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Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI   

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The Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI Box features a switchable speaker simulation that so realistically emulates a 4x12 cab you may never mic your speakers...Read More

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An active DI Box for guitar with fantastic speaker simulation.

The Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI Box features a switchable speaker simulation that so realistically emulates a 4x12 cab you may never mic your speakers again. Features include switchable input attenuation allowing levels of up to +48dBu, a ground lift switch to eliminate loop problems, and a rugged roadproof aluminum case. An internal battery automatically shuts off when phantom power is connected.

FEATURES
  • Realistically emulates a 4x12 cab
  • Switchable input attenuation allowing levels of up to +48dBu
  • Ground-lift switch to eliminate loop problems
  • Rugged roadproof aluminum case
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BehringerUltra-G GI100 DI
 
4.7

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Professional functions (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for playing direct to PA

I gig and tour quite often, and I perform solo: I play electric guitar and sing while using synths and samplers running direct to PA.

Because I need to keep...Read complete review

I gig and tour quite often, and I perform solo: I play electric guitar and sing while using synths and samplers running direct to PA.

Because I need to keep track of the samplers, I don't like having a guitar amp blaring behind me. Also, miking an amp results in a muddier sound when everything else is going through the PA.

I considered a number of options (modelers, etc) before I stumbled on this box. It's so cheap, and I know from experience that using a DI to play electric guitar into a PA results in great levels---but the tone is usually wretched. But I saw that this DI has a speaker cab emulation, so I checked out some YouTube vids and bought it from this website, because it's so cheap.

Wow. This box has changed my live rig! Now, I play my guitar into my distortion and delay pedals, then run it into the DI box with the cab switch engaged, which goes into the PA. It is SUCH a wonderful guitar tone!

Now, my setup and teardown times are drastically reduced, because I'm not fiddling with an amp. I can hear myself better on stage, because I can get whatever amount of guitar I want in the monitors, without having a loud amp blaring behind me.

There is no hiss, no noise, no loose connections. The unit is very tough metal.

I suggest running the unit with one of the pads engaged, and always with the speaker cab sim ON. If you're using this DI to record in the studio, then you can leave the cab sim off and just use whatever amp/cab sims you want on your DAW.

Hugely recommended!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great when it works.

Those guys who are saying the cab simulator adds hiss must have defective units. It should not add any hiss and it works quite well. My first one died right away, but the...Read complete review

Those guys who are saying the cab simulator adds hiss must have defective units. It should not add any hiss and it works quite well. My first one died right away, but the 2nd is still working. It is a great alternative to micing.

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4.0

Versatile DI for the price

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from Seattle, WA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Noisy Speaker Emulator

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

Good versatility in that it can easily convert instrument, line, or speaker level signals to an XLR output with the push of a button or two. For a guitar amp, the sound of any such direct out will be really brittle without a speaker, so the cabinet emulator is a nice function to avoid the need to trim off the high end with an EQ, although it will add some annoying hiss. The unit seems to run on phantom power, as I never did put a 9v in it. For the money, it seems like a really good DI box, although I have not owned it long enough to see how easily it will break.

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5.0

Don't count this one out.

By 

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Ask me a question

Pros

  • AMAZING
  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Guitar Sounds Better
  • Professional Functions
  • Prof Guitar Players Gain
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Adapter Input

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • For Bass
  • For Guitar
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

own many direct boxes, DOD, Red Box, Quad DI's, Countryman. Paid high prices for those specially country man, but this one is for guitar. Beats sound plugged directly to an amp with XLR outputs. Just bought this cause of the price, was planning to return it (expected it to be bad). But I was surprised when I plugged it in to the mix, (I usually test my sounds through the mix using a pricy headphone). And then I tried it live. Now I'm buying another one. Writing this would've been a waste of my time, but letting the guitar players and sound engineers, that you don't always get what you pay for. This is worth way,way more than what you pay for.

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5.0

Solid State!

By 

from Walhalla, SC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

    Can't go wrong. Sturdy, simple, with options!

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    4.0

    I like it

    By 

    from Detroit

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      This unit is nice and the one 4x12 you get sounds very good….

