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  • BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 10/27/09 à 10:29
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    The effects are very simple: it manages the bass and treble 2 channels with 2 knobs on each channel, and a button to activate the process or not.
    The 482i version is symmetrical XLR version.


    USE

    Setup could not be simpler. He can be a bit of noise ..... which is smothered by diffusion.

    SOUND QUALITY

    In my case, I used to "improve" a system triphonic Powerworks powo. (Behind a DJM 400 and a Soundcraft EFX 8)

    This system of PA 600 wa too garish acute (piezo) and low lgres a bit.

    Well pressing the "magic" button I find a second life my powo!

    I rgle the knobs of bass for about 14h: the bass is deeper and wider.
    For acute, I rgle the processing about 11 am:......
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    The effects are very simple: it manages the bass and treble 2 channels with 2 knobs on each channel, and a button to activate the process or not.
    The 482i version is symmetrical XLR version.


    USE

    Setup could not be simpler. He can be a bit of noise ..... which is smothered by diffusion.

    SOUND QUALITY

    In my case, I used to "improve" a system triphonic Powerworks powo. (Behind a DJM 400 and a Soundcraft EFX 8)

    This system of PA 600 wa too garish acute (piezo) and low lgres a bit.

    Well pressing the "magic" button I find a second life my powo!

    I rgle the knobs of bass for about 14h: the bass is deeper and wider.
    For acute, I rgle the processing about 11 am: satellites are more-operating, plsu "crystalline" and less aggressive.

    In short, the sound gains in clarity.


    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Used for about 3, 4 evenings with great satisfaction.
    I want to change my sound system for FHR and I hate to see what it gives with better quality speakers.
    This also gave me the urge to acqurir EQ types DBX 1231 even worked my sound.
    When we start putting fingers in it ....
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  • "Alloy's"!

    BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 07/15/12 à 14:11
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    Enhancer 2 channel, 1U. Few pronfond (15/17 cm)
    Inputs and outputs: RCA and 6.35
    Knob by two channels: lo contour and process (bass and treble in fact!)
    Red and chrome, it is the most beautiful effect in the rack

    Here are his presentation more "technical" jack on the net:

    The Sonic Maximizer 482i improves brilliance and clarity of the sound by eliminating the deficiencies of reproduction loudspeakers in two stages: it adjusts the phase relationships between frequencies, midrange and bass by adding a progressively longer delay time in the low to neutralize the effect of phase distortion from the speakers. Then it increases the bass and treble extremes where the speakers are......
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    Enhancer 2 channel, 1U. Few pronfond (15/17 cm)
    Inputs and outputs: RCA and 6.35
    Knob by two channels: lo contour and process (bass and treble in fact!)
    Red and chrome, it is the most beautiful effect in the rack

    Here are his presentation more "technical" jack on the net:

    The Sonic Maximizer 482i improves brilliance and clarity of the sound by eliminating the deficiencies of reproduction loudspeakers in two stages: it adjusts the phase relationships between frequencies, midrange and bass by adding a progressively longer delay time in the low to neutralize the effect of phase distortion from the speakers. Then it increases the bass and treble extremes where the speakers are less efficient.

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to use, the manual is not necessary ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    Unquestionably efficient!
    I use it between my and my JMP1 Velocity 120 ... that's great! One channel baffle (I have two 2x12).
    The bass is more present and the sound is "bigger", more accurate ...
    I mostly use it in distortion.
    In a little less clean, even if the rendering is good.
    on the other hand, do not abuse it, that's all! Especially since the pots are relatively accurate.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have 2 years, and certainly for a while yet!
    I have tried that on my config mentioned above!
    It's too bad we can not engage in the foot ... but hey, as I only use it at home, I quibble about nothing!

    Almost 200 euros new, it is perhaps not cheap! But the sound is there.
    It remains the Cygnus anyway ...
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  • BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 11/18/04 à 04:06
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    Maximizer: it is aptly named ... Rack 2 channels with individual input and output jack or RCA or 6.35

    UTILIZATION

    No need to record, simply turn the 4 knobs ......

