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Opinions on sound processors/maximizers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RudeMood, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. RudeMood


    Nov 7, 2004
    Austin, TX
    I recently played through a guy's Hartke rig that had a BBE 462 sound processor and I like the extra thump it provided. I also noticed a sound boost. I felt it cut through the mix more with my group when we were all playing.

    I've heard others say just the opposite. I'm interested in opinions...
  2. I guess it depends on the amp you're using. I don't need or want one because I think my amp cuts through and sounds just fine... It's a difficult question imo.
  3. Part of the reason I got my BMax preamp was because I liked
    what the sonic maximizer did. I've used them for mix downs
    and such. I think it comes down to a personal decision, either
    you feel it adds to your sound, or you don't. This seems to be
    one of those issues where there really isn't a black & white answer.

    JMHO of course.
  4. v-12


    Mar 3, 2005
    FL Panhandle
    i used to have a 482i, and I liked alot at first but I came to realize I liked my sound alot better without it. It seems to really help out low-to-mid priced rigs, but I just don't feel like I'm missing anything without it. If anything I would get the pedal version of it, since it has a di as well. My 482i now sits in the tape monitor loop of some old stereo gear (which it did wonders for; go figure!)

  5. You must mean the Acoustimax preamp, I don't think the
    regular maximizer stomp box has a DI.

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