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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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Product Description

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 (180┴)

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
4.5 out of 5 (95 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Behringer scores major brownie points..."
Sound: Lets qualify this by first stating that I can only fill my tank twice for the money I spent on one of these - I bought four. That being said, the internal boards are so simple, there is literally no much of a chance to "screw anything up", but in agreement with the prvious poster - let's definitely not Behringer bash - especially in this case. I have a lot of gear, including the Ampex 300 preamps from RCA studios where Sinatra recorded New York, New York. Case in point, those were originally front end preamps on Ampex 300 tape machines - the machines were in sad shape mechanically, but these amps, removed from the tape machines are great for studio preamps - and the sound of the Behringers (important: replace tubes with Ei Elite 12AX7EG - Telefunken clones) are as good - even better in some applications (with the Ei Elite 12AX7EG tubes). The downside to the units is replaceable - the stock tubes make a great unit noisy out of the box - an $80 upgrade makes this a world class preamp. I run every sub (8) on my Mackie ONYX 4880 through these on the sub inserts - all the time - people are always asking "how I get that sound" - thanks Behringer. Feature: Simple and usable feature set - sweepable (parametric) eq for high pass filter - 48v phantom (if used that way) level and "warmth" (gain) knobs - a no brainer, never even opened the manual. Ease of Use: It's a preamp - if that is hard to use - perhaps a career in pet supplies would be more suitable... Quality: Made like an old preamp - metal. Knobs feel a little light (by old standards), but quality nonetheless. Value: I see people spend more money on beer in a weekend - personally, I'll take tubes any day. Manufacturer Support: no reason in over two years of everyday use. The Wow Factor: Tubes, lights - analog meters - smmmooooth... Overall: These units have become a staple - I keep another set of four in storage, along with tubes - "just in case"
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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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