CL-Z Microphone Activator with Impedance control and output control.
The Cloud Microphones CL-Z mic activator uses phantom power from your preamp to solve common problems with dynamic and ribbon microphones, while maximizing signal quality, making it a must-have box for your studio or live toolset. It is designed to be connected between your mic and preamp, maximizing signal quality while driving long cable runs. The direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry preserves your signal’s integrity while the CL-Z goes to work.
The Cloud Microphones CL-Z mic activator’s input features variable impedance from 150 to 15k ohms. Since every microphone is different, and typically sound best at specific input impedances, you can tailor the CL-Z to any mic to get the best performance. And even if your preamp features variable impedance, the CL-Z lets you control this near your microphone.
Instant ribbon preamp mod and noise-free amplification
Sometimes you need a little extra juice to get a quality mic signal to your preamp. The Cloud Microphones CL-Z mic activator makes it easy, adding 12 to 24dB of gain to your signal, control over the input impedance (to get the best out of any microphone), while the premium circuitry passes your audio uncolored. It is particularly useful for low-output ribbon and dynamic mics in your studio, and it’s perfect for driving long cable runs from the stage to the board in live sound settings. You even get a variable low-cut filter to clean up your signal before it sees your preamp. Whether you run live sound or just use a variety of mics on a daily basis in your studio, you’ll love working with the CL-Z mic activator.
Variable input impedance loading lets you dial in character
Place the CL-Z from Cloud Microphones between your mic and preamp to give you access to the additional gain and variable low-cut filter on the CL-Z. That will make it easy to optimize your signal before it hits your preamp. Your preamp may have a filter, and maybe even variable impedance, but in many studio layouts it’s across the room or even in another room altogether. The CL-Z lets you dial the filter in and maximize your signal for a long cable run, meaning you’ll be hitting your favorite preamp with the best signal possible.
- Maximizes your microphone’s signal quality
- Impeccable sonic quality
- Get the best sound from any mic with the variable input impedance
- Low-cut filter variable from 20Hz-250Hz
- Great way to transparently increase the output of ribbon and dynamic mics
- Rugged steel enclosure for excellent shielding and reliability
- Requires +48V phantom power from your preamp
Cloud Cloudlifter-Z Microphone Activator
- Inputs 1 x XLR
- Outputs 1 x XLR