soft-dome tweeter, two 5½" cone midrange units, two 10" long-throw woofers.
Crossover frequencies: not specified.
Amplitude/frequency response: 37Hz–20kHz ±2dB, approximately –6dB at 27Hz. Phase/frequency response: ±20° from 200Hz–10kHz.
Impedance: nominal 5 ohms, minimum 3.0 ohms, maximum 7.5 ohms including bass resonance.
THD: ±0.3% for an SPL of 90dB (re: 1m) at all frequencies above 100Hz.
Pair matching: better than ±0.5dB up to 15kHz.
Power handling: peak 250W for 10ms, average (pink noise) 25W.
Recommended amplifier power: minimum 100W into 8 ohms.
Recommended listening distance: 8'–25'.
72" H by 12" W by 18" D. Weight: 180 lbs.
$4995/pair in black or oak finish; $5495/pair in dalwood rose or dalwood teak (1994);