hi all, thanks for taking a look, i'll fill you in, and maybe some of you will have some suggestions. what i have now are Jensen p12's in 1x boxes. they sit under a 20 watt tube amp. they're pretty and vintagey-creamy and all that, at low (really low) volume. since they're far from bass drivers, i've been staying away from really laying into them, since they're also most likely from the 50's. well, i'd like to actually be able to get the amp open once in a while, if you know what i mean, but getting new boxes isn't an option for this one...http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/ampro-2x12-all-vintage-826548/?highlight=ampro it's just for the living room, practicing and goofing off. i don't want to ruin its mojo by doing much more to it other than putting some speakers in there that won't explode into mardi gras confetti. the amp likes an 8 ohm load (in a perfect world i could find 16 ohm speakers), and the cabs are a little smaller than 15x16x10. they're "sealed"ish. the rear of them will come off for access to the rear-loaded speakers. they don't make a very tight seal, but it's not so bad it needs to be considered open, either, i think. i'm really in search of a really sensitive 25-30 watt driver that will do alright with a bass. i'm not trying to play stadiums. i'm not recording my opus. it's as much decor that i can plug into as it is an amp. keep that in mind. it'll never be split up, so 4 ohm speakers are in play, too, i'll just make a series-cable for it if i have to. the eminence beta-12b is not happening. i'm not exactly "on a tight budget", but i'm not going 160 bucks in on 4 times the power (for each speaker, so actually 8x) than the only amp they'll ever see can put out. thanks for any help you can offer. my amp thanks you too.