Well I've been suffering from bad reception for years due to too many passive splits. It was only last year when I decided to get a digital cable box did I discover how intolerant digital signals are to signal degradation.
So in steps the Electroline dropamp I split the cable off at the service entrance 3 ways one to my modem and the other two to the two 4 port drop amps on both the first and second floors of the house. Problem solved.
The horribly small pics of the insides of the Dropamp at Electroline's site weren't cutting it for me so here are some better ones.
I like to know what's inside the technology I rely on.
I tried keeping them as high res as possible. Without having too large a file size.
These amps are indeed built tough inside and out. The black gasket makes the enclosure water tight. The cast aluminum body isn't too shabby either!
The heart of the amp is the Electroline branded Gallium Arsenide IC.
U2 is the voltage regulator for the IC it's a +8 volt I believe.
The power supply section is isolated from the RF section (via that little dividing wall) in the enclosure to help block interference.