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USER MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
For your protection, please read these safety
instructions completely before operating the appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and
instructions on the appliance and described in the
operating instructions supplied with the appliance.
INSTALLATION
Water and Moisture - Do not install the appliance near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement,
or near a swimming pool.
Heat - Do not install the appliance near sources
of heat such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other appliances that produce heat.
Ventilation - Situate the product so its location
or position does not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, you should not place the
product on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that
might block the vent openings, or placed in a built-in
installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that
might impede the flow of air through the
ventilation openings.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting - If your appliance can
be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only
as recommended.
Accessories - Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
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product may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use
only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the
product. Any mounting of the product should follow
the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use
a mounting accessory recommended by
the manufacturer.
USE
Power Source - Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the appliance.
Power Cord Protection - Route the power cord
so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by
having objects placed on it, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where
the cord exits from the appliance.
Grounding or Polarization - Do not defeat the
grounding or polarization feature of the AC power
cord. If your AC receptacle will not accept the power
cord plug, contact your electrician to install a proper
AC receptacle.
When not in use - Unplug the power cord from
the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the
plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
AC Receptacle - Check to make sure that the AC
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receptacle holds the power cord plug firmly and securely. If the power cord plug is loose, contact your
electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC
Foreign Objects - Be careful that foreign
objects and liquids do not enter the enclosure
through openings.
Cleaning - unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
SERVICE
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and
consult qualified service personnel when:
•The power cord or the plug has
been damaged
•A solid object or liquid has fallen into
the cabinet.
•The appliance has been exposed to rain
or moisture.
•The appliance does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change
in performance.
•The appliance has been dropped, or the
enclosure damaged. Do not attempt
to service the appliance beyond that
described in the operating instructions.
For all other servicing, refer to qualified
service personnel only.
CONTENTS
Product Features.................. 2
BBE Process Explained........... 3
Front Panel.......................... 4
Rear Panel - 282iQ................ 5
Rear Panel - 282iR................ 6
Rear Panel - 282iX................ 7
Thank you for your purchase of the
282i, and for the trust that you’ve placed
in BBE. We are committed to bringing you
the finest products, with useful and unique
features to serve your audio needs.
The BBE 282i Sonic Maximizer is
a two channel signal processor that will
benefit any recording or sound reproduction system. Whether you purchased the
Sonic Maximizer for your home studio,
P.A., DJ system, or instrument rack, you
will find the Sonic Maximizer’s rugged
construction and careful electronic design
a welcome addition to your sonic arsenal.
282i FEATURES
• A full-function Sonic Maximizer
•+23dB of output headroom (282iX),
+20dB (282iR and iQ)
• 108dB signal to noise ratio
•Unbalanced ¼” (282iQ), Balanced
XLR (282iX) or Unbalanced RCA and
3.5mm Mini (282iR)
IMPORTANT
Before you begin, please check the
contents within this box to insure that
included are:
1. The BBE 282i Sonic Maximizer
2. The BBE 282i User’s Manual.
3. 12 VAC External Power Supply
(282iR and iQ), 15 VAC External
Power Supply (282iX)
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Service and Maintenance........ 8
Warranty............................. 9
Specifications..................... 10
If any of these items are found to be
damaged or missing, immediately contact
the BBE dealer from whom the unit
was purchased.
This manual will help you to effectively utilize the BBE 282i. Reviewing the
information contained in this manual will
answer most of the common questions
that our service department receives. If
you still have questions, please feel free
to call 800-233-8346.
THE BBE PROCESS — ”WHAT IT IS”
Loudspeakers have difficulty working
with the electronic signals supplied by
an amplifier. These difficulties cause
such major phase and amplitude distortion that the sound reproduced by
speaker differs significantly from the
sound produced by the original source.
In the past, these problems proved
unsolvable and were thus delegated to
a position of secondary importance in
audio system design. However, phase
and amplitude integrity is essential to
accurate sound reproduction.
Research shows that the information which the listener translates into
the recognizable characteristics of a
live performance are intimately tied into
complex time and amplitude relationships between the fundamental and
harmonic components of a given musical note or sound. These relationships
define a sound’s “sound.”
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When these complex relationships
pass through a speaker, the proper
order is lost. The higher frequencies
are delayed. A lower frequency may
reach the listener’s ear first or perhaps
simultaneously with that of a higher frequency. In some cases, the fundamental
components may be so time-shifted
that they reach the listener’s ear
ahead of some or all of the
harmonic components.
This change in the phase and amplitude relationship on the harmonic and
fundamental frequencies is technically
called “envelope distortion.” The listener
perceives this loss of sound integrity
in the reproduced sound as “muddy”
and “smeared.” In the extreme, it can
become difficult to tell the difference
between musical instruments, for example, an oboe and a clarinet.
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BBE Sound, Inc. conducted extensive studies of numerous speaker
systems over a ten year period. With
this knowledge, it became possible to
identify the characteristics of an ideal
speaker and to distill the corrections
necessary to return the fundamental
and harmonic frequency structures to
their correct order. While there are differences among various speaker designs
in the magnitude of their correction, the
overall pattern of correction needed is
remarkably consistent.
FRONT PANEL (all 282i models)
LO CONTOUR CONTROL
Regulates the amount of phase
corrected low frequencies.
