Cloud Microphones Unveils the Cloudlifter X
The brand new Cloudlifter X offers a custom-designed Cinemag transformer along with two selectable output levels that expand the range of output gain offered by the industry standard CL-1.
Cloud Microphones, maker of the original, award-winning Cloudlifter, has unveiled their latest addition to the Cloudlifter family. The brand new Cloudlifter X offers a custom-designed Cinemag transformer along with two selectable output levels that expand the range of output gain offered by the industry standard CL-1.
Featuring Cloud’s signature ultra-clean gain, the nickel-core Cinemag transformer delivers an incredible amount of bandwidth at normal input levels, and can also provide a variable amount of harmonic content and saturation as the input signal is increased, adding extremely musical flavors to the CL-X’s output, which can change dynamically based on the input level of the source material.
“Our customers love the CL-1 for its ultra-clean, transparent gain,” says CEO Rodger Cloud. “With the addition of a custom transformer, the CL-X will respond to different sources and input levels, returning ultra-clean gain with varying levels of character and mojo. We like to say ‘the more signal you give it, the more love it will give back’.”
Inspired by the two-position More/Max switch found on the Cloudlifter Z, the default setting (up to 12dB) on the CL-X is ideal for use with hotter signals like an SM57 on a snare, whereas the “Max” setting (up to 36dB) is perfectly suited for quieter source material such as acoustic instruments, podcasting, ASMR, or even Foley.
“The CL-X is the perfect companion piece for CL-1 owners,” says Cloud. “The additional gain settings – neither of which can be found on the CL-1 – combined with the sonic flavor of the transformer opens up a whole new world of Cloudlifting possibilities.”
The Cloudlifter X carries a $269 MSRP with a MAP price of $229, and is currently shipping.
For more information, please visit hcloudmicrophones.com.
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