Behringer UltraVoice VX2000
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Behringer UltraVoice VX2000

UltraVoice VX2000, Other Studio Effect from Behringer.

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All user reviews of 3/5 for the Behringer UltraVoice VX2000

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Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 6 reviews )
 3 reviews50 %
 1 user review17 %
 2 reviews33 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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01/18/2003

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer UltraVoice VX2000
After a few months, I decided to revisit my test of VX-2000

The VX-2000 is a microphone preamplifier monoréal (because it's worth it) with tube emulation, compressor, expander, gate, de-esser and "voice optimized equalizer" category budget.

I will spend the chapter "specific catalog" (for those interested, the data sheet is available on the manufacturer's website)
I just remember it is a model for rack, with two balanced mic inputs (XLR or phone), 3 balanced outputs (XLR jacks out & REC +) and an input and an unbalanced output to to insert effects processor) In short, global, it seems very comprehensive for a small price.

UTILIZATION

The installation itself is simple ...
... As three connecting cables.

Unfortunately, it was after that things start to go wrong.

Those who relied on the manual to complement the long winter evenings will be for expenses: apart from a brief description of the buttons, the fuse and switch, nothing, nada. The neophytes are therefore left to their own to successfully make the most of this unit.

On the other hand, professionals shun the device to the small number of feature settings (no adjustments attack compressor simplistic ,...)

In short it takes many days of haggling to see how much resolve the thing.

SOUND QUALITY

In terms of sound quality, after an hour of use, I began to wonder if this device was not bad (but getting to know him better I realized that it's more a design problem of a defect of the unit)

Let me explain:
To try this product, I used two microphones type scene: the AKG C900 (capacitor), the Sennheiser e-835S (dynamic) and the Neumann TLM-103
If the e-835S sound base (with no feature of the amp on) was relatively good, the sound with the c900 and especially the tlm-103 distortionnait strong enough when I pushed the volume (my voice) or increasing the gain.

The ideal is to always have the compressor on. Compressor = no distortion with the c900.

Another finding: when some diodes turn off, we hear of "pops". This problem arises mainly if we put the "main fader" to a minimum and the input gain of the microphone halfway down while turning up the gain on the mixer, all with a condenser microphone. Apart from this, the "pops" are not made to hear, but it still betrayed a botched filtering distribution elections in the unit. an advice: turn off (or reduce) the gain on the mixer to increase the "main fader", reducing the presence of noise.

Now go to effects:
- Expander / gate: a board, do not abuse it too much pain to have ugly tacs in the sound when the activation threshold is reached (cf. problem above)

- Tube emulation: to bec an area of ​​the sound spectrum (from 800 Hz to 8k2hz) or the spectrum and give it more heat. Overall not too bad if you have no ear. If you have, there is the lamentable result.

- The compressor gives satisfactory results as long as the gain of the microphone is placed at a sufficient value. A must when using a condenser microphone.

- Equalizer: 4 settings and switch, "tuning" that balances the voice between 130 hz and 720hz, "Warmth" that parameterizes the low, "presence" mediums and "breath" treble. A button "absence" can I quote "to reduce the portion of the voice hoarse."

- The de-esser, compressor reduces dedicated enough about the "sss", the "ch" and other sibilants. It gives a nice sound card.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this amp for almost 10 months.
Problems made me rant (like distortion sound with the c900 and tlm-103). Over time I began to get closer still to a tolerable sound quality, but it is less obvious than separate components.

For the value, it is still interesting as a preamp booster, to repeat, or for public entertainment in which the sound quality is not optimal, but the VX-2000 is to be avoided for any work pro (but hey, it doubted the pros already seen the price and brand)

I bought this unit because I did not really want to spend my money because I'm not a singer "pro". For the price, there is not equivalent.

Finally, the unit provides decent sound, especially if no one uses the "tube emulation" which is completely undrinkable (it distortionne without warming, a peak)