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The Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI Box features a switchable speaker simulation that so realistically emulates a 4x12 cab you may never mic your speakers again. Features include switchable input attenuati... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI Box features a switchable speaker simulation that so realistically emulates a 4x12 cab you may never mic your speakers again. Features include switchable input attenuation allowing levels of up to +48dBu, a ground lift switch to eliminate loop problems, and a rugged roadproof aluminum case. An internal battery automatically shuts off when phantom power is connected.

Features
  • Realistically emulates a 4x12 cab
  • Switchable input attenuation allowing levels of up to +48dBu
  • Ground-lift switch to eliminate loop problems
  • Rugged roadproof aluminum case
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BehringerUltra-G GI100 DI
 
4.6

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Professional functions (6)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Direct Box Value

I initially purchased this direct box to allow me to plug my Roland AC-60 amp into the mic level inputs at church. The AC-60 has line-level XLR outputs and does not have...Read complete review

I initially purchased this direct box to allow me to plug my Roland AC-60 amp into the mic level inputs at church. The AC-60 has line-level XLR outputs and does not have a pad. The GI100's -20 db pad worked well for this application (another -20 db pad is also on board for a total of -40 db attenuation). Later I purchased a Guild Peregrine acoustic-electric and was so happy with the guitar tone that I began plugging directly into the GI100 without an amp or effects. The tone is very good though I actually thought there was too much bass (most others have complained of too little). Unlike the Jensen transformer containing direct boxes, this DI does not automatically attenuate the signal by -12 db. So it is full strength unless you engage the pad. However I would have preferred a -10 db pad and -20 db pad instead of two -20 db pads, because the pre-amp on the Peregrine is a little weak and I am either keeping the volume maxed out or at level 1. A -10 and -20 pad would have given the unit a little more flexibility. A continuously variable knob could have made this unit perfect. I have not used the cab simulator live and it does add noise. For guitar I do think this model is slightly simpler than the DI-100 as well. Despite the shortcomings the box is a solid value, easily as functional as the more expensive boxes out there. I also own a BBE DI-1000 and a Demeter Tube Direct, and while there are tonal variations, this unit holds it's own, particularly when clean reproduction is desired.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great when it works.

Those guys who are saying the cab simulator adds hiss must have defective units. It should not add any hiss and it works quite well. My first one died right away, but the...Read complete review

Those guys who are saying the cab simulator adds hiss must have defective units. It should not add any hiss and it works quite well. My first one died right away, but the 2nd is still working. It is a great alternative to micing.

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5.0

I Would Buy Again

By TRH

from Chico

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

    I have been using this for a few years now. It still works good and does what I want to. I haven't experienced any hissing sounds. I run my pedals in front of it. Works good. I do wish that it had a 9 volt power adapter though. I use an adapter connected to the battery connector.

     
    5.0

    Love the amp effect!

    By Bloozer

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      Gives me a clear signal from my amplified acoustic and my electric guitars. Gives me a lot more mobility than I had plugging into the PA with my acoustic. Amp effect adds dimension to the sound.

       
      4.0

      Versatile DI for the price

      By Jimbo

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Noisy Speaker Emulator

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      Good versatility in that it can easily convert instrument, line, or speaker level signals to an XLR output with the push of a button or two. For a guitar amp, the sound of any such direct out will be really brittle without a speaker, so the cabinet emulator is a nice function to avoid the need to trim off the high end with an EQ, although it will add some annoying hiss. The unit seems to run on phantom power, as I never did put a 9v in it. For the money, it seems like a really good DI box, although I have not owned it long enough to see how easily it will break.

       
      5.0

      Don't count this one out.

