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BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer  

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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
  • Bypass switch for comparison of processed to unprocessed signal
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
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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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BBE882i Sonic Maximizer
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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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

 

Undecided

I use this with EON 12's and a sub, does not clean up sound as my first one might bring it back

I use this with EON 12's and a sub, does not clean up sound as my first one might bring it back

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(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome

By hurricane78

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

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.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Completely Impressed

By Craig

from Evergreen, Colorado

Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

I'm not one to write reviews, but in this case I felt like I really wanted to let people know how much of a difference the BBE 882i can make in the way your system sounds. The music will be much more well defined and clear. Crisp and bright are more words to describe the sound. I can assure you that you will not find any other piece of gear costing 4-5 times more that can make as much difference as this single item will.

(10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hear It the Way You Wanted It to Sound!!!

By DAGNABIT-LME

from San Francisco, Ca.

Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

Just like anyone who browses the web looking for good gear it is hard to know what you are getting based on the manufacture's description (marketing lies), so what do we do? We read reviews and hope someone is being honest about their remarks. Well I can honestly say that with a simple twist of a few knobs you can clear up your sound as if it was the easiest EQ in the world (it is not an EQ). I turn on my maximizer everytime I turn on computer. It is extremely easy to use and it will turn the sound of your music around 100%.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hello Clarity

By Liquidchrome

from Linden, NJ

Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

I've been using the BBE 882i for live sound past year or so and I never run my rig without it on. It takes away the need for a main EQ. The high's can be a little to bright if mixed with a main EQ with a high shelf. Also the low mids can also get too muddy if raised too much. But just the right amounts of fairy dust and this piece is will be a permanent add-on to your live rig. That SM58 sounding a little muddy? Put this baby in your main inserts and raise the high... ear candy mmmm. They say you can used it for recording too but I have yet to try it. I DO use the plug-in though and it sounds just as good.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the best pice of magic you can buy

By firefalldown2013

from Maple Shade NJ

Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

simple as this i have a swr 750 pro head sounds great already but somthing was missing. i needed it to sound awsome. i play in a post-hardcore band and im a jazz bassist. as soon as i plug it in messed with it alittle. let me just say that i have never herd my bass sound so good every note i played was cleaner then ever it cleaned it right up.now i would never consider leaving for a show with out it.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Strongly Recommend

By Deejay U.G.

from Stockton, Ca

Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

I have had the BBE 882i for about 3 years now. All I can say is that it is amazing what this device can do to sound. I have no need for an EQ. The 3 band EQ on my DJ mixer a good crossover and this maximizer do the job beautifully. If something were ever to happen to it I would go out and purchase another in a heart beat with no hesitation.

(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.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sonic not EQ.

By GORDON SLAGLE

from Pittsburgh PA.

Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

Sonic Maximizer is the way to go. Many Dj's use a EQ. EQ. may be good for a band but does not work for a disc jockey set-up. Sonic maximizer brings sound the back with a bang and adds no distortion.I have used a Sonic Maximizer for the last 15 years and have always had positive comments on the sound of my systems.

(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

     
    3.0

    Undecided

    By galen

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

    I use this with EON 12's and a sub, does not clean up sound as my first one might bring it back

     
    5.0

    Every Speaker Makes Your Brain Say, "That is a speaker."

    By Greg

    from Cleveland, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

      Every speaker ever made adds a characteristic that makes your brain say, "That is a speaker". It is observable on two oscilloscopes one showing electrical in and the other using a laboratory mike on the speaker output. Using my Mackie 1620i I can cut in and out this device to compare with and without the BBE. BBE uses a computer to correct for this error and it does it very well but not perfectly. Before computers this was impossible to correct. I'd say the BBE correction is about 80% which is amazing.
      I ask amateurs to listen both in and out of circuit and they cannot believe the added realism. It is like the musician or singer stepped into the room. Note I'm not using the bypass button on the unit.
      I would not advise using this to enhance recordings because then it could be applied again when playing back.

      I also use this for live PA systems and the results are beyond amazing. Usually I place it on the mixer output then run that into a surround sound computer then to powered speakers. 3 in front and two in rear.

      My sister is a music aficionado and I had her in tears listening to my PA system because of the realism.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this maximizer again.

      By Benson

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer:

      Wow what a crystal clear music it can make.

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