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BBE MAX-X3 2-Way Stereo/3-Way Mono Crossover

BBE MAX-X3 2-Way Stereo/3-Way Mono Crossover
BBE MAX-X3 2-Way Stereo/3-Way Mono Crossover

BBE MAX-X3 2-Way Stereo/3-Way Mono Crossover

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BBE MAX-X3 CROSSOVER: 2-Way Stereo/3-Way Mono Crossover With Sonic Maximizer

The BBE Max-X3 is a highly sophisticated 2-way stereo/3-way mono crossover. Housed in a compact and easy-to-use package, it provides a variety of options for virtually all live sound reinforcement amplifier configurations. Max-X3's logical design makes it simple to understand and easy to use and its sonic integrity promises clean, distortion freeaudio with a predictable, repeatable range of control. The Max-X3 makes state-of-the-art crossover technology affordable, but this unit is much more than a high-quality, superbly engineered crossover. The Max-X3 is the first signal processor of its kind to feature an onboard BBE Sonic Maximizer. The BBE high definition sound process employed by the Sonic Maximizer is world renown among music and sound professionals for remarkable improvements in total sound quality, bringing crystalline clarity and air to the source material as well as revealing rich harmonic subtleties. The Max-X3 employs BBE's latest high definition sound technology, in the very same 4th generation BBE professional chipset which powers the BBE 482i and 882i Sonic Maximizers. The Max-X3 employs state-variable 4th-order Linkwitz-Riley filters. This filter design minimizes phase inaccuracies in the critical crossover region and ensures the output at all frequencies remains in-phase, which is critical for the accurate summing of each driver in a speaker stack. The Linkwitz-Riley filter design has a very steep 24dB/octave slope, which ensures that each driver designed to reproduce a specific frequency range is not driven beyond its limits. The ?over-engineering? in the Max-X3 ensures excellent sonic performance, with all the features demanded in a true professional product. By offering a superb, full-featured 2-way stereo/3-way mono crossover with an integrated BBE Sonic Maximizer system, the Max-X3 has no equal at any price.

  • 2-way stereo crossover also functions as a 3-way mono crossover
  • Built-in Sonic Maximizer
  • BBE Sonic Maximizer adds clarity and definition
  • LED clip indicators for both high and low outputs to alert of excessive output levels
  • ?x 10? range multiplier switch makes crossover-point adjustment easy
  • Constant directivity horn equalization provides progressive high frequency boost required for these drivers
  • Phase-inversion switching easily corrects for out-of-phase signals
  • Robust steel chassis to withstand touring use
  • State-variable Linkwitz-Riley 24dB/ octave filters
  • Top audio performance with high slew rate circuitry and over 115dB dynamic range for clear transparent sound
  • Designed for the most precise accurate control
  • Phase inversion switches
  • Low-cut subsonic filters for low frequency driver protection
  • Servo-balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4" inputs and outputs
  • Switchable constant directivity horn equalization circuit for use with horns requiring a high frequency boost
  • Shielded internal power supply with
  • AC voltage select switch (~115V/60Hz or ~230V/50Hz)
  • 2 year warranty
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Prosper G on Jan 31, 2018
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Prosper G on Jan 31, 2018
Does this unit have the ability to sum the low frequencies into one channel? I use only one sub and one channel on my amp (bridged mono). I skimmed the manual and it shows an example of having to connect both the left and right channels of the amp to two different speakers (subs?).
null on May 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Yes that is correct. This crossover is perfect for your application.
can you explain me how the BBE sonic maximizer features work on this unit the process and lo contour knobs posible settings? and how affect sound.Thanks.
null on Mar 11, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The lo contour and process knobs, affect the sound, by giving you the ability to give it more or less low end or fuller overall sound. Give us a call and one of our factory trained advisors can better explain the features. 1-800-945-9300
BBE MAX-X3 Reviews
4.8 / 5.0
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better than the DBX
Pros: Easy To Use,Clear Sound

The only thing I don't like about this is the push button controls on the front...very easy to bump by mistake...but this thing sounds great
August 2, 2009
over 9 years ago
Pros: Compact,Lightweight,Easy To Use,Clear Sound

This piece of equipment is super easy to setup. It works great if you run subs in your rig. The Sonic Maximizer sounds amazing on this piece of gear.
August 2, 2009
over 9 years ago
Crossover plus Sonic Maxizmizer? PRIME!
Pros: Easy To Use,Compact,Durable,Versatile,Clear Sound,Easy Connectivity,Lightweight,1 Rack Space

This unit is a no brainer winner. Priced around the same price as BBE's famous sonic maximizers with a crossover. It utilizes XLR and 1/4" ins and outs. The layout is easy to understand. It's brilliant, in response to this unit the only thing I can say is, "Touche, BBE... Touche."

I'd been not wanting to spring the cash for a crossover and a sonic maximizer because of the value I know they both had I didn't wanna skimp on my sound. Fortunately, I found the Max-X3 and was extremely pleasantly surprised at both the quality of sound and the ease of use.

Thanks for connecting me with the right product, AGAIN!
May 7, 2013
Easy to set up!
Pros: Clear Sound,Durable,Versatile,Compact,Easy To Use

I'm glad they added the option for XLR inputs. Now i don't need any adapters. Also the sleek black finish gives it a more professional look than the older red face. I'm still learning how much Low end contour and BBE processing to add in. It all depends on the room size and amount of people on the dance floor. Great price for a great product
October 5, 2015
over 3 years ago
Excellent value for a quality product.
Excellent Quality with all the features I need. I have in 3 of these in my racks. A lot of bang for the buck.
August 5, 2016
over 2 years ago
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