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Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre and Direct Box

You Pay: $39.99

The TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 is a tube microphone/line preamplifier with an integrated limiter for studio, live and hard disc recording applications. It features a carefully selected 12AX7 vacuum tube with UTC technology for exceptional warmth and lowest noise. The unit can be used to eliminate the "dull" sound of standard digital recorders and sound cards.

The TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC100 will also perfectly complement any studio-grade condenser microphones. When used as a high-end DI it ensures outstanding signal integrity. The preamplifier comes with phase reverse switch, +48 V phantom power and a 20dB pad. Balanced inputs and outputs provide the finishing touch.

High end tube microphone/line preamplifier for studio, live and hard disc recording applications
Hand selected 12AX7 vacuum tube with UTC technology for exceptional warmth and lowest noise
Usage as a DI box ensures signal integrity
Dynamic limiter effectively protects down-stream equipment from overload
Phase reverse switch, +48V phantom power and 20dB pad
Extremely wide-range input gain and output level adjustment
Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS phone and gold plated XLR connectors
Number of Channels 1
Inputs 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone
Output 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone
Phantom Power +48V
Multi Function Limiter
Gain Range +26 to +60dB, variable
Maximum Output Level +26dB @ 100 kOhm
Frequency Response 10Hz to 43kHz, +/-3dB (microphone input)
Noise Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" heavy duty desktop enclosure
Specialties Highly accurate 8-segment LED meter
Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre and Direct Box
  • External Power Supply
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    BehringerMIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre
     
    4.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to setup (7)
    • Good power output (7)
    • Great sound quality (5)
    • Attractive (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (5)
      • Basic systems (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (4), Tech savvy (4), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)

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      5.0

      Easy to use and sounds great.

      By Lance

      from Ocala Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Metal Housing
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre:

        I use this with a shotgun mic. To play tin whistle. I run this into an effects box. It is easy to use and adds to the sound of my whistles. Build quality is great I like the metal housing.

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        5.0

        Great, affordable microphone amp

        By Audiophile, not Pro

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre:

        I was using an Electric Avenues PA2V2 Headphone Amp as a microphone amp, giving my V-Tech VT1009 just enough gain to be heard through my ASUS Xonar Essence STX sound card. It was functional, but not a good match. I replaced the PA2V2 with the MIC100, and the sound just opened up. Gain matching is a cinch, tonality is more accurate, and headroom increased immeasurably. I haven't overloaded it since putting this in, though I've increased overall volume substantially.
        In a perfect world, I would like an adjustable limiter and a power switch - but for the price, you can't have everything. Just unbeatable.

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        5.0

        does the job!

        By Richard

        from College Station, TX

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home

          Comments about Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre:

          If you try to connect a dynamic microphone to a mac laptop, the input level is too low. This inexpensive preamp boosts the signal to the needed level, and the sound quality is good. You'll need to buy cables to connect the mic to this preamp, and the preamp to the mac.

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          4.0

          Nice preamp for the price

          By mildbutwild

          from New York, NY

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Setup
          • Easy to Mount
          • Good Power Output
          • LED indicators
          • Low price

          Cons

          • Get noisy beyond 50 gain
          • No on or off switch

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre:

          Instead of buying a stand alone PA system, I'm using this preamp to hook up a mic to self-powered bookshelf speakers. I already own a mic & the speakers so adding a preamp for small cost was the way to go for me.

          The unit is hevier than I though. It's well constructed. The function buttons and various LED light are generous for this price range. As for sound quality, like other reviewers mentioned, it does get noisy when gain is beyond half way; Turning up Output beyond half way also created feed-back. Setting the dial at 50% for both seems right for me.

          The only I wish for is a power button so that I don't have to plug/unplug power cord.

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          5.0

          Does what it is supposed to do

          By scribe

          from Laramie, WY

          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Podcasterwebmaster, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Voice to computer

            Comments about Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre:

            I bought this to boost the signal from my microphone so I could record my weekly podcast directly into my computer rather than using a more roundabout way, using a tape deck to boost the signal.

            It works perfectly for this, giving the signal plenty of boost, with no added hum.

            It is also easy to set up, once you get the right adapters and cables to get the signal from the pre-amp to your system.

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            5.0

            Warm Tube Sound PLUS!

            By UMT

            from Green Bay, WI..

            About Me Musician, Pro Audio / DJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy Setup
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home
            • Larger Rooms
            • Outdoors
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre:

            I own 2 of these now. Originally, used #1 for Home Studio recording to get that 'tube' sound PLUS this unit also gave me Phantom Power on the spot AND it also contains a Limiter function. Bought #2 for my drummer to use. He had a Shure dynamic headset that just wasn't getting it in comparison to our AT Condenser vocal mics. Plugged him into one of these and his headset 'came alive.' I use plenty of Behringer equipment and have never had a problem with any of it. [...]

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            5.0

            Simple, effective, cheap

            By ss

            from Johannesburg, South Africa

            About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Home
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre:

              P/A with home amplifier for a party

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              4.0

              Good product for the price

              By Danarchy

              from Saint Paul, MN

              About Me Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy Setup
              • Good Power Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • DJ / Mixing
                • Home

                Comments about Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre:

                I use it for recording vocals, however, my condenser mic broke right before I got this, so I haven't had a chance to record any higher quality vocals through it. Regardless, it's inexpensive and it seems to be built quite solidly.

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                5.0

                Vocal group kudos

                By Jerry P.

                from Pittsburgh, Pa.

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Setup
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Behringer MIC100 ULTRAGAIN PRO - Single Channel Tube Mic Pre:

                    I use the Ultragain Pro with a AKG 2200 in a live vocal senerio. I am part of a vocal bluegrass band and wanted to use just one microphone for our performances. I want to down size my sound system, so I used the set up with a Fender Acoustasonic Amp. This allows me to use this to provide the phantom power for the mic and the pads allow a greater control of feedback. I am very pleased with the warm sound it provides. I am very pleased. I can't imagine a more expensive pre amp being any better.

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