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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 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Good audio (20)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Professional functions (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (16)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Performances (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (6)

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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.

      Comment on this review

       
      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!

      Comment on this review

      (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.

          Comment on this review

          (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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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