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Behringer MIC200 Tube ULTRAGAIN Preamp

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The Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200 Mic Preamp is a vacuum tube preamplifier with preamp-modeling technology and an integrated limiter. It's perfect for studio, live, and hard-disk recording applicati... Read More

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The Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC200 Mic Preamp is a vacuum tube preamplifier with preamp-modeling technology and an integrated limiter. It's perfect for studio, live, and hard-disk recording applications. Preamp modeling allows you to quickly optimize your recordings by choosing from 16 voicings for vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, and more. A carefully selected 12AX7 vacuum tube provides warmth and low-noise operation. Includes a phase reverse switch, +48V phantom power, and 20dB pad. 1/4" TRS and gold-plated XLR connectors give the Behringer Tube Ultragain superior balanced I/O.

Features
  • Modeling preamp w/16 voicings
  • Integrated limiter
  • 12AX7 vacuum tube
  • Phase reverse switch
  • +48V phantom power
  • 20dB pad
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1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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4.4

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Good For The Price

I bought a Behringer mic-200 preamp a few years ago and it has proven to be a pretty versatile preamp. It's just a tiny bit edgier sounding than the Studio Projects VTB-1...Read complete review

I bought a Behringer mic-200 preamp a few years ago and it has proven to be a pretty versatile preamp. It's just a tiny bit edgier sounding than the Studio Projects VTB-1 preamp I have since purchased, but the VTB-1 costs about twice as much. For the price, the mic 200's sound is pretty good. For a first preamp you won't beat it. It definitely adds some warmth to your tracks. Pair this with a Behringer or Studio Projects large diaphragm condensor mic in the $100 range and for a $150 outlay you'll be creating some reasonably warm sounding vocal tracks. If you can afford to spend more, I'd go for the Studio Projects VTB-1, but for under $50, you'll be pleasantly surprised with this.

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I can't believe so many people gave this product such a glowing review. Yes it does warm up the sound after all the crackling and poping and humming that won't stop. Can't even use...Read complete review

I can't believe so many people gave this product such a glowing review. Yes it does warm up the sound after all the crackling and poping and humming that won't stop. Can't even use it. It's so annoying to buy something that claims to take the hum out and then find out it only adds more and then the dial crackles evertime you turn it. Seem to be made with cheep components. I'm very disappointed in my purchase.

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4.0

Finally warm vocals!!!

By Aaron Phillips

from Freeport, IL

I'll start with this... THIS IS MADE FOR AMATEURS!!! For the people who are plugging their mic directly into a cheap audio interface or even worse, directly into a computer... This thing will improve your sound 10 fold. BUT! I bought it to record my band's next album and I will say that it's not exactly Pro Studio grade quality. (Obviously.. for 50 bucks..) I picked mine up new on clearance for 10 bucks though so I don't regret it at all! Like I said, if you have an MBox Pro or Focusrite Interface already, this isn't going to help you... but if you're running thru a Lexicon Alpha or some other 50 dollar interface... this will help! As for build quality, this thing is rock solid. There's a tube hanging out in there so I wouldn't throw it around too much, but it's an all metal chassis and it looks and feel great! Lots of complaints about the knobs but to me they feel smooth and solid. All-in-all... it's 50 bucks to try to improve your sound. GO FOR IT!

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5.0

Must have for a digital studio

By dan hill

from atascadero ca

After my studio burnt this was one of the first things I replaced, I've used it to trash up punk vox, harmonica, snare drum,I use the bass limiter setting when tracking bass and the warmth setting on playback. at the price I've given it has Christmas presents.

