Two pro-quality sonic maximizer channels!
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"
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
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.
BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer 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
Call or click to order and add the 882 to your studio or sound setup today.
BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer 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