Why is it that the wave coming off the back of a speaker or subwoofer is louder than the wave coming off the front?
I've noticed that with all my speakers and subs when I broke them in free-air in my house. I'd listen to the sub, then I'd turn it around, and the wave coming from the back of the cone was always louder.
I guess that's why some people mount subs backward sometimes.
I just bought 3 Elemental Designs 9kv2's to go in my reardeck (those things are NICE and play SO LOW for 8's). I'm sitting here listening to them in my room, and it's the same way. The rear wave is louder than the front wave.
Why is it?