Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100
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Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100

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

berl 04/22/2013

Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100 : berl's user review

«  Simple and practical. Do not expect miracles. »
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Value For Money : Excellent
Preamp / DI "lamp".
Size of a DI.
Input and output XLR and Jack.
Phantom power (48V??), PAD, phase inversion and a "limiter" (gadget).
Input gain, output volume, VU mêtre.
Mechanically strong.

UTILIZATION

Use could not be more simple. Very correct ergonomics.
The manual seems unnecessary given the simplicity of the object.

SOUND QUALITY

To be clear, we have a little cheap preamp to get a microphone to line level, to go on an online PC input or simply to feed a microphone that requires phantom.
The sound and the S / N ratio are correct no more.
The tube (the "lamp") is there to look pretty and vaguely color the sound by a pair distortion: the tube is undernourished ("starved", hungry) and can not even find the characteristic curves for such a low anode voltage. In any case if it is non-linear we want to color the sound, it is served ...

OVERALL OPINION

Bought around 2004 given its low price to supply a small static phantom, I go occasionally when the audio quality does not matter.
For this purpose it is perfect, it is the equivalent of an adapter is needed from time to time.
Pros: price, durability, reduced size.
The -: blah sound quality, the tube is a selling point (or possibly a distortion that can not be deleted), the limit is unnecessary and inefficient gadget.