Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200

Tube Ultragain MIC200, Tube Pre-amp from Behringer in the Ultragain series.

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 33 reviews )
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Audience: Advanced users
Audiofanzine FR12/14/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
(Originally written by SlapKid/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Very convenient, when it works.

Especially for electric guitars like in my case.

Phantom power required with my red Behringer DI (the model with speaker cabinet simulation). You get every function you need and the format is very convenient.

Preset EQ also very convenient and all the more so as it has a neutral position...


Very easy to use and very versatile. In my case:

1. Between my distortion/FX and a characterless amp (e.g. Valve Junior) via the red ULTRA-G DI. It's like night and day, the sound becomes warm and spicy (valve preset). With the same configuration but with a power amp instead you get a master volume and the presets become very useful.

2. In a passive FX loop before the amp with distortion. The goal is to keep the signal as pure an clear as possible (it passes straight through) and to get the distortion of my choice with the MIC200. So the MIC200 only works in distortion mode. It doesn't really affect that much but enough to give most distortions more presence and warmth, especially if you use digital distortion pedals.


Until now I haven't noticed any noise with guitars, it only enhances the sound and I've been owning it for 4 years.

But its small knobs begin to generate noise and I will have to spray them... But I guess that's normal after 4 years.

I bought a second one which only worked 3 weeks... Typical Behringer!

So buy it in a real shop near you because the price difference could turn into a quick profit...


Advice: don't think it's a guitar distortion because it's not conceived for that. The input impedance doesn't match a guitar signal (a DI box is required) and the preamp is pure solid-state and "heated up" in a second stage. I guess...

I like this unit very much. It's very useful for my needs but next time I will buy something from a more serious manufacturer. And I will probably choose a stereo one even if it's more bulky.

This MIC200 is a nice little beast.
Audiofanzine FR12/11/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
(Originally written by efabric/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Tube/modeling hybrid technology.

No effects.

You can boost the signal until it starts to distort, and change the EQ.

Compact and transportable unit (not for rack).

I use it with a Bass V-amp, a powerblock and a Vox 2 x 12" speaker cabinet.


Very easy setup.

Easy editing and short user's manual. I would have liked more precise descriptions of the limiter section, the low-pass frequencies, the modeling, and the amplifier stages. In which stage the tube actually works, etc.


The sound of the instrument is faithfully reproduced but the modeling is not versatile enough. Sometimes the selector generates some noise when manipulated.

Sound coloration is very evident! It's not comparable with a solid-state amplification system! In the beginning it's quite subtle, but as soon as you play a solid-state preamp you feel the difference.

You can boost the effect until you get distortion. The sound is good with moderate settings otherwise I don't like the effect. I'll make some new tests when the unit is hot and do some comparisons with modelings. The unit doesn't clip except when you boost the instrument's signal or when you pick up the sound of a speaker with a mic for example.

I haven't tried out every combination but it's true that the limiter reduces the dynamic range greatly.

Review update:

With a bit more experience now I find the saturation sounds good, and when you increase both gain and volume settings you can enhance the signal of a guitar.

The limiter effect is strange: I connect my bass and get a strong sustain.

When I attack a string hard the limiter rapidly decreases the volume. Normal!

On the contrary, when I let the string ring, the volume increases again after 1 or 2 sec. before the note fully fades out!

It's a strange effect like an ADSR filter... However you can use the limiter (with low settings) for phrases with short notes.


I've been using it for 2 days.

It's has no power on/off switch. So use a multiple socket outlet with a switch.

Pro: the tube warmth! Con: the modelings, especially with the limiter.

It's my first tube gear.

Very good value for money.

It colors and enhances every sound source very subtly. I recommend it even though my experience with it is rather short.

Review update:

With more experience I find this unit is essential. It's great with a multi-FX processor!

It's ideal for guitar or bass recordings if you don't have a DI box but only a mixer!

lespdg's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Pretty good and useful"

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
Preamp tube or di computer with phantom power, several types of settings, bass guitar, vocal, valve, piano, etc.. With or without lamp and limit.


Very simple to use, but it should be understood that any effect requires some research and according to the goal we want to achieve. I used fx effect on a mixer.


I could compare by using the pre-amp and pre-amp without recording and listening with all my ears that will give a clearer sound and a slight distortion near the old tube amps that I used in my youth.


Since 2010.
I had a pre-amp Art, but I prefer the Mic 200, which is more to my needs and the color of the sound I'm looking for, I said it especially useful for the voice and the setting that suits me is vocal / warm.
What I like most is that it brings clarity and dynamics, for the price you can not ask for the moon, but set is a good tool for a home studio.
I would do this choice without hesitation. You can listen to recordings or I use this link:

grandbill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good product"

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
Preamp lamps, very effective


Very simple no need for manual


I love the warm and clear sound. In preamp for acoustic guitar that is truly effective.


I use it for 4 years without pb

killahbzz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Daube"

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)
Lample, but mostly digital, the lamp is especially attractive to

What is the connection?
XLR jack

What are the effects or types of effects available?
Available preset, but frankly it especially nice to see that there really is no difference ...


The general configuration is it simple?
Very easy, entered a gain, a gain out

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
What manual?

Editing sounds and effects is it easy?
Bein ago presets, simply turn but hey, it's not very folichon everything ...


