Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Unlinke other speakers, the direction the sub faces is not so important UNLESS you are using the placement to push air. Otherwise, forward, rearward...you won't really hear a diff if it is a simple sealed enclosure. Band-pass (ported) boxes, you'll want that port facing where the air will not immediatley strike a surface...they usually work best facing rear. These boxes are great for deep bass, are tuned to produce specific frequency ranges, and are not so much for SPL so don't expect them to hit very hard. And, as stated earlier, the bass hit will not be as crisp, but it will be deep and low if the box (port) is tuned right.