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The story begins in the 1930's at RCA* with Harry Olson developing the 44 and 77 series ribbon microphones. Mr. Olson was followed in his post by engineer Jon R. Sank, for whom the JRS-34 is named. He was charged by RCA with improving on Harry's best mics. He did just that with the BK-11, a direct descendant of the 44 series. It's been an inside audio secret for many years among top engineers that the BK-11 is the most advanced ribbon microphone in the world. Jon Sank passed away in 1998, but before he died he passed more than 50 years of skill and technology to his son, Stephen Sank. Trained by his father beginning at age 10, Stephen's studies continued to build upon lessons learned from the original RCA Laboratory Studies.

Today, Stephen and his wife Cynthia continue the family tradition of developing quality hand crafted ribbon microphones in collaboration with Cloud Microphones. The Cloud JRS-34, with modern appointments such as neodymium magnets and Cinemag transformers takes the next evolutionary step in the immortal BK-11 and 44 series microphone design line.

All Cloud products are completely built in the USA. Each microphone is then assembled by hand at our manufacturing lab in Tucson, Arizona. The ribbons are all cut, corrugated, and installed by hand in precisely the same manner and with the same care that Harry Olson prescribed at RCA, when ribbon microphones were first introduced. Each individual mic is thoroughly inspected for sound quality and craftsmanship by Stephen personally, and no corners are cut in this process. The result is a beautiful completely hand crafted high quality ribbon microphone.

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Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator Inline Preamp

Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator Inline Preamp

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator A Must-Have Tool for Dynamics and Ribbons! Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator is an easy to use, compact solution for common audio problems f...

Cloud Microphones

Our Part# CLD-CL1
List Price $179.00
Our Price $149.00
      

Cloud Cloudlifter CL-2 Mic Activator inline preamp

Cloud Cloudlifter CL-2 Mic Activator inline preamp

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-2 Mic Activator A Must-Have Tool for Dynamics and Ribbons! Cloudlifter CL-2 Mic Activator is a dual channel, easy to use, compact solution for common au...

Cloud Microphones

Our Part# CLD-CL2
List Price $299.00
Our Price $249.00
      

Cloud Cloudlifter CL-4 Rack inline mic preamp

Cloud Cloudlifter CL-4 Rack inline mic preamp

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-4 Mic Activator Cloudlifter Goes to the Rack! Cloudlifter CL-4 Mic Activator is a four channel, easy to use, solution for common audio problems faced in ...

Cloud Microphones

Our Part# CLD-CL4
List Price $599.00
Our Price $499.00
      

Cloud Cloudlifter CL-Z Vari-Z Mic Activator w/HPF

Cloud Cloudlifter CL-Z Vari-Z Mic Activator w/HPF

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Z Variable Impedance Mic Activator The Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Z Mic Activator uses phantom power from your preamp to solve an array of common iss...

Cloud Microphones

Our Part# CLD-CLZ
List Price $369.00
Our Price $299.00
      

Cloud Microphones 44-A Active Ribbon w/ Voice/Music Switch

Cloud Microphones 44-A Active Ribbon w/ Voice/Music Switch

Cloud Microphones Cloud 44-A Active Ribbon Microphone Modern technology elevates a classic sound From direct RCA* lineage, the Cloud 44-A microphone reawakens the spirit of the classic RC...

Cloud Microphones

Our Part# CLD-44-A
List Price $2,099.00
Our Price $1,899.00
      

Cloud Microphones Cloud U1 Universal Shock Mount

Cloud Microphones Cloud U1 Universal Shock Mount

Cloud Microphones Cloud U1 Universal Shockmount The Cloud U1 updates the concept of microphone suspension for the 21st century, completely omitting any elasticated parts and using modern ...

Cloud Microphones

Our Part# CLD-U1
List Price $199.00
Our Price $149.00
      

Cloud Microphones JRS-34 Active Ribbon Microphone

Cloud Microphones JRS-34 Active Ribbon Microphone

Cloud Microphones JRS-34 Active Ribbon Microphone From direct RCA* lineage comes the best of the vintage style ribbon sound. Handcrafted entirely in the US, the JRS-34 combines the best at...

Cloud Microphones

Our Part# CLD-JRS-34
List Price $1,699.00
Our Price $1,599.00
      

Cloud Microphones JRS-34-P Passive Ribbon Microphone

Cloud Microphones JRS-34-P Passive Ribbon Microphone

Cloud Microphones JRS-34-P Passive Ribbon Mic From direct RCA* lineage comes the best of the vintage style ribbon sound. Handcrafted entirely in the US, the JRS-34-P combines the best attr...

Cloud Microphones

Our Part# CLD-JRS-34-P
List Price $1,599.00
Our Price $1,499.00
      

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