Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
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Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200

Ultragain Pro MIC2200, Tube Pre-amp from Behringer in the Ultragain series.

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Average Score:3.6( 3.6/5 based on 19 reviews )
 6 reviews32 %
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 1 user review5 %
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Zig9909/06/2018

Zig99's review"Good, practical unit for the money "

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
I bought this unit to supplement my Positive Grid Bias Mini Guitar Amp. The Bias Mini is an amp modeler. It sounds great but the 'valve sizzle' was missing in the signal chain. The MIC2200 adds sufficient warmth and sizzle that an amp modeler cannot give you. The MIC2200 also has a precise EQ that I use to filter out annoying mid frequencies in the guitar signal.

I have tested the MIC2200 with a condenser microphone going into my DAW. Although I will use this pre-amp for other instruments when recording, I will not use it on vocals. This is not because it doesn't sound good but because most tube pre-amps color a signal and I happen not to like the colorization of tube pre-amps on vocals.

I've read a lot of criticism of the LED light in the background and hissing noise. These statements are nonsense. Who cares whether Behringer decided to dramatize the tube-look by installing lights behind it? Hissing is a natural by-product of tubes when pushing them. During normal input/gain levels, I found no discernible hissing. Any minor hiss generated, if at all, will be lost in the mix. If you are recording pristine, clear audio, I wouldn't use a tube pre-amp anyway. However, I have heard of professional studios using Behringer gear and this particular tube pre-amp.

I worked in the music industry for three decades. I've used and owned brand products such as Digitech, Alesis, dbx, Mackie etc. All good stuff. But when Behringer hit the market, they were ridiculed by established studio gear manufacturers because they feared the competition. I now own a range of Behringer products after upgrading my gear because the price, quality and features are generally better than that of overpriced competitors, who by the way nowadays also manufacture in Asia. To date, only one Behringer product has had an issue. The unit was replaced immediately. Behringer's reputation, as far as I am concerned, is excellent.

This unit comes in a 19" rack size. Build quality is excellent and the EQ, phantom power and balanced/unbalanced in and outputs are great at this price point. Sound is a personal matter, and as stated above, I wouldn't use any tube pre-amp on vocals (unless doing some old Frank Sinatra stuff and I want that creamy, smooth, tube sizzle). I use it for instruments for which it is serving its purpose really well.

Obviously, if you don't like the sound of the MIC2200, then don't buy it and don't give it a bad rating because of that. If you want to spend $5K or $10K on a tube pre-amp, and you actually believe that you get a substantially better sound, then go for it.

Overall, you get a lot for AU $189.
claude106/22/2014

claude1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good for small budget"

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
rack model in Xlr and 6.35, supply Phamtom 48 volts and as always with behringer attention to impedance input \ output.
Here is an absolute rule as follows:
output impedance must match an entry MINIMUM 7 times to get the correct sound. ATTENTION This impedance does not apply to pregnant

UTILIZATION

super easy to use, pity there is no stereo coupler

SOUND QUALITY

no transparency lamp plays its role and therefore color the sound with the equalizer as such.

OVERALL OPINION

This rack is not expensive and very correct.Je do not understand people who "break" and behringer in general.
I would try out this preamp with Telefunken lamp to see.
Likely that there are better, but for the "bourgeois" and "show-off" music
tamfranc111/28/2012

tamfranc1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" not nice"

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
preamp (??)

UTILIZATION

simple

SOUND QUALITY

the whole problem ... the sound is so good, no matter what, leaving the preamp. draft a little saturated but not as we might like
in fact it is neither transparent nor colored was neither benefits nor transistor lamps.
the eq is not terrible either ...

OVERALL OPINION

I'm not a thug systematic Behringer. I have a good tube microphone and a pedal of this brand that I would not change it for the world. but there no interest. I sold it after trying to use it for a year. in any case it did not fit what I wanted in terms of heat and light of a lamp preamp. to avoid even more for the price you can find good secondhand small preamp.
07/25/2012

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" not to buy ........"

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
a lamp you wonder what it's used!! neither more nor less than PREAM of mic or line corrections are bad you wonder what they do ...... good to finish if you have a little more than average will see something else .....

UTILIZATION

good simple

SOUND QUALITY

???

OVERALL OPINION

go your way with this kind of stuff
Tijmar06/30/2012

Tijmar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" poor value for money"

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
Analog "has lamps".

UTILIZATION

detented potentiometers facilitate studio use. This is a preamp everything easier.

SOUND QUALITY

there's breath. The coloring is not huge, but transparency is not crazy either.

