I think you will be pleased with the soundstage of the BE. I'm also a Planar fan. I listen to the LCD3 in the evening. The Periodic BE has become my go-to for listening at work and during lunch. I'm listening to the BE right out of the iPhone right now (Bon Iver's new album) and the sound stage is plenty wide and deep for me. I'm very curious about your impressions once you get them!