The Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator delivers an incredibly transparent +25dB of gain to any dynamic or ribbon microphone. It's an easy to use, compact solution for common audio problems faced in the field and in the studio. Tthe CL-1 safely uses any standard phantom powered microphone input device to provide ultra-clean gain. It turns phantom power into clean, transparent gain, allowing you to hear more of the actual sound of beloved dynamic, tube or ribbon microphones. It strengthens signal through long cable runs and quiets noisy preamps. In fact, it essentially turns any preamp into a high-gain "ribbon preamp."
Cloudlifters dramatically improve the performance of passive microphone signals by driving stronger, cleaner signals over longer XLR cable runs, making them ideal for broadcast, live, and studio applications. Enclosed in a rugged steel enclosure offering excellent shielding, the CL-1 additionally has provisions for stage or stand mounting with the included strap.
Using patented technology that keeps the direct audio path free-and-clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors, the CL-1 houses discrete JFET circuitry that delivers world class, ultra-clean gain while preserving the natural sonic characteristics of the source.
Cloud Microphones' Cloudlifters are essentially no-frills, no controls, low-noise mic level boosters that use circuitry developed for Cloud's own active ribbon mics, and are designed to be used in line with any low-output dynamic and passive ribbon mic. Looking more like DI boxes than preamps, most solidly built Cloudlifter models have balanced XLR connectors for input and output.and that's it. Each is just a steel box with two connectors per channel, and rubber feet on the base, where a folded metal plate provides a slot through which something like a velcro strap could be fitted to secure the unit to a microphone stand.