Behringer MIC200 Vacuum tube preamplifier - preamp-modelling with 16 preamp voicings designed for vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, keyboards, drums, and more. Limiter, -20dB pad, phase-reverse switch and +48V phantom power, gain and output volume controls, balanced 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs and gold plated XLR connectors. Includes power supply.
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Generally I am impressed with Behringer gear but am unfairly biased against this due to it arriving with a European plug and a clunky adapter instead of a UK plug. The weight of this combination does mean it is verging on unsafe to use in a wall socket as the transformer I weighty, but from an extension cable it can be laid more safely. This was originally bought to ramp up the sound of an electric sitar which it does admirably and removes the brittle sound created by a DI alone. It has more recently been coopted by me to record in semi acoustic guitar as well as use it to as a preamp for another performer on semi acoustic guitar in a school hall. It gave a nice, warm tone overall, independent of the desk and allowed vocals to cut clearly and cleanly above. There are a variety of presets on the unit, as well as input and outputting which allows some creative use. In future I would consider looking at other units of a similar nature, but for the price would probably finding myself returning to this unit if I could be guaranteed a UK socket.
This is a great little preamp which I have used as a bass mic preamp (to boost the level for use with a bass amp) and acoustic guitar preamp (to warm the sound up) in live situations. It has a variety of useful features -input pad, phase reverse, low cut, switchable +48v phantom power, and a selection of pre-voiced settings optimised for different instruments. Input and output is via jack and/or xlr socket. I previously had a similar (apart from the addition of a VU meter) though considerably more expensive model made by a competitor which, disappointingly, after minimal usage (over several years) developed noisy outputs and would have cost more to get someone to even look at it than it was to buy this one new. The quality of the Behringer seems just as good as the more expensive one, it has pretty much identical features and the lack of VU meter makes no difference to functionality (as it has an led meter instead). The only thing to remember is that it comes with a continental mains adapter so will need a plug converter and if you are thinking you probably have a mains adapter that will work with it anyway, you may well not as it requires a 9v 1300ma **AC** supply!
The behringer tube ultragain mic200. I was tempted to buy a tube amp as I had used one years goneby. But I came across this unit on Thomann`s website, and read the details of its functionality, and decided to buy it. The MIC200 did not disappoint me the sound was crisp, so I fiddled with the knobs to check out what varying sounds can be found, I was surprised, ( I wish that the unit came with an instruction manual to speed up my use of the product. ). I am not sure what is warm/limiter zones actually does, but in time will figure it out. This unit appears that it can be used for vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboard etc etc. And also use a guitar and mic at the same time. Oh the price of this product was need I say very good value for money at Thomann.
Not too bad for first pre-amp. Enough good for that price. I use it as a guitar pre-amp and then send signal to audio interface. Good combination with Line6 UX2 and podfarm efects, pretty decent sound.
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