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Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1


Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1

1-channel +25dB In-line Microphone Preamplifier
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Product Code: SKU20938


Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1

A Must-Have Tool for Dynamics and Ribbons!

Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator is an easy to use, compact solution for common audio problems faced in the field and in the studio. Designed for all passive microphones including ribbons, the CL-1 safely uses any standard phantom powered microphone input device to provide up to +25db of ultra-clean, transparent gain. Cloudlifters do NOT work with condenser mics.

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 patent pending technology that keeps the direct audio path free-and-clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors, the CL-1 houses direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry that delivers world class, ultra-clean gain while preserving the natural sonic characteristics of the source.

Cloudlifters are recommended for improving the signal to noise ratio and performance of passive microphone/preamp combinations with the following:

  • Recording direct into a DAW interface
  • noisy or low gain preamps
  • mixers/preamps that negatively impact the sound at higher gain setting
  • passive ribbon microphones
  • low-output dynamic microphones
  • miking softer sound sources such as acoustic instruments and voice
  • long cable runs (output)
  • Gives passive mics up to +25dB additional active output
  • Provides 2 ultra-clean gain stages using 4 hand-matched JFETs
  • Easy to use self contained design requires only phantom power
  • Recommended for use with all passive microphones
  • Safe for all passive ribbons with no transfer of phantom
  • Utilizes Patent Pending Ultra-transparent Discrete D/C 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.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review »

Cloudlifter CL-1 June 17, 2016
Reviewer: George Johnson from Bothell, WA United States  
The Cloudlifter CL-1 does exactly what it's designed to do. There was no discernible added noise and it is very well built. I can now set my preamp gain to about 60%, down from 90% or so before.

Prompt service December 13, 2015
Reviewer: Jason Garner from Gilbert, AZ United States  
Ordered my product and the shipped it swiftly. Extremely happy

Review of order December 13, 2015
Reviewer: Christopher Perkins from Kodiak, AK United States  
Although I have not functionally tested these items yet the cosmetic condition is excellent and the sale price is hard to beat.

Stong signal, well built September 26, 2014
Reviewer: JG3000  
Very cool piece of gear. Permanent part of my setup now. I have a budget setup. I bought this instead of buying yet another microphone and another expensive soundcard preamp. Cloudlifter does the job. Microphone signal is much stronger and loud without distortion. Its primary purpose may be to compensate for Ribbon Microphones low output but it makes any microphone sound a lot better. Its also a lot cheaper than of the pro level preamps. This is a cool piece of technology. Solid steel. Built like a tank. Looks like it will last a long time. Provide a strong signal for much less than most preamp price

Cloudlifter is the Bomb September 26, 2014
Reviewer: Nathan  
Unlike most gear today, the Cloudlifter does only one job. But oh, it does it so well. Powering any low-output microphone that does not require phantom power, it provides a stunning amount of transparent gain, adding no noise. It gives my RE-20 so much power that, out of every other mic in my arsenal, it requires the least amount of gain at the preamps. Will buy another soon.