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Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Zi DI/Mic Activator with Variable Impedance

The Cloudlifter Zi brings all of the clean gain and Vari-Z control of the Cloudlifter Z to an active DI for bass, guitar, and keyboard players!


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MSRP: Old Price $449.00 Discounted Price $379.00 Save : $70.00 (16%)
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Cloud brings their award winning Cloudlifter technology to instrumentalist with the Cloudlifter Zi Active Di and Mic Activator. Bass players, guitar players, and keyboard players can now plug in, select the gain, and turn the Zi knob to help dial in their ideal tone at the very front of their signal chain. The Cloudlifter Zi combines patented technology along with Cloud’s Vari-Z Impedance Control in a top-notch active direct box with easy to use tone sculpting features making it the perfect tool for a wide range of instrument DI and microphone applications.

The Cloudlifter Zi maximizes the instrument or microphone signal strength and clarity by drastically lowering the noise floor and the amount of gain required from a preamp. The premium CineMag transformer brings out the inherent tone and character of any instrument while lowering the impedance to match perfectly with the Cloudlifter’s patented Vari-Z interface and phantom powered gain circuit, revealing much more of the true sound from the original source.

The Cloudlifter Zi has continuously variable input impedance and optional high pass filtering which work in tandem to create remarkable tone control in a manner that can only be achieved by manipulating impedance. Having sweepable Zi control allows contouring of tone at the most basic level. Whether capturing audio with a microphone or going direct with your favorite instrument, just turn the Zi knob and fine-tune the shape of your tone until it sounds just right.

The Cloudlifter Zi’s high pass filtering provides even more flexibility. When engaged, the frequency cut off is effected by the impedance setting, allowing for sweepable frequency reduction from the sub-sonics to deepen the mid-range.

  • Plug in, set the gain, & turn the Vari Z knob to dial in your ideal tone.
  • Variable impedance control - Vari-Z - to shape and contour your tone, whether you are using a microphone on a cabinet or going direct with your bass, guitar, or keyboard.
  • Continuously variable high-pass filtering @ -6dB per octave works in tandem with the variable impedance control for even greater tonal shaping.
  • Three settings yield up to +25dB of ultra-clean gain for XLR microphones and up to +15dB for 1/4” inputs like bass, guitar and keyboards.
  • Compatible with 1/4” Hi-Z instrument inputs and XLR Lo-Z microphones via the Neutrik Combo Input Connector
  • Patented Class A, discrete JFET circuitry and Hi-Z to Lo-Z premium CineMag instrument transformer for pristine sound.
  • Rugged, road-ready, and portable. Manufactured responsibly in the USA. Free lifetime limited manufacturer warranty.

Let’s face it, the tone is the only thing that really matters and in that arena the Cloudlifter Zi delivers in spades unlocking a whole spectrum of new control with the Vari-Z interface that can’t be found in any other direct box. Going direct just got a whole lot more fun!
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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