Behringer GI100 ULTRA-G
Behringer GI100 ULTRA-G - active guitar DI box, 4x 12" cabinet emulation developed by Juergen Rath, jack input, jack link out, XLR out, -20/40dB pad (max. 3000W), 9V battery or 15-52V phantom power operation, GND lift.
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Very good value for money
Konstantinos A., 02.04.2016
As a DI, it's certainly not the best out there and certainly it's not totally transparent soundwise, but in any case, it's not something that you can't work with. 4/5 for sound.
I didn't have any problems with mine so far but it needs some time to prove it's reliability. The chasis looks sturdy but the XLR output feels kinda cheap. On the other hand, it's quite inexpensive anyway, so you could probably even have a spare around. I would say it's ok-ish qualitywise so 3-3,5/5 for quality.
This is probably the cheapest and valuable piece of equipment I have ever bought. This is how my rig is connected: guitar - effects - preamp (solid state, no valves!) - Ultra-G XLR output - USB Interface XLR input. It just sounds so good!!! All analog (no digital) cab simulator is top quality, it is really like your are playing through a 4x12" cab. Forget about that sterile tone and sound, this delivers the "real" feel. There is no need to be afraid because this behringer product is sturdy, very well constructed and the quality is on par with other costier brands. I just can't recommend this DI enough! TOP!
Nice and solid DI box with weak speaker simulation
The first try with enabled speaker simulation (should simulate a 4x12 cabinet) was very disappointing. It sounds very harsh and is not usable for our kind of guitar sound (we are playing stoner rock). Even with the use of a EQ i could not find a satisfying sound.
We disabled the speaker simulation and are now using impulse responses from Red Wirez which allows ous to get excatly the sound we need!
The sound without the speaker simulation is good. Very clear and there seems to be no damping or even noise.
The housing of the device is rock solid, looks good and should survive even a long live tour. The two -20DB pad switches are a bit hard to read when the box is lying on the ground.
Behringer GI100 ULTRA-G
There is a slight amount of hiss when the cab sin is engaged. This is only noticeable when operating an instrument level, say when used after a guitar and going straight to desk. There are two 20dB pad switches. When connected to a line out, I engage one of the pads. You will need to engage a second pad if plugged into a speaker out.
Since most users will use it at either line or speaker level, the hiss will not be a big deal. It's the only annoying thing about the unit, hence the four star rating.
IN summary, it's a very useful tool to keep your stage tidy and give you a punchy sound in the PA.
Useful piece of kit
I've tried just using my preamp, but there is a slight, but annoying hum. Guitar direct?, more hum.It seems to like to see the high output of the amp.
For recording and gigging, well worth having. The cab emulation is quite good. Certainly more realistic than most software ems.I always use phantom power, but I have tried 9v. No noticable drop off or improvement either way, but phantom power doesn't die suddenly.
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