282 Series

282i Series

The 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.

The Series 282i family of Sonic Maximizers offers a unique compact form factor which makes them perfect for smaller DAW workspaces, DJ systems, guitar/ bass guitar amps or desktop playback. Actually, anywhere 19” rack mount space is limited.

The all-analog 282i incorporates the same great, patented BBE circuit that’s used in our rack mounted 882i Sonic Maximizer processor.

The 282i Series is available in three I/O formats:

  • 282iX - Balanced XLR
  • 282iQ - Unbalanced 1/4"
  • 282iR – Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm mini

These three versions allow you to choose the 282i that’s best suited to your particular sonic requirements.

Now there’s no excuse not to upgrade your sound with BBE!

Available at musiciansfriend.com and guitarcenter.com


  • Broadcasting
  • DJ Sound Reinforcement
  • Mastering
  • Musical Instruments
  • Desktop Playback
  • Recording
  • Professional Sound Reinforcement


  • Frequency response: +/-0.5dBu, -10dBu input
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): less than 0.1% at -10dBu input, 20-20kHz
  • Maximum output: +20dBu (may vary due to control settings)
  • Input impedance: 47k Ohms for unbalanced 1/4” phone jack, RCA jack, 3.5mm mini or balanced XLR
  • Output impedance: 1k Ohms for unbalanced 1/4” phone jack, RCA jack or 3.5mm mini (282iQ and iR); 600 Ohms balanced XLR (282iX)
  • Sensitivity: -45dBu for maximum process
  • Power Requirement: included 12 VAC power supply
  • Dimensions: 10.63”(W) x 8.27”(D) x 2.36”(H)
  • Shipping Weight: 2.65 lbs

Designed and Engineered in USA
Made in China



"I like what I heard. Listening on a variety of loudspeakers: JBL, KRK, Meyer, Tannoy, Yamaha and a few lesser known names I discovered that the BBE Process provided a nice punch to older recordings without being brittle or shrill. The LF contour emphasized the bottom end, without adding undue boominess"
"I heard better dynamics and cleaner sound ...restores a proper stereo imaging and separation ...15 - 20% increase in apparent openness and separation ...the results were excellent."
"As close as we've seen to a magic black box, the BBE Sonic Maximizer is probably the most cost-effective improvement you can add to your rig. It's a top contender for the "Biggest Bang for the Buck" award."
Guitar Player
"BBE's effect ...on old jazz and rock material was capable of transformations. No one but a pedant could call the result contrary to hi-fi principles. Without BBE processing, the sound was amorphous and two-dimensional ... with BBE, the energy leapt from the loudspeakers!"