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Cloud Microphones CL-Z Mic Activator

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Maximize Your Mic Signal for Stage or Studio
The Cloud Microphones CL-Z mic activator uses phantom power from your preamp to solve an array of common issues with dynamic and ribbon microphones while maximizing your signals quality, making it a must-have box for your studio or live toolset. Its designed to be a middleman between your mic and preamp, maximizing signal quality while driving long cable runs. The direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry preserves your signals integrity while the CL-Z goes to work. You get control over the input impedance to get the best out of any mic, and a variable output level (+12 to +24dB) so you can drive even the longest cable runs with ease. You even get a variable low-cut filter to clean up your signal before it ever graces your preamp. Whether you run live sound or just use a variety mics on a daily basis in your studio, youll love working with the CL-Z mic activator!

Cloud Microphones CL-Z Mic Activator at a Glance:
Variable input impedance
Hot but clean output
Pre-preamp control and flexibility

Variable input impedance:
The Cloud Microphones CL-Z mic activators input features variable impedance from 150 to 15k ohms. Since every microphone is different, and typically sound best at a specific input impedance, 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 mic great if your mic pres are across the room, let alone across a crowded venue!

Hot but clean output:
Sometimes you need a little extra juice to get a quality mic signal to your preamp, especially with long cable runs. The Cloud Microphones CL-Z mic activator makes it easy, adding 12 to 24dB of gain to your signal, while the premium circuitry passes your audio un-colored. Its great for low-output ribbon and dynamic mics in your studio, and its awesome at driving long cable runs from the stage to the board in live sound settings.

Pre-preamp control and flexibility:
The CL-Z from Cloud Microphones is placed between your mic and preamp, giving you access to the additional gain and variable low-cut filter on the CL-Z. In your studio, that makes it easy to optimize your signal before it hits your preamp. Sure, your preamp may have a filter, and maybe even variable impedance but its across the room, maybe even in another room. The CL-Z lets you dial the filter in and maximize your signal for a long cable run, meaning youll be hitting your favorite preamp with the best signal possible.

Cloud Microphones CL-Z Mic Activator at a Glance:

Excellent way to maximize your microphones signal quality, with problem-solving features and impeccable sonic quality

Get the best sound possible out of any mic with the variable input impedance

Low-cut filter is variable from 20Hz-250Hz to cut out unwanted low end, optimizing your signal before it ever hits your preamp

Great way to transparently increase the output of ribbon and dynamic mics

Rugged steel enclosure for excellent shielding and rock-solid reliability

Requires +48V phantom power from your preamp

Optimize any dynamic or ribbon microphone in your locker with the Cloud Microphones CL-Z mic activator!

Specification Details:
Type - Mic Activator
Channels - 1
Inputs - 1 x XLR
Outputs - 1 x XLR

Make any dynamic or ribbon sing!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSummerside, Prince Edward Island
I use this with my SM7b in the studio all the time. Makes it sound like a condenser but with the classic SM7b sound. I also bring with me when I do live sound and hook it up with a SM58. The impedance control is what sold me on this product.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2014
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Closest StoreGrande Prairie, Alberta
A must-have for Ribbon mics! My ribbon just had too much preamp noise to be useable. This gives the mic 25 Db more gain. Now recordings are noise-free. It also works with dynamic mics. The variable version let's you customize the impedance. A+
Posted by JDB on Sep 13, 2014
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