I would say that the bass in the Dunlavys might be a just a little faster or tighter (the Duntechs need a lot of power and current to control their woofers, otherwise they can sound muddy in that range), and the highs might be just a little more extended, but all in all I think it's a sideways move, not necessarily a step up. The Sovereigns are a classic design, use better quality parts, and still hold their own even now if you want to hear the music rather than the recording. Plus I believe they have factory service still available (my old Princesses needed replacement drivers at one point, they had the exact spare pair matched for my speaker (we're talking the serial number here, not just the model) in stock). If you want to use a tube amp, though, I think the Dunlavys are better with tubes, the Sovereigns are better with solid state. The Sovereigns need a lot of power to truly come alive, more than the Dunlavys, but when they do there are few speakers that can match them, IMHO.
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