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Hello, if anyone has experience with both Dunlavy SC-V and Aletha speakers, I would like comments. I own SC-V and absolutely love them but I will soon move to a smaller space where I know they will not work. Trying to find something smaller but I really do not want to sacrifice the Full range !
Thanks in advance.
I've only heard the Aletha at CES demos and never in direct comparison with SC-Vs, so take that into consideration.
From what I recall, John designed the Aletha based upon the SC-IVa, only with a shorter cabinet which might have greater WAF. ;^)
As stated in the quote in janis' reply, all DAL models had a very similar sonic presentation, it was just a matter of bass extension and image size which increased as the models grew larger. From that I would suspect you could be happy with Aletha, but if bass extension is important (once you tried them to see) then a pair of subs might be the answer. I would only consider sealed box subs and crossover as low as possible however.
"The piano ain't got no wrong notes." Thelonious Monk
I bought a pair in great condition for $1,500 a few years ago. They sit as backups if my IV-A's ever crap out. They'll do the job wonderfully when they are called into duty.
See ya. Dave
I have and love the athena/aletha's, but I've never heard the SC5, so my opinion is useless.
Here it states that essentially they sound the same except for bass reproduction.
Text by "HogPilot" copied from link below:
"I own one pair each of SC-I A/Vs, SC-IIa's, SC-III's, and SC-IV's, and one of the many positive things I can say about Dunlavys is that they all sound EXACTLY the same (unforgivingly accurate and neutral), except the larger they get, the deeper the bass that they reproduce. My SC-IV's probably get down around 30 Hz in my listening room, but the extra bass of the SC-V's would obviously be nice if you have the coin.
There is a major price jump when going from the SC-IV or SC-IVa's to the SC-V, but since they're only available used they're still a steal. SC-V's and SC-VI's are also behemoths - so they're a pain in the arse and pocketbook to ship - and they're very hard to come by. Personally I think you'd do better with a set of SC-III's with a standalone sub - a pair of Athenas/Alethas or SC-IV.a's will reach down to the low 20's if you're looking for a 2.0 channel setup. Regardless, IMHO you won't find a more accurate speaker with such pinpoint imaging that is just pleasant and easy to listen to for any amount of money. John Dunlavy was one hell of an engineer, and his passion for making great speakers shows when listening to them."
That are not very big but will fit the bill you're talking about.
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