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
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:-)
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.
fabcyan09/15/2004

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

Behringer Ultragain Pro MIC2200
Ok

UTILIZATION

Being a novice I had difficulties using standards. I never tried other prampli ... I even asked if I got a Difference tural its use. Too bad I was not a connoisseur proximity. But after one year (two and a half years that I use), I can say that I make him spit out his "little" gut ...

SOUND QUALITY

The quality is hard to say since I can not compare. but I use it with a B-2 Brhinger and thanks j'ibtiens utragain the remarkable warmth in his voice. The B-2 alone, not bad, coupled with the ULTRAGAIN, has the ring! amliore say that 50% of the sound of the B-2. But it's hard to say that I saw a. ..

OVERALL OPINION

Personally, I am satisfied with this device trs, but the grind it takes a lot (especially the equalizer) to find the right frquences voice amplified. The artist must wait a while before a ring, too bad. 2 years as I try and I rve the Avalon or other to compare.
I will take with compressor Intgr problem as too much saturation.
It would be again, I Do not hesitate (it's cheap!), But I strongly replaced!