This is one pair of Dunlavy SC-IIIA (SC-3A) loudspeakers in cherry wood finish.
I have owned them since 2004. These recreate the most realistic and natural sound of the many speakers I auditioned before choosing them as mains for HT and music. They are full range, each hiding a 10" downfiring woofer, and do not require a separate sub. Introduced in 2002 and originally selling for $5,500 they are the newest design from John Dunlavy before he passed away.
If you search for more information on these speakers, please note that the SC-IIIA should not be confused with the older SC-III which is a very different, non-full range design. The SC-IIIA is actually the latest rendition of the Dunlavy Cantana and Aletha/Athena designs which feature a sealed, downfiring woofer for deep, accurate bass. In my opinion it is also the best looking (best WAF) of any Dunlavy loudspeaker. It is difficult to find reviews on the SC-IIIA because only a few made it into the wild before Dunlavy Audio Labs had to close but here are some reviews on its nearly identical predecessor the Cantana:
Audiogon Forum - Dunlavy Cantata Feedback Please
AudioReview.com - Dunlavy Cantata Floorstanding Speakers Reviews
Sensible Sound - Dunlavy Audio Labs Cantana. Full article text on thefreelibrary.com
I've conservatively rated their condition 8/10 because I'm the second owner but they have been pampered in a smoke-free, pet-free, kids-free (I need to get a life) home. The drivers are perfect, the edges show no wear, the grill fabric is like new, there are no significant scratches or dings.
If you are in the Dallas, TX area you are welcome to arrange an inspection. Due to their size, local pickup is best but shipping can be arranged at the buyer's expense. Please add 3% for Paypal.
- 32 page Owner's Manual with extensive information and illustrations from John Dunlavy on system and speaker setup. The appendix includes detailed measurement graphs specific to these loudspeakers.
- Original Dunlavy Audio Labs data sheet with SC-3A photo and specs.
- Other paperwork: 5 year warranty (never needed), product registration, unpacking instructions, original packing slip from DAL
- Shipping crates and packing materials. There are two crates; each measures 25" x 20" x 59" and when packed weighs 130 lbs for a total shipping weight of 260 lbs.
Woofer: One 10" (downfiring)
Midrange: Two 6.5" mids
Tweeter: One 1" soft dome, time-aligned with the dual mids
Frequency Response: 27Hz - 20kHz, +/-1.5dB, -4dB at 20Hz
Impedance (Nominal/Min/Max): 4/3/6.5 Ω
Optionally bi-wireable gold plated binding posts
Dimensions: 52"H x 11"W x 14"D
Weight: 85 lbs each