New low-noise, overload-resistant pre-amp designed for DTV reception
Dec. 5, 2008: ST. LOUIS, Mo. - As people are hooking up their converter boxes to their analog televisions, they are realizing their old -generation antennas aren't picking up the digital signal. Why? The next story in the DTV conversion saga regards digital antenna reception and ways to enhance it. Antennas Direct announced its latest innovation in DTV reception, the CPA -19 preamplifier. The CPA -19 preamplifier enhances signal strength, prevents signal loss and minimizes disruptions in order to maintain the best in digital picture reliability and consistency.
As the next generation in high -performance antenna preamplifiers, the CPA -19 is a commercial -grade preamplifier that generates very little noise and retains a high resistance to signal overload. A noisy amplifier can create signal interference. An overloaded amplifier can distort the signal and prevent the digital tuner from locking in channels.
"Commonly available amplifiers often do more harm than good," said Richard Schneider, Antennas Direct founder and president. "The CPA -19 has excellent resistance to overload. It can handle extreme ratios of strong and weak signals with little distortion. And its noise figures are among the lowest we have ever measured. The CPA -19 is the best in class in terms of overall balanced performance."
The CPA -19 preamplifier is the first in a series of commercial -grade, low -noise preamplifiers optimized for digital television. "It is superior to consumer -grade antenna preamplifiers currently available but is offered at a consumer -grade price - - $80," Schneider said.
The CPA -19, compatible with any TV antenna, was engineered with a modest gain to prevent overdriving receivers, and its advanced design filters out radio and other signal interference. Its RF casing provides additional protection from interference.
• Max Gain: 18.4 dB VHF, 17.3 dB UHF
• Noise Figure: 1.7 dB VHF, 2.0 dB UHF
• Frequency Range: Amplifies 174 MHz - 216 MHz and 470 MHz - 700 MHz
• Size: 4.5"h. X 5"w. X 4"l.
• Power Supply: 12V DC, 200 MA
• Impedance: 75 Ohm Output and Input
• MRSP: $79.99 - - includes power inserter and two, 3 -foot coaxial cables
About Antennas Direct
Antennas Direct is a St. Louis -based manufacturer and distributor of over -the -air antennas. The company was founded by Richard Schneider in 2003 and has since been widely recognized for superior product design and performance by a number of industry publications and mainstream media outlets. Having invested major resources into the discovery and implementation of new technological advances in television antenna design, Antennas Direct continually tests and modifies antenna designs, raising the bar by which antenna performance and appearance are measured. For additional information on Antennas Direct, visit www.antennasdirect.com.