Top 10 Drop Amplifiers
for December 2021

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Drop + THX AAA 789 Linear Headphone Amplifier - Desktop Amp with Balanced XLR and Single-Ended RCA Inputs

Drop + THX AAA 789 Linear Headphone Amplifier

Desktop Amp with Balanced XLR and Single-Ended RCA Inputs

by DROP
What We like

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.

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Product Features

  • THE WORLDS 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 companys 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.

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. The worlds 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 companys groundbreaking thx aaa and feed-forward topology, which reduce distortion by 20 to 40 db for realistic, fatigue-free listening.

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DROP Mass x Koss ESP/95X Electrostatic Headphone System with Electrostatic Energizer (Amplifier), Midnight Blue

DROP Mass x Koss ESP/95X Electrostatic Headphone System with Electrostatic Energizer (Amplifier)

Midnight Blue

by Drop
What We like

STREAMLINED FOR THE MODERN LISTENER Historically, electrostatic systems came with a case, battery back, energizer, and headphones. We removed the case and battery pack to provide a more streamlined experience for desktop listeners.

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Product Features

  • UNRIVALED SOUND CLARITY This system delivers a crystal-clear sound only achievable with electrostatic headphones. The secret is an interference-free film that literally floats between drivers, thanks to static electricity.
  • MEASUREMENTS & Headphone weight: 12. 45 oz (353 g), energizer weight: 17 oz (482 g), cable: straight, dual entry, 4 ft (1. 2 m) with 6 ft (1. 8 m) extension, inputs: RCA, 3. 5 mm stereo, AC/DC adapter, : Koss Limited Lifetime .
  • THE ELECTROSTATIC DIFFERENCE Electrostatic headphones place a static electric charge on an ultralight film that floats between two metal plates when voltage is applied. The result is distortion-free amplification.
  • Connector Type: 3.5Mm Stereo
  • OTHER EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS Adding comfort and aesthetic appeal, we outfitted this system with an exclusive midnight blue colorway and equipped the headphones with ultra-comfortable foam earpads wrapped in velour.

Measurements & headphone weight: 12. 45 oz (353 g), energizer weight: 17 oz (482 g), cable: straight, dual entry, 4 ft (1. 2 m) with 6 ft (1. 8 m) extension, inputs: rca, 3. 5 mm stereo, ac/dc adapter, : koss limited lifetime . Connector type: 3.5mm stereo Other exclusive extras adding comfort and aesthetic appeal, we outfitted this system with an exclusive midnight blue colorway and equipped the headphones with ultra-comfortable foam earpads wrapped in velour. Included components: 2 ft (0.6 m) 3.5mmto-3.5mm cable The electrostatic difference electrostatic headphones place a static electric charge on an ultralight film that floats between two metal plates when voltage is applied. the result is distortion-free amplification. Connectivity technology: wired Unrivaled sound clarity this system delivers a crystal-clear sound only achievable with electrostatic headphones. the secret is an interference-free film that literally floats between drivers, thanks to static electricity.

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Power Supply, High Efficiency OEM Replacement Wall Mount Coax Coaxial Power Adapter for CATV Drop Amplifiers 12V 200mA (0.2A) with F-Type Connection, DoE Level VI Rated

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High Efficiency OEM Replacement Wall Mount Coax Coaxial Power Adapter for CATV Drop Amplifiers 12V 200mA (0.2A) with F-Type Connection, DoE Level VI Rated

by Xelecx
What We like

High Efficiency Switched Mode operation, DoE Level VI rated.

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Product Features

  • Dimensions: 2.6 x1.13 x 1.95 without connectors or mounting holes.
  • 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. Input voltage 100-240vac, output 12vdc, 200ma max. rated for indoor use only. 6kv surge protected. Replaces most passive return amplifier coaxial power supplies from various manufacturers.

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Rocketfish Bidirectional Mini Drop Amplifier (RF-G1179) Silver - New

Rocketfish Bidirectional Mini Drop Amplifier (RF-G1179) Silver

New

by Best buy
What We like

Boosts incoming cable signals to compensate for signal loss

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Product Features

  • Boosts incoming cable signals
  • Compatible with cable boxes and cable modems
  • Splits 1 input into 4 outputs

Boosts incoming cable signals Splits 1 input into 4 outputs Compatible with cable boxes and cable modems

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Premium 20-dB CATV Drop Amplifier with Fuse Protection Active Power Type

AllAboutAdapters Premium 20-dB CATV Drop Amplifier with Fuse Protection Active Power Type

by AllAboutAdapters
What We like

Optimize your TV signal strength with 20dB more powerful. Provide low-noise amplification of RF signals for stable signal quality and optimal distribution across all TV channels.

