Re: BBE sonoc maximizer
I have a Sonic Stomp in the effects loop of my HT-5.
Because the loop is post preamp in the amps signal path, the pedal acts like resonance and presence controls for the power section.
Frequencies project unevenly out of your speakers. Although only a few milliseconds apart, this can cause a perception of muddiness and not accurately represent your amps true tone. What the Maximizer does does is align your amps freq's before they project out of the speakers so that they can be heard clearly and properly. Many people say it's like a blanket being taken off their speakers, which is attributed to the new found clarity. Once the pedal is on, it's working to align the projected freq's. The two dials then allow you to further tweak the strength of the highs and lows.
I've always said it's a strange pedal, but it's a good one.
Last edited by Van Noord; 08-18-2009 at 10:24 PM.