Sound Inc has launched 2 new models, the BBE 882i and 482i Sonic Maximizer signal
processors. According to BBE Product Manager, Judd Levison, both were designed
to offer far greater strength under demanding applications such as sound reinforcement
and touring. These units, which feature a 1/4 in. thick extruded aluminum faceplate
anchored to chassis via hex head bolts, also benefit from improved graphics which
are easier to read in poorly lit environments. In addition, new knurled, aluminum
knobs have been incorporated for ease of control and a more positive feel, often
critical to musicians, live sound mixers and DJs making fine adjustments mid-performance.
Both models employ 1% metal film resistors and military spec PCBs with extra thick
traces. Further optimizing signal flow, all pots, switches and jacks mount directly
to the PC boards of these units, which also feature the extremely quiet, proprietary
Sonic Maximizer op amp, designed by BBE. 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.
and semi-pro sound reinforcement
balanced line (1/4 in. tip-ring-sleeve and XLR inputs and outputs)
switch for comparison of processed to unprocessed signal
Mode: Program controlled
Mode: 10Hz to 50kHz, +/- 0.5dBu, 0dBu input
to Noise Ratio: 115dB Process IN
Process mode: less than 0.025% 20-20kHz
mode: less than 0.002% 20-20kHz
Output: +23dBu (may vary due to control settings)
Impedance: 14.7K Ohms, balanced 1/4 in. stereo phone jack or XLR jack. Pin #2
is the hot or "+" signal.
Impedance: 600 Ohms, balanced 1/4 in. stereo phone jack or XLR jack. Pin #2 is
the hot or "+" signal.
-45dBu for maximum process
Process: +12dBu boost at 5kHz, 0dBu input
Contour: +12dBu adjustment at 50Hz, 0dBu input