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BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer (1/4" TRS and XLR Connections)

Correct phase misalignment and enhance your PA system's sound with the BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer. This two-channel unit has 1/4" TRS and XLR balanced I/O. (58) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The flagship of BBE's series of Sonic Maximizer rack processors, the easy-to-use BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer adds delay times to lower frequencies on a curve, counteracting the natural phase delay between bass and treble frequencies. As a result, the whole signal reaches your audience at once -- reproducing what's happening on stage with all the brightness and punch that was there to begin with. Simply put, the 882i Sonic Maximizer optimizes your mix for being reproduced through speakers, evening out those phase misalignments between high and low frequencies. And with balanced XLR and TRS I/O and 23 dB of output headroom, this rack processor is built to work with professional PA systems anywhere.

Make The Most Out of Your PA System

A signal going through a set of speakers suffers as a result of frequency-dependent phase shifting -- a delay in sound reproduction between high and low frequencies. Inductance in the voice coil of a speaker causes the impedance to rise as the frequency does. This results in high frequencies taking longer to hit the listener's ear than low frequencies. This is a real killer when it comes to the attack of instruments like guitar, piano, or bass, and especially for percussive instruments, which live and die by their attack. A sound system suffering from this sounds muffled or muddy. The Sonic Mamximizer counteracts this by adding delay to the lower frequencies on a specific curve, letting the highs come through with proper phase alignement.

Smart EQ for Deeper Lows and Crisper Highs

In addition to suffering from frequency-dependent phase-shifting, full-range speakers often reproduce lowest and highest frequencies at a lower efficiency than all the stuff in the middle. This is more or less an accepted fact of most PA speakers -- which is why systems often come with high and low frequency boost switches to alleviate this issue. However, BBE's Sonic Maximizer series augment these frequencies intelligently and in conjunction with their delay curve.

Tough, Professional Build Quality

Designed for professional live sound applications that require high headroom, low noise, and +4 dBu input levels, the stereo/dual mono BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer has 1/4" TRS and XLR balanced I/O, all in a case that's built for extreme strength. The 882i's 1/4-inch-thick extruded alumninum faceplate is bolted to the chassis with hex head bolts, with knurled aluminum knobs mounted directly to the pressed circuit board for ease of control over fine adjustments. It even boasts improved graphics to make it easy to read in dim venues.

Features:

- Two-channel Sonic Maximizer with 1.4" TRS and XLR +4 dBu balanced line inputs and outputs
- Realigns phase and frequency, adding sparkle and clarity to your sound and restoring transients
- Stereo or dual-mono operation with individual channel controls
- 5-segment metering
- All pots, switches and jacks mounted directly to the PC board
- Extremely quiet, proprietary Sonic Maximizer op amp, designed by BBE
- +23dBu headroom
- Hardwire bypass switch for comparison of processed to unprocessed signal

Applications:

- Professional recording studios
- Pro and semi-pro sound reinforcement
- Multitrack studios
- Cassette copies
- Nightclub sound systems
- Broadcast transmission

The BBE Story

Headquartered in California, BBE Sound, Inc. has been pioneering audio improvement technologies for professional and consumer applications since 1985. BBE is dedicated to improving the quality of amplified sound for all people, from everyday consumers to music and sound professionals. BBE technologies are found throughout the audio entertainment production spectrum; from the stage and studio, where world-renowned musicians insist upon using BBE professional audio processors, to consumer electronics manufacturers who implement BBE technologies into their products.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of BBE products.
- 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" 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 12 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-897-6766

Product Description

The BBE 882i is BBE's flagship Sonic Maximizer rack processor. This Sonic Maximizer system features +23 dB of output headroom and balanced inputs and outputs (XLR and TRS). Its compatibility with balanced signals is the key to getting the absolute most out of your PA system.

Sonic Maximizing: How It Works

The BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer adds delay times to lower frequencies on a curve, counteracting the natural phase delay between the bass and treble. This ensures that the whole signal reaches people at once, brightening the tone and giving the signal all the livelihood of what's happening on stage. Additionally, full-range speakers often reproduce lowest and highest frequencies at a lower efficiency than all the stuff in the middle. This is more or less an accepted fact of most PA speakers -- systems often come with high and low frequency boost switches to alleviate this issue. However, BBE's 882i Sonic Maximizer series augment these frequencies intelligently and in conjunction with their delay curve, offering a solid, full-range signal in a single box.

Tough, Professional Build Quality

The 882i unit features dual-mono operation with balanced XLR inputs and outputs. It is designed for applications requiring low noise, high headroom and +4dBu input levels. As the flagship Sonic Maximizer, the BBE 882i was designed to offer far greater strength under demanding applications such as sound reinforcement and touring. It features a 1/4-inch thick extruded aluminum faceplate anchored to the chassis via hex head bolts, and improved graphics which are easier to read in poorly lit environments. Knurled aluminum knobs add ease of control and a more positive feel -- often critical to musicians, live sound mixers and DJs making fine adjustments mid-performance.

Features:

- Realigns phase and frequency, adding sparkle and clarity to your sound and restoring transients
- Stereo or dual-mono operation with individual channel controls
- 5-segment metering
- 1/4" TRS and XLR +4 dBu balanced line inputs and outputs
- All pots, switches and jacks mounted directly to the PC board
- Extremely quiet, proprietary Sonic Maximizer op amp, designed by BBE
- +23dBu headroom
- Hardwire bypass switch for comparison of processed to unprocessed signal

Applications:

- Professional recording studios
- Pro and semi-pro sound reinforcement
- Multitrack studios
- Cassette copies
- Nightclub sound systems
- Broadcast transmission
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Excellent sound enhancer."
Sound: Fantastic sound! Highly recommended. Once you have it you wont be able to live without out it. Feature: Simple to use. Ease of Use: Simple controls, nothing complicated to fool around with. Quality: Product is very well made. Value: Now that the price has come down on this - it is time to buy one and it is a really great way to improve your sound. The Wow Factor: Looks great! Overall: I will probably keep this for a long long time as long as it keeps on working.
Style of Music: Classic Rock and Jazz
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Sound: Excellent tool to add clarity to your sound. Sometimes, you just can't EQ to fix a problem. This works. No one will come up to you and say, "Hey, I can tell you are using a Sonic Maximizer," but they can tell there is something different. Feature: Hmm, 2 knobs per channel. I guess that makes for features. The low contour makes for a nice subwoofer control if you are running passive crossovers, or your crossover is out of reach. Quality: Make well, I have seen tons of them still kickin' in other guys racks, mine goes with me on road trips and the like, so I guess it held up well Value: Great box, I hear too many guys badmouth things like this, but I figure it is because they don't understand it!
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