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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 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (17)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Professional functions (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (15)
    • Amateur recording (9)
    • Performances (9)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
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      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (5)

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    5.0

    excellent purchase

    By Mr. Jimmy

    from Hudson Fl

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    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 loved this so much I bought another one for my turntable and one for my CD/computer well worth it for the price

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Works Well With Tape Systems

      By nudge squidfish

      from 43015

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

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

      I started home recording in 1973. This is cheap, fast & good.

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      5.0

      Great Little BBE Sonic Maximizer!

      By PoPs-HxFm4

      from New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Great little unit, I never listen to anything without a BBE Sonic Maximizer!

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        5.0

        Great addition for computer sound

        By Boston Blackie { A.K.A.Chester Morris}

        from Boston, Ma.

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

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

          I'm using on my desk top set-up, sound blaster Dac and Cerwin-Vega speakers. kicks up sound quality. Good investment for not much money, for your listening enjoyment.

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          5.0

          Bought three now

          By Ta

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Great In Studio
          • Powerful
          • Professional Functions
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Great On Tv
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            Have used BBE now for years live and in studio bought two unbalanced and now one balance even use one on my tv

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            excellent for home stereo

            By craggar

            from Simpsonville SC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Cleans Up Older Cd's
            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I bought this out of curiosity to see if it would enhance my vintage stereo system.Well it sure does.Older cd's that sounded dull and lifeless take on a clarity and definition that is musical and non fatiguing.Like most signal processors it is not a set and forget solution.The low contour and process controls are simple to use and have a wide range of effect on the audio spectrum.Moderation is the key here.I tend to tweek it depending on the quality of source material with satisfying and musical results. you can find a lot of love hate about BBE Sonic Maximizers on the net.For home 2 channel stereo listening I love mine.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best investment everrrrr

                By Rem

                from Breda Netherlands

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Better Soundfield
                • Clear Sound
                • Improved 3d Sound
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • No Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

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

                Got it hooked up on a Geneva Sound System model L. Hearing is believing. Just buy it. The higher frequencies now jump against ceiling and the bass has taken possesion of the concrete walls en the 3D effect is overwhelming. NO REGRETS

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Desktop Sonic Maximizer

                By Don

                from Mobile, Alabama

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

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

                  Very powerful unit in small package.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A Silver Bullet

                  By David R. Brown

                  from El Paso, Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Cost-effective
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Functions
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

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

                    BBE's claims about the Sonic Maximizer Series are not a bit exaggerated, even for this entry-level model. (Its big brothers use the same technology to benefit professional recording engineers.) For restoring brilliance and accuracy to any recording, old or new, this may be the magical, instantaneous "silver bullet" for achieving better sound in just about any listening environment. The Maximizer is much more than simply an EQ; it actually clarifies the sound across the musical spectrum, rather than simply increasing or decreasing the volume in a specific tonal range. With a simple press of a button, the highs become startlingly crisp and brilliant, and the bass notes become punchy and clear, not "muddy." The clearer bass allows the midranges (where most of the music occurs) to come through unfettered and clean, so that every nuance of the vocals and instruments may be heard and appreciated. (By the way, the Sonic Maximizer also noticeably improves the sound of amplified instruments! It would be a great enhancement for either performance or recording.) The one time I might recommend bypassing the Max is when one is listening critically for flaws in a recording; it corrects so well for those flaws that they are not likely to be noticed. However, if you simply want to hear your favorite music as it was intended to be heard, this product delivers on that promise!

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Powerful Little Box

                    By Ivan Doc Rodriguez

                    from New York City

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Powerful
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Computer Audio
                    • Home Studio
                    • Home Theatre
                    • Mobile DJ

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

                    Nice Little Box, Very, Very Powerful With Several Uses For An Incredible Price, If You Plan To Use In In A Pro Set-Up Opt For The "Balanced" Unit, This One Uses RCA I/Os

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