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Behringer T1953 Tube Ultragain Processor

Ultra-low noise discrete microphone amplifier with separate line input amplifiers. Features Ultra Tube circuitry for added warmth without distortion and warmth control for generating tube sound independently. (95) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Behringer T1953 Tube Ultragain Processor

The Tube Ultragain is the best preamplifier that Behringer has ever produced. Not only did they choose the highest components available; in the input section circuitry they've bordered on breaking the laws of physics. With impressive results: absolutely pure audio quality and unbelievable detail resolution. Input gain is adjustable from +10 to +60 dB. Phantom power is switchable per channel, with a "soft mute" function to ensure noise-free switching.

Features:
Versatile and useful "Tube" 2-Channel mic preamp, line drive, and DI box

Original ULTRAGAIN is a staple in studios because it gives you the extra clarity and punch missing from your mics

Unique mic preamp provides unmatched sound quality with an incredible dynamic range of 130 dB!

Gain is adjustable from +15 to +55 dB

"Ultra-Tube" circuitry adds more warmth without distortion or noise.
Add in as much tube enhancement as you can handle with the independent "Warmth" control

Legendary Sovtek tubes; huge, backlit analog VU meters and a slick chrome "Retro" front panel design and vintage style knobs that take you back to the future round out this package

Phantom power is available on each channel

"Soft Mute" feature ensures that there's no "thump" when unit is enabled

Mic/Line switch lets you choose Line input or Mic input

12 dB per octave switchable Low Cut filter can be swept from 15 Hz to 350 Hz to eliminate stage "rumble" and tighten up tape tracks in the Line Mode

Phase Reverse function minimizes anti-phase effects and is also essential when decoding MS (Middle/Side) miking effects

Converts between the semi-professional standard of -10 dBV up to the professional +4 dBu professional standard or vice versa

Servo-balanced XLR and TRS inputs and outputs on gold-plated connectors

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Microphone Inputs
Connections: XLR and 1/4 in. jack

Type: transformerless, DC-decoupled input

Impedance: 3 kOhm balanced

Max. input level: +10 dBu balanced and unbalanced

CMRR typical 40 dB, >55 dB @ 1 kHz

Line inputs
Connections: XLR and 1/4 in. jack

Type: transformerless, DC-decoupled input

Impedance: 50 kOhm balanced, 25 kOhm unbalanced

Max. Input leve:l +23 dBu balanced and unbalanced

CMRR: typical 40 dB, >55 dB @ 1 kHz

Audio outputs
Connections: XLR and 1/4 in. jack

Type: electronic, servo-balanced output stage

Impedance: 60 Ohm balanced, 30 Ohm unbalanced

Max. output level: +21 dBu balanced and unbalanced

System Specifications
Bandwidth 18 Hz to 30 kHz, +/- 3 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio > 108 dBu, unweighted, 22´Hz to 22 kHz

Controls
Mic Trim: variable (+10 to +60 dB)

Frequency (High Pass): variable (12 to 350 Hz)

Level: variable (-20 dB to +20 dB)

Warmth: variable (Cold to Warm)

Function Switches
+48 V: engages the Phantom Power

Mic/Line: switches from Line to Microphone pre-amp

Phase Reverse: phase reversal (180Á)

High Pass: engages the high pass filter

Options
Output transformer Behringer OT-1 retrofittable

Power Supply
Mains voltage: USA/Canada ~ 120 V AC, 60 Hz

Power consumption: 25 Watts

Fuse: 100-120 V AC: 1,0 A (slow-blow)

Mains connection: standard IEC receptacle

Physical
Dimension (H x W x D): 3-1/2 x 19 x 8-1/2 in. (89.5 x 482.6 x 217mm)

Net weight: 8.0 kg, approximately

Shipping weight: 10.0 kg, approximately
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 702-800-8290
Customer Reviews
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"Behringer T1953 review"
Sound: Acts more like a DI with tube influences. I like the sound better than the Presonus tubePRE, much quieter. The coloring is transparent, the signal is strong. You will notice how dynamics will improve. Feature: Rack mountable, nice look, fake tube lights are cool. BTW Presonus has a red LED behind it's tube. Heard people complain about the meters. Mine are working fine. Ease of Use: Look, read the manual. Line levels should be good going in, especially when miking amps. A little adjustment on the gain in the preamp, and some warth, and you are set. I do a bass straight in, sounds sweet by the time it reaches the board. My condensor mic sounds good with this unit. Quality: For this price the construction of the chassis is good. The knobs are light and click in tiny increments. Very basic stuff here with a vintage retro look. Value: Return on investment is excellent. Manufacturer Support: Never needed it The Wow Factor: chicks dig the lights Overall: Some very good material was made on equipment alot more inferior to this. Let's not Behringer Bash. I reccomend this for someone who wants a more polished sound during tracking. That makes mixing alot more pleasurable.
Style of Music: Acoustic Rock
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Sound: Very clean sounding, used with a good condenser mic can yield a great rock vocal sound using the tube warmth control tastefully. Also makes a swell DI box, feed your bass guitar through it or run the output of a POD type device through a channel with the tubes engaged and be pleased. Feature: This unit has everything that an inexpensive mic pre needs. Two channels, phantom power, some very nice VU meters, and a low cut filter that is adjustable (THANK YOU) Quality: Eh. the chassis is solid aluminum & sturdy, but the knobs feel cheap and one of the lights behind the tubes quit working on the 2nd day I owned it. I don't really care though, it sounds great. Value: This, in my opinion, is probably the best mic pre you can get for less than 200 dollars. The Presonus units are nice, but this one has the little "edge" that I was looking for on vocal tracks. Manufacturer Support: Behringer is a tough nut to crack if you need warranty repairs. Be prepared for a long, drawn out process and they will not pay for the shipping ( although they tell you that they will. ) Recommend throwing the unit away if it breaks under warranty and buying a new one rather than pay shipping for someone to attempt to fix it properly. This is from experience on a Behringer mixing console that I owned but developed a few problems. It was eventually fixed however. The Wow Factor: It certainly is a cool-looking piece of kit with the jumbo knobs, "glowing" tubes and VU meters. Oooo la la. Overall: Solid & very nice sounding unit. I would definately replace it if needed, I may pick up a second unit anyway for installation in a live rig.
Style of Music: Rock / Blues / Electronic
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