Behringer MIC2200 V2 2-Channel Tube Microphone Preamp / Channel Strip

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$169.00
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Cons

  • Tube coloration only available on the XLR input

Pros

  • Great tonal shaping
  • Warms up cheaper condenser mics
  • Adds tube depth to incoming signals

The Behringer MIC2200 is an affordable 2-channel 12ax7 tube preamp that warms up even the most brittle of cheap condenser mics. Despite being a “starved-plate” design, this budget mic pre amp still adds good harmonics that give a little more richness than your standard solid-state designs at this price.

It’s important to be aware that it doesn’t exactly sound like a higher-end, high-powered tube preamp but it has its own merits. Tone shaping comes in the form of a 12Hz to 320Hz high pass filter and a fully Parametric EQ per channel.

The only downside to the unit is that it starts to color the sound at the XLR input at higher gain settings. Those who are looking for a fully transparent sound might want to steer clear.

Nevertheless, the MIC2200 V2 preamp is a good value for the price: You get two channels with great tone shaping and tube warmth.

Specifications

  • Channels: 2
  • Input Connectors: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4″
  • Output Connectors: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4″
  • Dimensions: 19″ (W) x 1.75″ (H)
  • Controls: Gain, Phantom Power, Phase, Highpass Filter (12Hz-320Hz), Fully Parametric EQ, Output

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