Alright, here goes nothing (just what's on the top of my head) :
Where can I read more on the physics of how acoustics interact with their environment other than Wikipedia? Everything I've found is either fairly basic, or terrifyingly advanced (and vague). Hit me with math, I like math, it can't lie or trick, as long as you can translate and apply it. Just keep it less than graduate level please. No non-linear differential or multi variable differential equations please.
What do Laplace/Fourier transforms have to do with sound? I hear them discussed a lot in audio
What variables would effect how pads change the sound? (angle, acoustic velocity, and permeability/absorption, and distance from the ears come to mind, is that all?
How does driver extension correlate with control mathematically, and why doesn't larger drivers = more distortion, since larger surfaces are more prone to flexing?
How exactly do standing waves effect the movement of the driver?
Is "quickness" a function of acceleration, or of jerk? (derivative of acceleration), and what factors other than the strength of the forces effect it?
But my biggest question is, if everything can be assigned a mathematical value, shouldn't we be able to derive a measurement to wholly depict the sound of a transducer? I mean, if we're talking about a propagation of waves, we can define mathematically the signal we're sending to the transducer, and we can derive the force that signal generates as it flows through the coil, and how it interacts with the tension forces of the diaphragm, the magnet, etc. We can define the movement of sound waves in air and how they interact with surfaces, so, posed to the most subjectivist individuals, where does the math fall out? what part aren't we taking into account? This isn't an attack, it's an honest question, what part needs work?
More practically: would anyone care to share their EQ methods and techniques?
What defines "forwardness" other than a bump in the mid spectrum EQ?