Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100
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Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100

Tube Ultragain MIC100, Tube Pre-amp from Behringer in the Ultragain series.

MGR/Billy 11/02/2010

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100 : MGR/Billy's user review

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This is a the table top model, not a pedal or is it a rack unit. It's about the size of a standard DI box or external hard drive.

These run about $50. I picked it up to find out if it really does all it says it does for $50. You can get them just about anywhere that sells Behringer products.

I like the the unit is cheap. It's lightweight. If it broke in 6 months I would not be heart broken nor angry. You get what you pay for.

It will 'warm up' your signal with a little bit of tube warmth. Sure it isn't going to sound AMAZING, but if you're on a budget it's a great unit.

I like that it has an XLR input as well as an instrument input. I can use this for vocals or a guitar. The -20 DB is very helpful.

Power is great. You can power it through Phanton Power, a power supply or by a 9 volt battery.

The Limiter is very limiting. You can't adjust it other than your gain and output volume knobs.

Since the unit is cheaper the construction is not on par with what I think it should be for a pro situation, but hey pros don't need to worry about budgets right?

I mentioned before I do not think the construction is up to snuff. You will most likely set this on top of your amp and sooner or later an instrument cable with get tugged or stepped on and this unit is going to come crashing to the ground.

I don't think it would absorb a fall, but I have not dropped mine either. I was very careful to gingerly use this.

Bottom line is if you need a guitar, bass, vocal or keyboard DI are are on a budget it, this is great. It will get the job done for you without too much noise to boot.

It will warm up a brittle sound to an extent but the Behringer is not a miracle worker.

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