      By Rene de Guzman

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • AMAZING
      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Guitar Sounds Better
      • Professional Functions
      • Prof Guitar Players Gain
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Adapter Input

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • For Bass
      • For Guitar
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      own many direct boxes, DOD, Red Box, Quad DI's, Countryman. Paid high prices for those specially country man, but this one is for guitar. Beats sound plugged directly to an amp with XLR outputs. Just bought this cause of the price, was planning to return it (expected it to be bad). But I was surprised when I plugged it in to the mix, (I usually test my sounds through the mix using a pricy headphone). And then I tried it live. Now I'm buying another one. Writing this would've been a waste of my time, but letting the guitar players and sound engineers, that you don't always get what you pay for. This is worth way,way more than what you pay for.

       
      5.0

      Solid State!

      By Liv Mic

      from Walhalla, SC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful
      • Professional Functions
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

        Can't go wrong. Sturdy, simple, with options!

         
        4.0

        I like it

        By Ricky Retardo

        from Detroit

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

          This unit is nice and the one 4x12 you get sounds very good….

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          super bang for the buck

          By Phil

          from Kentucky

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Great For Live Sound
          • Great For Recording Amp
          • Very Rugged Exterior

          Cons

          • Battery Clip Is Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Replacing Amp Mic's

          Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

          I have owned 2 of these since they debuted, they perform flawlessly, I have used them both with the amp speaker output and with the line out, they were designed to give a musician an option on recording an amplifier or running it through a mixer in a live sound enviorment. the units are very quiet, the cabinet sim is very natural and believable,and the headaches they save by not having to mic your amp make using it a no brainer.
          The emulation is on par with Hughes and Kettner and other cabinet sims costing a lot more. Great For vintage amps with no built in DI or cab sim, better sounding than most cab sims built into modern amps, no cross talk and no feedback, I will never mic my amp on stage again!

           
          4.0

          Great little gadget for the price.

          By Peace Punk

          from Roanoke VA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Functions

          Cons

          • Hard To Remove Battery

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

          The ULTRA-G did exactly what I bought it for. It allowed me to record bass & guitar tracks in my home studio and eliminated all amp noise.
          I used the same product in a professional recording studio and it works just as well at home.
          For the price, I don't think you could do better.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good DI, Bad Speaker Sim...

          By Smurf

          from Ohio, USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Speaker Sim Is Hissy

          Best Uses

          • As A Di

          Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

          I am a Behringer snob, there I admit it! I use a ton of their stuff, and have only had 2 problems over a decade, and those were taken care of 100%.

          So after saying that here is why this piece of gear only gets 4 stars, the 4x12 sim is VERY hissy! For folks that say it is not, place a distortion unit after this DI, turn it on, and listen...now turn on the cab sim, but watch your ears! I play mainly clean-hint of grit, and running a guitar straight into it, OR using a REAL guitar preamp (no a floor multi-effect) is just too noisy to record with.

          After returning 2 new units I found one cheap on eBay and grabbed it...why? Because the Straight DI Function of this box is absolutely silent! Just like it's little bro, these Berry DI's are as quiet as any high end DI, and the most important part, it does NOT change your tone in any way.

          They are NOT load boxes, so you WILL have to connect a speaker or Power Soak after it if you run your Amp Head into it, but using a variety of tube & solid state heads, ranging from 15watts up to 100watts, this thing transferred the tone with no problem. And in THIS type of situation the 4x12 sim does not sound bad at all.

          Looking for a DI? Grab the cheaper Berry one like this. Need a speaker sim? I would say look elsewhere, sorry Berry....

           
          5.0

          Great sound, great price.

          By The Seams

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

              I run sound for my Americana/Bluegrass band and we just purchased 2 of these to use for an acoustic electric guitar and a mandolin with a piezo pickup. We run all of our instruments through our PA and the very first time we used these DI's the Improvement was instantaneous.

              Both the mando and the guitar sound crystal clear and with the CAB feature they sound really smooth. It takes away all of that tinny electric sound that you normally get when running straight into the board. The first gig we used them we got tons of compliments about out improved sound.

              The DI's themselves are well built and seem very sturdy. If you are in the market for DIs buy these up, at the price you can't beat them. We will probably be buying 3 more for the rest of our instruments

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