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Aphex EX.BB 500 - Aural Exciter and Big Bottom Processors (500 Series Module)

B&H # APEXBB500 Mfr # EX BB 500
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Product Highlights
  • 2 Mono Processors in Single Space Module
  • High End and Bass Enhancement
  • Independent Enable/Bypass Switches
  • Requires 500 Series Power Supply

The EX.BB 500 from Aphex is a 500 series module that features two of the company's processors, the Aural Exciter and Big Bottom. The mono module can be installed in the company's USB 500 Rack or any 500 series compatible rack. The processors can be used individually or together, and enable switches allow for processor bypass or for comparison listening.

Originally designed to help negate high frequency loss from the constant replaying of multi-track tape during studio sessions, the Aphex Aural Exciter still has relevance in today's non-destructive digital world by enhancing sound quality without recourse to equalization. The processor is able to "open up" a sound source, adding clarity and definition without changing level or adding distortion.

The Optical Big Bottom provides low-frequency punch, without the unwanted level boost that comes from increasing low-end EQ. Benefits are deeper, more resonant, detailed bass with tighter articulation, extending the low frequency spectrum for a richer, more percussive sound, even at very low volume levels. The processor features Tune, Drive and Mix controls, enabling users to dynamically enhance low frequencies.

Both the Aural Exciter and Big Bottom are "smart" circuits, analyzing the audio signal in real-time, in order to provide the optimal amount of processing for the given moment in the signal, regardless of signal or file type and quality. The module is suitable for use in many audio environments including recording studios, broadcast facilities, concert arenas, musicians' equipment racks, DJ systems, houses of worship, auditoriums, theaters and sports venues.

Mono Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom processors in a 500 series module
Independent enable-buttons for each process
Balanced transformerless input/output
Process Aural Exciter
Optical Big Bottom
Number of Channels Single
Inputs 1 x XLR (on chassis)
Input Type Transformerless, active balanced
Input Impedance 40kΩ
Nominal Input Level +4 dBu
Maximum Input Level +24 dBu
Output 1 x XLR (on chassis)
Output Impedance 110Ω
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 38 kHz, +0.05 dB
Dynamic Range 120 dB
THD 0.0003%, 10 Hz to 22 kHz @ maximum output
IMD 0.0007%, 10 Hz to 22 kHz @ maximum output
Power Requirements From chassis
Dimensions Single rack space 500 series module
Aphex EX.BB 500 - Aural Exciter and Big Bottom Processors (500 Series Module)
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