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The amazing sound enhancement of the 482i Sonic Maximizer in a pedal.
The BBE Process--"What it Is"
Loudspeakers have difficulty working with the electronic signals supplied by an amplifier. These difficulties cause such major phase and amplitude distortion that the sound reproduced by the speaker differs significantly from the sound produced by the original source.
In the past, these problems proved unsolvable and were thus relegated to a position of secondary importance in audio system design. However, phase and amplitude integrity is essential to accurate sound reproduction. Research shows that the information which the listener translates into the recognizable characteristics of a live performance are intimately tied into complex time and amplitude relationships between the fundamental and harmonic components of a given musical note or sound. These relationships define a sound's "sound".
When these complex relationships pass through a speaker, the proper order is lost. The higher frequencies are delayed. A lower frequency may reach the listener's ear first or perhaps simultaneously with that of a higher frequency. In some cases, the fundamental components may be so time-shifted that they reach the listener's ear ahead of some or all of the harmonic components.
This change in the phase and amplitude relationship on the harmonic and fundamental frequencies is technically called "envelope distortion." The listener perceives this loss of sound integrity in the reproduced sound as "muddy" and "smeared." In the extreme, it can become difficult to tell the difference between musical instruments, for example, an oboe and a clarinet.
BBE Sound, Inc. conducted extensive studies of numerous speaker systems over a ten year period. With this knowledge, it became possible to identify the characteristics of an ideal speaker and to distill the corrections necessary to return the fundamental and harmonic frequency structures to their correct order. While there are differences among various speaker designs in the magnitude of their correction, the overall pattern of correction needed is remarkably consistent.
The BBE Process is so unique that 42 patents have been awarded by the U.S. Patent Office.
- Amazing fullness and clarity
- Hardwire bypass
- Non-slip rubber bottom
- Included power supply
Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Pedal Specifications:
- Frequency Response: Program Dependent
- BBE: Lo Contour +12dB @ 50Hz
- Process +12dB @ 10kHz
- Signal to Noise Ratio: BBE on Max 94dB
- BBE on Min 104dB
- THD: 0.02% at 1kHz
- Noise: BBE on Max -87dBu
- BBE on Min -97dBu
- Max Signal Level +7dBu
- Input Impedance: 1MEG Ohms
- Output Impedance: 1K Ohm
- * 0dBu = 0.775Vrms
- Hardware Bypass: YES
- Power Requirements:
- DC inlet: +9VDC min. 200ma
- Battery Life: 15 hours
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.