Cloud Microphones CL-1 1-channel Inline Mic Preamp / Activator

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Cloud Microphones CL-1 - Mic Preamp
Cloud Microphones CL-1 - Mic Preamp

This preamp is a bit different to most others because it's designed to work with Ribbon and Dynamic microphones that don't take phantom power - instead the CL-1 uses the phantom power to produce 25dB gain with virtually no noise or coloration of the signal.

Cloud Microphones actually call it a Mic Activator rather than a preamp, and others refer to it as a mic booster.

Watch this video to see how effective it is at boosting a Shure SM7B vocal dynamic mic: