If you're unfamiliar with BBE Sound, the company practically made its name from its rackmount Sonic Maximizer units, which are still used extensively in studios today. Made up of a number of filters, BBE Sonic Maximizers are used to excite anaemic-sounding audio signals to record-worthy quality.
The all-analogue 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.
About BBE Sound
BBE Sound is a familiar name in the music industry, and since their inception in 1985 the company has pioneered several noteworthy improvements in audio technologies. With their preamps, compressors and iconic Sonic Maximizers seen regularly in recording studios, broadcasting facilities and on stages all over the world; BBE Sound has established itself as a go-to brand for its class-leading audio processors and outboard gear.
- Dual-Mono Sonic Maximizer
- Independent Lo Contour and Process controls
- Unbalanced ¼” Inputs and Outputs
- Unbalanced RCA Inputs and Outputs
- Hard-wire bypass
- 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
- Designed and Engineered in USA
- 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