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The BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer is perfect for pro studios, sound reinforcement, clubs, and other venues requiring balanced outputs. Designed for uses requiring low noise, high headroom, and +4dBu input ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer is perfect for pro studios, sound reinforcement, clubs, and other venues requiring balanced outputs. Designed for uses requiring low noise, high headroom, and +4dBu input levels. It provides either stereo processing or processing for two separate mono channels, brightening, clarifying, and adding fullness to the sound. Features 5-segment LED output meters, +23dBu headroom, XLR and 1/4" stereo inputs and outputs, hardwired bypass, and a bypass switch for comparison of processed to unprocessed signals. Single rackspace.

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.

Features
  • +4dBu balanced line (1/4" tip-ring-sleeve and XLR inputs and outputs)
  • +23dBu headroom
  • Active balanced outputs
  • Hardwire bypass
Specifications
  • Process Mode: Program controlled
    Bypass Mode: 10Hz-50kHz, ±0.5dBu, 0dBu input
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 115dB Process IN
    THD, Process mode: less than 0.025% 20-20kHz
    Bypass mode: less than 0.002% 20-20kHz
    Maximum Output: +23dBu (may vary due to control settings)
    Input Impedance: 14.7K Ohms, balanced 1/4" stereo phone jack or XLR jack. Pin #2 is the hot or "+" signal.
    Output Impedance: 600 Ohms, balanced 1/4" stereo phone jack or XLR jack. Pin #2 is the hot or "+" signal.
    Sensitivity: -45dBu for maximum process
    Maximum Process: +12dBu boost at 5kHz, 0dBu input
    Lo Contour: +12dBu adjustment at 50Hz, 0dBu 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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BBE882i Sonic Maximizer
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Professional functions (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

awesome

I plugged the BBE 882i between my Denon DN-X500 mixer and QSC RMX1450 amp, turned the lo contour to 12 o'clock and the process knob to 10 o'clock; everything sounded much better. I...Read complete review

I plugged the BBE 882i between my Denon DN-X500 mixer and QSC RMX1450 amp, turned the lo contour to 12 o'clock and the process knob to 10 o'clock; everything sounded much better. I noticed that when the volume was turned down to background levels, the bass was still very defined. There was no distortion at all added. Yes, this is a very nice piece of equipment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bypass Is Not Really Bypass Mode

An important thing to note about this unit is that when comparing what the unit labels as bypass mode versus when the unit is inline, there is a huge difference in the sound you...Read complete review

An important thing to note about this unit is that when comparing what the unit labels as bypass mode versus when the unit is inline, there is a huge difference in the sound you hear.

However, it should also be noted that when the unit is in bypass mode, it is not really bypassing the unit, but is instead greatly cutting the low end out of your signal. This is really marketing hype more than anything else.

Here is a really good and thorough review on YouTube.

BBE Sonic Maximizer 882i Demo and Review - www.youtube.com/watch?v=LosL-gdHLpk&index=258

Reviewed by 41 customers

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5.0

I would buy this maximizer again.

By Benson

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

Wow what a crystal clear music it can make.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes again

By Beto's

from Hyattsville Maryland

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Powerful
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

    Is great

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    YES

    By TIMOTHY

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

    THIS PRODUCT NOT ONLY BALANCED OUT MY SOUND IT ADDED DEPTH AND MY SUBS NEVER SOUNDED BETTER. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SONIC MAXIMIZER. THIS IS THE MOST INEXPENSIVE PART OF MY SYSTEM AND MADE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF THE SOUND.

     
    5.0

    what a difference

    By CODY

    from EAST CANTON, OHIO

    About Me Experienced

    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 882i Sonic Maximizer:

      WHAT A PIECE OF WORK... MAKES MY STUDIO SOUND ALMOST PRO...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      wow !

      By FRONI

      from Greencastle, Pa.

      About Me Professional Musician

      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 882i Sonic Maximizer:

        I cant listen to anything now unless this thing is turned on. It makes that big of a difference.

        (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Bypass Is Not Really Bypass Mode

        By RR_Florida

        from Gainesville, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

        An important thing to note about this unit is that when comparing what the unit labels as bypass mode versus when the unit is inline, there is a huge difference in the sound you hear.

        However, it should also be noted that when the unit is in bypass mode, it is not really bypassing the unit, but is instead greatly cutting the low end out of your signal. This is really marketing hype more than anything else.

        Here is a really good and thorough review on YouTube.

        BBE Sonic Maximizer 882i Demo and Review - www.youtube.com/watch?v=LosL-gdHLpk&index=258

        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        If it does as good as they say......

        By Drastic

        from Sandy, OR

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

            According to the manuf. description, this sonic maximize is designed to be placed between the amp and loudspeaker/monitor setup. Unless I am incorrect, this unit, or any of the BBE units would not work for me due to the Speakon connectors employed on the amp and speaker systems. Any live sound setup that is up to date will have this same scenario, so where does the benefit come from if the device can't be fit into the system?

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A dj must have

            By KING

            from NEW YORK CITY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

              When DJ's are focused on mixing music we don't want to be worried about the sound. That's where this unit comes in. A knob for treble, a knob for bass. Need more or less of any of the two and this unit has the answer with the clarity that cleans up files with low bit rate enhancing your performance. But don't get it twisted, you still have to have a good sense of sound to to make the adjustments but when you figure that out it allows the DJ to sound more polished and less abrasive.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Better Sound

              By heqtbaq

              from 29 palms , CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Functions

              Cons

              • Not Low Priced

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

              This unit works as advertised and with some adjusting provides a notable difference in the sound of the system . For what it is it seems that it could be offered at a lower price level with the tradeoff that more would be purchased .
              I recommend it for larger , more powerful systems .

               
              5.0

              Will brighten-up the show!

              By A.C.C. Soundman

              from Petaluma CA.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

                Being used for main loudspeakers, everything above 100hz. Has removed some of the "mud", as the product claims. So far I'm using it sparingly, due to live sound application.

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