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Antennas Direct CPA19 ClearStream Pre-Amplifier Kit
A breakthrough in low noise & overload resistance This is the amplifier you’ve been looking for! Affordable and compact, it is the first in a series of commercial grade low-noise antenna pre-amplifiers optimized for digital TV reception. Enjoy outstanding performance, modest gain and excellent resistance to overload. The CPA-19 is best in class in terms of overall balanced performance.
High overload resistance for more consistent reception in urban and suburban areas
Diecast metal casing provides superior shielding to minimize interference in signal rich areas
Consistent gain (17dB) across DTV frequencies (40-216MHz &400-700MHz)
Enhances signal for long cable runs, junctions and splitters
Weatherproof housing for outdoor use
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12 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Make sure you need thisApr 11, 2011
By Johnny V
When I installed this item, the power supply inverter got real hot and melted. I was told by a tech that this was due to a faulty cable to the antenna. I had to pay return shipping to have a replacement sent. I am approx 50 and 60 miles from the broadcast towers I was trying to hit. I was hoping this would strengthen my signal and eliminate some scrambling from the farthest sights.
Once I hooked up the new booster, I lost about half my channel signals. I am not sure why so be sure to do your homework before you drop $100 on this. I did buy brand new coax to the antenna and this greatly helped my reception WITHOUT the booster. Now I have something I apparently do not need and am out $100, but hey, that is still only 2-3 months cable bill. No worries.
Like I said, I probably bought the wrong item for my application. Be sure you understand what it is you need before you buy.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Works great!Aug 02, 2012
By Jason Schroeder
I bought this amplifier to use with the Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 antenna. It works great! I am pulling in all of the channels from Toledo, OH even though I am about 60 miles away. It's also nice that the power supply can be installed anywhere on the coax cable from the antenna. This way, you only need 1 cable going out to the antenna, and the power supply can be installed right by the tv.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Just what I needed!Jun 23, 2011
I got this amp to try and increase my signal strength for ABC. I can get ABC very rarely and even when I do, it fades quickly. Once this amp was installed and plugged in, I not only had consistent ABC, but I picked up more channels! I have the Antennas Direct ClearStream4 antenna mounted on the J pole. This amp was a breeze to install on the J mount pole, but probably because all of the components are Antennas Direct. This has been the best investment thus far for my over-the-air channels.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Went from 14 stations to 37 North of DetroitDec 04, 2012
It took a small bit of problem solving but it works as advertized.
I hooked this amp to my DB8 antenna from Antennas Direct on my single story home roof. I've had the antenna for months, and I was waiting to see if the stations were really going to come in before I spent more money. I was happy with the 14 stations, but I knew that on some days I could get more.
May first attempt and incorrect setup: I had 30 feet of new RG6 coaxial cable which runs from the roof antenna to a two way split. I then had another RG6 coaxial that ran 30 feet across my house to a two way split under the living room that then sent RG 59 cable into my main TV. I tried putting the plug next to the TV and send the power all the way back to the roof, but that caused me to lose stations. There were too many splices, and my old splices were suspect anyway.
Second attempt setup that works. I put the power supply in the basement to send power back up to the antenna, and I removed the RG 59 cable. So I have a 30' run to the power supply and a direct 30' run to the TV. That worked. I now have 37 stations from as far away as 59 miles, and my antenna is actually pointed in the wrong direction. I get Detroit stations to the south and stations off of the back of my antenna from Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City. Pretty cool stuff. I spent a month's worth of a basic cable bill on the amplifier, but now I can watch the Lion's lose the rest of their games in High Definition... for free.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Excellent preampMar 10, 2012
By Mark Munkacsy
I've used three different antenna/amp arrangements so far to try and pick up distant (55 mile) stations. I first tried using an amplified indoor antenna (GE TV24769) mounted up in my attic. Local reception (~25 miles) was very good, distant stations were generally unwatchable. I replaced that antenna with a Channel Master Model 2018 directional antenna with a Motorola distribution amplifier about 10 feet downstream from the antenna. Distant station reception improved, but was marginal, particularly in rain and snow. Local reception was pretty good, but I lost one of the local stations that was off to the side of the antenna pattern. Then I added this Antennas Direct CPA19 preamp, and things became really, really good. I chose this preamp because of its good noise figure. I'm now using both the Antennas Direct preamp and also the Motorola distribution amp. The combination works well for both local and for distant stations. Overload is not a problem except for FM stations. The CPA19 preamp is mounted right on the antenna mast.
I now get crystal-clear reception of every station within that 55 mile radius. I couldn't be happier.
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