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BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer  

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The BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer is perfect for home studios; DJ systems; PA systems; nightclub sound; and guitar, bass, or keyboard racks โ€ any application not requiring balanced jacks. Provides processi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer is perfect for home studios; DJ systems; PA systems; nightclub sound; and guitar, bass, or keyboard racks โ€ any application not requiring balanced jacks. Provides processing for stereo or 2 separate mono channels โ€ brightening, clarifying, and adding fullness to the sound. Features 5-segment LED output meters, +18dBu headroom, RCA and 1/4" inputs and outputs, and a bypass switch for comparison of processed to unprocessed signal. Single rackspace.

Features
  • Pro and semi-pro sound reinforcement
  • Multitrack studios
  • Mobile DJ systems
  • Cassette copies
  • Nightclub sound systems
  • Instrument racks for guitar, bass, and keyboards
  • 2 channels of processing for stereo or separate mono mixes
  • 5 segment LED output meters
  • +18dBu headroom
  • RCA and 1/4" inputs and outputs
  • Hardwire bypass
Specifications
  • Frequency Response
    Process Mode: Program controlled
    Bypass Mode: 10Hz to 50kHz, +/- 0.5dBu, 10dBu input
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 112dB Process IN
    THD, Process mode: less than 0.025% at 20-20kHz
    Bypass mode: less than 0.002% at 20-20kHz
    Maximum Output: +18dBu (may vary due to control settings)
    Input Impedance: 47kOhms, unbalanced 1/4" phone jack or RCA jack.
    Output Impedance: 1kOhms, unbalanced 1/4" phone jack or RCA jack.
    Sensitivity: -45dBu for maximum process
    Maximum Process: +12dBu boost at 5kHz, -10dBu input
    Lo Contour: +12dBu adjustment at 50Hz, -10dBu input

Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE END USER TO PROVIDE THE BILL OF SALE OR OTHER MEANS OF PROOF OF PURCHASE TO VALIDATE THE WARRANTY IF WARRANTY SERVICE IS REQUIRED.

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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Review Snapshot

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BBE482i Sonic Maximizer
 
4.7

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good audio (18)
  • Professional functions (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Good power output (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (13)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dummy Proof clarity

I use this thing for my guitar, my bass player, sound systems, pa's, you name it. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to dial in a 31 band EQ and get...Read complete review

I use this thing for my guitar, my bass player, sound systems, pa's, you name it. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to dial in a 31 band EQ and get just the right sound. This made a huge improvement to all of my audio processing. Plus it's dummy proof, you adjust 2 knobs and you're done. It doesn't get any easier than that. If you don't have the ear for dialing in an EQ, this product is for you. It adds fullness to your overall mix and clarify's everything. A must have for guitarists.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Save your money

I bought one of these and tried it for a while. Couldn't exactly put my finger on what was happening to the signal, it just sounded like an EQ to me. So I...Read complete review

I bought one of these and tried it for a while. Couldn't exactly put my finger on what was happening to the signal, it just sounded like an EQ to me. So I brought it to work where I tested it using an Audio Precision test system (THE Standard test system), and ran every test I could think of. What this thing is is a glorified EQ, and not much more. While it is true that there is a phase shift with the high transients leaving a millisecond or so before the lows, I doubt anybody could hear that difference. One millisecond corresponds to the time difference you get if you step back one foot from a sound source...hardly noticeable. What is very measureable in this unit is distortion. Even with the effect turned OFF, there is considerable low-end distortion, similar in ways to a transformer.I don't understand why, but when I turn the process knob up, I get a LOT of trebble EQ - about +15dB, and the Low Countour knob gives me about +15dB of low EQ. The Q is set such that these two curves slightly overlap in the 1K range.If you were to open up the unit you will see, all there is is two tiny Op-Amp chips and one comparator chip controlling the LEDs, and a power circuit. NOTHING ELSE! This device is truly made to be the Emporer's new clothes.The EQ is so strong it is masking any effect it has on the high transients. But somehow, we are TOLD this thing works and so we believe it works when we hear the EQ! If you have a clean signal, don't use this box as it will only add distortion. If you have a dull signal and want to EQ it, go ahead and use this box. But don't fall for the "magic", what you are hearing is all EQ,and if you saw what was in the box, you'd feel cheated.

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5.0

Wow!!! What a difference!

By T-Bone Dean

from Twin Falls, Idaho

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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 482i Sonic Maximizer:

    What an amazing product! Every rack should have at least one of these. I already had a 382i dedicated for my guitar in my mixer rack, it worked so well, I figured I'd give one of these a try for a second instrument or my audio leads. It didn't disappoint one bit. The increased dynamic range is amazing! I have recommended it to several friends & they love theirs as much as I do. Buy it! You won't be disappointed.

     
    5.0

    Good piece of gear.

    By D

    from Kansas City

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer:

      Home studio.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Better than I expected.

      By RJ in PA

      from Pittsburgh

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer:

        This unit performed well on my first use. I need to experiment with my total sound setup to see what it can really do, but it definitely adds a fullness and clarity to my guitar that I haven't been able to dial in with the EQ controls on my amp. Getting it at the Stupid Deal of the Day price was an added bonus.

         
        5.0

        A must for Budget recording!

        By Daveguitarman

        from Mokena, IL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer:

          This Unit will make your recordings sparkle! Even Cassettes can sound great when you add the BBE effect.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hope is is better than the BBE 382i St

          By Rick

          from Central Florida

          Pros

          • Adds Warmth To The Bose
          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Don't Know Yet

          Best Uses

          • Primary Sound Systems

          Comments about BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer:

          I am hoping that this unit is better than the BBE 382i Stereo Sonic Maximizer. I used the BBE 382i Stereo Sonic Maximizer for about six months before it started adding noise in the mix. The new one is very quiet. I just hope it stays that way.
          I would certainly not recommend the BBE 382i Stereo Sonic Maximizer to anyone.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good stuff

          By 4suremann

          from MT USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer:

            I've enjoyed BBE for a long time, I keep 482 in live rig, run guitar ahead of amp through left side and right side through fx loop on mixer so I can apply per strip.
            It's very transparent, just makes any signal fed to it sound way clearer, like "taking a blanket off your speakers".

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A diffinate differnce in sound.

            By Larry J

            from Lockport, NY

            Comments about BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer:

            It rocks no issue as usual from Musician' Friend be trying it on all the 60's music I have on reel-to reel.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Amazing sound for less money!!!

            By CMusic

            from El Paso Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer:

              Amazing clear sound!!! Im was put in my acoustic guitar and my LR signal and sounds great. About the shipping> Very Fast...

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT RETURN ON INVESTMENT!

              By EWIMan

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer:

              For its price range, this unit is absolutely a must for any studio/performer

               
              5.0

              Nice unit , easy to use

              By Rohde

              from Fayetteville, texas

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer:

                Pulled it right out the box , plugged it in and WOW what a difference makes...

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