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BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\4" Connections
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Desktop BBE for guitarists, bassists and keyboard players.

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, P.A., 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 282iR featuresfeatures unbalanced ¼” phone connectors making it ideal for interfacing with guitar, bass or keyboards.

The 282’s 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.

BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\4" Connections Features:

  • A full-function Sonic Maximizer
    +23dB of output headroom (282iX), +20dB (282iR and iQ)
    108dB signal to noise ratio
    Unbalanced ¼”

BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\4" Connections Specifications:

  • 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: 47k Ohms, unbalanced 1/4” phone jack, RCA jack or balanced XLR
    Output Impedance: 1k Ohms, 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
    Lo 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: 2.65 lbs

BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1\4" Connections


BBE Sound, Inc. products are warranted against defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from date of purchase from BBE Sound, Inc. or an authorized dealer.

During this period, BBE Sound, Inc. will repair units free of charge providing that they are shipped prepaid to:

BBE Sound, Inc.
5382 Production Drive
Huntington Beach, California 92649

BBE Sound, Inc. will pay return UPS shipping charges within USA. All charges related to non-US shipping, including customs clearance, will be billed. The warranty will be honored for the longer of either 90 days from the date of any service or the remainder of the original 5 year factory warranty.

If a BBE Sound, Inc. product is purchased through an authorized BBE distributor outside the US, contact the distributor to arrange warranty repair.

This warranty will be considered null and void by BBE Sound, Inc. if any of the following is found:

1. The equipment has been physically damaged.
2. The equipment shows signs of abuse
3. The equipment has been electrically damaged by improper connection or attempted repair by the end user or third party.
4. The equipment has been modified without authorization.
5. The bill of sale indicates that the purchase date of the equipment is not within the warranty period.

A copy of the original sales receipt must be provided for service under this warranty.

All non-warranty repairs are warranted for a period of 90 days from the date of service.

BBE Sound, Inc. is NOT LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Should the unit fail to operate for any reason, our sole obligation is to repair the unit as described above.

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  • Hiss generator

    As reviewed by Arthur on 3/9/2015

    After having seen Justnick give the pedal version of this a good review, I bought it. I'm not impressed. Sound-wise, it's like a compressor with separate bass and treble controls. But it is noisy. Even when there's no input signal, it generates a fair amount of noise, and as the input level goes up, so does the noise. I definitely won't use it between my synth and monitors, because of the noise. It might be usable with single coil guitars for live music, where the noise level is already high. Also note that it comes with a very non-standard AC->AC power adapter. Yes, it uses low voltage AC, so don't expect to be able to run it from any other power supply than what it comes with.

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