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Hi @Josq a multichannel system with subs would serve you well.
I am just building multichannel multi-amplifier system with rather heavy active sub-woofers YAMAHA YST-SW1000 in L and R channels;
https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...oftware-crossover-and-multichannel-dac.12489/

Fq response of my system is like this;
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I always enjoy nice recordings of pipe organ for example;
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Track 2 "Recit de Tierce en Taille / Grigny ND" of "The Great Organ of St. Eustache" played by Jean Guillou, DOR-90134 Dorian Recordings, contains really nice recording of the biggest pipe of St. Eustache in about 25 - 30 Hz which is always my target and challenge with my audio system, and YAMAHA YST-SW1000 works just fantastic for this sound reproduction.

This YouTube video is also very much exciting and big challenge to my audio system;

I am a fun of young Dutch organist Gert van Hoef;
and much more video of Get van Hoef's performance in YouTube...

I have almost all of the organ recordings played by Tom Koopman.

I also love this kind of small, simple Choral Preludes;

I agree with pozz that multichannel multi-amplifier system with nice sub-woofers (you need L & R sub-woofers) and good DAC+pre-amplifier (OKTO's DAC8PRO is just fine) would serve you well!
 
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Hi, a fellow Dutchman... from Berkel? I lived in Rotterdam and The Hague when I was a student, now I'm living in the east of the country (Enschede)

Didn't know so much about the 'Magic organ' (too young?), I read a bit about it, its a fascinating story. You probably had a very good time working together with mr Keizerwaard.

Grew up in Rodenrijs. Went to school in R'dam and lived a while in The Hague, worked at Stuut & Bruin. Learned a lot from Jaap.
 

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In my above post #21, I found two typos;

"video of Get van Hoef's performance..." should read "video of Gert van Hoef's performance..."

and

"Tom Koopman" should read "Ton Koopman".

I am sorry for these typos.
 

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If you want real scale volumes, your speakers are not going to cut it. You will need some towers. If you do want bookshelves check out Emotiva Stealth 8 (used). You will also need some subwoofers. Basically you're going to end up spending more. Probably about 4-6k. You can get by a good set of headphones and a poewrful headphone amp. I love the sound of the organ through my Sennheiser HD700 powered by my Emotiva Bas-x A-100 (with the jumpers engaged). I would get the HD800S for you. Keep in mind that headphones will not provide you the visceral sensation of the bass. But you can do a lot for cheaper.
 

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My wife plays organ (and piano, and keyboard) -- she's my accompanist as well as for our church. Nice to "see" another player here. And there are other musicians as well, though I am not sure any "pro" level types (for those, I go to the trumpet forum I help moderate, but am not up on organ sites).

Reproducing the sound of an organ, plus capture the ambience of the venue (church), is a daunting task for a home system. I agree with others that a significant system is likely to be needed. I would get decent L/R (sounds like you are happy with those already?) plus a pair of surround/rear speakers and a good sub or two. If you like your L/R speakers, you may be able to get another pair of them or similar for ~$1k then a Rythmik or some other 12" sub for another $1k that will fill out the bottom end.
 

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For a single listener situation a neighborhood friendly solution could be a bass transducer built into the seat of the player. There are companies which sell those for drummers, either built into the stool or as an add-on solution.
 

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For a single listener situation a neighborhood friendly solution could be a bass transducer built into the seat of the player. There are companies which sell those for drummers, either built into the stool or as an add-on solution.
"butt hertz" rejected candidate product name? :)
 
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*The goal is however to recreate the original sound of the organ, including the original acoustics. I like to hear the organ as if I'm standing at the optimal listening position in the church, which may be a large cathedral with up to 10s of reverb, or a very dry sounding village chapel..

the easiest way would be binaural impulse responses on headphones.
it can be done on speakers with Ambiophonics (not Ambisonics)
 

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"butt hertz" rejected candidate product name? :)
I once tried a BC2 by Porter & Davies on a Roland V-Drum with head phones. The sound of the drum was fantastic until I switched off the BC2. The difference was big. Since then I dream of getting one. The problem for home audio is that the transducer is built into the drum seat and I don't know whether they offer kits to retrofit other seats or even a sofa. You may have more luck with Fischer Amps.
 

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I once tried a BC2 by Porter & Davies on a Roland V-Drum with head phones. The sound of the drum was fantastic until I switched off the BC2. The difference was big. Since then I dream of getting one. The problem for home audio is that the transducer is built into the drum seat and I don't know whether they offer kits to retrofit other seats or even a sofa. You may have more luck with Fischer Amps.
That BC2 and those Fischer amps are impressive pieces of gear! I did not know such products existed.
 
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