Cloud Microphones CL-2 Cloudlifter Mic Activator

Add up to +25 dB of clean, quiet gain to low-output dynamic or ribbon microphones, with the 2-channel Cloudlifter phantom-powered in-line mic preamplifier.

Low-gain microphones typically come with high-impact problems that can frustrate engineers. Unfortunately, many low-output microphones, such as the SM7b, the RE20, and virtually all ribbon microphones are among the best sounding mics out there. Luckily, there's the 2-channel Cloudlifter CL-2 Mic Activator by Cloud Microphones -- a perfect solution to any situation in which you need to cleanly boost a microphone signal before the preamp. Driven by the phantom power circuit on board your mixer, the Cloudlifter CL-2 adds up to +25dB of perfectly transparent gain to your signal, giving low-output mics a major boost which can make even budget microphones sound clean and professional.

The Cloudlifter CL-2 is also ideal for use with any ribbon mic, since it changes the phantom power that can hurt them into the extra gain they require. Install techs and live sound engineers love the CL-2, because it can provide long cable runs with enough energy to ward off noise. It's also excellent for acoustic guitars with XLR outputs, giving them an immediate dose of extra gain that prevents noise from infiltrating your sound. Whether you work in sound reinforcement or in a studio, you'll find endless uses for this amazing device.

Check out all of the cool things the Cloudlifter can do for you:


- Boosts microphone-level output by +25dB
- 2-channel version
- Completely transparent operation
- Phantom powered

Fire up your low-gain mics and long cable runs, with a Cloudlifter CL-2 read more Mic Activator from Cloud Microphones.
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- Channels: 2
- Depth: 4.5"
- Height: 2"
- Inputs: 2 x XLR
- Outputs: 2 x XLR
- Type: Mic Level Booster
- Weight: 1.19"
- Width: 3.75"
- Notes: 25dB boost for low-output passive mics. Requires phantom power to operate, but does not pass phantom power to microphone
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CL-2

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 520-829-3108

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted January 10, 2014 by Michael S in Arlington, WA

"Does what it promises and great customer service"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I initially received a faulty unit. It was quicker to contact the manufacturer, so I emailed them. They called back fairly quickly and knew exactly the problem just from my description (a buzz in the signal). They sent me a new unit before I even sent back the old one (which they post-paid).The box does just what it says - adds clean gain for up to two channels. I've used on ribbon mics to get a nice boost on vocals and acoustic instruments. Also have used on dynamic mics to get a bit of headroom on the board. It is also very comforting to have your ribbons plugged in through the couldlifter and not have to worry about phantom power.Solid construction with no problems since the replacement.

Musical Background:

Lifelong player. Weekend gig warrior.

Musical Style:

rock, country, bluegrass, electronic, jam-band
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