Behringer MIC100 Tube Ultragain Microphone Preamp with Limiter

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Need an affordable tube mic preamp/DI? Plug into the Behringer MIC100. It's got XLR and 1/4" instrument/line I/O, +48V phantom power, and a built-in limiter.
This premium tube mic/line preamp features an integrated limiter for studio, live and hard disk recording applications. It features a carefully-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube with Behringer's UTC technology for exceptional warmth and lowest noise. Using the MIC100 is a great way to eliminate the "dull" sound of standard digital recorders & sound cards. Also, it perfectly complements studio-grade condenser mics. When used as a high-end DI-box, it ensures outstanding signal integrity. Features also include a phase reverse switch, +48 V phantom power, a 20 dB pad, and balanced I/O.

The heart of the Tube Untragain is an extremely low-noise microphone preamp circuitry that uses discrete components and produces a highly trans-parent sound. In combination with Behringer's tube technology, the operational amplifiers 4580 and a sophisticated circuit topology, the Tube Untragain yields excellent noise and distortion properties. The innovative UTC circuitry that has been developed by Behringer's engineering team offers an abundance of sound-shaping possibilities. Absolute musicality was Behringer's major goal when they designed the Tube Untragain. The result is a device that, thanks to its tube circuitry, lends an incredible punch to percussion instruments. On the other hand, instruments that are rich in upper harmonics will receive more transparency. The sound will be warm, detailed and brilliant.
Specifications

XLR input Connector: Balanced/unbalanced
Type: Transformerless, DC-decoupled input
Impedance: Approx. 2 kOhms
Maximum input level: +7 dBu / 20 dB with pad

1/4 in. TRS input Connector: Balanced/unbalanced
Type: Transformerless, DC-decoupled input
Impedance: Approx. 1 MOhms
Maximum input level: +16 dBu / 20 dB with pad

Audio outputs Connectors: XLR and 1/4 in. TRS connector balanced/unbalanced
Type: Transformerless, DC-decoupled output
Impedance:
Approx. 700 Ohms balanced
Approx. 350 Ohms unbalanced
Maximum output level: Approx. +26 dBu @ 100 kOhms

System Frequency Response Mic input: <10 Hz - 43 kHz (+/-3 dB)
Line input: <10 Hz - 40 kHz (+/-3 dB)

Function controls Gain: Variable (+26 to +60 dB)
Output: Variable (-oo to +10 dB)

Function switches 20 dB pad: Level attenuation (20 dB)
+48 V: Activates the phantom power
Phase reverse: Phase reverse (180 kOhms)
Limiter: Limits the output signal

Indicators Input level: 8-segment LED meter: -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, clip
Power-LED: Indicates operation

Power supply Mains voltages USA/Canada 120 V~, 60 Hz, PSU

Physical Dimensions (H x W x D): Approx. 2 1/2 (64 mm) x 5 1/4 (135 mm) x 5 1/4" (135 mm)
Weight (without power supply): Approx. 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

Behringer MIC100 Tube Ultragain Mic Pre

This premium tube mic/line preamp features an integrated limiter for studio, live and hard disk recording applications. It features a carefully-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube with Behringer's UTC technology for exceptional warmth and lowest noise. Using the MIC100 is a great way to eliminate the "dull" sound of standard digital recorders & sound cards. Also, it perfectly complements studio-grade condenser mics. When used as a high-end DI-box, it ensures outstanding signal integrity. Features also include a phase reverse switch, +48 V phantom power, a 20 dB pad, and balanced I/O.

The heart of the Tube Untragain is an extremely low-noise microphone preamp circuitry that uses discrete components and produces a highly trans-parent sound. In combination with Behringer's tube technology, the operational amplifiers 4580 and a sophisticated circuit topology, the Tube Untragain yields excellent noise and distortion properties. The innovative UTC circuitry that has been developed by Behringer's engineering team offers an abundance of sound-shaping possibilities. Absolute musicality was Behringer's major goal when they designed the Tube Untragain. The result is a device that, thanks to its tube circuitry, lends an incredible punch to percussion instruments. On the other hand, instruments that are rich in upper harmonics will receive more transparency. The sound will be warm, detailed and brilliant.
(54 ratings)
Submitted January 8, 2004 by a customer from nonprofitcard.com
"Behringer MIC100 is a professional quality mic processor for little money."
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Don't see trading it, but I might buy more of them.
Sound
Amazing little instrument. I bought this because I needed a quick way to connect my shock mounted voice mic to a sound card that didn't provide the 48V phantom power needed to run the mic. What I got was incredibly enhanced sound that really extended the feature set of my mic system. The warm tones and clean sound alone, make this a great piece of equipment for the money.
Features
I really like the features of this little device. I can use it with or without the 48V phantom power for my mic, simply by pressing the button. It has a button for 20db boost, and I really like the mechanical (analog) control it gives me outside of my computer sound setup. No mouse needed to set the gain or output.
Quality
Outstanding quality, build, fit, and finish.
Value
I would say it's well worth the money. I actually paid list because I needed it, and it's well worth the money.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't needed the support yet.
The Wow Factor
It's not something you might think you want until you have it. It's not a sexy product by looks or specs, but by sound, you can't beat it!
Musical Style:
Voice, techno, R&B, Jazz, Fusion
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