Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-2 Compact Dual-Input Blue Mic Activator. Item has been opened and is in the original retail packaging. Item shows virtually no signs of wear.
Item has been professionally tested and inspected to ensure complete functionality. Gives passive microphones up to +25dB of ultra clean gain; no need to reinvest in an expensive, high-gain premap. Dual-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.
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). This is one of those amazing little devices that can easily mean the difference between pro and amateur sound. What does a Cloudlifter CL-2 do?
Simple, it takes phantom power and turns it into a 25dB boost - just the thing you need to make your low-gain mics (think SM7, RE20, pretty much any ribbon mic) pop. But thats not all, ANY mic will benefit from this incredibly clean gain boost.
You see (not to get like uber-technical here or anything, but) the more energy (gain) thats in your signal, the more resistant it is to noise. Thats why you can use bare wire for +120dB speaker-level signal, but need to use massively shielded cables for +4dB mic level. And even then, it often not enough. Now, if you boost it up to about +29dB with a Cloudlifter CL-2, that signal instantly gets tough like Chuck Norris.