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Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-X Mic Activator with Cinemag Transformer

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Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-X Mic Activator with Cinemag Transformer
Key Features
  • 1 Mic Input
  • Custom-Designed Cinemag Transformer
  • Adds Harmonics and Saturation
  • Improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Audio professionals looking to boost their microphone level while adding some analog mojo will be impressed with the Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-X Mic Activator, a compact, single-input solution for common audio problems in the field and in the studio involving low-output passive microphones, including ribbon mics. The CL-X uses any standard phantom-powered mixer or microphone input device to provide 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.
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Cloud Microphones CL-X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2More/Max Gain Switch
  • 3Useful for a Variety of Applications
  • 4Features at a Glance

Audio professionals looking to boost their microphone level while adding some analog mojo will be impressed with the Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-X Mic Activator, a compact, single-input solution for common audio problems in the field and in the studio involving low-output passive microphones, including ribbon mics. The CL-X uses any standard phantom-powered mixer or microphone input device to provide 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-X features a custom nickel-core Cinemag transformer delivering an incredible amount of bandwidth at normal levels and can also provide a variable amount of harmonic content and saturation as the input signal is increased, adding extremely musical flavors to the CL-X's output, which can change dynamically based on the input level of the source material. A two-position More/Max switch offers +12 dB of gain in the more position, which is ideal for hotter signals like an SM57 on a snare, while the Max position provides up to +35 dB for quieter sources such as a soft instrument or ASMR applications. The CL-X is housed in a rugged steel enclosure, which offers shielding and durability. Additionally, the CL-X has provisions for stage or stand mounting.

More/Max Gain Switch
Inspired by the two-position MORE/MAX switch found on the Cloudlifter Z, the default setting (up to 12 dB) on the CL-X is ideal for use with hotter signals like an SM57 on a snare, whereas the Max setting (up to 35 dB) is perfectly suited for quieter source material such as a soft instrument or ASMR applications.
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 settings
  • 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 +35 dB additional active output
  • Includes custom nickel-core Cinemag transformer for additional harmonic content and saturation
  • 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
  • Rugged, road ready, and portable, for studio, stage, and broadcasting
UPC: 196852461110

Cloud Microphones CL-X Specs

Key Specs
In-Line Accessory Type
Preamplifier
Input / Output Level
Input: Mic Level
Output: Mic Level
Number of Channels
1
Gain
+12.0 / +35 dB
Controls
1x Input Level/Gain Switch
Inputs/Outputs
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Input
1x XLR 3-Pin Male Output
Operating Voltage
V ()
General
In-Line Accessory Type
Preamplifier
Input / Output Level
Input: Mic Level
Output: Mic Level
Number of Channels
1
Gain
+12.0 / +35 dB
Controls
1x Input Level/Gain Switch
Indicators
No
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Input
1x XLR 3-Pin Male Output
Power
Operating Voltage
V ()
Physical
Shielded
Yes
Dimensions
6.75 x 4.25 x 2.25" / 17.14 x 10.79 x 5.71 cm
Weight
24 oz / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.015 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.9 x 4.4 x 2.4"

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