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BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR 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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Pro connections for a desktop BBE.

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, PA, 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 282iX features XLR balanced input and outputs, and +23dB of output headroom. Perfect for studio, or professional live sound applications. Its 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
  • Balanced XLR (282iX)

Order today and get unprecedented clarity and presence on your vocal tracks.

SPECIFICATIONS

282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR 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: 47kOhms, unbalanced 1/4” phone jack, RCA jack or balanced XLR
  • Output Impedance: 1kOhms, unbalanced 1/4” phone jack or RCA jack (282iQ and iR) 600 Ohms balanced XLR (282iX)
  • Sensitivity: -45dBu for maximum process
  • Maximum Process: +12dBu boost at 5kHz
  • Low 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: 2.65lb.
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BBE282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good audio (17)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Professional functions (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Professional recording (12)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (9)

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5.0

Exceeded all expectations

By The Modern Developer

from Philly, PA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

      I use the 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer after my BOSS ME-80 Guitar processor through my Focusrite iTrack Dock.
      It significantly improve the low end strings and took the edge off of the high strings on my acoustic guitar in a way that no EQ setting could do. My Jazz guitar took on a whole new depth of dimension that I did not expect.
      The 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer is a "Phase EQ" for Low and High frequency bands that add clarity without EQ the EQ "Combing" effect.
      It is an EQ for Time rather than frequencies and is truly amazing!

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Small portable unit.

      By XL Entertainment

      from Youngstown Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Needs Combo Jacks

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

      Bought this to replace a rack mount unit, to reduce weight, and save space.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cheap church sound system upgrade!

      By Rick

      from Elkton, Maryland

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

      I asked a professional sound engineer friend about this unit and he told me that unless you have a really high end p.a. system the Sonic Maximizer would make a big difference. I ordered one, hooked it up to our church sound system... what an improvement! Our Galaxy monitors actually sound good, and our E.V. house speaker cluster has a clarity I've never heard before. I highly recommend this unit, especially for vocals.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome little box

      By Ralphy52302

      from Marion, IA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

        Not sure how it does it but it can bring out the vocals or add bass. You can tune it to hear what you want to focus on. Need to get another.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        should have bought

        By imafastone

        from lake geneva wi

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Works Great
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Professional Recording
        • Recording Sound Renforcem

        Comments about BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

        could not be any happier

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        MAKE VOCALS SHINE

        By HarVette

        from Washington

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Functions

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

          I have used Sonic Maximizers on my guitar and my wife's bass for years. Produces great sound. This unit does the same thing for your vocals. It's hard to describe, but it really works. There are no decent instructions to be found, but you'll catch on in no time to be able to dial in an amazing difference in your sound. It's also available in 3 different in/out setups.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Own 5 and one rack mount

          By Ta

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          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 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

            Love BBE products on vocals , piano , recordings ,home theater ,

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Can't live without it!

            By ISDAMan

            from Leftachusetts

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

              I run all my instruments through this. It is unreal how well it cleans, boosts, and fills out sound.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Have two now work great

              By Ta

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Great On Mic
              • Great On My Key Boards
              • Powerful
              • Professional Functions
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

                Hooked one up to roland 300 nx and the other up to digitic vocal processor on shure 87a in stereo both sound great this way

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Charly

                from Passaic New Jersey

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections:

                  This is a excellent product, used and you will hear the difference!!!!

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