The breath is really annoying with dynamic microphones.

OVERALL OPINION

I could compare a behringer preamp transistor, which is much more transparent, and that blows much less for less.
The selling point of the technology has lamps in that price range is ridiculous.
windigo10/28/2010

windigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Double MIC 200 Rackable."

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
Hello,

Analoqique lamp. Connectors UNESCORecords XlR X2 X2 .6,35. 220V.
Effects: gains and qualiseurs (unnecessary).
A model is rack!

UTILIZATION

All that is simpler:

Mic is a 200 without the pRSET two channels (it is).

there are two qualiseurs, but avoid them as much, frankly we are fed 48V branch if necessary.

Manual useless. Compared

SOUND QUALITY

his little brother single channel, but it is just color, however we can change the lamp and get more heat, many do.
This is a good prampli just prampli, will it harm them disappear and for the price.

OVERALL OPINION

I knew a long time and I DCID to buy a used one, since it will be relgu "collector" Lol.
However I'm using it and it is useful, especially for static via a console.
Yes more and of course there are better, but it is all about budget.
I like how sturdy the ct rack, the accessibility of light possible.
The least: equalizers unnecessary.
Value quality for money: excellent for beginners.
Repeat this choice: Used as anachronistic, but as I had one to troubleshoot.
exin08/14/2009

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

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
Very easy to use (for I zap the EQ !!)


SOUND QUALITY

With the condenser microphone the sound is very correct! I read on the net that here the lamp is useless, so I tested several lamps and I observed the differences. I finally replaced by a Sovtek 12AX7 Messa Boogie and the sound became even very good!

NOTICE GLOBAL

The price / quality ratio is unbeatable! After each little as 0.5% more you pay € 500:-)
jmp7205/23/2008

jmp72's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
- What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...)
Analog and while "Surface Mount" which complicates or even makes it extremely impossible ultrieur Repair Tool!

A "tube" with a nice LED timer that simulates a lamp that takes its time to Global Warming even when you put the device ON / OFF / ON in a split second ---> feels its marketing , especially since it is hardly attainable if you want to change it.

I was surprised when I remove the six screws that allows us to remove the panels dessu the unit is not clearly see the electrical tape on the portion 120V and hot glue on the connector for PCB hold them in place ... wouaahh ... luckily it's a prt pramp this ... It is written on the box "Ouput Transformer Balanced", I never found the famous transformer output.

UTILIZATION

Simple, manual a bit pointless

SOUND QUALITY

With an MXL 2001, compared to my Studio Project VTB-1, its loose far too easily, no DEFINITIONS, in a low fever, lack many of clarity I will put a good 6 because there are actually good sound coming out but no more.

OVERALL OPINION

I used one day while waiting for my other pramp back of the store but I would pay in any way as bad for pramp Designed and ax on marketing than on the amplification plutt a pure signal, but it's cheap is cheap either, metez a little more money to go to another brand Behringer, made two pramp I test them and just by reading the manual and specifications, it is a pure pleasure to read all the nonsense he can score!

"Between 1 / 4 in parallle branch with the XLR microphone, you can plug a guitar" but yes ... go ahead, induce the less express it in error for continuous buy your product ...
uservinc07/22/2007

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

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
Gather information about the manufacturer's website.

UTILIZATION

Bar graphs useful. Notched buttons handy.
Berhinger textbooks are of good quality. Note that both the DS version is more than in complte franais.

SOUND QUALITY

The note on the sound quality is purely subjective. This is the apprciate each.

OVERALL OPINION

It's been three and a half years I use it. I don 't use it to connect a CD player Yamaha. It is primarily an adaptation to prampli of impdance (in my case).
This Berhinger ULTRAGAIN Pro still works. There 's no grsillement or problem mcaniques (connectors), despite daily use and multiple connections / unplug. This is almost a miracle.
You out of your numerous problem of background noise to inhrent Berhinger on my part, I do not DNote dsagrment of this order (for use as I do). This is the sound hardware. And once again, I can only Berhinger Congratulations.
lschom06/17/2007

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

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
Tube preamp very good connection with XLR and jack rack 6.35

UTILIZATION

Ultra easy to use and in addition the manual is very easy to understand

SOUND QUALITY

The sound is superb, clean, warm, rising high into the treble with a specific firm and serious without being heavy or resonances

OVERALL OPINION

For a month I rediscovered my recordings and yet I have 4 or 5 at any price. The qualitée is to go and the price is especially reasonable. In the meantime I better advice.