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BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\4" Connections  

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The BBE 282i Sonic Maximizer is a two channel signal processor that will benefit any recording or sound reproduction system. Whether you purchased th...Read More

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Desktop BBE for guitarists, bassists and keyboard players.

The BBE 282i Sonic Maximizer is a two channel signal processor that will benefit any recording or sound reproduction system. Whether you purchased the Sonic Maximizer for your home studio, P.A., DJ system, or instrument rack, you will find the Sonic Maximizer’s rugged construction and careful electronic design a welcome addition to your sonic arsenal.

The 282iR featuresfeatures unbalanced ¼” phone connectors making it ideal for interfacing with guitar, bass or keyboards.

The 282’s smaller chassis makes it ideal for DJ systems, DAW-based recording environments and space challenged live systems, as well as desktop applications, where space is at a premium and there’ s no 19 rack space available. However, the 282 series delivers exactly the same performance as BBE’s world renowned rack-mounted Sonic Maximizer products.

BBE High Definition Sound compensates for phase and amplitude distortion, restoring the brilliance and clarity of the original content material. The BBE High Definition Sound process begins by applying a linear phase shift across the full frequency range of the signal, which allows the speaker system to reproduce the transients and harmonics in the correct order. The BBE process then compensates for speaker amplitude distortion by progressively boosting lower and higher frequencies, and doing so within the context of the phase correction process. This efficiently creates a fuller, richer sound without excess equalization.

FEATURES
  • A full-function Sonic Maximizer
  • +23dB of output headroom (282iX), +20dB (282iR and iQ)
  • 108dB signal to noise ratio
  • Unbalanced ¼”

Order today and realize unprecedented clarity and presence.

SPECIFICATIONS

282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\4" Connections

  • Frequency Response: 5Hz to 30kHz +/-0.5dBu, -10dBu input
  • THD in process mode: less than 0.1% at -10dBu input, 20-20kHz
  • Maximum Output: +20dBu (may vary due to control settings)
  • Input Impedance: 47k Ohms, unbalanced 1/4” phone jack, RCA jack or balanced XLR
  • Output Impedance: 1k Ohms, unbalanced 1/4” phone jack or RCA jack (282iQ and iR) 600 Ohms balanced XLR (282iX)
  • Sensitivity: -45dBu for maximum process
  • Maximum Process: +12dBu boost at 5kHz
  • Lo Contour: +12dBu boost at 50Hz
  • Power Requirements: 12 VAC power supply
  • Dimensions: 10.63”(W) x 8.27”(D) x 2.36”(H)
  • Shipping Weight: 2.65 lbs
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BBE282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Professional functions (6)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (13)
    • Performances (11)
    • Amateur recording (10)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Big Bang For The Buck

    If you are reading this, you know what they do. I had one high end full rack space BBE just for my Live stereo main speaker system then decided I wanted to have the...Read complete review

    If you are reading this, you know what they do. I had one high end full rack space BBE just for my Live stereo main speaker system then decided I wanted to have the same sonic quality for my monitors but was one rack space short. I bought two of these. One for stereo mains and one for 2 channel monitor mix. There is a little quality loss in comparison to any of the full rack versions but not near enough for most to tell. A real good solution to conserve rack space and cover both mains and monitor mixes on a budget. Plug in, Turn on, Set knobs to 12 o'clock, Engage BBE, and forget it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Doesn't Pop - Yet

    I've used 282IQ for a few applications and so far haven't hit on any that really sell me. Admittedly it could be in the said applications - so far I've tried Yamaha S90XS, Korg...Read complete review

    I've used 282IQ for a few applications and so far haven't hit on any that really sell me. Admittedly it could be in the said applications - so far I've tried Yamaha S90XS, Korg X50, and media play through to Roland KC 350 and JBL monitor/PA. Possibly because all my speaker use so far is powered?

    I've still more homework to do with the device and will re-review if I hit on success.

    Package is neat, all inclusive and arrived quickly, but I didn't get any magic from it when used with keys or recorded tracks.

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    5.0

    This is a SONIC SMASH ... very cool!

    By Acoustic Coffee Covers

    from Raleigh NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Acoustic Wonder
    • Lifts The Blanket Off
    • Tonal Teaser

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

      This is a great little box. It takes the average signal to the speaker and enhances the tonal qualities. It's like lifting a blanket off your speakers. The tonal qualities come alive ... crisp and clear. Makes my acoustic guitar sound much better!

