Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator

1-Channel Level Amplifier

  • +25 dB for dynamic or passive ribbon microphones
  • To be used in conjunction with a microphone amplifier with standard phantom power on mixers/preamplifiers/audio interfaces with mic input
  • Requires phantom power
  • XLR input and output
  • Metal casing
  • Band for fixing to microphone stand included

Further Information

Channels 1
Number of microphone inputs 1
Instrument input No
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power No
Phase Reverse No
External effect loops No
Analogue Outputs XLR
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection No
Level Meter No

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Solid construction, simple to use, low noise
Edward5103, 28.11.2014
The Cloudlifter is for use with dynamic microphones and provides some pre-amplification to boost the signal before going to a sound recorder.

You need to connect things like this - it's really simple:

Sound recorder (with 48v phantom power switched on) --> Cloudlifter --> Dynamic microphone.

Connectors required to the Cloudlifter are XLR.

Power Supply: Your sound recorder needs to supply 48v phantom power through XLR. The 48v phantom power is needed to power the pre-amp in the Cloudlifter to then boost the signal from the dynamic microphone.

Build Quality: this is excellent. It has a solid metal chassis and metal connectors. There isn't really anything to easily break! It's really solid.

Sound Quality: this is excellent with no audible noise. I've used it to boost my Sure SM 57 microphone signal (1.6mv/Pa sensitivity) and also the Beyerdynamic m99 (2 to 3mv/Pa sensitivity) - both dynamic microphones. These were connected into a Zoom H6 sound recorder. The benefit the Cloudlifter provides is that you can keep the recording levels on the Zoom H6 set lower, and so the noise levels from the Zoom pre-amps are lower. The overall recording is then loud and clear with lower noise levels.

Reliability: this works very well and I haven't experienced any problems over a number of months.
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Francescod, 31.10.2014
This small brick is very useful with ribbons and also with my SM7B, which gained a LOT of volume. Sounds transparent and doesn't alter or color your source sound, which is a great thing, expecially if you are using it together with an already colored preamp.
Please bear in mind that you CAN'T use this with microphones that normally need phantom, because the cloudfilter only works by receiving and taking your phantom from your preamp/audio card. A great plus would be if they added a DI out/through. Anyway, excellent quality and very well built. The strap to attach it to the mic stand was a nice thought and appreciated plus. Highly recommended.
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