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BBE 882 Sonic Maximizer Dual Channel

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Have you ever wondered why music sounds better live? The wizards at the BBE company have pondered over that and have sunk gazillions into research to get an answer to that Zen-like question. Amazing as it is, they've unlocked the secret, and now we can all reap the benefits.

What those engineers discovered (and we're going to VERY roughly paraphrase this deep technical explanation) is that depending on the environment in which we are listening, we hear different frequencies at different times, because the sound is radiating in all directions and our brain processes these frequencies individually. Whereas, when the same music is pumped through any loudspeaker, the sounds are all coming from one place at the same time, losing that difference that allows us to perceive clarity in sound. A saxophone (or singer, or guitar, or whatever) sends sound in 360f; a loudspeaker has a 12 in. (or other) window to shoot the sound out. There are other characteristics of loudspeakers that rob music of clarity as well, including the relationship of transient response in regard to phase response, but that's getting into that deep technical category. In plain terms, these guys figured out the problem, and built a box to fix it.

BBE learned which frequencies are delayed by what factor, and how to properly send this revised information through a loudspeaker. Any signal sent through a BBE processor sounds clearer, cleaner, and better. A vocal signal processed through BBE jumps out of a mix, and any acoustic instrument regains that vibrant quality that is lost in the recording process. Sending an entire mix through the thing sharpens it up in ways that defy description. "It adds sparkle" and "it makes a mix sound like a CD" are most often-heard desciptions of what this miracle box does.

Who needs this box? Recording studios of any size, for starters. If there's somebody singing or speaking, you'll wonder how you survived without it. If you record any acoustic instruments as well, stop reading this and order one now. In this age of CDs, cassettes are starting to show their limits. When you put this box between your master source, and your cassette deck, it gives the venerable little cassette a sonic fighting chance. If you are a mobile or nightclub DJ, this unit will kick everything up a notch. Sound reinforcement companies, large and small, it's a no brainer how you can use it. Finally, if you have a rack as part of your rig, whether you're a keyboard, guitar, or bass player, you need this as the final stage before your signal goes out.

This is a fully professional Sonic Maximizer. Like the BBE 482, this unit features both stereo and dual-mono operation - making it 2 Sonic Maximizers in one. Unlike the 482, the 882 features balanced XLR inputs and outputs. It is designed for applications requiring low noise, high headroom, and +4dBu input levels. From broadcast studios to recording studios to professional live sound reinforcement, the 882 is used wherever the pros want to add the smooth punch and sparkle of BBE technology. If you want a Sonic Maximizer with balanced ins and outs, you've found it.

Features

zZounds is an authorized dealer of BBE products.
Frequency Response:
Process Mode: Program controlled
Bypass Mode: 10Hz to 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 in. stereo phone jack or XLR jack. Pin #2 is the hot or "+" signal.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-897-6766
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