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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 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Good audio (23)
  • Good power output (14)
  • Versatile (13)
  • Professional functions (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (17)
  • Performances (17)
  • Amateur recording (15)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (15)
  • Professional recording (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow - awesome

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I just don't know

I'm finding it difficult to write a review on this... Bought it cause it was on sale... Just can't see what its purpose is....i hear pretty much no difference...Read complete review

I'm finding it difficult to write a review on this... Bought it cause it was on sale... Just can't see what its purpose is....i hear pretty much no difference other than some highs that you just EQ in if u wanted that....

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5.0

LIKE A BBE SONIC STOMP ,WITH STEREO AND XLR CONNECTIONS

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from Edmonton,Alberta. Canada

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

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

    I have BBE SONIC STOMPS on my guitar and harmonica boards,they are always on and work excellent.I use the 282ix to feed my powered main speakers from my mixer,it works great. I got it on sale and could not go wrong.

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    1.0

    I just don't know

    By 

    from El dorado, california

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I'm finding it difficult to write a review on this... Bought it cause it was on sale... Just can't see what its purpose is....i hear pretty much no difference other than some highs that you just EQ in if u wanted that....

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        4.0

        dj mandusa

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        from greenville n.c.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ

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

        mobil dj on the go

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        5.0

        Own 6 now and one rack mount

        By 

        from Oklakhoma

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Love the sound , BBE enhances all my music projects , running my recordings thru a BBE and then checkin it on a RTA gives me such a better quality of recordings. My home theater sound is so much better thru a BBE all my keyboards are run thru BBE's and vocals not sure why anybody would not use them

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          5.0

          A bargain at twice the price!

          By 

          from Kansas City, USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Exceptional Value
          • 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:

            The great BBE Sonic Maximizer processor, in miniature. I have been using BBE maximizers for over 20 years. This model represents an incredible value, especially if you catch it on sale! The XLR model with the 15V AC supply has the most headroom for professional applications. The other models excel as channel inserts (1/4") or for home studio (1/8" / RCA).

            You will find negative opinions about BBE Sonic Maximizers, mainly from mis-application (not for guitar amps) or over-application (the knobs go all the way, but YOU shouldn't).

            The LO Contour is perfect for making up bass at low volume, otherwise the 12 o'clock position is just right. The Process control is just right at 1-2 o'clock, more or less depending on the system. I find with modern active speakers that noon on both is good. The processor is time- and phase- aligning the frequency spectrum to compensate for the shortcomings of all but the highest quality sound systems. If have spent $20K plus on amps and speakers, congrats: you don't need this box. For everyone else, this is the single most cost-effective way to improve your system!

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            5.0

            BBE 282IX

            By 

            from Lebanon

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

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

                  I use it with my Ham radio operation

                  it helped me to get the Rx audio better

                  it does what is suppose to do at a very reasonable price

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                  5.0

                  The BBE sound for next to naught. Can't be beat!

                  By 

                  from CT

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balanced Input And Output
                  • Balanced Io
                  • Balanced Xlr In Out
                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • No Frequency Adjustment

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Professional Recording

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

                  A source of the BBE sonic maximizer sound with professional balanced XLR in & out, in stereo, for very little money. How can you go wrong?! Unlike the rack units, there are no level meters and both channels share a single pair of ganged controls. But if you're doing mono source or stereo bus processing, you don't need separate controls. The only frustration of the sonic maximizers is the fixed 5kHz and 50Hz process/boost frequencies. Some other exciters allow frequency adjustment.

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                  4.0

                  tone. power, phase adjustment

                  By 

                  from naples,fl

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Power Increase

                  Cons

                  • Loud Pops On Off

                  Best Uses

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

                    Clear sound,makes a noticble difference in stereo music.Will cause phase shift in a surround system.

                    Loud pops start-up, power on. Be careful. Turn Amps on last ...and careful with the power cord to the BBE.

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                    5.0

                    Exceeded all expectations

                    By 

                    from Philly, PA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    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!

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                        4.0

                        Small portable unit.

                        By 

                        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.

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