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The BMAX from BBE is a versatile preamp designed for electric bass guitars, capable of achieving a wide array of tones. For use in situations where a bass "stack" is impractical or for obtaining warmth and dynamic range prior to going into a mixer input, the preamp features inputs for both passive and active pickup based instruments.
The BMAX also features tone-sculpting tools in the form of a three-band shelving EQ and a single-band, quasi-parametric EQ. Dynamics can be controlled by an optical, soft-knee based compressor and frequencies restored using a full-function Sonic Maximizer section. Both the later processes can be switched using optional foot pedals.
High-quality, pristine preamplifier for the bass guitar
Inputs for both passive pickup and active pickup instruments
Transformerless electronically balanced DI output
In performance applications, the unit's ergonomics are intuitive and easy to use
Includes a full-function BBE Sonic Maximizer
EQ, dynamics controls and the Sonic Maximizer process afford a wide palette of tonal possibilities
Solid-state, Class A/B front end with interactive three-band EQ and "bright" switch
Optical "soft knee" compressor
Ground lift switch
In the Box
BBE Sound BMAX - Bass Guitar Preamplifier with EQ, Compressor and Sonic Maximizer
Five (5) Year Limited Warranty
Table of Contents
Preamp, compressor and harmonic enhancer
Controls and Indicators
10 x Rotary controls 3 x LED indicators
1 x 1/4" TS phone Passive Pick-up Input 1 x 1/4" TS phone Active Pick-up Input 1 x TS phone Effects Return
Passive: 1MΩ Active: 100kΩ
1 x XLR DI Out 1 x 1/4" TS phone Main Out 1 x 1/4" TS phone Effects Send
Balanced XLR: 600Ω, pin-2 hot Unbalanced 1/4": 1kΩ
2 x 1/4" TS Remote I/O switching of Maximizer and compressor (footswitch not included)
Interactive EQ Treble (boost only): 18 dB @ 6 kHz Mid (cut only): 12 dB @ 300 Hz Bass (boost only) : 16 db @ 40 Hz