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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 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Professional functions (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (10)
    • Performances (6)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
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    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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        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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        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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Silver Bullet

          By David R. Brown

          from El Paso, Texas

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          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!

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            (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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            5.0

            Outstanding product!

            By Old rock dog

            from Ca.

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Functions

            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:

              I should have bought one years ago. One of the best products I have ever used. I agree with all previous comments of how great this unit is.

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              5.0

              An audio "Wonder Box"? Well, almost.

              By Mr. Gerg

              from Sacramento, CA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Subtle Enhancement
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              Having experimented with several different audio setups, I find the BBE most suited to improving sub optimal playback situations. While having a minimal effect on my class A tube setup in the den, it works wonders on my push/pull amp in my workspace, bringing a brilliance to dull highs without making them thin or screechy.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unbelievable improved of HE Stereo

              By Deimos12

              from Poland

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Great Sound Improvement
              • Low cost

              Cons

              • Lack Of Eu Plug

              Best Uses

              • High End Stereo

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

              Buy this one. It's great addition to your stereo sound system. It will make bigger improvement than most of expensive power cords and speaker cables. Great work!! Recommended!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice!!!

              By Travisty7

              from Phila. area

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              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:

                I bought a Blackstar HT-5R amp (see my review) and it's sound needed something more. I use BBE Sonic M's with my other gear and tried it through the Blackstar's effects loop. Now the Blackstar sounds great!
                Trouble is, the Blackstar is supposed to be a "grab 'n go" amp and I don't want to bring a rack to practices or gigs. Then I saw this desktop model on Musicians Friend's Black Friday list and velcro'd it to the back of the Blackstar (see pics). My Fender Blues Jr amp cover fits over it just great and the amp sounds awesome, thanks to my BBE Desktop 282iR.

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                5.0

                Real improvement to the sound !

                By heqtbaq

                from 29 palms , CA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Unlike some add-ons this unit makes a very noticable improvement in the sound . Great for any big system and adaptable for many situations . Buy one !

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