These two speakers though very different are amongst my favorites. How many channels will you be running? Ultimately I think your room might decide what might be best for you. While the Maggies offer a wide soundstage so do the Dunlavy's. The Maggies may allow for more flexibility in seating position and offer more listeners the opportunity to enjoy that soundstage. The Dunlavy's are more precise(especially in imaging) but may offer less flexibility and less opportunity for others to enjoy their soundstage. The Maggies are harder to drive, but despite the fact that Dunlavy's can be driven with less power, they really come alive with more. The Dunlavy's may offer my dynamic impact for home theatre. BTW, I think the Dunlavy SC IVA's are a serious upgrade over the SC IV's and IMHO the Magnepan 3.3's too. Another thought to keep in mind is that Dunlavy is out of business and Magnepan is still thriving. Forgive me for being redundant, but, ultimately I think the room may be the deciding factor between these excellent products.
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