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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 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good audio (16)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Professional functions (6)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (16)
  • Performances (15)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (7), 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

Just can't beat a Sonic Maximizer

By PJ

from Green Bay, WI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

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

    I've been using Sonic Maximizers on all of my gear for years(stereo and guitar) and they just simply open up your sound to a point where it's more intelligible. BBE users have heard this B4, it's like taking a pillow away from the front of your speakers! The 282iq has ganged stereo outs so I use it on my Fender Blues Deluxe and Fender Mustang III simultaneously for massive tone. Use sparingly for huge results!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for Bose L1 M2

    By Doxter S

    from McLean, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Performances

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

    I bought 2 of these, one with XLR and one with 1/4 inch unbalanced inputs. They do make a difference both with vocal clarity and with my Acoustic electric Ibanez. Be careful not to turn up the 2 controls past 12 o'clock positions.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Who doesn't need a little more volume?

    By Adam Smith

    from Clarksville, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

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

      Every decibel counts when you are recording. This gives you the extra volume and tone without spending a lot. I don't think this is described as a preamp but it might as well be. I use this in conjunction with Voicelive Play, MXL condenser mic and stand alone phantom power. This setup is recorded with a Zoom R16. Mastered with Cubase and monitored with Yamaha monitors and Shure sh440 headphone monitors. For forty this little unit is hard to beat. As always, Musician's Friend was awesome.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Little Box, Big Difference

      By Steve

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live Sound

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

        My live sound setup includes 2 Kustom PA-112S's and 2 Kustom PA-50's, plus my new Yamaha MG124-cx mixer from Musician's Friend. This little box made a big difference in the sound by smoothing out the highs and, to my ear at least, making the bass more "velvet-y". (I do standards and light rock.) It works great!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        you need this

        By AxeChapel

        from Omaha NE

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        Pros

        • Built Like A Brick
        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Won't Mix With Vodka

        Best Uses

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

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

        You need this.
        You might not think so, but you do.
        From Home audio to recording, to the guitar effects chain, this thing does its magic.
        Lows become richer, highs sparkle, without making concessions
        Operation is similar to simple bass and treble controls, with no technical layers to deal with. Anyone can use it to great effect.
        It is surprisingly heavy in build. It might withstand being used to bludgeon stage divers if necessary.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is a SONIC SMASH ... very cool!

        By Terry Dean

        from Raleigh NC

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Own 4 now

          By Ta

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Professional Musician

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          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

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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