Price paid: $ 27.45
Sound — 10
I was very impressed with the capabilities of this pedal, I use mine with an ESP LTD M50 guitar, AKG wireless system, OD100 pedal and Vox AD30VT amp. The OD100 creates some of the worst feedback I have ever heard, and the Noise Reducer 100 cleans the lot of it up, it does the job very well which is why I love this pedal.
Overall Impression — 9
This is a must have pedal for those having trouble with feedback. I love it, and if it got stolen or broke I would definately buy a new one or at least look for a very similar pedal that had a better energy consumpsion rate. The price that Behringer asks for this pedal is very reasonable, but with the fact that it wastes through batteries I would have thought that the company would have supplied a battery.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Unfortunately, this pedal eats through 9v batteries like a starved dog, and I wouldn't rely on it to last a gig without needed a new battery, which would be a pain. After about an hour of using a new battery the reduction starts to fade out, whether this is the batteries that I use being crap or the pedal consuming a lot of energy I don't know. However there is a special AC adaptor which can be bought from Behringer to fix this problem. The chassis is made of plastic, but I found that all of the Behringer pedals are heavier than I first thought, although I wouldn't be surprised if a huge chunk would crack off if it were dropped, so it needs a little care.
Ease of Use — 9
Just wire up to your setup and play, it's simple to use because of its compactness and layout. There is a switch between mute and reduction, and two knobs to control the thresh and decay, so it has a good amount of customisation. The change the battery you have to use a pen to push in two buttons and pull the lever off, which is good but becomes too fiddly when it comes to putting the lid back on.