First, I want to apologize for not reading this thread from beginning to end, or even reading the last 10 pages. After posting this, I'll try to read as much as possible, but was just hoping to throw a couple of quick questions out there, regarding first reflection points.
1. When we are talking about first relection points, are we pretty much talking about the tweeter? What I mean is, if we are using a laser pointer or flashlight with a mirror, and bouncing that off a wall to the speaker, do we want the laser pointer light, or center of the flashlight beam to hit the tweeter, and thus that would be the "eye of the storm" so to speak in terms of the first reflection for that particular speaker?
2. If say, my "eye of the storm" for my left main is around 36 inches up at a particular spot on the wall. How much area around that precise point is also reflecting the sound? What I'm getting at with this question, is what kind of circumference around the "eye of the storm" is reflecting sound? Like 2 feet in every direction, 3 feet in every direction, etc, etc...
3. Continuing from question 2, if my linacoustic is 47 inches up, and the first relection point is 36 or so inches, do I need to be at all concerned with reflections above the 47 inches of linacoustic? Because I could treat just that small portion of the wall (above the furring strip at the 49 inch mark) alot higher, even all the way to the ceiling, but I don't know if that's necessary, or actually overkill. I know that you don't want to cover all your walls from floor to ceiling in linacoustic, cause it will totally deaden the room, but at the spot of first relection, do you actually want to go floor to ceiling in that particular spot? At alot of specialty home theater stores, they typically have oc703 panels wrapped in GOM, and they have them a foot or so off the ground, and they extend well past ear level.
4. Does linacoustic help any at all towards traping bass? What I mean by this, is that in my front corners, I have oc703 superchunks, but I was thinking on the side walls, close to where the superchunks are, I might as well go floor to ceiling with the linacoustic (just close to the corners), just to help out a little bit more with traping bass, but I guess if linacoustic doesn't help whatsoever in that regard it would be a total waste?
5. Regarding the side surrounds, should linacoustic be behind the side surrounds? How large a circumference behind the side surrounds?
Again, I'm sure that all these questions I'm asking right now have been answered somewhere in this thread, maybe even within the last 10 pages or so, and I'm going to begin reading the thread, but I'm going to be putting up the fabric this weekend, and I want to make sure I make any last minute adjustments before the fabric goes up. If any of these questions can be answered, that would be great, if not, hopefully I'll have enough time to read through the thread and find the answers before the fabric goes up above the chair rail.