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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 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Professional functions (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (9)
    • Home studio (8)
    • Amateur recording (7)
    • Professional recording (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (6)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    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

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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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        5.0

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

        By wooiskie

        from Slidell,Louisiana

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              None yet....great price..

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              "LOOKS SMALL SOUNDS HUGE"

              By JOSH-CLEAN LOUD SOUNDS

              from MONTGOMERY,AL

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

              • 1 Set Of Controls Does It
              • 3 Fit On 1 19" Rack Shelf
              • Can B Used Live Or Studio
              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Powerful Sound Enhancment
              • Small Footprint
              • Sound Of 882i Rack Mount
              • Sounds Just As A Bbe 882i
              • Studio Quality Sound
              • Super Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Again None I Can Think Of
              • Bbeix Only 1 Set Controls
              • Buy It Now Save Space
              • None That I Can Tell

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Any Instrument Benifits
              • Bass Guitar Benifits Exc
              • Events
              • Guitar Players Benifit
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Pro Audio
              • Professional Recording
              • Studio use

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

              LOOK GUY OR GALS I HAVE BBE 882i 'S IN MY PRO AUDIO RACK. GREAT FOR STEREO AND BEST FOR ME AS A SUB BBE XLR BALLANCED PROCCESSER. I GOT 1 OF THESE TO TRY OUT ON STEREO USE. WHOA!!! THE SAME GREAT RESULTS, BUT EVEN BETTER ONLY 1 SET OF KNOBS CONTROLS BOTH STEREO CHANNELS. NO SLIGHTLY OFF ON 1 SIDE OR ACCEDENTAL BUMPS TO A KNOB. PLUS I CAN USE 3- SIDE BY SIDE IN A 19" 1 RACK SPACK SHELF. I USE 2 AMPS FOR STEREO,RUNNING 4- MAINS ON EACH AMP. 2 OF THESE MAKES EVERYTHING SO MUCH EASIER. KEPPING 2 -BBE 882i'S FOR ADDING MORE SUBWOOFERS. BBE HAS THE BEST SOUND PROCESSING IN THE BUSINESS,GOING BACK TO MY CAR AUDIO DAYS INSTALLING AND COMPETING,ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO. DON'T EVEN THINK THIS ISN'T THE REAL DEAL . "BUY IT YOU'LL SEE" EASY TO DISCONNECT AND THEN POP INTO YOUR STUDIO RACK SET UP. VERY VERSITALE. SO BUY ONE BEFORE TEHY GO UO IN PRICE. NOONE ELSE CAN ENHANCE YOUR SOUND LIKE BBE!!!

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              every one should have one.

              By WHISKEYPETE1134

              from LEWIS COUNTY NEW YORK

              About Me Experienced

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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:

                BOUGHT ONE FOR MY GUITAR RIG,
                THEN I NEEDED TO HAVE ONE FOR MAINS.
                THEN I NEEDED ONE FOR MONITORS.
                THEN I NEEDED ONE FOR SUBS.
                IT JUST MAKES EVERY THING BETTER.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great deal and great sound

                By Brian

                from Az

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

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

                  Easy to use and on off switch to compare sound is nice.Quite pleased with the sound improvement!

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                  5.0

                  Great price for such a great product

                  By Eddie

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Knobs Are Not Ones On Box
                  • Non-standard Power Supply

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

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

                  This can really give life to any source that sounds a bit dull. On vocals after a preamp it's great. It makes an ordinary mic sound full and rich. For the price it cant be beat.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great!

                  By Joe Corder

                  from Brookville Ohio

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

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

                    great little tool. does everything the larger rack mounted models do. I am out of rack space..so this works out just fine. I would buy it again...made this mix standout better with more clarity.

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                    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very Happy.

                    By 6doublefive3two1

                    from Cloud 9

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Rocking Out

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

                    My set up: Mac>Apogee Duet 2>BBE 282ix>Stereo

                    First, I'm not a professional musician, DJ (hang 'em all), or programmer. I'm an amateur guitarist and music enthusiast. I didn't want to add an eq to my signal chain or spend a lot of money.

                    I was looking at the 882i. It's way more expensive; so that scared me off. And I'm glad it did. The 282ix's controls are much simpler. I would've hated having to make adjustments to both channels opposed to the one set of controls on the 282ix.

                    Love the simple on/off button. Great for comparison. This thing is very quiet. A sign of quality for sure. But I really love the dynamics it (not adds, but) lets loose. Night and day difference!

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