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The Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator from Cloud Microphones is a compact, single-input solution for common audio problems in the field and in the studio involving low-output passive microphones, including ribbons. The CL-1 uses any standard phantom-powered mixer or microphone input device to provide up to +25 dB of clean, transparent gain. This improves signal-to-noise ratio and improves 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. The CL-1 is housed in a rugged steel enclosure which offers shielding and durability. Additionally, the CL-1 has provisions for stage or stand mounting.
Gives passive mics up to +25 dB additional active output and keeps the direct audio path free-and- clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors. The CL-1 houses discrete JFET circuitry that delivers clean gain while preserving the natural sonic characteristics of the source
Useful for a Variety of Applications
Use with noisy or low-gain preamps
Use with mixers/preamps that negatively impact the sound at higher gain setting
Use with low-output dynamic microphones and ribbons
Mic softer sound sources such as acoustic instruments and voice
Use for long cable runs
Features at a Glance
Gives passive mics up to +25 dB additional active output
Provides 2 distinct stages of 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 Patent Pending Class A, Discrete JFET circuitry
Ideal impedance loading for optimal performance @ 3 kOhms
Rugged, road ready, and portable, for studio, stage, and broadcasting