3rd for Sonus Faber. Relaxed presentation, very musical, amazing at low volume as well.
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Have you heard of Super Clef Elite TL from Speaker Art?
The late Bob Gross of the fame Clef and many other's.
I've been building his speakers using is old stock parts and cabinets. Building his crossover using his schematics I got from his wife. Super Clef 3's and the Clef TL are truly amazing speakers. 2wy using a 8" with 1" Scan Speak tweeters. The TL goes down close to 22hz.
The recommendations for Klipsch, JBL, larger speakers that are tube friendly, and paper drivers, are good recommendations all. I think in that arena the Klipsch will get you some of the dynamics you are looking for even above others in that ‘genre’. To add to these, if you can audition (I think there was a dealer in Atlanta at one point, not sure if still there) I would try to audition some Tannoys. Great at lower levels. Also the Devore Orangutans might be a good one to audition if possible. You might want to build your room out first though, depending on the carpeting, liveliness of the room, etc, some speakers may sound dead, too bright, or ‘just right’…. With this type of sonic goal and these types of speakers I would be careful not to over dampen the room.
Recently, I completed a speaker build for a customer/partner/friend. It was the Orfeo model designed by Tony Gee of Humble Homemade Hi-Fi. Hate the trade name but let me get right to it. The drivers used in this model are from Scan Speak, and low level listening was among the most impressive that I had ever heard. In fact, I have an order to be filled at least for the mid woofers at this moment. I must admit, it was the mid bass that I couldn't get over. I felt like I had missed out on a lot with many other speaker builds. Also surprising to me was the fact that the sensitivity is rated at 87db/watt. I was using a 50 wpc amp to break them in.
One piece of advice, don't overdrive your room with too big of speaker. Too much is too much. My room is very close to the dimensions of your room.