Thank you all for suggestions, looks like I will be on a quest to locate suggested ones for listening, if possible.
Shadorne, the reason I do not want reflex is not aesthetic, but sonic.
Just yesterday I listened to Mirage OMD-28, very nice performer, but there was something that bothered me enormously in LF/LF-MF range, not so much boomy, it just lasts too long and produces something that masks otherwise clear midrange (I guess it was chuffing).
What I want in acoustic drums reproduction is to hear clear and fast thwack and nothing more, there is no any kind of decay when you listen to live drums.
I am not terrible demanding otherwise, but it is hard to find speakers that can reproduce proper LF foundation for music.
I am yet to hear reflex design that I like (aside Gershman Black Swans which were very impressive at first and which I did not listen to carefully since they were out of my price range).
Good to know about ATC, I was thinking about them, but was put off by reflex design.
Question on dispersion and 3D soundstage formation. Lets say I go with PMC OB-1. Am I correct to say that I could get decent depth and height of the soundstage with relatively low dispersion speakers if I give them enough room, place them lets say 4-5 feet from the back wall and listen 9 feet or more away, to allow proper combination of direct and reflected sound to reach my ears?
Johnk, custom or DIY is a lottery. No way I can get everything right, match drivers, have proper cross-over, I simply have no enough expertise and no tools.
A friend of mine who has very similar taste in terms of expectations from speakers has tried DIY project, and while it was very good job, ultimately it did not meet the expectations.