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      5.0

      Own 4 now

      By Ta

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful
      • Professional Functions
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

        Just added this for my keyboard sounds great one on vocal mic both bal and have two un bal one on recorder and one on ext speakers on tv and rack mount in my sound system can not go wrong with BBE for clear sound

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        5.0

        A little box with a big sound

        By Basement.Band.Dad

        from West Fargo, ND

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

        We used this in my church to improve the muddy sound that came out of our monitors. The piano and guitars brightened and we could suddenly hear what was being sung. With our Christmas production coming, we needed something to improve our system and the unique acoustical challenges. This did it. However, for just speaking, we turn it off. The human speech spectrum is so limited this unit has little to no effect. We don't need our preaching to boom or shatter like glass. Musician's Friend gave us an awesome price on a unit that made a high-value difference.

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        5.0

        A must have

        By WHISKEYPETE1134

        from LEWIS COUNTY NEW YORK

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful
        • Professional Functions
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

          A must have for any live sound. Do yourself and your speakers a favor get a maximizer. The 2 15 peavey's scream clearer. The ev 18's thump fuller, and little peavy 12 monitors will make your ears bleed, just buy one out of curiosity. Bet you'll buy more. My first maximizer is over 10 years old it's plugged into the effects loop of a 5150 combo . The diffence in sound may not be super noticeable 5 feet away , but listen to it 30 feet away. I'll never play without one.they make me play and sound better than I am.

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          5.0

          A MUST HAVE.

          By WHISKEYPETE1134

          from LEWIS COUNTY NEW YORK

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Powerful
          • Professional Functions
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

            ITS LIKE REVERB OR DELAY, ONCE YOU HAVE IT THERE IS NO GOING BACK, IT'S NOT A EFFECT, IT JUST MAKES EVERY THING SOUND BETTER. PHASE CORRECTION ENGAGED.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wow! Sweet sound.

            By Paddlefoot

            from defuniak springs fl

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Functions

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio

              Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

              Sweeten your live or recorded sound!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GET IT!!!

              By Keyman

              from Selma, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Powerful
              • Professional Functions
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Keyboards
                • Keyboards Pa Recording
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

                I have used BBE Sonic Maximizers in the past, and they have always been great for my uses. I purchased the 282IQ to use with my Korg BX3, and it is totally amazing. The BX3 is awesome by itself, but putting the BBE in line totally changed the dynamics of that keyboard, raising the sound quality to an even higher level. I play keys and co-pastor a biker church, and everyone was complimentary over the keys. The BX3 is a killer board, and the BBE enhanced each patch -- and you ought to hear what it did for the overdrive/tube effects. WOW!!! I wonder if I can put one on my Harley???

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Get one and you'll want 4 more...

                By SpyderTL

                from Birmingham, AL

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

                  I picked up one of these to help brighten up my vocals and V-Drums, which it does really well. The problem is that it only works well for stereo (or mono) 1/4in connections in a studio setup -- it's small but not very portable. After using it for 30 minutes, I immediately wanted the stomp box version for guitar and bass (and vocals), and an RCA version for my living room.

                  This is a great addition if you want a good sound on a tight budget.

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                  5.0

                  Awesom Product

                  By SynthStar

                  from Honolulu, HI

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Increase In Sound Level

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Increase In Sound Depth
                  • Increase In Sound Output
                  • Performances
                  • Richer Sound For Synth

                  Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

                  I bought 2 of these to run from my Juno Gi and SH-201 and they work great; makes the sound more alive. Works great for boosting the sound levels out of my synthesizers and seems to add polyphony to already great machines.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A real improvement well worth the price!

                  By JSound99

                  from Roanoke, VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Appearance
                  • Really Clarifies Sound
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amplified Acoustic Guitar
                    • Bass Guitar
                    • Keyboards
                    • Performances

                    Comments about BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\\4" Connections:

                    Purchased for use on bass guitar rig. Had a great sound already but adding the BBE 282i brought out a noticeable clarity in the mids that makes notes stand out in the mix. Plus the bottom end (5 string bass) is now very solid and strong without any boominess. After hearing the difference I don't want to play without it!

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