New (to me) preamp Kitz KT-500

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  1. comfortably_numb

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    I love the Kitztech KT-200's, using them for years. However that KT-500 is far too strong for 99% of the people out there, and I recommend you sell it. It's noisier than claimed, and FAR too powerful for anybody that has receivable tv stations closer than 75 miles. It'll overwhelm and kill the signal of everything else. Read this: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/2358449-new-televes-long-range-uhf-yagi.html#post42391729
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    https://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/381623-official-avs-antenna-related-hardware-topic-560.html#post54969830
     
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    Well, the reason I want to try it is I lost reception on some of my LP stations when I moved the antenna into the attic. I'm currently using the 30db setting on the 7777HD, so if I need to I can adjust the gain of the KT-500 back to 30 and keep the 7777HD as a backup
     
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    It might work fine for that, as your attic attenuates almost all your signal. However, it might overload the whole system, and cause issues. You can't tell for sure until you try. You might be one of the lucky ones.
     
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    I swear by the KT-200. Haven't tried any of the other models.

    - Trip
     
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    Purchased, tested out great, but ended up not needing it. My loss is your gain; pun intended

    Kitztech TV Booster
    KT-500 Specifications:


    Bandwidth 50 Mhz - 805Mhz
    Optimized for Ch 7-51
    Built in FM Trap
    Noise Figure: .85 db
    Gain: Adjustable from 0 - 36 db
    Overload LED Indicator
    Overload Resistant
    Input/Output Impedance: 75 ohms
    Fully Shielded Aluminum Case
    Case Size: 3.125" x 2.125" x 1"
    DC power supply included
    Amplifier Power: 7-14 Volts DC @ 70MA

    $60 shipped to the first person to PM me. Paypal only, please :)

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    Trip RabbitEars Webmaster Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Is it the coax-powered or standard model?

    - Trip
     
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    It is the standard model
     
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    More gain doesn't equal better signal.
    In fact using the LEAST amount of gain possible is the best solution.
    .......
    A medium gain preamp like the Winegard LNA-200 is more than enough gain.
     
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    The KT-500 is intended for extreme deep fringe locations, but since it has adjustable gain, it can be used for multiple applications.
     
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    A lot of my channel are in extreme fringe being 2 edge. I'm sure this amp will help. The Channel Master CM-7777 works but needs a little more. Just waiting for a LTE filter to arrive now for my second antenna setup.
     
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