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Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp  

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Designed for studio, live, and hard disk recording applications, the Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100 Preamplifier features a carefully selected 12AX7 vacuum tube with UTC technology for exceptional wa... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-19-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Designed for studio, live, and hard disk recording applications, the Behringer Tube Ultragain MIC100 Preamplifier features a carefully selected 12AX7 vacuum tube with UTC technology for exceptional warmth and lowest noise. The MIC100 can be used to eliminate the "dull" sound of standard digital recorders and sound cards. Perfectly complements studio-grade condenser microphones. When used as a high-end DI-box, it ensures outstanding signal integrity. The Ultragain Preamp comes with a phase reverse switch, +48V phantom power, and 20dB pad. Balanced inputs and outputs.

Features
  • High-end tube mic/line preamplifier for studio, live, and hard disk recording applications
  • Hand-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube with UTC technology for exceptional warmth and lowest noise
  • The ultimate sound-enhancing tool for virtually any sound source
  • Perfectly complements studio-grade condenser mics
  • Usage as a high-end DI-box ensures outstanding signal integrity
  • Eliminates the "dull" sound of standard digital recorders and sound cards
  • Dynamic limiter effectively protects your equipment from overload
  • Phase reverse switch, +48V phantom power and 20dB pad for utmost flexibility
  • Balanced inputs and ouputs on 1/4'' TRS and gold-plated XLR connectors
  • Highly accurate 8-segment LED level meter
  • Extremely wide-range input gain and output level adjustment
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BehringerTUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp
 
4.2

(based on 37 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

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    (6)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good deal for tube sound

I originally bought this to warm vocals and supply phantom power with a condenser mike, both of which it does well, but I have been using it mostly to give more power to a...Read complete review

I originally bought this to warm vocals and supply phantom power with a condenser mike, both of which it does well, but I have been using it mostly to give more power to a soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar. It really takes a week passive signal and gives it some sizzle. The settings on this preamp give it some subtle, yet significant tonal differences. And the phantom power is great when you need it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good to upgrade

I have been using the mic100 ocasionaly for live gigs on wireles mic. The original package was noisy and produced muffled tone. Recently I made some important changes:
I improved the power...Read complete review

I have been using the mic100 ocasionaly for live gigs on wireles mic. The original package was noisy and produced muffled tone. Recently I made some important changes:
I improved the power supply of the mic100 with better transformer, changed the capacitors, swaped the chinese tube with electro harmonics 12ax7eh. Now it's a new story.much smoother sound. I also ordered new opamps (ad8599) to replace the crapy 4580's and expect further improvement.
To conclude,behringer has designed a nice compact portable preamp and built it with poor components. They should make it better and ask higher price.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

review revisited - very good to mod

By baze sax

from macedonia

About Me Professional Musician

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

ok, this is new review of the mic100. I removed the jrc4580's and put opa2228 op amps. I also put jj12au7 lower gain tube. before that I swaped the capacitors and improved the psu. now this is completely new device. much better, cleaner, no mud.
I use it live as aux send effect (parallel enhancer) to boost my vocal mic. I turn the gain to 2 o'clock and combine the pad and the limiter with moderate output for that purpose, simulating parallel compression.crazy but works. makes the vocal crisp and always up in the mix.
I also borrowed this puppy to the bass player who was amazed from the first note and asked how much is the DI box :))

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good to upgrade

By baze sax

from macedonia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Poor Quality Duplicates

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

I have been using the mic100 ocasionaly for live gigs on wireles mic. The original package was noisy and produced muffled tone. Recently I made some important changes:
I improved the power supply of the mic100 with better transformer, changed the capacitors, swaped the chinese tube with electro harmonics 12ax7eh. Now it's a new story.much smoother sound. I also ordered new opamps (ad8599) to replace the crapy 4580's and expect further improvement.
To conclude,behringer has designed a nice compact portable preamp and built it with poor components. They should make it better and ask higher price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

On again off again blues

By Benjamin W.

from Albany, OR

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • No on off switch

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

This pre-amp is affordable and does the trick, though it has one major two part flaw, as a vacuum tube amplifier it heats up a bit this wouldn't be a problem if it had an on off switch. Instead I find myself having to unplug it and plug it back in with every use, causing unnecessary wear and tear on the ac connector and a minor inconvenience of cord management, even with a stationary setup.

