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    Wow, nice little science lesson, Abmolech! Thanks for that. So, being that it does in fact make a difference which way you face it, please do share which way you believe is the way to face it? My trunk is approx. 14.2 cu. ft, and again is completely empty other than the sub.

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    It depends on the car.

    The volume of the internal car determines the acoustic impedance. The distance from the closed termination (windscreen/firewall) to your listening position (seat) determines the first audible standing wave. Generally facing the sub back wards gives the best performance, again it depends on the car. If opening the boot makes the sub louder in the listening position then it is better to face the sub forward.

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    It seems that the common opinion is that facing the sub toward the back gives the best performance. Of course I will continue to test in several positions, but I think I may end up leaning toward that position ultimately.

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    Yeah Abmolech covered everything else I didnt want to get into. Plus it looks as if he is more well versed into it than I am. Nice post Abmolech.
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