BBE Sound BMAX - Bass Guitar Preamplifier with EQ, Compressor and Sonic Maximizer

BBE Sound BMAX - Bass Guitar Preamplifier with EQ, Compressor and Sonic Maximizer

BBE Sound BMAX - Bass Guitar Preamplifier with EQ, Compressor and Sonic Maximizer

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BBE Sound BMAX - Bass Guitar Preamplifier with EQ, Compressor and Sonic Maximizer

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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
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BBE Sound BMAX - Bass Guitar Preamplifier with EQ, Compressor and Sonic Maximizer
  • Five (5) Year Limited Warranty
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    Type Preamp, compressor and harmonic enhancer
    Form Single-space rackmount
    Presets No
    User Memory No
    Controls and Indicators 10 x Rotary controls
    3 x LED indicators
    Inputs 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
    Input Impedance Passive: 1MΩ
    Active: 100kΩ
    Outputs 1 x XLR DI Out
    1 x 1/4" TS phone Main Out
    1 x 1/4" TS phone Effects Send
    Output Impedance Balanced XLR: 600Ω, pin-2 hot
    Unbalanced 1/4": 1kΩ
    Maximum Output +22 dBu
    Other Connectors 2 x 1/4" TS Remote I/O switching of Maximizer and compressor (footswitch not included)
    EQ Section Interactive EQ
    Treble (boost only): 18 dB @ 6 kHz
    Mid (cut only): 12 dB @ 300 Hz
    Bass (boost only) : 16 db @ 40 Hz

    Bright Switch
    +8 dB @ 5 kHz, EQ flat

    Para-Mids
    +/-12 dB from 250 Hz to 1 kHz
    Frequency Response 15 Hz to 30 kHz, +/-3 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 100 dB @ unity
    THD >0.02%
    Noise -77 dBu @ unity gain, EQ flat
    Power Requirements 120V AC, 50/60 Hz
    8 W power consumption
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 5.5 x 1.75" (483 x 140 x 44 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.5 x 12.0 x 3.5"
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