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 BBE 422A Sonic Maximizer At a Glance  
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arrowReleased: 1990  arrowVersion: 0.00
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Fat Elvis writes:
The Sonic Maximizer is a dual channel enhancer designed to operate with -10dBu levels. It works by applying phase correction to the high frequencies which it does by splitting the sound into 3 bands, crossover frequencies being 150Hz and 1200Hz, and applying delays to the two lower bands. The high band passes through a VCA and is controlled in relation to the mid band. There are two modes - 'Auto' mode provides dynamic response so that the 422A expands or compresses the high band in relation to the mid, while in 'Manual' a factory preset expansion ratio is applied. Each channel has a Lo-contour and a Definition knob. Lo-contour is for bass EQ at 50Hz, Definition regulates the processing of the high band in relation to the mid and effectively adds more top end.

Good Points
Very easy to use - set it to auto, switch in the processing and turn up the definition knobs until you get the extra top end you need, tweak the bass to suit. Useful for livening up dull recordings, drumloops etc, can add punch, brightness and a certain amount of articulation that had been missing.

 BBE 422A Sonic Maximizer Specifications:

Digital IOs:

Analog IOs:
unbalanced 1/4" jacks and RCA pnono sockets.
Other IOs:
1/4" jack remote switching socket

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