 
4.0

not bad for the price

By baze sax

from skopje, macedonia

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

yeah, I know. it's a cheap preamp. I ' ve changed the tube. it sounded dirty. the new one, tung sol gold is smoother. I use it with my wireles shure sm86 before behringer shark fb filter and the mixer. if you take care of the gain/output level it can be a good boy. I' ve tried different settings live and it sounds best with the gain at 8-9 o'clock and output at 10-11. it sounds bold. the limiter is not usable for the mic. I look at the led lights, until -6 to 0db (the green field) its smooth and full. it's good for live guitar or bass also. gives some meat. I am not sure about studio. probably you'll need smt more expensive.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good product

By Mark

from Huffman tx

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

I use a toneport gx for home recording . I couldn't get my vocals loud enough so I bought this. It works fairly well for giving me more vocal volume in my DAW software. It's a great little product and if you need more volume for your pc based recordings get this. I also plugged my axe into this and it gives a nice warm tube sound to my axe. It's no stacked tube amp mind you but the clean tones are warm and bright. Only down side is no off switch on the unit so you have to unplug it. It is well work the change it cost so get it already.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

So-so

By JD-35avI

from Dallas

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

I've owned this preamp for about 10 months and I've treated it very well. A few months ago it started randomly adding static to the signal. This comes in and out and there's no way of knowing when it'll happen.When the unit isn't being noisy, it does the job well. When it is being noisy, it ruins the recording. Save up a bit and buy a nicer preamp, and you'll be much happier in the long run!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very useful with some tweaking

By FrostBottomBoys

from Tennessee

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

I've had this for about 10 years or so now. I used to use it live on my vocal mic to warm the tone coming out of my Digitech Vocal 300 multi-effects box, and it worked well for that. I later discovered the built-in compression on the Voc300 was sufficient for warmth.Now I used it as preamp for my solid state crate 15 W practice amp. Generally I use this setup for harmonica, but it also works well for guitar purposes. The Mic100 basically makes the SS sound like a tube amp, quiet successfully.I have a number of fellow tinkerers who claim these low-end tube pre-amps don't actually use the tube, that it's just there for show. That IS NOT THE CASE with this box. I know because I replaced the stock 12ax7 tube with a Tung-Sol and the tone changed and the noise level dropped to nearly nothing. If yours is noisy, try switching out the tube.The only other issue I've found is the output jack has recently loosened up a bit, or gotten corroded a bit. I'll have to open 'er up again and repair that. But as I said, this is a ten year old unit, so I'd expect that part to eventually get dirty or loose.In summary, if you need a tube preamp in pedal form, this is really cost effective way to get one, EVEN if you have to purchase a replacement tube. And you may not. Mine was ten years old and I really upgraded just for the sake of experimentation.I've had good luck with nearly ALL of my Behringer products. Only a couple lemons in 15 or more years of taking advantage of their low prices.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Really noisy

By Badtux

from San Francisco

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

It certainly does a good job of amplifying your microphone going into a USB sound system that has preamps that don't amplify enough, but it's really noisy. I finally gave up and bought an EMU 0404, which has some pretty hot preamps without any help from an external preamp. Mike go through this box, noise. Mike plugged direct into 0404, no noise. Pretty clear where my noise problem came from. Use only if you're trying to get some noisy tube distortion, in other words, not for vocals mikes.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By John

from Easton PA

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

Befor I Got This, My band was using a mixing board for phantom power and there was alot of static and some latency. This Cleaned All that up and really warmed up the sound. It seems to work best after being on for about 5 mins maybe to allow the tube to warm up,

 
3.0

This is ok

By Daniel -zg30t

from NC

Comments about Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 Preamp:

The sound of the unit is good. Not as smooth and warm as higher dollar preamps, but better then the ART version. (I have both) I bought this several weeks ago. It worked great for about two hours, then started to make a hiss. For the price I guess it is ok. Maybe better for a guitar pre than a vocal pre. If I had it to do over, I would save the money and buy a better unit.

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