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

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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 Maximizers 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 282s 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 BBEs 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 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Good audio (35)
  • Versatile (19)
  • Good power output (13)
  • Professional functions (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (28)
  • Amateur recording (17)
  • Performances (15)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (15)
  • Professional recording (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Professional musician (11)

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4.0

Great Sound Enhancer

By Alan

from undisclosed

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

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

    I still have the BBE 1002 that I bought in 1990. This is by far, a lot smaller and compact. It does exactly the same thing except not as loud as my old one. The 282iX is about 3dB louder with the XLR connections but difficult to find these days. The main differences between this and the bigger 482i and the flagship 882i are the extra channels and the extra headroom. Otherwise, they do exactly the same thing. I love what it does to my overall sound if used in moderation. It makes my middle tier equipment sound like top of the line without costing an arm and a leg!

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    5.0

    Can't live without these BBE chips in my home

    By Wally

    from FL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

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

      BBE's enhancers are #1, by far. Makes music just sound better in the most natural ways.

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      5.0

      A definite must-have for studio

      By Dennisio

      from Summerhill, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Improves marginal tracks
      • Professional Recording

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

      I have a bunch of older live tracks on minidisc that I could not transfer to my computer without losing the brightness, life and punch of the performances. I was about to give up on salvaging these tracks.

      The BBE Sonic Maximizer allowed me to recover these tracks and bring the life and live magic back to them.

      I did not believe this was possible until I experienced it. This item found a home in my studio.

      Way to go, BBE!

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      5.0

      Subtle, yet obvious enhancment

      By JJ3810

      from Roanoke, VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

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

        Works best when the musical selection needs a little help to sound its best. Really improves FM radio and a lot of LPs & CDs that lacked depth and punch. Not a drastic effect, but enough to notice an obvious improvement. RECOMMENDED!

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        5.0

        Really opens up the sound !!

        By Paul's on Bass

        from South Milwaukee WI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I use this on my computer monitors in my studio (282iR) and the sound just came alive. And the 282iQ to open up the sound on my Stereo. Small footprint takes up very little space. I did add 4 small self adhesive feet so the unit would not slip around.

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          5.0

          Must be magic

          By The Expressionless Rockstar

          from Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

          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:

            Great little product. Was frankly skeptical after reading the reviews of people who expected some huge, panoramic change in the sound quality, but gave it a go and am very pleased with it. The effect on the net sound is, indeed, subtle, and in my case, the range settings on the controls didn't act like traditional tone controls (as in, "turn it to the right an you get more something"). Again, subtlety in action. So I went with close to midrange settings and left it alone....I use mine in a serial application with my EQ for the home stereo...and I hear things I haven't heard before. Still can't exactly pin down what those things are...it's not "more bass" or "more presence", it's a more defined separation of tones. It does sound crisper, if that's an acceptable audiophile term for what otherwise be known as simply "magic".

            With RCA and minijack inputs, this unit can also be adapted to working with instrument cables with appropriate adapters, and I plan to experiment with that, if I can ever decide to unplug from the stereo.

            My only suggestion for improvement is to move the power switch to the front panel. My AC power to it is not switched, and the adapter is buried behind everything...just a thought for next year's model.

            All in all, a very happy surprise, and the super deal promotion with low price didn't hurt, either.

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            4.0

            Make's cheap speakers sound rather good!

            By DJ Free

            from Louisivlle, KY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            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

                By JTR

                from West Virginia

                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

                  By Chronic Iguana

                  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

                    By guitarwagon

                    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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