A center for a wide viewing area, matching L/R?
Can I get a couple pointers for selecting L/C/R to build? Most of my seating is most of the seating is +- 30 degrees from the center of the TV, but a couple seats are more like 45 degrees over. I don't care if the side seats have perfect hi-fi surround sound, but I want them to be usable, i.e., clear dialog without weird nulls making sound unintelligible. So I figure any horizontal MTM design for a center is right out. The TV is a 62" Toshiba DLP, and the center speaker would have to go above/on top of it.
I'm debating these options:
1099 L/R, 88 Special Center
1099 L/R, Phantom Center
88 Special L/C/R
Tempest L/R, 88 Special Center
So my real concerns are:
The 1099 is a favorite for overall sound quality, do I lose anything by having a different center?
If I go for the 88 center, should I stick with Tempests or 88 for L/R to have the same compression driver and designer voicing the speaker?
Does anyone have any critical listening comments on the 88? There hasn't been a ton of feedback on it yet.
Anyone have an opinion on phantom centers, with toed-in fronts?