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Learn More About The Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator Inline Preamp!

Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator Inline Microphone Preamp

    Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator Inline Microphone Preamp

    Manufacturer: Cloud Microphones

    Item #: CLD-CL1   •   MFG #: CLOUDLIFTER CL-1


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    A Must-Have Tool to Bring Life to Any Dynamic or Ribbon Broadcast Microphone!

    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.

    • Features

      • Gives passive mics up to +25dB additional active output
      • Provides 2 distinct stages of ultra-clean gain
      • Easy to use self contained design requires only phantom power
      • Recommended for use with all passive dynamic microphones
      • Compatible with tube, battery, or power supply driven microphones
      • Safe for all passive ribbons with no transfer of phantom
      • Utilizes Patented Class A, Discrete JFET circuitry
      • Ideal impedance loading for optimal performance @3Kohms
      • Rugged, road ready and portable, for studio, stage and broadcasting
      • Free lifetime limited warranty for parts and labor, with registration
      • Handcrafted entirely in the USA
      • Like all Cloud Microphones products, the Cloudlifter Mic Activator series is handcrafted using environmentally friendly methods, entirely in the USA.
    • Specifications

      • Operates Inline Using Standard +48v Phantom Power
      • Does Not Pass Phantom Power to the Microphone
      • Provides up to +25dB of Ultra-Clean Gain
      • Balanced Neutrik XLR Input and Output connectors
      • Microphone Input Impedance 3k Ohms
      • Noise Canceling Class A Discrete JFET circuit
    • Item Includes

      • Cloudlifter CL-1
      • Strap for stand mounting
      • User Guide
      • Registration card for free limited lifetime warranty offer


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    CLOUD MICROPHONESCloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator Inline Preamp

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    Miracle worker! An absolute must have item!

    By lacytim

    from New Paltz NY

    About Me Audiophile, Home Studio Engineer, Movie Enthusiast, Musician, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Producer, Tech Savvy

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    • Compact Size
    • Cost Effective
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality


    • None

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Daw's
    • DJ / Mixing
    • Dynamic Mics
    • Live Sound
    • Recording Studios
    • Ribbon Mics

    Comments about CLOUD MICROPHONES Cloud Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator Inline Preamp:

    Take any common ordinary dynamic mic (SM57 or SM58) and plug it into your board. Test it out (Check 1,2!). Then take the same mic plug it in to the Cloudlifter and then in to any phantom powered channel on your board and turn on the phantom power...that's when the magic begins. It turns the phantom power into an extra 25db of "clean" gain on the preamp of your board. Loads of clean headroom. The vocals absolutely sparkle. Before you go spending thousands on a new preamp, grab one of these little boxes and try it out. You will be absolutely amazed. I tried it with a Sennheiser MD421 into an Akai DPS24 DAW and the results were outstanding. Night and day.

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