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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
 
5.0

(based on 24 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Good audio (21)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Professional functions (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (17)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (11)
  • Performances (10)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (6)

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5.0

BBE makes everything sound BETTER!

By GFox

from Utah

About Me Experienced

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 sparky

    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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        5.0

        Surprisingly useful

        By automaTone

        from New York

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Configure

        Cons

        • None I Found

        Best Uses

        • Improve Small Systems
        • Video Sweetening

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

        How good can this box be, especially with the rather unscientific purpose?

        Well, surprisingly good. Use it to improve the audio of your streaming music (e.g., Pandora), or video soundtracks, or to improve your desktop speakers dramatically.

        The secret sauce is in the two filters which add phase-correcting frequencies to your audio. The effect should be added slowly to avoid overpowering the balance and smoothness of the audio. For musicians, it's also a great way to refine the definition of your instrument, albeit in a "processed" way.

        I recommend giving it a try if you haven't before. I like the "IR" model because it has RCA phono and 3.5mm stereo minijack connectors ... easy to interface with computer audio or iPod-like music players, for instance. Note that this is for line level enhancement, and will not work inline with a headphone jack, for instance.

        For PA and DJ work, I'd recommend trying this, but you may be happier with Aphex's exciter, which has a fantastic "big bottom" enhancer for bass.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent!

        By Olaf Tryggvasson

        from England, UK

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Enhancing Hi-fi And Tv

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

        Excellent sound and value for money. Buy one now!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Can't Live Without This

        By Andy

        from South San Francisco

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer Playback
          • Home Studio
          • Home Theater

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

          I bought one and hooked it up to my home theater and it immediately made a huge difference. It was almost as if I "unlocked" my speakers to provide the sound that they were meant to produce. I liked it so much I just had to buy another one for my computer/electronic drums. Fortunately for me I got the second one for the same cheap price as the first one. Not a bad deal - 2 for about half as much as full retail price.

          If you're on the fence about buying this don't hesitate any longer - you WILL not regret buying it!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          "Hear the difference"

          By JBL10

          from NYC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ

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

            This is my third BBE sonic maximizer. Installed it in my DJ rack, home studio and along with my other DJ controller. Just can't do without it due to sound clarity, compact and ease of use.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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              5.0

              Works Well With Tape Systems

              By nudge squidfish

              from 43015

              About Me Professional Musician

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              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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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