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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
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Professional functions (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Performances (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Professional recording (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    "LOOKS SMALL SOUNDS HUGE"

    By JOSH-CLEAN LOUD SOUNDS

    from MONTGOMERY,AL

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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 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    every one should have one.

    By WHISKEYPETE1134

    from LEWIS COUNTY NEW YORK

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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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      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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          (2 of 3 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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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow - awesome

          By thedj1963

          from Willard, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          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 bought this unit to replace a older full width model BBE that only had the 1/4 plugs and not the balanced XLR's this unit has. Wow, what a difference. This unit really punches the low end out alot more then the older unit did as well as giving the system a large volume boost. I guess the only flaw I can think of is I wish it came with removeable flanges for rack mounting. I ended up using double stick foam tape to sanwich it in between other rack mounted components.

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            (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Different knobs on actual product

            By mesa

            from California

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              Cons

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

                  Four stars only because I can't ACTUALLY rate this, as I haven't actually used it. I bought it as a gift for a friend.

                  When it arrived, it had basic plastic knobs. This may not be an issue for you, but since this is a gift for a friend I wanted it to have the same look as other BBE gear.

                  I emailed BBE support, and they sent new knobs right away. Unfortunately one of the replacement knobs is missing an insert, so I can't use it... But I have contacted them again and hopefully they will send me the insert. Altogether great customer service by BBE so far, and as long as I receive the knob insert before christmas (when I am giving the maximizer to my friend) I will not hesitate to buy other BBE products.

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  bbe

                  By flax

                  from tulsa ok

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

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

                    great product works great no complaints

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