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BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm 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 your studio.

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 features RCA and 3.5mm connections which makes it suitable for use in DJ systems where RCA interfacing is used, or in desktop playback systems.

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

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SPECIFICATIONS

282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm 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 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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BBE282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections
 
4.9

(based on 32 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Good audio (29)
  • Versatile (16)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Professional functions (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (22)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Performances (13)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (13)
  • Professional recording (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (9)

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4.0

Make's cheap speakers sound rather good!

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from Louisville, KY

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

      I do some sound work for non-profit organizations. I get paid nothing, so I can't afford to lay out a lot of cash for the sound system which I tote around. I've been running a SoundCraft, Gig Rack, powered mixer into a split Yak Stack. The Yak Stack is supposed to be a single column, designed for "square dance" callers. I've found it sounds pretty good split in half; as the left and right column for my P.A. Now, it sounds even better. The Sonic Maximizer (adjusted well) makes the system reveal a lot more detail in the sound. I would say it makes the sound more vivid, more 3 dimensional, and less muddy. I bought the Sonic Maximizer at a SDOTD price, and it sounds like I somehow got much better speakers for a very good deal. I still don't get the bass which I'd like to out of these column speakers, but they are a rather old technology, so I feel like I'm doing pretty well. The Sonic Maximizer did improve the bass, somewhat. With the columns I'm using, it would not be fair to expect more. Perhaps one day, I'll run across a cheap, powered sub-woofer. Then, my cheap little system will "kick!"

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      5.0

      Can't Beat A DEAL Like This

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      from WV

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

        A Desktop Sonic Maximizer for an incredible price. You got LOVE the effect it makes in the quality of your sound at the push of a button.

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        5.0

        I'm a believer

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        from Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

          It really didn't do what I bought it to do. Long story. So, figuring there was nothing to lose, I chewed up less than 30 seconds of my day and connected this little black box to my desktop stereo. The one I THOUGHT had good sound. I was wrong. How long had all those sounds been hiding inside my music? Where did that warm, round bass come from? And what's with that crispy sharp top end?

          Yep. I'm a believer.

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          5.0

          IIIIII like it

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          from Norman, Oklahoma

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

            I didn't expect much at the price but I was really impress bu this sonic maximizer. I like it so much I will probably pick up 2 more as soon as the finances allow.

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            5.0

            Awesome!

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            from Tacoma WA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

              For the price this is a awesome deal!

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              5.0

              Love it !

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              from Connecticut

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

                Been using BBE Sonic Maximizers in both hardware rack gear (guitar and digital drumkit rigs) and sofrware plugins for my DAWs when I first discovered them for over 10 years now.
                This 282iR is being used for my PC audio.And at the sale price,I bought two.( gave one as a gift to two new fans)
                I like the description " Like lifting a blanket off your speakers"

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                5.0

                Does the job.

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                from Wash DC.

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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 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

                  Great buy!!!

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                  5.0

                  order this!

                  By 

                  from Indiana

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                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

                      I have used this with headphones so far and it's great!

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                      5.0

                      BBE makes everything sound BETTER!

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                      from Utah

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Functions

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

                        I actually stuck this behind my 65" flat screen to run my soundbar audio through. Made everything sound so much better. I've run BBE in between my audio sources and a Bose Acoustimass system and it makes the Bose audio sound better. I recommend running BBE processors between any audio source and speaker. Makes it all sound so much crisper and fuller.

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                        5.0

                        works as advertised

                        By 

                        from Missouri

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections:

                            I like what this does to the overall sound on my vintage system.Vinyl sounds better as do cassette tapes.
                            I'm not sure what it does but it's more than just an EQ.
                            I may purchase another.

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