Behringer MIC500USB Tube Microphone Preamp


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Behringer MIC500USB Tube Microphone Preamp

Gearank Recommendation

The Behringer MIC500USB was on our recommended list for Microphone Preamps from March 2021 until it was out-ranked by the Behringer MIC2200 V2 in September 2022.


The Behringer MIC500USB is a combo Tube Preamp + USB Audio interface.

Rather than just sticking with one voice, Behringer opted to offer 16 preamp voicings that can be tailored to your sound source and more.

The Preamp itself contains a single 12AX7 tube.

Controls include phase reversal, pad, low cut and direct monitoring.


  • Channel: 1
  • Mic Preamps: 1 Tube Preamp
  • Tubes: 12AX7 Tube
  • Input Connectors:1 x XLR (mic), 1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 1 x 1/4" (line in)
  • Output Connectors: 1 x 1/4" (direct out), 1 x 1/4" (headphones)
  • Controls: Gain, 48V Phantom Power, Phase Reversal Switch, -20dB Pad, Low Cut, Direct Monitor, Preamp Mode
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now options with higher ratings in our guide to The Best Microphone Preamps