Collection: Signal Amplifiers & Boosters

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RCA Indoors Amplifiers Starting at $10 and Outdoor amps only $24!

Below are high quality RCA TV antenna signal amplifiers we offer for sale on our site,.  After testing many name brand and generic brands, we recommend this brand over others, due to their low signal detection and weak signal recovery abilities which are exceptional in comparison to other brands. 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). 

Weak Signal Sensitivity & 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, actually isn't a good indicator of its performance, it's ability to detect the weakiest signals possible (so that it can amplify them) is by far a more important component of a quality signal amplifier.  This is why we like the RCA brand line of signal boosters, as they have excellent sensitivity and actually use low noise components, yet reasonably priced, as can be seen below.

 

WILL A SIGNAL AMPLIFIER HELP?:

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, you likely won't benefit from them, but (read more):

These devices improve signals by replenishing high install loss resulting from long coax runs or running more than one TV with your antenna.  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), they generally will not make a noticeable difference to the signal at all. However if running your TV aerial to multiple TVs or more than 50ft of RG6 cable (or more than 20ft 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 can make a night and day difference and can even be a critical necessity of getting decent reception and channels 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 65ft of low loss RG6 cable max length only),  All splitters, devices, and additional RG6 coax cable length (beyond 65ft) should be installed on the "TV Side" (the output connector on the amplifier), otherwise a quality Outdoor Signal Amplifier should be used for a good result.