CM-3418. Right. Like this?
Interesting that it is actually CHEAPER direct from Channel Master:
I know Channel Master has been making “Antenna Stuff” since I was a baby (I’m 62 now). Actually, since BEFORE I was a baby (they say since 1949). Bet they’re happy about “cord cutting”, LOL!
What does it mean “Power Inserter not included” on the Amazon listing?
When it says it is +4 dB(v)? gain, but then the input says “-10.5 dB”, does that mean that the overall end-to-end gain is +4 dB on each port (including the -10.5 dB “attenuator” on the input), or what?
Why do they attenuate the input like that? to avoid overloading the internal amp in the CM-3418, or what?
Also, is the CM-3418 simply a single-output amp with a built-in 8-output Splitter, or is it more sophisticated than that? In other words, would I get more flexibility/signal-quality out of a single-output ADJUSTABLE amp with a downstream 8-output Passive Splitter? The way the gain goes down as the number of inputs goes up makes me feel like it is simply an internal passive splitter hooked to a single amplifier.
Also, I can’t find a noise-figure for the Channel Master amp ANYWHERE. Got any ideas?
Edit: I found the Noise Figure on another website (go figure!). It says avg. 2.7 dB, which is pretty respectable; however, that means your signal-to-noise ratio is going to be cut by that much…