Originally Posted by kasmira
Could you be more specific in what you mean by dominating? Do you mean dominating by how much space they occupy?
45 degrees is suggested because it gives the largest possible air gap. I also believe it gives the equal chance of absorption for both the height and length modes, but I might be incorrect there. Will they still work well at other angles? Yes. Maybe not as well, but I can't imagine it to deteriorate the performance a TON if it were at a 30/60 angle instead of 45.
Square / soffit style traps visually don't seem to take up much room compared to a straddled 2x4 trap, even though they will occupy the same amount of room volume. (That is, with 17" soffits and including the air gap on the straddled panel)
To summarize, I think a soffit trap is the best option, then triangular superchunks, then a straddled 2x4 panel. I would rather see you straddle a 2x4 panel at a different angle than say making a thinner trap like 1ft wide hung at 45 degrees.
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Thanks for the advice Kasmira, I meant they just seem to take up so much space as the ceiling is only 2.2 meters.
What I have decided to do is position the traps on the floor/wall corner when I want to do any critical listening/mixing. For the rest of the time i.e band rehearsals or just practice, I can pick them up and just store them in a corner out of the way. I think that is my best option