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Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator

The Cloud CL-1 is a must-have tool for use with any Dynamic or Ribbon microphone


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The compact, easy-to-use Cloud CL-1 Mic Activator is quite possibly one of the best tools you can have for any dynamic or ribbon microphone. Many preamps struggle to provide enough clean gain for passive ribbon mics. This is where the CL-1 Mic Activator comes in. By utilizing any standard phantom powered device input you'll get up to 25dB of additional pristine, transparent gain. The CL-1 does this safely without passing any phantom power to the mic itself. As much of a necessity as this device is for ribbon microphones, it's equally as important for standard low-power dynamic mics. When you're able to provide stonger, cleaner signals for passive mic runs the benefits become obvious for broadcast and studio applications. Such a dramatic improvement in your signal-to-noise ratio will amaze you. Think about it...by having such clean gain added to your signal before you get to a preamp you'll be able to turn down your preamp, reducing noise. On the other hand, if you have a preamp that likes to be driven, then you've already got 25dB of clean gain to drive it! Grab your old trusty Shure SM58 or SM57 microphone and see what we mean.

Cloud uses discrete JFET circuitry and patent pending technologies to keep the audio path clean and clear, while maintaining the source's tonal character.

Best Uses:
  • Pair the CL-1 with low-level or noisy pre-amps
  • Passive Ribbon or low-level Dynamic microphones
  • Utilize when miking more delicate, quieter sound sources
  • Record direct into a DAW's audio interface
  • Longer cable runs

  • Up to +25dB additional gain to any passive microphone
  • 2 superior gain stages from 4 hand-matched JFET circuits
  • Easy to use design requires only phantom power
  • Safe for all passive ribbons with no transfer of phantom
  • Utilizes patent pending discrete D/C JFET circuitry
  • Ideal impedance loading for optimal performance @3Kohms
  • Rugged-build for studio, stage and broadcast use
  • Lifetime limited warranty for parts and labor, with registration

Like all Cloud Microphone products the Mic Activator series is designed and built entirely in the U.S.

Get yours today; with the security of our many decades of experience and Sam Ash Direct efficient order processing, your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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    Mic Pre

Works great with shure sm7b


Works perfectly for shure mics



It gets me lifted


An excellent addition of gain with my Shure sm7b



A must have


Took my SM7B to the stratosphere... now I can't live without



Great product


Works great with my sm7b



WOAH! Loud and Clear!


If you are a serious vocalist or studio hand you will likely have need for a Cloudlifter. They are a staple for a reason. They make your mic sing. If you want an easy way to take your mic signals to the next level, you've found it.




Clean gain for your microphone!


The Cloudlifter is a great tool for home studios, especially if you're using a quieter microphone such as the Shure SM7B or Sennheiser 421! The CL-1 ups your microphone volume by 25dB, and adds almost no noise! It's a much better option than cranking the gain on your preamp, especially because most will get noisy at high levels. If you're podcasting, add a CL-1 and hear the difference it makes!




Nice Mic Booster


Adds more clean gain to a microphone! Highly recommend!




Must have for Pro or Home Studio


The Cloudlifter CL-1 is a great piece to have whether you are a recording studio,in the broadcasting field or running live shows. The CL-1 uses phantom power to provide up to +25db of clean gain for your passive microphone. You can use the CL-1 with both dynamic or ribbon microphones safely as it does not transmit phantom power to the microphone being used. The CL-1 is great for use with mixers or interfaces that are noisy when run at higher gain settings or if you have an interface that doesn't provide enough gain for your microphone. The CL-1 is also handy for live use when long cable runs are unavoidable.

Kyle Redding

Tampa, FL


Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator

5.0 8


Series Cloudlifter
Model CL-1
Warranty Info:

Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator

Lifetime Parts/Labor Warranty

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