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Cloud Microphones CLOUDLIFTER-CL-2
Preamp for Ribbon Mic, 2 Channel Activator


Cloudlifter CL-2 2-channel Mic Activator is a simple, compact solution for commonaudio problems faced in the field and in the studio.
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Cloudlifter CL-2 2-channel Mic Activator is a simple, compact solution for commonaudio problems faced in the field and in the studio. Designed for passive dynamic principle microphones - including ribbons- the CL-2 safely uses any 24-48v phantom powered microphone input device to provide 20-25db* of ultra-clean transparent gain.

Cloudlifters dramatically improve 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. Enclosed in a rugged steel enclosure offering excellent shielding, the CL-2 additionally has provisions for stage or stand mounting with the included strap.

Using patent pending technology that keeps the direct audio path free-andclear  of transformers, capacitors, and resistors, the CL-2 houses directcoupled, discrete JFET circuitry that delivers world class, ultra-clean gain while preserving the natural sonic characteristics of the source.

Cloudlifters are recommended for improving the signal to noise ratio and performance of passive microphone/preamp combinations with the following:

  • recording direct into a DAW interface
  • noisy or low gain preamps
  • mixers/preamps that negatively impact the sound at higher gain settings
  • passive ribbon microphones
  • low-output dynamic microphones
  • recording softer sound sources such as acoustic instruments and voice
  • long cable runs (output)


  • Gives passive mics 20-25dB* additional active output
  • Powered by 24-48v phantom power from the secondary input device
  • Safe for use with all passive ribbons with no transfer of phantom power
  • Compatible with dynamic microphones
  • Utilizes Patent Pending Ultra-transparent Discrete D/C JFET circuitry
  • Ideal impedance loading for transparent performance @3000ohms
  • Rugged, road ready and portable, for studio, stage and broadcasting
  • Easy to use standalone design requires only phantom power
  • Lifetime limited warranty for parts and labor
  • Handcrafted entirely in the USA

*The amount of gain varies depending on the microphone and preamp
combination. Generally speaking, using a Cloudlifter with lower impedance
transformer coupled preamps will yield slightly less gain than with higher
impedance transformer-less designs.

Like all Cloud Microphones products, the Cloudlifter™ Mic Activator™ series
is handcrafted using environmentally friendly methods, entirely in the USA.


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