Originally Posted by Bulldogger
Skylines work well for me on the ceiling however but that's the only place I use them. My wife's friends actually like them.
Yep, the purpose of the Skylines is to deepen the sense of space in space limited areas, such as a low ceiling or walls that are too close to the seating position. The balancing act is choosing the right height diffuser so that you leave enough space between the listening position and the tip of the skylines in order to get the full bloom effect. Looking at my room now, Rives may have chosen the wrong size Skylines for my setup. I might have seen more benefit from the smaller sized version so that the diffusion effect had more space to bloom completely at the main seating position. I found this out when discussing the Skylines' positions, the Skylines directly above my seating position, with RPG; RPG mentioned that the particular Skylines I had installed should have more space between their tips and the seating position in order to have their full desired effect. That doesn't mean they are doing anything harmful though. It also doesn't mean the Skylines around the rest of the space aren't having their desired effect.
While, as previously mentioned, for the price I am satisfied with what I received from Rives Audio, I do think some of the approach could have been different. No audio/acoustical measurements were taken previous to all the work being done. Knowing what I know now, that is not necessarily a great move. Since it was a level two, measurements should have been taken to identify problems prior to actual design and construction IMO. Computer simulations don't account for everything, and unless the theoretical design wasn't meant to have a semi-flat low frequency response, my room bares witness to that.
None the less, besides these gripes, the improvement to the sound of my room was still great. The nice thing is, I can alter most of the things that are wrong with the space as time goes on on my own, and/or use EQ techniques on the left over issues...