    SOUND QUALITY

    A bomb .... I find nothing better to qualifier.Je uses output from console (mixing BAR, synthsampleur). You press the button, and it's almost like going .... Mono Stereo: The sound image appears larger than your machine sounds gnrent are beautiful, the hi-hats and snares sound, or rather "slam" ever, separate pr cis ... It's simple, I had to take all my patterns to lower volumes ...

    The vice is that even a flat one (like Reason:)) starts to sound like a machine (well almost).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Résumé......
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    Maximizer: it is aptly named ... Rack 2 channels with individual input and output jack or RCA or 6.35

    UTILIZATION

    No need to record, simply turn the 4 knobs ......

    SOUND QUALITY

    A bomb .... I find nothing better to qualifier.Je uses output from console (mixing BAR, synthsampleur). You press the button, and it's almost like going .... Mono Stereo: The sound image appears larger than your machine sounds gnrent are beautiful, the hi-hats and snares sound, or rather "slam" ever, separate pr cis ... It's simple, I had to take all my patterns to lower volumes ...

    The vice is that even a flat one (like Reason:)) starts to sound like a machine (well almost).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Résumé for a unique effect, so "grrrzzz" I advise hsit long, all this so that no one else has ....
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  • BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 02/19/05 à 10:47
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    Alior rendering audio phase shift in the band

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple: 1 input, 1 output, 2 rglage buttons on each of two channels

    SOUND QUALITY

    The BBE 482i is REALLY gnre efficiency but a few snores .....

    OVERALL OPINION

    Too bad the implant manufacturer of lesser quality transformer:
    Ds the power flow of transformer magntique vibrates the cover suprieur, 50Hz hum is very easy perceptible and, in addition to the electronic channel B would find lg rately polu several dB!
    A) To effectively remdier here three solutions "better learn to manipulate the soldering iron"
    1) place the processor of the collection's outdoor enclosure
    2) change the transformer low-end with a......
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    Alior rendering audio phase shift in the band

    UTILIZATION

    Trs simple: 1 input, 1 output, 2 rglage buttons on each of two channels

    SOUND QUALITY

    The BBE 482i is REALLY gnre efficiency but a few snores .....

    OVERALL OPINION

    Too bad the implant manufacturer of lesser quality transformer:
    Ds the power flow of transformer magntique vibrates the cover suprieur, 50Hz hum is very easy perceptible and, in addition to the electronic channel B would find lg rately polu several dB!
    A) To effectively remdier here three solutions "better learn to manipulate the soldering iron"
    1) place the processor of the collection's outdoor enclosure
    2) change the transformer low-end with a superior quality, choose a ring or lment blindbr /> 2x15vac
    3) Put a shield on the transformer mumtal
    Personally I opt for the latter choice because I had a little mumtal in stock, trs matriau is difficult to find today.
    The electronic components are surface mounted "CMS" but traditional 80's in sharp contrast with the current multi gnrations effects or other!
    That said, try this or any other BBE 482i maximize brand is assurment adoption.
    The sound is REALLY interesting.
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  • BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 06/18/07 à 13:37
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    1 rack unit, 17 cm deep.
    No MIDI control but there is no need

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to use, to map it to a knob roundness and the bass and one for brightness and clarity.
    Given meter input with a convenient bypass (true)

    SOUND QUALITY

    Indeed very effective, I play the big drop in A given metal, I was looking for a device that gives me more clarity and edge without falling into the synthetic Krank Revolution One my head and with the BBE, I really won precision, clarity, punch, cutting edge, but good.
    I place thanks to the method four cables between my GT-Pro and the power of the head.
    Since it is placed after the gate and just before the power-amp, I was afraid that I......
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    1 rack unit, 17 cm deep.
    No MIDI control but there is no need

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to use, to map it to a knob roundness and the bass and one for brightness and clarity.
    Given meter input with a convenient bypass (true)

