Hi all, first post. Much respect to all the experience here.
I am a part time stagehand, have been for 13 years. Otherwise I am an inventory planner at a small mfg plant in Minneapolis. I've been into HT / Stereo for years, using mainly 2-way stand mount monitors such as NHT and Athena. I have a DIY sub based on Adire's 85l vented Shiva. HK AVR and DVD for sources. I listen to classical (Organ, large and small scale orchestra, vocal) and hard rock with the same love for the music, so both high SPL's and delicate micro-dynamics are important to me.
Lately, cruising Goodwill, I've been fortunate enough to land a few larger types, and now use a set of Yamaha NS 5 monitors, circa 1977. They are the best at "imaging" I've ever had, and a 2-way with a 10" woof has allowed me to eliminate the sub for 2-channel. The sound is really spectacular, approaching the live feel I hear every time I set up a gig. Also, these speakers seem to work great at high and low levels.
Dilemma - With only 50 watts to work with, I feel the next logical path (cheapest, most change for the dollar) would be a higher sensitivity speaker. So while watching Ebay, I came across 4652's. They end today. My question is, what would Church-type speakers sound like in my 13*28 living room? Only experience would say, but searches show these components in use in DIY projects, so perhaps someone could offer advice.
I see low-frequency cutoff is rather high. With the Yamaha's I have now, I get good useable bass into the mid 30's. I assume room gain would help the JBL's get into at least the 40's, which would do fine for me. Perhaps some triangle ports from Parts Express would fit the enclosure's ports, and I could tune the enclosure a good bit deeper, for an experiment.
Sorry for the long post. I'm just afraid to take this step without input from this forum.