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BBE B-Max Bass Preamp

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List Price: $429.00
Our Price: $299.99

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Product Code: 9999-10110


BBE B-Max Bass Preamp

The BBE B-Max Bass Preamp is an extremely versatile pre-amp, capable of achieving a wide array of tones while conveniently configuring itself into any application. With the warmth and dynamic range usually found in all-tube designs, the B-Max delivers the punch and clarity of the best all-tube preamplifiers.

The BBE B-Max is a high quality bass preamp/processor with applications both in the recording studio and on the road in demanding live applications. The fit and finish is solid with a professional feel that will appeal to professional Bassists and semi-pro players alike.

At the heart of the BBE B-Max is a class A/B front-end, the input of which emulates the loading effect that the input of classic-design tube preamp would present to the bass pickups, and one of the key aspects in the warmth and punch of tube preamps. The DI section is pure and clean with electronically balanced output.

BBE B-Max Bass Preamp Features

  • An extremely high-quality, pristine preamplifier for the bass guitar
  • Can be used in recording studio where a bass amplifier is impractical due to space or loudness considerations
  • In performance applications, players will find the BBE B-Max' ergonomics intuitive and easy to use
  • All players will find the BBE B-Max’ EQ and Dynamics controls, as well as their patented Sonic Maximizer™ Process, afford a wide palette of tonal experiences
  • Full Function BBE® Sonic Maximizer™
  • Solid-state, Class A/B front-end with interactive 3-band EQ and “bright” switch
  • Optical “soft knee” compressor
  • Transformerless electronically balanced DI output
  • Inputs for both passive pickup and active pickup instruments
  • 1meg ohm input impedance (Passive input), 100Kohm (Active input)
  • Ground lift switch
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4" unbalanced output
  • Mil-spec circuit boards
  • Extra thick, extra wide circuit board traces for unequaled electron flow
  • 1% metal film resistors throughout
  • Solid 1/4" thick aluminum extrusion front panel for extreme ruggedness

BBE B-Max Bass Preamp Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 15Hz – 30kHz +/-3dB
  • Signal to Noise: 100dB@unity
  • THD: Less than 0.02%
  • Maximum Output: +22dBu
  • Noise: -77 dBu @ unity gain, eq flat
  • Input Impedance:
    • Passive: 1 Meg Ohm
    • Active: 100 K Ohm
  • Output Impedance:
    • Balanced: XLR 600 Ohms, Pin #2 hot or “+”
    • Unbalanced: 1/4” 1K Ohms
  • Interactive EQ:
    • Treble (Boost Only): 18dB@ 6kHz
    • Mid (Cut Only): 12dB@ 300Hz
    • Bass (Boost Only): 16db@ 40Hz
    • Bright Switch: +8dB@ 5kHz, eq flat
    • Para-mids: +/- 12dB from 250Hz to 1kHz
  • Power Requirements: 120VAC, 50/60Hz, 8 Watts
  • Fuse: Fast-blow type
  • Dimensions: 19"(W) x 5.5"(D) x 1.7"(H)
  • Shipping Weight: 7 lbs.

BBE B-Max Bass Preamp Applications

  • Recording Studio
  • Live Concerts

BBE B-Max Bass Preamp Includes

  • BBE B-Max Bass Preamp Unit
  • Printed User Manual
  • 5 Year Warranty

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