    SOUND QUALITY

    Indeed very effective, I play the big drop in A given metal, I was looking for a device that gives me more clarity and edge without falling into the synthetic Krank Revolution One my head and with the BBE, I really won precision, clarity, punch, cutting edge, but good.
    I place thanks to the method four cables between my GT-Pro and the power of the head.
    Since it is placed after the gate and just before the power-amp, I was afraid that I added a buzz of breath or not, that tile is really transparent, normal given that you will tell me it was designed to master the mix in the studio.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for one day, in a very short time we toured and we are satisfied with the effect it produces.
    We must avoid any time to go to extremes because we lose the color of its base, which is not the goal, it is here to beautify and does it well.
    I did not try other maximizer for my guitar but the BBE is still a reference in this field, for example in the group Chimaira, drummer to the singer through the guitarists and bassist, all use the 482i It's not for nothing).
    If you have refined your scratching sound of a sudden the EQ, you have changed your jacks, jacks with high quality and want more precision and punch, so invest in a 482i, you would regret not .
    It is guaranteed for two years, if after that time he slams, I also bought a sec.
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  • BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 07/03/08 à 02:37
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    Conecxion R / L RCA or jack6.35

    UTILIZATION

    Simple Config
    Manual light

    SOUND QUALITY

    2 votes lo contour settings and process
    restores warmth and clarity concervant a very good quality of the incoming signal

    OVERALL OPINION

    A great choice with no surprises
  • BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 11/05/08 à 18:30
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    Rack-mount model.

    UTILIZATION

    It is very easy to use and quickly found the right setting, I am very satisfied!

    SOUND QUALITY

    I use the maximizer output of my sound card to a live electro. The sound is warm, the snare more chattering, it gives a good opening and it's homogenized.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Good value for money
  • BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 11/11/08 à 15:34
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    See global opinion.

    UTILIZATION

    See global opinion.

    SOUND QUALITY

    See global opinion.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I'm in love! Here, it says!

    Well, when is that m ^ m j'essplique ...

    I am a guitarist. I play on a system Fully rack and includes both analog and numrique for the guitar part, and ... a system that guitar synth composed of AXON AX100MKII and a Nord Modular G2 Engine. All returns to the BBE before going out on a system of neutral amplification of low power amplifier transistor and a pair of passive PA speakers.

    Until the last t, I played mainly on a Boss GT-Pro for effects and amp simulations / Rocktron Piranha HP and a ct prampli lamps. Since then, I pass on AXE-FX......
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    See global opinion.

    UTILIZATION

    See global opinion.

    SOUND QUALITY

    See global opinion.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I'm in love! Here, it says!

    Well, when is that m ^ m j'essplique ...

    I am a guitarist. I play on a system Fully rack and includes both analog and numrique for the guitar part, and ... a system that guitar synth composed of AXON AX100MKII and a Nord Modular G2 Engine. All returns to the BBE before going out on a system of neutral amplification of low power amplifier transistor and a pair of passive PA speakers.

    Until the last t, I played mainly on a Boss GT-Pro for effects and amp simulations / Rocktron Piranha HP and a ct prampli lamps. Since then, I pass on AXE-FX Ultra pramps for all and most of the effects. We are in the CATEGORY of Eventide-Like, so much sound quality suprieure what you'd expect to find on a GT-Pro. In short, priori, the BBE should not have great usefulness to me, but precisely what the problem is the: I'm addicted!

    The 482i is just ... addictive ... Here is the word.

    The problem is that it adds something or other dynamics in the bass and treble clarity in making any source widely usable and enjoyable regardless of its quality sound original.

    I have a pair of powered speakers Wharfedale 400W for lives in bars or small rooms, and from the DBiT, I use a second 482i, so that rcemment, I glimpse following the prt of my 482i "sound" that these speakers are in fact shoe boxes ...

    I know, I could realize it more tt, but hey, nobody's perfect.

    On mixdown, BE carefull! sounds so good it has is to have in place everywhere, and empty, too ...
    If you have the misfortune to cut 30 seconds, s'aperoit our mix is ​​Ralite trsdsquilibr and imperfect. It is important not to use it as a correction but as trim noise. In other words, really made the effort not to activate that end when exporting, if not, beware galres.

