After emailing back and forth with John at GIK and taking the advice given here under consideration,I've been doing a little more experimenting with a couple of 242s I have on hand.John thought if damping the first reflection points on the walls deadened the room (in my case) that the same would be true for damping the ceiling since my ears are approximately right in the middle of everything.Hmm...
I tried #1. A 242 between me and the speakers
#2 A second 242 over my listening position
#3 Both 242s over my listening position
#1 had the best result so far #2 was too much
#3 did nothing surprisingly!I am just using cup hooks as to not mess up the ceiling too badly.
#1 did smooth the bass out a little more and helped get rid of most of the reflections.I concluded some light damping along with diffusion is needed between the speakers and myself to start with.I'm trying to decide whether to go with diffusion panels or 242s with scatter plates.Tomorrow I'll try two panels between me and the speakers and post updates for anyone interested.BTW the panels don't look bad at all