BBE SM500 500 Series Single-Channel Sonic Maximizer  

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The BBE SM500 Sonic Maximizer is a modular single-channel signal processor designed to be used specifically with the API-style 500 rack made by many manufacturers today. It provides processing for a m... Read More

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Overview

The BBE SM500 Sonic Maximizer is a modular single-channel signal processor designed to be used specifically with the API-style 500 rack made by many manufacturers today. It provides processing for a mono channel, brightening, clarifying, and adding fullness to the sound. Features include +23dBu headroom and a bypass switch for comparison of processed to unprocessed signals.

The SM500 uses the same processing engine as our celebrated 882i model, and the same process that has enhanced recordings for everyone from Ryan Hewitt (Avett Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flogging Molly) to Ed Cherney (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt) to Tony Visconti (T. Rex, David Bowie, Alejandro Escoveda).

Throughout the world, there's barely a studio, sound engineer or record producer that doesn't own some version of BBE's Sonic Maximizer.

The SM500 is a single channel of BBE's renowned Sonic Maximizer in the API 500-Type chassis.
· The SM500 features the same Sonic Maximizer engine that powers our 882i rack-mounted model
· It is a plug and play module that fits into any of the 500 racks currently available from API, Radial, Aphex, Daking, Chameleon Labs and others. These racks have their own power supply, and audio I/O, for the modules.
· The SM500 ships as a single module and can only be used when it's plugged into one of the third-party racks mentioned above.

Features
  • Same processing as top-of-the-line BBE
  • Convenient size
  • Perfect for home studios
  • Pro connectivity
Specifications
  • A full-function, +4 Balanced BBE Sonic Maximizer
    Same Sonic Maximizer engine as the 882i
    Can be used with all types of music
    +23dB of output headroom
    118dB signal to noise ratio
    500-style Chassis Fits in Any 500 Rack
    5 year warranty
    Frequency Response: 5Hz to 30kHz +/-0.5dBu, -10dBu input
    THD in process mode: less than 0.1% at -10dBu input, 20-20kHz
    Maximum Output: +23dB of output headroom
    Input Impedance: 47k Ohms Balanced
    Output Impedance: 600 Ohms Balanced
    Sensitivity: -45dBu for maximum process
    Maximum Process +12dBu boost at 5kHz
    Lo Contour: +12dBu boost at 50Hz
    All analog, through-hole circuit with only high-precision components used
    1% metal film resistors throughout
    Authentic BBE proprietary, patented Sonic Maximizer Processor
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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