Presently, I only have the three mains hooked up. No other speakers are even in the room yet. As mentioned, I was playing The Steely Dan-Gaucho DTS 5.1 CD. Frontend is an Oppo 93, Onkyo 885 Pre/Pro and Emotive UPA-7. Playback was with the Onkyo in Pure Audio mode. I can't remember if that defeats bass management or not, but I zero'd the front three in the menu. I have since turned off Audyssey and will go back in the menu today and set them to full range. The mic was centered at the MLP 3M's back. This was with the combined output of all three speakers. I'm currently using my lowest wattage amp because I originally wanted to down size and use a receiver to power these. While I'm going to pare everything down from the mono block every speaker I will stay with separates.
WRT Room Gain. This is a small room. 15'4"x11'x9'(DxWxH). I came up with about 1430 cuft. I think it was Mfusick or MKtheater that said he has about 30db's of RG starting about 40hz in the same size room. My last dedicated theater was 19x18x8 and I had about 12db an octave measured from 40 on down. So RG doesn't kick in until around 40hz in small to mid size SEALED rooms. While the graphs show a rise at 40 I believe and it sounds like the tuning freq. I don't know that for sure and Tux told me the f3 was 60hz. Regardless, room gain had little to know effect. When I did the sine sweeps on the center channel only and then overlaid the graphs, there was a difference in volume of 8.5db's from the 1M position and the 3M MLP. I have a voltage meter to take accurate 2.0V/4ohm or 2.83V/8ohm 1khz db readings. Over the coming weeks and months I'll take and post a lot more info concerning these speakers.
WRT the Room. I wanted to explain further my comment of the rooms sounds good. It is typical of the dedicated theater room builds here on AVS Forum. Its DD+GG(double 5/8" drywall + Green Glue in between drywall layers). Wow, what a remarkable product GG is. Its so far beyond using just acoustical wall panels, which help a ton. Its amazing how quiet the room is. I've been to seminars/workshop with various acoustic companies
and the $100 speaker in the $500 room always sounds better than the $500 speaker in the $100 room. My noise floor is now in the 40's below 100hz and and lower up higher. And the door isn't sealed yet. So dynamics and response with this speaker remained the same even at extreme low levels. Bass that is usually covered up was still there. The goal was to be considerate of family members and neighbors and to attenuate a 120db sound thats 90db outside the room to 60-70dbs, and I've accomplished that. As important though is its given me a 20+db gain in dynamic range. Thats a big deal in watching movie and in certain types of music. Its remarkable the difference in sound stepping into the room from just outside the room is even with the door open. You notice subtle sounds like the refrigerator or laptops fans running now. These quiet sounds now are very noticeable and have a big impact on low level playback. This is for another topic but I just wanted to explain a little further want I meant.
WRT to the 1099. I haven't heard it and based my comments only on passed experience within different speaker lines. Preferring the Wilson Watt/Puppy over the X-1 Grand Slamms or the Magico Q1 over the Q5. I'm probably in the minority here for sure. but that has been my experience. I like the looks of a large floor-stander better though. Tux said he thought he liked the 1099 better then maybe wavered a little, when we discussed it. They probably sound more alike than anything. If it was me, I would have put the mids above and below the waveguide. For now it appears the 1099 is the flagship.