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Re: bbe sonic maximizer

I own a sonic maximizer and am happy with it.

If you already have excellent source material (i.e., a great mix,  
great speakers, etc) then you really don't have a need for the Sonic  

However, if one has a compromised source such as an old cassette  
recording or a "murky" mix, the Sonic Maximizer does a pretty good job  
of getting some clarity and "punch" from the recording (it performes  
some phase-alignment).

Also, I have a pair of Technics speakers from the 70s (two-way, 8"  
ported enclosure) and when I run material through the Maximizer it  
really tightens up the sound (that is, the Technics speakers approach  
the clarity of my SR824s).

I have some old recordings I did on Casio keyboards that tend to be  
kind of "mid-range dominate" and murky and the BBS unit does wonders  
with this.

Also, when I listen to streaming audio from the internet I run it  
through the BBS and it really makes the low-quality audio sound pretty  

The bottom line:

The BBS is excellent to compensate for mediocre source material or 

However, if your recording setup is state-of-the-art then the BBS may  
have little effect and limited use.

-- Kevin

Quoting Jeff Duke <jeff_d@embarqmail.com>:

> Thanks for that link, I found some great reviews, I have abandoned the
> Sonic Maximizer and have ordered the Opto Stomp..
> http://www.ovnilab.com/reviews/optostomp.shtml .. I'll report back soon
> on this "fizzy artifact"....
> Jeff
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "van Sinn" <vansinn@post.cybercity.dk>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 6:52 AM
> Subject: Re: bbe sonic maximizer
>> Jeff Duke wrote:
>>> Does someone here have ant experience with the bbe sonic maximizer?
>>> http://www.bbesound.com/products/stomp_boxes/SonicStomp/index.asp
>>> I have not tried one but it was recomended as a "final finish" product.
>>> I like my sound now but always look for a little more......zing or
>>> something, I dunno....
>> Try a search for it on http://wwww.adadepot.com/forum/
>> My fellow axemen there have tons of experiences with the different
>> models and also some mods.  IFAIR, most have abandoned them. YMMV..
>> -- 
>> rgds,
>> van Sinn
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