The sound of your instruments or your microphone is properly reproduced?
With C1 and bein the sound is like a C1: nase, but with microphones average, entry-level, it is not great ... there are a lot of breath anyway ...

The preamp is it clear or does it brings a stain?
So here it is quite clear, but colors on a bit, but is absolutely necessary to change the lamp base that it is useless ...


How long have you use it?
1 year

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Presonus Studio Channel, and there is no comparable

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The metal case is solid and robust ... if it is, the sound is not great, but it does what it should do the same, except that it is not very well ... I use it mainly for phantom power and low cut, more than preamp itself ...

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
For a reason not cheap, but if PSU frankly NO

wi^p971's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Well but does not last"

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
tube preamp
connectors on XLR and jack 6.35, 2 in the IN and OUT


Very simple to use


I used this preamp to plug in my electric and my electro acoustic to my PC to my registration and use of VST amp simulators
Also used to connect my guitar to a mixer with a DJ for a wedding, the sound of the guitar was well


simple, easy, efficient and cheap

on the other hand, I used two, they have not lasted long

the first dropped overnight (hey it was plugged 24/24 AC)
the second comes from letting go while I débranchais systematically after use

Briefly, disappointed, luckily I bought them secondhand

murok82's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" There is plenty to do with!"

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
This is a digital preamp. The lamp is a preamp, nothing to do with a tube guitar amppli example! It is only there to attract the public, and to the breath.

An input jack and XLR, as well as output.

There are several presets: guitar, vocals etc ...


We can not be simpler, you connect, and singing (or playing), not really need the manual.


I use it for singing, or an acoustic guitar. I have another preamp, Art in the same range, and the sound is essentially the same, but have not tried other preamps, I can not say if the sound is colored or not.
But the sound remains pretty decent.


I use it for a few months, and practicing home studio for two years, that's enough for now. Biensur, the sound must be processed upon registration to obtain a good rendering.

What I love most?

The price.

The least?

The lamp that provides only the breath.

In conclusion, if you start in a home studio, and you have a proper sound editing software, you can take quite a bit of this little amp! No need to buy a more expensive if you do not have mastered the use of plugins!

I'll skip a presonus blue tube, because it seems more reliable, and the sound is still much better. But if I had to go back, I would do without hesitation that choice!
Rémy BDR06/22/2012

Rémy BDR's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Hmm ..."

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
We will not repeat all the caractéristqies is already done and done well.

We will be brief. As a preamp tube is not only brief but highly questionable: I confirm, we will soon look a little gain or even just in the output level, we are left with a put ... Mistral blast. Boring. No on / off button (and as stated by another post that's actually very boring) and the presets are more than "limited". Big and nasty noise rotators in the intermediate positions, a blow to screw up speakers or eardrums. In short: we agree, it's really borderline on the line.

But a phantom power costs 20 € and it mini € 35. It should be seen as a kind of DI box / phantom power and improved basta. This is actually how the vaguely positive opinion nly see it. It can be concluded that ...


Used mostly as phantom power


Mr. Behringer too much breath, breath too!


Perhaps it would be more judiceiux to opt for a model or at ART from PreSonus? So count three times as much (with ladle)

Bamzy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" He helps out! (The behringer correct)"

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200
Small tube preamp AX17
Lightweight and very portable


Gain, volume and go


So already the different positions are not all useful.
sounds very weird out some selections.
are probably the most useful selections "warp" with the lamp.
Lamp must be replaced (easily) because otherwise it Mic 200 is useless.
The original lamp is a bugera sea .. that does not change between the neutral position and warp. When I see the lamp rotten, I dread to think the tube amp "Bugera" it is chilling.
I put in a lamp that I had overpaid (electro harmonix) is ideal to boost anything.
Now it should really be deaf not to realize the difference between before and après.C is a little warmer and more importantly it is musical, finished these sounds made in china.
Good must not imagine that changing lamp will turn your mic 200 in Avalon, of course.


Well me it helps me, when recording with lots of instruments and lacks a preamp for a microphone isolated hop is perfect and it's better than the preamps sound cards.
I use it on battery for the hi-hat, bass drum, bass, guitar (atmosphere only) and voice from time to time.
It really helps out.
And at that price
For what is beginning, one or two 200 mic boosted it cheap and it helps while waiting for the money needed for something else and it's better to plug a MIC200 of a sound card, as plugging in a of these tables on a behringer soundcard (its disgusting and too cold)

For once and especially useful once the behringer with good value for money

azertyvince's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It does its job for the price."

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200


Everything is very simple.


He brings a little color, a bit of additional fishing (attack) on micro, with gloss.

Attention, it does not heat the fat of a tube amp or high average range.

Little breath. It allows you to make recordings without computer music particular breath. Not bad at all for its low price.

I put a 7 / 10 as very proper for the price, but it is also a low-end amplifier in terms of pure performance.
(I would put a 9 / 10 for value for money).



For how long have you been using it? 2years.
Did you try many other models before getting this one? at the time not.
What thing do you like most/least about it?
The +: the selection function of source type, with the possibility of selection (normal, warm, limit): the "warm voice" is interesting for the song.
What is your opinion about the value for the price? Very Good.
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? I do not regret my purchase 2 years ago, although today I switched to a higher-end amp (hardly comparable).