Cloud Cloud lifter Cl-2 Phantom Powered Gain Booster For Dynamic And Ribbon Mics
The CL-2 is a dual mono Cloud lifter (see # H73309). The CL-2 offers two independent channels of up to +25db of ultra-clean gain, for passive microphones, inline using phantom power.There are certain mics reve red for their sound quality. Among them are passive ribbon mics, such as the Royer R121 (#581141 or MXL R40 (#H69305), and low-sensitibity dynamic mics, such as the Shure SM7B (#270247) and the Electro-Voice RE20 (#270009). But if your preamp doesn't have enough gain or the right impedance requirements, these mics won't perform well. So what do you do if you can't afford a high-end preamp with tons of gain? The Cloud Microphones Cloud lifter CL-1 Mic Activator is the solution.The Cloud lifters address problems due to gain and impedance requirments by giving passive microphone signals a major inline boost, up to +25db of ultra-clean gain, while properly loading the microphones transformer for transparent operation. The Cloud lifter CL-1 is self contained, driven only by the phantom power from your mixer or preamp. Ideal for dynamics and ribbons alike, the CL-1 turns phantom power into the extra gain required for using passive microphones. The immediate dose of extra gain can make even a budget microphone/preamp combination sound clean and professional. For broadcasting and live sound, the active output signal of the CL-1 can prevent added noise over long cable runs. With endless uses, Cloud lifters are quickly becoming a standard addition to professional, project and home studios.In use with multi-mic recording:Top engineers have taken to using stereo ribbon mics, as well as pairs of SM7Bs as drum overheads to create a rich, powerful texture for drums. Another use for dual ribbons is on a guitar cab set up in stereo, fed by a two amp heads or a stereo amp. If you have a 2-channel preamp that doesn't have the gain/impedance requirements you need, a Cloud lifter CL-2 is just the ticket.Read what the pros are saying about the Cloud lifter:"It's simply about gain - the Cloud lifter is a clever and useful solution..." - Rob Tavaglione, Pro Audio Review February 2010"The Cloud lifter is a winner. It solves problems some ribbon-mic owners dont even know they have. It does exactly what it claims to do, and does so well." - Matthew Mcglynn, Recording Hacks February 2010Gives passive microphones up to +25dB of ultra clean gain; no need to rein vest in an expensive, high-gain premapDual-mono operation for multi-mic or stereo applications Self-contained, driven only by the phantom power from your mixer or preamp Active output signal prevents added noise over long cable runs
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