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Adds clean, clear punch to live and recorded mixes.

MaxCom Comp/Lim/Gate and Sonic Maximizer

The BBE MaxCom(TM) is a highly sophisticated Dual-Channel Compressor and Limiter with Gate, housed in a compact and easy-to-use package. It provides a live or recorded mix with all the clean, clear punch that only a truly professional dynamics controller can. However, the MaxCom is much more than a high-quality, superbly engineered compressor/limiter.
The MaxCom is the first signal processor of its kind to feature an on-board BBE Sonic Maximizer. The BBE High Definition Sound process employed by the Sonic Maximizer is world renown among music and sound professionals for remarkable improvements in total sound quality, bringing crystalline clarity and air to the source material as well as revealing rich harmonic subtleties. The MaxCom employs BBE's latest High Definition Sound technology, in the very same 4th Generation BBE Professional chipset which powers the 482i and 882i Sonic Maximizers.
The "over-engineering" in the MaxCom ensures that both its compression and gating provide versatility and excellent sonic performance in situations where other compressor/gates often produce undesirable processing artifacts. At the heart of the MaxCom is a THAT Corporation VCA known throughout the industry as the premier dynamics processing VCA.
This single-rack-space dynamics processor includes two independent full-featured compressor/limiters, each channel having independent controls for Threshold, Compression Ratio, Attack Time and Release Time. Additionally, the MaxCom's "linking" function allows for phase-coherent tracking of stereo signals and adjustment from the Channel One controls. Comprehensive metering is achieved via dual bar-graph meters on each channel that indicate Input Level and Gain Reduction.
MaxCom's intuitive design makes it easy to operate, and its rigorous engineering and robust construction assure clean, distortion free audio and a predictable, repeatable range of control from undetectable to clearly identifiable. Whether the goal is to pull a "lost" instrument up in the mix, control vocal levels or dial in hard-limited speaker protection, the MaxCom can accomplish the task with ease, reliability and sonic excellence. By offering a superb, full-featured compressor/limiter with an integrated BBE Sonic Maximizer system, the MaxCom has no equal at any price.

  • 2 channel compressor/expander unit with gate function
  • BBE Sonic Maximizer adds clarity and definition
  • Auto mode for easy setup
  • Dual bar-graph meters for input level and gain reduction
  • Stereo link for phase-coherent stereo compression
  • Dynamically controlled, program adaptive gate for noiseless and seamless operation
  • Peak limiter to protect from clipping
  • Inputs and Outputs via balance XLR or unbalanced 1/4" jacks

MaxCom Dual-Channel Compressor Specifications:

  • Attack time: 0.1-200 msec
    Compression ratio: 1:1-11:1
    Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
    Gate threshold: off to +10dBu
    S/N ratio: More than 94dB
    T.H.D: Less than 0.05%
    Threshold: -40dBu to +20dBu
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BBE MaxCom


from Ethridge, TN

Comments about BBE MaxCom Dual-Channel Compressor:

I just recieved my BBE Max Com. I play an Ibanez SRX$EX1 thru a Carvin B1500 head and 8x10 cab. I got it to help control the fierocity of amplfier clipping when i really start diggin in. The owner's manual has great advice generic settings to get you close to the effect you are seeking from the unit. I am more impressed with the sonic maximzer in the Max Com than my BBE 362 model in my bands studio. I will sayt that I was displeased with the packaging of the unit. The box it was shipped in was twice the size of the BBE box and now protective material was added to keep the unit from bouncing around. I'm surprised it worked when i plugged it in.

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