1099 or 88 Special
I am torn between the 1099 and the 88 Special for my LCR. Based on about a year of research and advice here, I sold my 65" LCD, bought a projector, and am currently in the process of building a 122" DIY AT screen. The 88 Special is not as popular, so there is not nearly as much info about it, but its design is really appealing. Any advice to help me make a decision on this would really be appreciated. Here are some sticking points for me...
-Being narrower, my thought is the 1099 can be spaced further out, to nearly the edges of the screen, which should keep me within the angle requirements for my listening position.
-I have read that the 1099 works great behind an AT screen, but I have not been able to find this info on the 88 Special.
-I read that the 15" SEOS was the basis for the whole SEOS project, and it is the top performer. Being only 10" on the 1099, I am guessing I am giving up some potential.
-There will be about 32" behind my screen, so I can set something like the 88 Special far enough back to keep the distances from speakers to listening position the same with all of them. I have been reading conflicting information on speaker placement distance from the AT screen. Some say the closer the better, some say farther back.
-Either speaker will be fine for me as far as output goes, as I am currently using a pair of Volt 10 LX, and am totally satisfied with their output. I considered buying another and just using them for LCR, but figured I might as well go with something more impressive as I don't plan to change things for quite a while when done.