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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 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Good audio (27)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Professional functions (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (21)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (13)
  • Performances (12)
  • Professional recording (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (8)

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5.0

I'm a believer

By 

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 

    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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By 

      from Tacoma WA

      About Me Experienced

      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 !

        By 

        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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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does the job.

          By 

          from Wash DC.

          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:

            Great buy!!!

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            5.0

            order this!

            By 

            from Indiana

            About Me Novice

            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!

                By 

                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 

                  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 

                      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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent!

                      By 

                      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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