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Collection: Signal Amplifiers & Boosters

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Range Xperts Has Affordable Prices on Name Brand TV Antenna Signal Boosters 

RCA Indoors Amplifiers Starting at $15 and Outdoor amps only $35.99!:

Below are high quality RCA TV antenna signal amplifiers we offer for sale on our site in the $15 to $36 price range,. 

We often recommend the RCA brand of signal amplifiers/preamplifiers due to their good performance at a reasonable cost.  This is an an attribute to RCA using both low noise components and excellent sensitivity, (ability to detect the weakiest signals possible is necessary before a signal booster is able to amplify them). 


Good vs Bad Signal Amplifier Design:

Good weak signal sensitivity & using low noise components are crucial for low signal recovery. Don't be fooled by unknown brands advertising very high gain. The higher the gain an amplifier has, is rarely the key ingredient in real world performance. 

What's often more critical is its ability to actually detect the weakiest signals possible (so that it can amplify them) and this requires weak signal detection using quality, low noise components.  This is why we like the RCA brand line of signal boosters, as they have excellent sensitivity and actually use low noise components, but also reasonably priced, as can be seen below.



Signal amplifiers also have some misconceptions about them and what they do and under which situations they'll be effective..  Namely, if your install loss is low, (i.e. 50ft of RG6 coax cable or less and without splitters (low loss components such as coaxial grounding blocks and lightning arrestors are okay) in the line) you likely won't benefit much if at all from them if your TV's tuner is in good working order, but (read more):

The signal amplifiers / boosters we have listed below are devices that help replenish high install loss resulting from long coax runs or running more than one TV with your antenna.  You should place them before the high loss drops the signals from the antenna (before the splitters drop the signal). 

Contrary to common belief, they don't technically change an antenna's pattern or increase an antennas maximum range, make it push through dense materials, or make the antenna itself stronger, but rather, improve the signal by replenishing substantial install loss.  As such, they should be thought of as "Loss Restorers" more than anything else. 

Substantial loss is key however, as if your install loss is small (say 3db or less which is equivalent to approx 50ft of RG6 coax cable without splitters in the line), they generally will not make a noticeable difference to the signal at all (assuming your TV tuner isn't impaired / weak).  However if running your TV aerial to multiple TVs or more than 50ft of RG6 cable (or more than 25ft of the thinner RG59 cable type), they can make a worthwhile improvement, however  

If your install loss is even higher yet, (say 6db or higher), they may make a more noticeable night and day difference and can even be a critical necessity of getting decent reception with the weaker stations in your area.  As an example, 6db of install loss is approximately the equivalent to 100ft of RG6 coax cable (or 35 feet of thinner RG59 cable) on UHF frequencies or a 4-way splitter.  If you coax cable length is 100ft or longer or if you're using a splitter, a signal amplifier can make an even larger improvement!

Another variation of 6db of install loss would be a combination of both a 50ft length of RG6 coax cable and a 2-way splitter; would also be approx 6db of install loss.  If the install loss is 6db or higher for your install, a signal amplifier almost always is a worthwhile investment in improving your reception, as they work excellent at restoring install loss.  On the other hand, if the install loss is under 3db, they likely won't show a noticeable difference.  

*IMPORTANT TIP -  Indoor Signal Boosters / Amplifiers can work nearly as well as outdoor amplifiers only if the loss between the amplifier to the antenna is low, (up to 50ft of low loss RG6 cable without splitters in between the signal amplifier and the "antenna side").  If you're unable to keep the coax line short from an indoor amplifier to the antenna side and/or a splitter is in between, it's usually best to use a quality Outdoor Signal Amplifier instead.