Wanted to stop back here to update everyone on things, as requested. The integrated amp is back after being repaired from its shipping mishandling. I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying this system now. The .7's are each 24 inches out from the wall, five feet from the listening position, and not quite three feet apart (inside edge to inside edge - a room/furniture limitation).
The .7's, along with this exceptional integrated amp are everything I could hope for in this space. And an incredible value to boot, granted, I stole the integrated amp that was on consignment to a brick and mortar audio store. Thank for everyone who supported my intended purchase of the .7's and encouraged it. I cannot imagine a system I would enjoy more (or even as much) in this small room, with all it's limitations.