PROCESS CONTROL
Regulates the amount of phase
corrected high frequencies.
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LED INDICATOR
When LED indicator is RED, Sonic
Maximizer function is off. When it
shows GREEN, Sonic Maximizer
function is on.
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IN/OUT BUTTON
Engages the Sonic Maximizer Process. When the button is in, the BBE
Process is on. When the button is
out, the BBE Process is off.
282iQ REAR PANEL
AC Inlet
12 VAC only.
Power Switch
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Input and Output Connection
Unbalanced ¼” Connections Left and Right.
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282iR REAR PANEL
Input and Output Connection
Unbalanced 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack Left and Right. (Tip = Right, Ring = Left)
AC Inlet
12 VAC only.
Power Switch
Input and Output Connection
Unbalanced RCA Connections Left and Right
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282iX REAR PANEL
AC Inlet
15 VAC only.
Power Switch
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Input and Output Connection
Balanced XLR Connections Left and Right.
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SERVICE
MAINTENANCE
We recommend that if at all possible, a BBE 282i which
requires service be sent to our facility in Huntington Beach,
California. We request that a “RETURN AUTHORIZATION ”
be issued by the dealer from whom you purchased the unit.
If this is not possible, call BBE Sound, Inc. directly at (800)
233-8346, extension 116 to obtain a “RETURN AUTHORIZATION.” Include a copy of the bill of sale with the unit
when it is shipped to BBE Sound, Inc. so that the service can
be expedited.
As the repair turnaround time is minimal, we request
that the unit be sent to BBE Sound, Inc. We also need to
add reliability data to our files so that future revision may be
undertaken, if necessary, to improve the product. If unit has
been purchased outside the US, please contact your
national distributor.
Maintenance of the BBE 282i is limited to proper cleaning of the unit with mild household cleaner such as Formula
409™ or Windex™. The chassis is steel , the casing is an
aluminum extrusion. Both are finished with a durable polyurethane paint.
There are no user replaceable parts and the unit should
not be opened for any reason unless you are a qualified
technician. Calibration should be performed if parts are replaced or if a performance check-out indicates a problem with
calibration. Long term use has shown that over the life of this
unit there is little or no drift of the components in the BBE
282i which would cause a change in calibration.
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5 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Warranty registration of the unit to
BBE Sound, Inc. is not necessary. It is
strongly recommended that you retain a
copy of the bill of sale for future reference.
IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF
THE END USER TO PROVIDE THE
BILL OF SALE OR OTHER MEANS OF
PROOF OF PURCHASE TO VALIDATE
THE WARRANTY IF WARRANTY
SERVICE IS REQUESTED.
The BBE282i is warranted against
defects in material and workmanship for
a period of five (5) years from date of
purchase from BBE Sound Inc. or from an
authorized dealer. During this period, we
will repair units free of charge providing
that they are shipped prepaid to:
BBE Sound, Inc.,
5381 Production Drive,
Huntington Beach, CA 92649.
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We will pay return UPS shipping
charges within the USA. All charges related to non-UPS shipping, including customs
clearance, will be billed. The warranty will
be honored for the longer of either 90
days from the date of any service or the
remainder of the original 5 Year factory
warranty.
This warranty will be consider null
and void by BBE Sound, Inc. if any of the
following is found:
1. The equipment has been physically
damaged.
2. The equipment shows signs of
abuse.
3. The equipment has been electrically damaged by improper connection or
attempted repair by the customer or a
third party.
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4. The equipment has been modified
without authorization.
5. The bill of sales indicates that the
purchase date of the equipment is not
within the warranty period.
All non-warranty repairs are warranted for a period of 90 days from the date
of service.
BBE Sound, Inc. is NOT LIABLE
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Should the unit fail to operate for any
reason, our sole obligation is to repair it
as described above.
DO NOT RETURN ANY PRODUCT TO
THE ABOVE ADDRESS WITHOUT
INSTRUCTIONS AND
AUTHORIZATION ISSUED BY
THE ABOVE LOCATION.
SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency Response.................................. 5Hz to 30kHz +/-0.5dBu, -10dBu input
THD in process mode.................................. less than 0.1% at -10dBu input, 20-20kHz
Maximum Output.................................. +23dB (282iX), +20dB (282iR and iQ)
Input Impedance.................................. 47k Ohms, unbalanced 1/4” phone jack,
RCA jack or balanced XLR
Output Impedance.................................. 1k Ohms, unbalanced 1/4” phone jack or
RCA jack (282iQ and iR)
600 Ohms balanced XLR (282iX)
Sensitivity.................................. -45dBu for maximum process
Maximum Process.................................. +12dBu boost at 5kHz
Lo Contour.................................. +12dBu boost at 50Hz
Power Requirements.................................. 12 VAC power supply (282iR and iQ),
15 VAC (282iX) power supply.
Dimensions.................................. 10.63”(W) x 8.27”(D) x 2.36”(H)
Shipping Weight.................................. 2.65 lbs.
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5381 Production Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
714-897-6766 • FAX 714-896-0736
www.bbesound.com
Covered by U.S. Patent 5,736,897 and other U.S. and foreign patents pending • BBE is the registered trademark of BBE Sound, Inc. • 282i v1 6/13
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