I have experience with the ASC Tube Traps as I've been using them now for over 10 yrs. in my room. I love them & despite the fact that they do not have a high WAF I would not replace them w/ any other trap device.
I agree with Drummermitchell that bass loves the room corners where the floor-wall, wall-ceiling interfaces are. So, tube traps must be placed in the corners & yes, the diameter of the tube trap does make a diff with a 16" trap doing the best job. Pay attention to how much you absorb the mids using this round 16" tube trap. The articles give you a very good education on how-to.
Full room coverage is required so you would also need traps at the 1st reflection points & traps between the 1st reflection pt & your chair + traps behind your chair.
Panels are used to absorb mid freq & compliment a tube trap but do not replace them.
Absorbing bass is about controlling low-freq standing waves while absorbing mids is about absorbing/reflecting higher freq waves in motion. That's why you find panels a few inches off the wall & never flush with the wall. When the mid freq hits the wall, the orig wave motion stops (& uncontrolled reflections commence) & then a panel cannot do anything to that stopped wave. when the panel is off the wall you treat the wave in motion before it hits the wall to degree you desire & also control its reflection(s).
hope this makes sense.,.,,,, thanks.