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      super bang for the buck

      By 

      from Kentucky

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      Pros

      • Great For Live Sound
      • Great For Recording Amp
      • Very Rugged Exterior

      Cons

      • Battery Clip Is Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Replacing Amp Mic's

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      I have owned 2 of these since they debuted, they perform flawlessly, I have used them both with the amp speaker output and with the line out, they were designed to give a musician an option on recording an amplifier or running it through a mixer in a live sound enviorment. the units are very quiet, the cabinet sim is very natural and believable,and the headaches they save by not having to mic your amp make using it a no brainer.
      The emulation is on par with Hughes and Kettner and other cabinet sims costing a lot more. Great For vintage amps with no built in DI or cab sim, better sounding than most cab sims built into modern amps, no cross talk and no feedback, I will never mic my amp on stage again!

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      4.0

      Great little gadget for the price.

      By 

      from Roanoke VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Functions

      Cons

      • Hard To Remove Battery

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      The ULTRA-G did exactly what I bought it for. It allowed me to record bass & guitar tracks in my home studio and eliminated all amp noise.
      I used the same product in a professional recording studio and it works just as well at home.
      For the price, I don't think you could do better.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good DI, Bad Speaker Sim...

      By 

      from Ohio, USA

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      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Speaker Sim Is Hissy

      Best Uses

      • As A Di

      Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

      I am a Behringer snob, there I admit it! I use a ton of their stuff, and have only had 2 problems over a decade, and those were taken care of 100%.

      So after saying that here is why this piece of gear only gets 4 stars, the 4x12 sim is VERY hissy! For folks that say it is not, place a distortion unit after this DI, turn it on, and listen...now turn on the cab sim, but watch your ears! I play mainly clean-hint of grit, and running a guitar straight into it, OR using a REAL guitar preamp (no a floor multi-effect) is just too noisy to record with.

      After returning 2 new units I found one cheap on eBay and grabbed it...why? Because the Straight DI Function of this box is absolutely silent! Just like it's little bro, these Berry DI's are as quiet as any high end DI, and the most important part, it does NOT change your tone in any way.

      They are NOT load boxes, so you WILL have to connect a speaker or Power Soak after it if you run your Amp Head into it, but using a variety of tube & solid state heads, ranging from 15watts up to 100watts, this thing transferred the tone with no problem. And in THIS type of situation the 4x12 sim does not sound bad at all.

      Looking for a DI? Grab the cheaper Berry one like this. Need a speaker sim? I would say look elsewhere, sorry Berry....

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      5.0

      Great sound, great price.

      By 

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

          I run sound for my Americana/Bluegrass band and we just purchased 2 of these to use for an acoustic electric guitar and a mandolin with a piezo pickup. We run all of our instruments through our PA and the very first time we used these DI's the Improvement was instantaneous.

          Both the mando and the guitar sound crystal clear and with the CAB feature they sound really smooth. It takes away all of that tinny electric sound that you normally get when running straight into the board. The first gig we used them we got tons of compliments about out improved sound.

          The DI's themselves are well built and seem very sturdy. If you are in the market for DIs buy these up, at the price you can't beat them. We will probably be buying 3 more for the rest of our instruments

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          4.0

          Great product!

          By 

          from CT

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Does Not Come With 9vdc

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

            This is a great product. Especially for guitars. Just remember to buy the 9 VDC batteries before installation.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for playing direct to PA

            By 

            from new york, ny

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Durable Build
            • Excellent Cab Emulator

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Behringer Ultra-G GI100 DI:

              I gig and tour quite often, and I perform solo: I play electric guitar and sing while using synths and samplers running direct to PA.

              Because I need to keep track of the samplers, I don't like having a guitar amp blaring behind me. Also, miking an amp results in a muddier sound when everything else is going through the PA.

              I considered a number of options (modelers, etc) before I stumbled on this box. It's so cheap, and I know from experience that using a DI to play electric guitar into a PA results in great levels---but the tone is usually wretched. But I saw that this DI has a speaker cab emulation, so I checked out some YouTube vids and bought it from this website, because it's so cheap.

              Wow. This box has changed my live rig! Now, I play my guitar into my distortion and delay pedals, then run it into the DI box with the cab switch engaged, which goes into the PA. It is SUCH a wonderful guitar tone!

              Now, my setup and teardown times are drastically reduced, because I'm not fiddling with an amp. I can hear myself better on stage, because I can get whatever amount of guitar I want in the monitors, without having a loud amp blaring behind me.

              There is no hiss, no noise, no loose connections. The unit is very tough metal.

              I suggest running the unit with one of the pads engaged, and always with the speaker cab sim ON. If you're using this DI to record in the studio, then you can leave the cab sim off and just use whatever amp/cab sims you want on your DAW.

              Hugely recommended!

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