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5.0

Sweeten Your Bass Rigg

By EP

from batimore, md

This preamp has been what the Dr. ordered for me. Even though it isn't highline equipment it gives a bass rig that extra focus and clarity. And if you keep your amp volume moderate and the preamp volume low, you crank the gain almost all the way and get that nice tube brake up.If you have 10 in speakers that are distorting when you're looking for clean bass just put it on the limiter setting and slap away. I'll admit that I use this less since I upgraded to higher power amps and better speaker cabs but when practicing and in small gigs I always carry it. Just in case I can't here the bass like I need to. This preamp makes your 200 watt amp sound like 500 watts and it does so cleanly. For $30-$40 you may as well put this in your bag and keep it with you. its value can't be beat. Also did very well in the studio. I did all the tone tweaking through my bass and this. Try this out if you have a weak amp or need a d.i. box, 'peace'

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4.0

For the price, a must.

By Jess Gulbranson

from Portland, OR

Well, people hate on Behringer, but why? I haven't had this little box for very long, and while it may be a bit underwhelming, for the price it is awesome. It has features that may be typical, but not for this price point- all the little buttons, ie the pad, phase, high pass, and phantom power, aren't fancy but are totally useful. None of the preamp voicings are drastic, but it's nice to have them. I've heard complaints of noise with this box but so far it's clean. One main issue is that this 'tube' is actually what they call a starved-plate design, where the tube is not actually running as much juice as a tube amp, so don't expect it to sound like a Bassman or Twin. I have heard that much better results can be had by replacing the stock tube with another 12AX7, and I will certainly be doing that. Bottom line- at the very least, this is a super cheap DI that will sound great on bass or guitar. It's not going to be a goto preamp for recording, necessarily, but for barebones home recording or just some coloration, it's a must have.

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5.0

Another great product from Behringer

By Keith Sampson

from Rhome TX

I love this product combined with the MXL990 and 991 microphones. its a must for the recording artist or just a bedroom singer songwriter who wants and demands quality sound and performance.

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4.0

Great Product!

By Jason Cooper

from Blue Creek, Ohio

Let me start out with the only thing I didn't like about it. Behringer does not believe in on and off switches. This product does not have a sleep mode or nothing. Somebody tell Behringer that people in the USA like on and off switches on there audio products. Other than that.... This product does what It says it does... and for vocals it is great. BUY IT!

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5.0

Great for the price!

By Brian

from Miami, Florida

The reason I initially bought this was simply to increase my SM 57 mic to line level but I was truly impressed by the audio quality and the warmth this preamp provides. For the price this is definitely the best thing out there and I tried it out on my guitar and it sounds great because it helps warm up my sound and gives my effects pedals a less digital sound. Really good for the price, I recommend it to people on a tight budget and the modeling knob is well worth the extra 10 dollars instead of buying the mic100.

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5.0

Amazing Little Box!

By jordan prysmiki

from st. louis

I use the Behringer Mic200 In my home studio set up running protools 8. I was originally running guitar directly into my MBox2 but I am now using the Mic200 inbetween teh guitar and the Mbox2t. You can instantly hear the difference upon plugging it in. It feels great and It really warms up the sigal! There is plenty of choices for compression , eq, and tube preamp individually or any combination of the 3. I find very many usable voices. This isnt a Neve MicPre or a distressor compressor but its great at what it does as an entry level recording MicPre or a transparent signal bootser. You can also use it as a guitarist for boosting an amp into a to add gain or crunch or you can use it as a transparent signal boost in a long line of effects pedals to boost the signal back up. I has many uses and I am very pleased with it.

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4.0

it works!

By Cody

from Sparks, NV

I bought this to crank up the gain on a particularly weak bass pickup. Apparently, according to others, it makes the bass sound better. I also used it as a way to remove excessive feedback between two amps I had hooked up in series for a really loud punk rock show with the limiting feature. I wouldn't use it for a high quality recording project, but it works great as a cheap general purpose preamp.

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5.0

MIC200 Also Good for Drummers

By C.J.

from Birch Run, MI

I bought the Behringer MIC-200 preamp to see if it would give a fatter sound to my Bass Drum. I have a Audix F14 Kick Drum Mic, so I installed the MIC200 between the mic and the mixer. It definitely adds warmth to the drum and also give me control over the sound (thin to Fat). This is a easy fix for you drummers that want to have the "Studio Sound" without spending a lot of money.

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