10 Best Drop Amplifiers 2021

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Channel Master Ultra Mini TV Antenna Amplifier – ⭐ Best Overall Drop Amplifier

CM-3410 by Channel Master

  • Color: White
  • Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.5 x 2.3 inches
Channel Master Ultra Mini TV Antenna Amplifier
  • One Amplified Output Port (15 dB)
  • Works with all TV Antennas & CATV Installations (Not Compatible with Satellite)
  • Improves Signal Strength, Decreases Pixelation and May Increase Number of Channels
  • Miniature Size for Space-Saving Installations
  • Powder Coated and Weather-Sealed Housing Allows for Indoor or Outdoor Installation in any Climate

Drop + THX AAA 789 Linear Headphone Amplifier

DROP + THX AAA 789 by DROP

  • Release date: 12/10/2019
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 9.1 x 2.2 inches
  • Warranty: Manufacturer’s 1-year warranty
Drop + THX AAA 789 Linear Headphone Amplifier
  • THE WORLD’S MOST LINEAR AMPLIFIER — Announced at CES 2018, the Drop + THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA) 789 is a linear bipolar amplifier with feed-forward error correction
  • FATIGUE-FREE LISTENING — Made in collaboration with THX Ltd. , it features the company’s groundbreaking THX AAA and feed-forward topology, which reduce distortion by 20 to 40 dB for realistic, fatigue-free listening.
  • THX AAA TECHNOLOGY — Capable of driving any headphones, including high-impedance, high-current, and high-sensitivity types, the THX AAA 789 amp transmits the original audio in its purest possible form.
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES — Each channel of the THX AAA 789 amp is equipped with a low-bias class-AB main amplifier and an auxiliary error-correction amplifier, the former providing the majority of the power and the latter providing a realtime low-power error-correction signal.

4-Port Cable TV/Antenna/HDTV/Internet Digital Signal Amplifier/Booster/Splitter/Equalizer with Passive Return

ZHK10 by Reliable Cable Products

  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 4.6 x 1.1 inches
4-Port Cable TV/Antenna/HDTV/Internet Digital Signal Amplifier/Booster/Splitter/Equalizer with Passive Return
  • This is a TV signal amplifier which provides one input and four outputs, for connecting multiple TV sets or cable boxes. Allows multiple devices to connect to an antenna or cable system without losing signal quality.
  • Amplifier includes an integrated equalizer which varies amplifier gain. The equalizer provides more amplification to high frequency signals, which tend to get weaker over long cable runs. All ports provide an amplified signal, with a minimum gain of +0dB @ 54MHz up to +7.5dB gain @ 1000MHz.
  • Suitable for Antenna or Cable TV use. Compatible With All Standard And Digital Cable TV Services, OTA Antenna Reception. Not compatible on systems with an existing amplifier or pre-amplifier. Not compatible with satellite systems.
  • Meets or exceeds all SCTE Standards. PTC Short-Circuit Protected UL Listed Adaptor - Self-resetting circuit protection provides safe protection against short-circuits to minimize outage times. Amplifier has 6 kV ring wave surge design for protection against voltage spikes. Operating temperature: -40 to +60 ºC (-40ºF to +140ºF). 15 PSI weather-tight seal.
  • Prevents image pixelation with digital cable, boosts antenna (OTA) signals for distribution to multiple TVs. May improve cable modem performance. May improve HDTV reception. Includes Amplifier, Power Supply, and two 75-ohm terminators.

Drop + THX Panda Wireless Headphone — World's First Headphone – 👑 Premium Pick

Drop + THX Panda Wireless by DROP

  • Release date: 12/30/2020
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.83 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year Drop International Warranty
Drop + THX Panda Wireless Headphone — World's First Headphone
  • THX AAA AMPLIFICATION: The world’s first headphone with THX AAA technology, Panda boasts the world’s lowest possible levels of distortion. You have to hear it to believe it.
  • PLANAR-RIBBON DRIVERS: Conventional drivers, step aside. Planar-ribbon drivers are more distortion-resistant, more responsive, and more realistic-sounding.
  • RELIABLE BLUETOOTH 5.0: Backed by a Qualcomm QCC5124 BT 5.0 chipset, Panda supports all the latest audio codecs. Enjoy crisp, uninterrupted playback free of wires.
  • SUPERIOR COMFORT: Finished with plush foam earpads wrapped in premium protein leather, Panda features a directional button for on-the-fly audio adjustments.
  • 30-HOUR BATTERY & QUICK-CHARGE: Boasting a 30-hour power reserve, Panda exceeds the battery life of most major ANC headsets. A full charge takes just 2 hours—with 3 hours of power on a 10-minute quick charge.
  • Power source type: Battery Powered
  • Connector type: 3.5mm Jack

Rocketfish Bidirectional Mini Drop Amplifier (RF-G1179) Silver – 💲 Best Budget Drop Amplifier