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Product Features

  • Reduce digital TV pixelation and graininess due to low signal levels. Super low noise figure of 1.5 dB with low distortion.
  • Wide operation frequency range from 10 MHz to 1000MHz. Double as drop amplifier with active power supply. Recommended for use in households with less than 15 TVs chained up together.
  • One-way indoor type RF signal amplifier for analog CATV channels, digital CATV system, resort/hotel/public MATV system, CCTV surveillance channels or FM antenna signals. Provides continuous coverage on all cable TV frequencies, over-the-air UHF/VHF TV frequencies or FM frequencies. Great solution for compensating the TV signal loss caused by splitters and long cable runs.
  • Mini compact size with low power consumption. It also has an internal fuse built in for extra safety and protection against power surge through the power line. Very suitable for installation in apartments, hotels, dormitories, etc.

Mini compact size with low power consumption. it also has an internal fuse built in for extra safety and protection against power surge through the power line. very suitable for installation in apartments, hotels, dormitories, etc. Reduce digital tv pixelation and graininess due to low signal levels. super low noise figure of 1.5 db with low distortion. Wide operation frequency range from 10 mhz to 1000mhz. double as drop amplifier with active power supply. recommended for use in households with less than 15 tvs chained up together. One-way indoor type rf signal amplifier for analog catv channels, digital catv system, resort/hotel/public matv system, cctv surveillance channels or fm antenna signals. provides continuous coverage on all cable tv frequencies, over-the-air uhf/vhf tv frequencies or fm frequencies. great solution for compensating the tv signal loss caused by splitters and long cable runs.

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DROP + Grace Design Standard DAC Balanced — Digital-to-Analog Converter with Audiophile XLR, USB-B, 3.5mm Stereo Connectivity, Black

DROP + Grace Design Standard DAC Balanced — Digital-to-Analog Converter with Audiophile XLR

USB-B, 3.5mm Stereo Connectivity, Black

by Drop
What We like

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.

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Product Features

  • a compact balanced dac that can hang with the big guys following the success of the massdrop x grace design standard dac, were excited to release the much-requested balanced version.
  • connectivity on the back panel, youll 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.
  • Included components: 3.3 ft (1 m) USB-B to USB-A cable
  • 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 doesnt disappoint.
  • 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 A compact balanced dac that can hang with the big guys following the success of the massDrop x grace design standard dac, were excited to release the much-requested balanced version. Three-pin xlr the three-pin xlr outputs also give you the ability to connect to powered speakers and use software volume control. 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 doesnt disappoint. Connectivity on the back panel, youll 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.

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Power Supply, High Efficiency OEM Replacement Wall Mount Coax Adapter for CATV Drop Amplifiers 12V 500mA (0.5A) with F-Type Connection, DoE Level VI Rated

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High Efficiency OEM Replacement Wall Mount Coax Adapter for CATV Drop Amplifiers 12V 500mA (0.5A) with F-Type Connection, DoE Level VI Rated

by Xelecx
What We like

High Efficiency Switched Mode operation, DoE Level VI rated.

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Product Features

  • Dimensions: 2.95 x1.88 x 1.50 without connectors or mounting holes.
  • Input Voltage 100-240VAC, Output 12VDC, 500mA max. Rated for INDOOR USE only. 6KV Surge protected.
  • Replaces most 12V Passive Return power supplies from various manufacturers.

Input voltage 100-240vac, output 12vdc, 500ma max. rated for indoor use only. 6kv surge protected. Replaces most 12v passive return power supplies from various manufacturers. Dimensions: 2.95 x1.88 x 1.50 without connectors or mounting holes.

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Drop Objective 2 Headphone Amp: Desktop Edition (Standard), Black, Standard Gain (2.5 Low, 6.5 High)

Drop Objective 2 Headphone Amp: Desktop Edition (Standard)

Black, Standard Gain (2.5 Low, 6.5 High)

by DROP
What We like

BASELINE PERFECT The Objective 2 Desktop Edition features updates based on feedback from the community; its an ideal baseline reference amplifier, capable of powering everything from IEMs to HD 800s with linear ease

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Product Features

  • 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)
  • STANDARD GAIN VS. MEDIUM GAIN Get 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
  • 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
  • COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DESIGN The O2 was made 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

Standard gain vs. medium gain get 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 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 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) Community-driven design the o2 was made 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

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Power Supply, High Efficiency OEM Replacement Wall Mount Adapter for CATV Drop Amplifiers 15V 500mA (0.5A) with F-Type Connection, DoE Level VI Rated

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High Efficiency OEM Replacement Wall Mount Adapter for CATV Drop Amplifiers 15V 500mA (0.5A) with F-Type Connection, DoE Level VI Rated

by Xelecx
What We like

High Efficiency Switched Mode operation, DoE Level VI rated.

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Product Features

  • Dimensions: 2.95 x1.88 x 1.50 without connectors or mounting holes.
  • Input Voltage 100-240VAC, Output 15VDC, 500mA max. Rated for INDOOR USE only. 6KV Surge protected.
  • 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

Dimensions: 2.95 x1.88 x 1.50 without connectors or mounting holes. Input voltage 100-240vac, output 15vdc, 500ma max. rated for indoor use only. 6kv surge protected. 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

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Sonora Ca24r-t 24db Cable Tv Atsc Ntsc Drop Amplifier

Sonora Design Sonora Ca24r-t 24db Cable Tv Atsc Ntsc Drop Amplifier

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