I skimmed through the "Â¿Que es mas macho - Bass Traps o EQ?" thread and feel a little overwhelmed by all the info there. They were dealing with a worst case type of "shoe box" room and were using a lot of panels and EQ to tame it.
Based on that, would it be reasonable to assume that a larger room, with lots angles and a generally odd overall shape would need less treatment?
In my case, my HT room is 34' x 23' x 8.5'. In some places the width is more like 20'. Everywhere the ceilings meets the walls, there are 45 degree angles. I'm having a hard time trying to figure out how many panels I would need and it I should treat the ceilings as well. The listening positions are in the middle of the room, so there is like 15+ feet to the rear walls.
Here are a couple of shots. Notice the starwell to the upstaris. Most of the floor is wall to wall carpet, but there is hardwood at the rear of the room in the pool area. The area around the bar is cork.
A shot of the pool area showing the 45 degree transitions between walls and ceilings. You will also notice that there are 45 degree angles where the I-beams were wrapped with sheetrock.
A shot from the front looking back towards the rear of the room:
And finally a shot from the sweet spot (occupied by the floor mounted projector):
I know my main speaker placements are probably not ideal, but I didn't have too many options. Also, the sub is that large black rectangle behind the left main speaker. The sub consists of 2 350 liter cabinets with 18" drivers, tuned to ~17Hz.
Anyway, I'm trying to figure out where to begin as far as treating this room. Placement of bass traps, etc. I just received a BFD and will be using it in conjunction with the Room EQ Wizard.
My initial thought was to add a pair of Mondo Traps in the rear corners behind the pool table. But this is like 34 feet away from the mains and subs, so will they be on any use at such a distance?
Will the 45 degree angles between all side walls and ceilings and I-beams benefit me or will those angle makes things worse? Would mounting bass traps on these 45 degree surface be worth considering?
Some general advice on how to treat a room this size with these various angles, etc. would be much appreciated!