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BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer

By BBE
Item #45886
(6 Reviews)
List Price: $259.99
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BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer

The all-analog 482i Sonic Maximizer restores natural brilliance and clarity to an audio signal by the use of two integrated functions. First, it adjusts the phase relationships between the low, mid and high frequencies through adding progressively longer delay times to lower frequencies, creating a kind of mirror curve to neutralize the effect of loudspeaker phase distortion. Second, the Sonic Maximizer augments higher and lower frequencies as loudspeakers tend to be less efficient in their extreme treble and bass ranges. The end result is a dynamic, program-driven restoration which reveals more of the natural texture and detail in the sound without causing fatigue that is often associated with exciter effects, psychoacoustic processors or excessive use of equalizers.

Applications
  • Broadcasting
  • DJ Sound Reinforcement
  • Mastering
  • Musical Instruments
  • Tape Duplication
  • Recording
  • Professional Sound Reinforcement
Features:
  • Dual-Mono Sonic Maximizer
  • Independent Lo Contour and Process controls
  • Unbalanced 1/4" Inputs and Outputs
  • Unbalanced RCA Inputs and Outputs
  • Hard-wire bypass
Specifications:
  • Frequency repsonse
  • Process mode: program controlled
  • Bypass mode: 10Hz to 50kHz, ± 0.5dBu, 10dBu input
  • Signal to noise ratio 112dB
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD)
  • Process mode: less than 0.025% 20-20kHz
  • Bypass mode: less than 0.002% 20-20kHz
  • Maximum output +21dBu
  • Input impedance 47K Ohms
  • Output impedance 1K Ohms
  • Sensitivity -45dBu for maximum process
  • Maximum process +12dBu boost at 5kHz
  • Lo Contour +12dBu adjustment at 50Hz

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I currently have a yamaha emx 5014 powered mixer. Can I use this bbe482 with it and if so how does it connect to the yamaha. (on the output to the speakers? Or into jacks?). Carl
carljohn on Mar 29, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Hey Carl you can give us a call at 1800-945-9300 and we'll be glad to answer all your questions about the BBE.
When installing to a DJ mixer does it go beetween the XLR Right and Left outputs to Sonic then to speakers?
ODT on Mar 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yup, from the outputs of the mixer to the inputs of the BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer, from the maximizer's outputs to the speakers.
will this work well with
2 JBL JRX125
2 JBL JRX118s
2 Peavey 2600 Amps
DJ Zero on Oct 11, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Yes, The BBE 482I will work well with your system
I was told I need this becuse I keep blowing my compression drivers in my pair of mx1515 B52 that I am driving with a XTI 2000.
What will this help in simple terms "plain english"
Boogie Man Pro on Nov 14, 2010
BEST ANSWER: YOU NEED A PEAK STOP LIMITER.
BBE 482I Reviews
5.0 / 5.0
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If you don't own one yet BUY IT NOW!!
Pros: Accurate Controls,Clean Sound,Easy Setup,Great Sound Quality,Durable,Good Power Output

I recently bought this item..Now I only usuing 200 watt Peavey Neo 12 speakers and a 200 watt Crown amp and to be honest with you I was satisfied with what I had. But after months of being told by other jocks what this thing does I finally gave in.. Let me tell you I hooked it up and cranked it up (normally I crank up the voluime pot on the mixer all the way up) but last night I only had to pot up the mixer about halfway and got BETTER quality of sound than I did before..BUY NOW you will NOT regret it!! Heck even when I used the wireless mic last night it sounded better!!

I can't wait to try them with my powered Behringer speaqkers next!!! OH and BTW YES the MP3's from the laptop...the quality and sound was and is undescribable!!
January 3, 2010
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Pros: Clean Sound,Durable,Easy To Set Up,Good Power,Accurate Controls

This thing is amazing if your a dj invest and get this as soon as u can it makes the world of difference it is an essetial part of the system
February 9, 2008
Great Tool for Great Sound
Pros: The enhancer,Easy To Set Up,Durable,Clean Sound

This tool really works. It makes the highs crispier and the lows deeper. I receive a lot of compliments every time I play at any gig. People wonder how such small system sounds so good. With just Two 15" speakers, it sounds like having 6 speakers. I owned for 5-6 years and its enhancement is amazing.
January 13, 2009
awesome
Pros: Easy To Set Up,Durable,Clear sound,Great Sound,Attractive Design,Compact
Cons: Not a one

I will not run a system without this product. Makes great sound even better.
September 27, 2007
IS A MUST, not an option!
Pros: Easy To Set Up,Accurate Controls,Great Sound Quality

I have had the 482I, actually own 2 of them, but I bought my first one roughly 6 years ago. IT IS A MUST with any system; big or small. It's a very small cost to make any system sound better with less distortion.
August 28, 2011
Brought my guitars to life.
Pros: Great Sound Quality,Easy To Set Up

Best improvement to my sound after practicing.
April 10, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
BBE 482I Articles
Most sound-reproducing systems include a circuit for boosting highs and lows, showing an accepted awareness of the loudspeaker's efficiency problem. The BBE system, however, provides dynamic, program-drives augmentation which combines with the phase compensation feature to restore the brilliance and clarity of the original live sound. The result is, as one professional journal phrased it," The most hearable advance in audio te... read more.
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