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Cloud Microphones CL-2 Cloudlifter Ribbon Microphone Preamplifier

Add 20 dB of clean, quiet gain to low-output ribbon microphone signals right at the source, with the Cloudlifter phantom-powered 2-channel mic preamplifier. (11) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Elevate your sound with the Cloudlifter. Recording with ribbon mics has never been easier. Designed by Stephen Sank to interface passive low output ribbon microphones with any phantom powered input device, it is completely safe for all passive microphones. The Cloudlifter takes the level of your low output ribbon microphone and lifts it over 20db. They work well with dynamics and ribbons alike, offering two channels of world class initial pre-amplification for any passive signal.

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Features:

- Powered through phantom power from the secondary input
- Safe use with Ribbon mics (+48v current doesn't transfer through)
- Give your passive mics active output levels
- 20dB output level boost
- Utilizes Patent Pending Ultra-transparent D/C JFET
- 2 year limited warranty for parts and labor

The durability, portability, and absolute purity of sound make the Cloudlifters a pleasure to use. Put one in your backpack for off-site recording, or use in the studio with your favorite preamp. With only a minimum amount of makeup gain required, your tracks will always shine. The direct coupled JFET circuit is ultra-transparent, offering clean gain while preserving the natural sound characteristics of the source. In this revolutionary design, the audio path is free of capacitors, resistors, and is transformerless. The result is only the pure signal of the microphone, without coloration. Great for voiceovers and music alike, the Cloudlifter makes using ribbons on the go pure and simple.

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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Makes cheap ribbons sound expensive."
Sound: The sound of the product? There is none. Absolutely silent, which is the whole point. I typically use mine with two ribbon mics, and the added 20dB of CLEAN, SILENT boost makes the mic's sound just incredible. I no longer have to boost the gain at the console so the signal is incredibly clean and pure. If you own ribbons (even the less expensive Chinese variety)or a good dynamic mic, get this thing and go record an acoustic guitar. You will be amazed at the added detail and dynamic range since you can now get all the headroom out of your console or preamp. Highly, highly recommended. Feature: There are no accessories. No switches. Just in and out... Ease of Use: Like I said - no switches, nothing to adjust. Plug the mic into one end and the other into a preamp or mixer with phantom power and you're done. Quality: Built like a tank. Value: I would not hesitate for a second to buy another if anything happened to this one. Manufacturer Support: I haven't had to deal with them after the fact, but I've called the factory to talk about the device and the folks there are really cool. The Wow Factor: If simplicity equates to "sexy", then this thing is it. If perfect functionality is your thing, you'll love the Cloudlifter. Overall: I see no need to look for anything else. The Cloudlifter works exactly as advertised, but you won't know exactly what it will do for you until you try one.
Style of Music: Rock, blues, jazz
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