Subwoofer/speaker rattle sound – Sound Design Forum

There are 2 main reasons for this.
One is just simple having the speaker trying to perform beyond what it can tale leading it to rattle.

The second is that certain frequencies “interact” (not sure what the correct terminology is)
with physical objects around them especially that annoying range @ about 128Hz.
It’s what gives kicks part of it’s impact and sounds really harsh in most nightclubs.

Take a song with a typical thuddy kick and put an eq on it and start boosting it around there and see if the people trying to sleep upstairs don’t come down and beat you over the head with a broomstick.

I usually deliberately dip a little here with an eq because it’s just annoying.
But like I said id does help with thud-ness in kicks.

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