Duke's use different driver, different bigger cab, and a very different crossover. Mine are Duke designed, but fairly straightforward. Not nearly as complex. A whole different price point is part of the reason. Designing for that last percentage of performance is expensive in time and materials, which is what you get with Duke's cabs.
I like the stands, a lot. It appears I got a pretty good match on the finish. I thought that natural would be easy. That's what I get for thinking.
Those are GC25H's. Front fired tweeter. Not perfect response, but they demonstrate the MVW effect amply. The front fired tweeter is a bit more directional in the hf than some of the higher priced cabs, which are on the way. I personally love the sound of silk domes, and that's why it's in there.