Quick REW question - why is smoothing necessary?
TLDR - one would expect an output LIKE after smoothing, but why is smoothing even needed? Why is the 'real result' so crazily noisy with literally 20dB differences between one frequency and the next>
Here is a few screenshots that I struggle with after measuring with REW/UMIK1 of a Ken Kreisel Q125:
nosmoothavg is the average of 3 recordings, but no smoothing.
It looks VERY fuzzy. zooming (to one actually, not to the curve) in is the 'screenshot' upload.
smoothavg is turning on the var smoothing on the average
After smoothing everything looks swell (and given that these are only sattelites, rated for 80-20,000 I'm not unhappy)
But why is smoothing necessary?
Why the noise?
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