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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
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
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.
Quoting Jeff Duke <email@example.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"....
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "van Sinn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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?
>>> 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..
>> van Sinn
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