wow, thanks for all the thoughtful answers. this forum is great.
so what would you all do?? given that 2 EP500s are the same $$ as the EP800, what is the best for that 15 x 30 room (theater wall on the 15' side) and given the screen size, my mains and the EP800 will have to be to the left or right of screen. unless of course i can sit the EP800 on it's side, maybe behind the center channel.
i could easily put each EP500 at 1/4s along the front wall also. i've seen some pics of people doing this, think one is on the homepage.