Cloud Microphones CL-1 Cloudlifter Preamp for Ribbon Mic Single-Channel. Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator is a simple, compact solution for common audio problems faced in the field and in the studio. Designed for passive dynamic principle microphones - including ribbons- the CL-1 safely uses any 24-48v phantom powered microphone input device to provide 20-25db of ultra-clean transparent gain. 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-andclearof transformers, capacitors, and resistors, the CL-1 houses directcoupled, 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 settings. Recording softer sound sources such as acoustic instruments and voice. Gives passive mics 20-25dB additional active output.
Powered by 24-48v phantom power from the secondary input device. Safe for use with all passive ribbons with no transfer of phantom power. Utilizes Patent Pending Ultra-transparent Discrete D/C JFET circuitry. Rugged, road ready and portable, for studio, stage and broadcasting. Easy to use standalone design requires only phantom power.
Handcrafted entirely in the USA. The amount of gain varies depending on the microphone and preamp combination. Generally speaking, using a Cloudlifter with lower impedance transformer coupled preamps will yield slightly less gain than with higher impedance transformer-less designs. Merchandise and packaging MUST be in the same condition as when received. Alto Music reserves the right to refuse any return if it appears the item has been used.Software (if unsealed or registered). Harmonicas, Mouthpieces, Earbuds/Earphones/Headphones(if unsealed), or any item that may come in contact with the mouth, ears or nose. There are no warranties for the following items.