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Phantom-powered gain booster for low-output dynamic and ribbon mics.

The Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator provides up to 25dB of ultraclean gain for your passive microphones, allowing them to reach their full potential. Whether you have a ribbon mic like the Royer R-121 or a dynamic mic such as the Shure SM7B, the CL-1 gives these mics the boost they need to shine. Powered solely by the phantom power from your mixer or preamp, the CL-1 is a self-contained solution that properly loads your mic's transformer for transparent sound.

Ultraclean Gain for Transparent Sound

With up to 25dB of gain on tap, the CL-1 lets your passive mics signal cut through. And this gain is ultraclean, meaning it won't color the natural tone of your mic. The CL-1 is designed to properly load the transformer in your ribbon or dynamic mic, allowing its true sound to come through with clarity and detail. For live sound or recording, this gain can help overcome noise over long cable runs, letting your mic's signal reach the console with strength and fidelity intact.

Ideal for Both Ribbon and Dynamic Mics

Whether you want to boost a ribbon mic like the Royer R-121 or a dynamic mic such as the Shure SM7B, the CL-1 is up to the task. Its broad frequency response and low noise floor work for any passive mic. And with up to 25dB of gain, the CL-1 can take mics with low output and give them the boost they need to work with a wide range of preamps. The CL-1 helps you get the most from your investment in high-quality mics.

A Simple, Self-Powered Solution

Needing only the phantom power from your mixer or preamp, the CL-1 provides an easy solution for gaining up passive mics. Without the need for additional power cables or an external power supply, the CL-1 streamlines your setup. And its rugged, all-metal chassis is built to handle the rigors of studio and live work with a small footprint that takes up minimal space. For project studios, the CL-1 is an affordable way to coax the best sound from prized ribbon and dynamic mics.

A Standard for Professionals and Home Studios Alike

In studios of all levels, the CL-1 has become a go-to tool for gaining up passive microphones. Professionals rely on the CL-1 to help vintage ribbon and dynamic mics shine on a wide range of sources. Home and project studio owners turn to the CL-1 as an easy way to make the most of high-end mics with lower-cost preamps. Wherever high-quality sound is the goal, the CL-1 provides a simple, effective solution.


  • Gives passive microphones up to +25dB of ultraclean gain; no need to reinvest in an expensive, high-gain premap
  • Self-contained, driven only by the phantom power from your mixer or preamp
  • Active output signal prevents added noise over long cable runs

Get the performance you expect from your passive mics without having to reinvest in high-gain, low-noise preamps. Order a Cloudlifter CL-1 today!


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