    Small manufacturing BMOL ct. Over time, the internal power supply tends sounding a bit and made lgrement vibrate chssis the rack. Nothing serious, Obviously, but the very first time we realize this, was strange to have to listen to the ass to find a flight case o is the noise drone. On mine, it just press a little chssis between thumb and forefinger for a time, but it is not impossible that he almost opened the term in order to stall the Casing transformer.

    still has a 10/10 anyway, but I must admit that this note has nothing trs objective ...
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  • BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 03/05/09 à 09:30
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    UTILIZATION

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    SOUND QUALITY

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    OVERALL OPINION

    1 U rack of very good quality, nothing to say we are faced with the heavy ..
    stereo, so two separate channels settings, for against a single switch on / off ... placed at the end of loop in my mesa recto.

    I used for my training deathcore / metalcore ( http://www.myspace.com/untiltheuprising )
    granted in drop C, rack increases density and low harmonics (contour).
    it can completely change the definition of sound. we can get something prominent and powerful, it is ideal for modern metal, I think. Moreover, it is not misused in this style. basically it turns your toaster into distortion.
    Once used, bypass it by playing......
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    UTILIZATION

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    SOUND QUALITY

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    OVERALL OPINION

    1 U rack of very good quality, nothing to say we are faced with the heavy ..
    stereo, so two separate channels settings, for against a single switch on / off ... placed at the end of loop in my mesa recto.

    I used for my training deathcore / metalcore ( http://www.myspace.com/untiltheuprising )
    granted in drop C, rack increases density and low harmonics (contour).
    it can completely change the definition of sound. we can get something prominent and powerful, it is ideal for modern metal, I think. Moreover, it is not misused in this style. basically it turns your toaster into distortion.
    Once used, bypass it by playing quickly realized the efficiency of the machine as if you had the impression of having changed or amp channel! However, we must not abuse it because the sound can become very fast synthetic. I find it pretty bad in his clear, (my opinion). but we can not have everything!
    a must for new school metalheads eager to sound aggressive! trying ...
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  • Use with caution

    BBE Sonic Maximizer 482iPublié le 08/05/11 à 20:33
    BBE claims that the sonic maximizer will "replace lost mids in your signal that get lost in speaker to ear discourse" or something like that. Honestly, I remember reading the literature a while back and coming to the conclusion that BBE's advertising for this product was overly wordy and geared toward people who weren't smart enough to figure out what they meant anyway. BBE's mumbo jumbo aside, in layman's terms this is a compressor/eq basically. Don't be fooled. This isn't some kind of rocket science at work here.



    UTILIZATION

    Look at the front panel. That controls are simple. You can use this on guitar, bass, or in a live/studio mix. It doesn't matter. BBE basically......
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    BBE claims that the sonic maximizer will "replace lost mids in your signal that get lost in speaker to ear discourse" or something like that. Honestly, I remember reading the literature a while back and coming to the conclusion that BBE's advertising for this product was overly wordy and geared toward people who weren't smart enough to figure out what they meant anyway. BBE's mumbo jumbo aside, in layman's terms this is a compressor/eq basically. Don't be fooled. This isn't some kind of rocket science at work here.



    UTILIZATION

    Look at the front panel. That controls are simple. You can use this on guitar, bass, or in a live/studio mix. It doesn't matter. BBE basically designed it to improve the tone of anything. It's not hard to setup. Just follow BBE's instructions and turn the knobs till it sounds good.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Here's where I think this unit falls flat. A lot of people swear by this thing. I know a few guitarists and bassists that say it just makes them sound better. I used one of these on guitar years ago. If you aren't playing live, it does make you sound better. But when you start playing with a band, the BBE tends to suck your mids in a way that removes you from the mix. This is true especially when you turn the knobs higher. I found the BBE to be like an addictive drug. You can stick it on an instrument and turn the knob up and perceive it to sound better the higher the knob goes. In reality, the higher it goes the less you get heard in the mix.

    The bottom line is, the BBE is really a fancy compressor/eq unit. In moderation, it can add some punch to certain things. But once you go overboard with it, you run a huge risk of being totally lost in a mix.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Considering what the sonic maximizer really is, I can't give it high ratings for value. It would probably be a better idea to spend your money on a good compressor instead. At least it wouldn't be pretending to be anything it's not. The BBE is advertised as magic. Maybe that's because it magically makes you dissapear from the mix. It may seem like I'm knocking it. I'm not. It's still usable. I just think a lot of people misuse them.
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