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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 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

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    (3)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (14)
    • Home studio (13)
    • Amateur recording (12)
    • Professional recording (12)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Professional musician (8)

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    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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    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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      5.0

      should have bought

      By imafastone

      from lake geneva wi

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      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

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      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.

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        5.0

        Own 5 and one rack mount

        By Ta

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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 ,

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          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.

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            5.0

            Have two now work great

            By Ta

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Professional Musician

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            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

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              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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                5.0

                Day and Night difference!

                By The Sound Mechanic

                from Paradise, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Balanced In And Out
                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Powerful
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Functions
                • No "q" Adjustment

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

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

                This thing is awesome! I bought 2 of them just because they were on sale, I only needed one. I was impressed with the build quality and the weight of it. Comes with a 15 volt power supply which means you get a little more headroom on recordings(other models come with 12 volt). I use this for my synth computer audio output. The output from bypass to active is impressive. It makes a big difference on the sound level without clipping. I'm glad I bought it. Get one if you want BIGGER sound from your synths/recordings.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Haven't used yet....I'm sure it's great!

                By wooiskie

                from Slidell,Louisiana

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

                      None yet....great price..

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