Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator

Product #47175 | SKU CL-1 | Cloud Microphones
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  • 1x Mic Input
  • Improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • Use with Passive Dynamic & Ribbon Mics
  • +25 dB of Clean, Transparent Gain
  • Requires Only Phantom Power to Operate


The Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator from Cloud Microphones is a compact, single-input solution for common audio problems in the field and in the studio involving low-output passive microphones, including ribbons. The CL-1 uses any standard phantom-powered mixer or microphone input device to provide up to +25 dB of clean, transparent gain. This improves signal-to-noise ratio and improves the performance of passive microphone signals by driving stronger, cleaner signals over longer XLR cable runs, making them ideal for broadcast, live, and studio applications. The CL-1 is housed in a rugged steel enclosure which offers shielding and durability. Additionally, the CL-1 has provisions for stage or stand mounting.


Transparent Gain

Gives passive mics up to +25 dB additional active output and keeps the direct audio path free-and- clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors. The CL-1 houses discrete JFET circuitry that delivers clean gain while preserving the natural sonic characteristics of the source

  • Gives passive mics up to +25 dB additional active output
  • Provides 2 distinct stages of clean gain
  • Easy to use self-contained design requires only phantom power
  • Recommended for use with all passive dynamic microphones
  • Compatible with tube, battery, or power supply driven microphones
  • Safe for all passive ribbons with no transfer of phantom
  • Utilises Patent Pending Class A, Discrete JFET circuitry
  • Ideal impedance loading for optimal performance @ 3 kOhms
  • Rugged, road ready, and portable, for studio, stage, and broadcasting

Useful for a Variety of Applications

  • Use with noisy or low-gain preamps
  • Use with mixers/preamps that negatively impact the sound at higher gain setting
  • Use with low-output dynamic microphones and ribbons
  • Mic softer sound sources such as acoustic instruments and voice
  • Use for long cable runs


I/O 1x XLR input
1x XLR output
Input Impedance 3 kOhms
Gain +25 dB


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  • Damien
    I was rather sceptical about this product at first but everyone I talked to recommended it for using with my SM7B and wowzers, it's an incredible difference in the boost this gives! No regrets whatsoever.
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  • Hunter
    Long time user of the SM7b (about 8 years) through various audio interfaces (focusrite scarlett 2i2 / 2i4 + clarett 4 pre) was able to get a good sound recording rap / singing vocals regardless. Final got this for it, should've copped it much earlier. From having my gain knob to about 9 out of 10 + post processing to gain knob about 6 out of 10 now with no post processing what so ever and it sounds much clearer without the fuzz / noise that would usually creep in. High recommend (or Fethead so they say, but I can vouch for this)
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  • Guilherme
    Amazing store with an amazing team. Simply love purchasing new items with rubber monkey. I totally indicate Cloudlifter specially if you own a Shure SM7b, the level of gain it gives is amazing and with no hissing sound on background, perfect for home-studio or no treated rooms. Simply a go to for your music or audio productions.
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  • Michael
    If you need to get some Gain, then this is your product...! I have used other brands and always have had some interference of some sort but the CLoudlifter is amazing and coupled with my Shure SM7B, the perfect match :) Not to forget he amazing team at Rubber Monkey that had this in stock when most of Australia didn't :) Thank god for NZ haha I swear these guys are next door to the courier company as it was a few days later :) Highly recommend this product and Rubber Monkey
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  • Product: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
  • Manufacturer: Cloud Microphones
  • Model: Cloudlifter
  • SKU: CL-1
  • RM Product #: 47175

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