RF-G1179 by Rocketfish

  • Weight: 0.8 pounds
Rocketfish Bidirectional Mini Drop Amplifier (RF-G1179) Silver
  • Boosts incoming cable signals
  • Splits 1 input into 4 outputs
  • Compatible with cable boxes and cable modems
  • Boosts incoming cable signals to compensate for signal loss

PCT 1 Port RF Amplifier Active Return CATV Amp PCTMAB10151A

PCTMAB10151A by PCT

  • Color: White
PCT 1 Port RF Amplifier Active Return CATV Amp PCTMAB10151A
  • 1 output RF amplifier, 15dB per output, Active return: 15dB
  • Lowest distortions performance available, IEEE 6 kV, B3 surge withstand on all RF ports
  • Gold-plated, beryllium copper patented DSM seizure technology , F ports conform to SCTE standards
  • lightweight powder coated and weather sealed housing
  • low noise amplification

Drop Objective 2 Headphone Amp: Desktop Edition Amplifier (Medium)

MDX-34345-2 by DROP

  • Release date: 09/14/2020
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.56 pounds
  • Dimensions: 4.1 x 3.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Warranty: Drop 1-year warranty
Drop Objective 2 Headphone Amp: Desktop Edition Amplifier (Medium)
  • BASELINE PERFECT — The Objective 2 Desktop Edition features updates based on feedback from the community It’s an ideal baseline reference amplifier capable of powering everything from IEMs to HD 800s with linear ease
  • COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DESIGN — The O2 was made for to be an entry-level benchmark performance amp something the audiophile world had never seen before While most were satisfied with purist input output and power arrangements the Drop community wanted more options
  • RECONFIGURED FOR THE PURISTS — Drop community members asked for a quarter-inch headphone output, RCA inputs, and a rear-mounted power jack, and we included all three requests in the Desktop Edition
  • STANDARD GAIN VS MEDIUM GAIN — We recommend the medium gain version if you plan to primarily use this amp with IEMs If you don't plan to use IEMs if your headphone has a 300-ohm or higher impedance or if your source is weak (less than 2V output) opt for the standard gain version to ensure enough power
  • KEY MEASUREMENTS — Input RCA Output 1/4 in (6. 35 mm) Power 110V AC Adapter Dimensions 4. 12 x 3. 87 x 1. 12 in Weight 9 oz (255 g)

Power Supply

GMFINE by Reliable Cable Products

  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 2 x 2.3 inches
Power Supply
  • Direct replacement for cable TV amplifier power supplies rated for 12V 200mA (0.2A), including MKD-3512200 and YL1200200
  • Replaces most Passive Return amplifier coaxial power supplies from various manufacturers.
  • Input Voltage 100-240VAC, Output 12VDC, 200mA max. Rated for INDOOR USE only. 6KV Surge protected.
  • Dimensions: 2.6 x1.13 x 1.95 without connectors or mounting holes.
  • High Efficiency Switched Mode operation, DoE Level VI rated.

Power Supply

by Reliable Cable Products

  • Dimensions: 3 x 1.9 x 1.5 inches
Power Supply
  • Direct replacement for cable TV amplifier power supplies rated for 15V less than 500mA (0.5A)
  • Replaces most Active Return and Unity Gain amplifier power supplies from various manufacturers, like APA1260515URH, APA1260315URH, IPA1000PSB, 061-0022, 061-0023, ETAD-1500200D, AD48-1500500DU
  • Input Voltage 100-240VAC, Output 15VDC, 500mA max. Rated for INDOOR USE only. 6KV Surge protected.
  • Dimensions: 2.95 x1.88 x 1.50 without connectors or mounting holes.
  • High Efficiency Switched Mode operation, DoE Level VI rated.

DROP + Grace Design Standard DAC Balanced

by DROP

  • Release date: 09/20/2020
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.47 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Warranty: Drop’s 1-year warranty
DROP + Grace Design Standard DAC Balanced
  • a compact balanced dac that can hang with the big guys — following the success of the massdrop x grace design standard dac, we’re excited to release the much-requested balanced version.
  • a standalone balanced dac — designed to complement high-end balanced amplifiers like the drop + thx aaa 789, alex cavalli amps, and more. grace design is known for its incredibly accurate, transparent gear, and this new dac doesn’t disappoint.
  • advanced features — the sdac-b is equipped with the akm ak4452 digital-to-analog conversion chip from the same family as the one used in the m9xx dac/amp, our first collaboration with grace design.
  • connectivity — on the back panel, you’ll find a balanced output, three-pin xlr outputs, and a coaxial spdif digital input, which will allow the dac to interface with balanced amplifiers and single-ended amplifiers at the same time.
  • three-pin xlr — the three-pin xlr outputs also give you the ability to connect to powered speakers and use software volume control.
  • Included components: 3.3 ft (1 m) USB-B to USB-A cable

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