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Review Summary For : Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC200
Reviews: 3MSRP: 57
High-End Vacuum Tube Preamplifier with Preamp Modeling Technology; The TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC200 is a high-end vacuum tube mic/line preamplifier with preamp modeling technology and an integrated limiter for studio, live and hard disk recording applications. Our super-flexible preamp modeling allows you to quickly optimize your recordings by choosing from 16 preamp voicings designed for vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, keyboards, drums, and more. In addition, it utilizes a carefully selected 12AX7 vacuum tube with UTC technology for exceptional warmth and low noise.

The MIC200 can be used to warm-up the sterile, analytical sound of standard digital recordings and sound cards. It is also the perfect complement to studio-grade condenser microphones. When used as a high-end DI-box, it provides outstanding signal integrity. The TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC200 includes a phase reverse switch, +48 V phantom power and 20 dB pad. Balanced ¼" TRS inputs and outputs and gold-plated XLR connectors provide a nice finishing touch.
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G4VRR Rating: 2018-07-05
OK But Died Time Owned: more than 12 months.
When it worked, it was an OK device. Just OK. I was using it with an Audio Technica AT2020 into an M-Audio NRV10 into ProTools V7.4. As I said- OK, but nothing to write home about. I hardly ever used it- I would say fewer than three hours total use over no more than three or four sessions. One day I plugged it in purely to take advantage of its phantom power facility with a DPA levalier mic and it was dead. PSU was OK. I opened it up, looked inside and sighed. I slipped in a replacement valve but no cigar. Two stars is for its first flush of enthusiasm, but no stars really.
XE1XNP Rating: 2011-01-01
improved audio quality Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Hola compré un amplificador para mi Microfono de estudio de condensador ya que tengo radios militares los cuales no cuentan con compresores o amplificadores de audio y requeria un buen microfono pre-amplificado para poder mantener una buena señal ya que al microfono original hay que hablarle fuerte par que mantenga una buena salida de potencia el transmisor.
Después de ver muchos reviews de microfonos me decidí por uno de condensador con algo de calidad y buen precio, mi setup es:

Microfono de estudio de condensador Behringer B1
Amplificador de valvulas Ultragain MIC200

Cabe mencionar que no requerí de un Direct Box para acoplar aunque la entrada de microfono del radio es de baja impedancia 150 ohms.

La adaptación fué muy sencilla sólo una cajita externa para unir los cables y hacer el PTT requrido y las conexiones del microfono al radio y el amplificador.

Mi gasto fué de:
Ultragain MIC200 $58.00 USD
Microfono B1 $119.00 USD
Cable XLR $3.50 USD
Caja de conexion y cables $4.00 USD
Conector U-229 Militar $25.00 USD

Total: $209.50

Excelente opción para la mejora del audio de nuestros equipos HF

Aqui pueden ver el video y las fotos de mi setup:
KI6QYJ Rating: 2009-04-19
Great item for ham use w/a new tube Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
For the money, it's hard to do better for ham radio use, even if you are a big AM or eSSB guy. Ditch the lousy stock Svetlana 12AX7 and put in anything better (I use old Baldwin/Sylvania tubes, which are cheap but sound a whole lot better), and you have a whole host of various EQ choices with varying mixed of starved-plate "tube sound" harmonics mixed in. Has phantom power available, as well as phase reverse; runs on pro or home stadards for line level, and has 1/4" TRS and XRL balanced inputs and outputs, as well as adjustable mic and preamp level controls, a switchable 20 db pad, and a fixed low-cut filter.

Downsides -- runs on a wall wart and has no onboard power switch (I plugged the wall wart into a switched AC cord so I could kill the phantom load when not in use), gets fairly warm, funny form factor makes it hard to install with good cable management AND being able to see the controls and LED level meter. Since I never adjust it once I found my best settings, that was okay with me, though.

Dollar for dollar, a great unit for ham use. Won't win any prizes for quality for audio recording, but for HF use it is more than plenty. Many hams will find this to be enough EQ for them and not need to spend any more. I use it as a front end for Behringer parametric EQ and noise gate/compressor/limiter, and my setup can do everything that a complete setup of W2IHY gear can for half the money, with a lot more adjustability AND a nifty vintage look (my rack-mount Behringer gear is part of their "Ultra-Tube line with more 12AX7s inside, with old Bakeline-style knobs and vintage-look meters).

Can't find any real faults for ham use, truthfully, short of the lack of a power switch. Would be nice if it ran on 12VDC, as most of us have a serious 12v power supply in the shack, but this is a very minor niggle!