BBE Sonic Maximizer 882i
BBE Sonic Maximizer 882i

Sonic Maximizer 882i, Exciter/Enhancer from BBE.

JimboSpins 09/24/2012

BBE Sonic Maximizer 882i : JimboSpins's user review

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The BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer is priced at a very low point for how great it will turn your sound around. I have got an extremely clean sound while using the 882i, it leaves +23dBu for headroom and has balanced outputs (active). The unit can be racked though I didn’t have more rack space for it so I just left it sitting off to the side. If you need a Maximizer to put the final touch to your complete mix, then the 882i is exactly what you need, and for only around 250 and even less than that used, you really cant go wrong.


Getting started is very simple with the Sonic Maximizer 882i, and the manual is very easy to understand. The unit is pretty easy to understand on your own though without the need for the book. There are only a total of 4 knobs on the front of the unit and each are labeled. On the back of the unit there are outputs and inputs Channel A/ Channel B.


I have used the BBE 882i to get a complete sound on all of my instruments and whole projects. There are many different software’s in DAW’s that can almost do the same thing as the 882i but I prefer to stick with hardware. I have been using this device for a while now and if its not broke then don’t fix it. I am very comfortable using it.


The BBE 882i is very well built and well made. The sound quality that it produces is second to none and for the price it could be the best Maximizer available. I have used several different similar products but this is the first one from BBE that I have used. I am now looking into a newer version of a Maximizer with more inputs. I recommend using this to put the final touches on your mixes. You will hear the difference.