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Phantom-powered gain booster for low-output dynamic and ribbon mics.
There are certain mics revered for their sound quality. Among them are passive ribbon mics, such as the Royer R121 (#581141 or MXL R40 (#H69305), and low-sensitibity dynamic mics, such as the Shure SM7B (#270247) and the Electro-Voice RE20 (#270009). But if your preamp doesn't have enough gain or the right impedance requirements, these mics won't perform well. So, what do you do if you can't afford a high-end preamp with tons of gain? The Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator is the solution.
The Cloudlifters address problems due to gain and impedance requirments by giving passive microphone signals a major inline boost, up to +25dB of ultraclean gain, while properly loading the microphones' transformer for transparent operation. The Cloudlifter CL-1 is self-contained, driven only by the phantom power from your mixer or preamp. Ideal for dynamics and ribbons alike, the CL-1 turns phantom power into the extra gain required for using passive microphones. The immediate dose of extra gain can make even a budget microphone/preamp combination sound clean and professional. For broadcasting and live sound, the active output signal of the CL-1 can prevent added noise over long cable runs. With endless uses, Cloudlifters are quickly becoming a standard addition to professional, project and home studios.
Read what the pros are saying about the Cloudlifter:
"It's simply about gain - the Cloudlifter is a clever and useful solution..." - Rob Tavaglione, Pro Audio Review February 2010
"The Cloudlifter is a winner. It solves problems some ribbon mic owners don't even know they have. It does exactly what it claims to do, and does so well." - Matthew Mcglynn, Recording Hacks February 2010
- 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!
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.