What didn’t happen to the BBE Sonic Maximizer?

The model 1002 was being advertised in 1989. The value proposition was exciting. Restore proper natural harmonic balances by dynamically compensating for amplitude and phase distortion.

I’ve never seen one.

I would love to audition one in my system.

I also found this about the

282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer:

“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 Maximizers rugged construction and careful electronic design a welcome addition to your sonic arsenal. The 282iR features RCA and 3.5mm connections which makes it suitable for use in DJ systems where RCA interfacing is used, or in desktop playback systems. The 282s smaller chassis makes it ideal for DJ systems, DAW-based recording environments and space challenged live systems, as well as desktop applications, where space is at a premium and there s no 19 rack space available. However, the 282 series delivers exactly the same performance as BBEs world renowned rack-mounted Sonic Maximizer products.

BBE High Definition Sound compensates for phase and amplitude distortion, restoring the brilliance and clarity of the original content material. The BBE High Definition Sound process begins by applying a linear phase shift across the full frequency range of the signal, which allows the speaker system to reproduce the transients and harmonics in the correct order. The BBE process then compensates for speaker amplitude distortion by progressively boosting lower and higher frequencies, and doing so within the context of the phase correction process. This efficiently creates a fuller, richer sound without excess equalization

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