I recently listened to one of @Paul’s “Ohms Law” episodes where he explained some of the terms used in our hobby that can be confusing to newer members. He covered “transparency”, “air”, sound stage" and a few others. It got me thinking about other terms that can be confusing and one that sticks out is the inconsistent use of “Front Wall” vs. “Back Wall”.
My understanding is that the terms are from the perspective of the listening position i.e., the back wall is behind the listener (not the speakers). Nonetheless, in listening to podcasts from “experienced audiophiles” (Darko - I’m talking to you ) as well as reading various forum posts, I’m starting to question whether this convention is universal?