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Winegard AP8275 Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8275)
Winegard AP8275 Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8275)

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Winegard AP8275 Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8275)

Brand: Winegard           P\N: AP-8275          

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Cut the cord with this mast-mounted pre-amplifier. The Chromstar 2000 series will give high gain in VHF (29db) and UHF (28db) bands, and does it with low noise. Features a 75Ù input and output and a selectable FM trap.


  • Input: 82 CH 75 Ohm

  • Output: 75 Ohm

  • Gain: VHF 29 dB / UHF 28 dB

  • Noise: VHF 2.9 dB / UHF 2.8 dB

  • Variable and switchable FM trap.

  • Max Total Input µV VHF: 29,000

  • Max Total Input µV UHF: 30,000

  • Includes: Pre-amp, power supply, Power inserter, and 6 foot coax cable

  • You can use the 1296F as a variable attenuator to control the Db Gain

  • Made of high impact ABS material, mast mounted for easy installation

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The AP-8275 is a mast mounted pre-amp that delivers high VHF (29dB) and UHF (28dB) gain with low noise.  75 ohm input and output. Features a selectable FM Trap. This amplifer helps to make up for line loss and insertion loss

Chromstar 2000 Series Antenna Pre-Amplifiers

Features 75 ohm input for convenience and easier installation. Universal housing can be used with any off-air TV antenna. Made of high impact ABS material, mast mounted for easy installation. Flexible polyethylene boot covers on 75 ohm.  Zinc-plated steel hardware; all mounting hardware included.

Selectable FM trap reduces FM signals (88-108 MHz) -15 dB to prevent overload, tunable FM trap reduces a 3 MHz band width by -12 dB. Both adjustable — switchable without opening the housing.

Transistor burn-out virtually eliminated with specialized circuitry featuring fast recovery diode that protects against lightning-caused pulses. Operating temperatures -40° to +140° F. 117 VAC UL and CSA approved power supply is included. (Does not include F-connectors.)

NOTE: Preamplifiers and/or amplifiers only amplify the signal your antenna receives. They cannot extend the receiving range of an antenna or help pull in signal. Also, DO NOT use the higher gain models within 35 miles of your transmitters.

U.S. Patent No. D335,887, D358,365, 5,515,240 (Power supply housing design)


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Product Reviews for Winegard AP8275 Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8275)

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Average Review (25 reviews):5 Star Reviews!

Five Stars:
 18 (72%)
Four Stars:
 5 (20%)
Three Stars:
 1 (4%)
Two Stars:
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Recent Review:
InTheFringe - Sturgeon Bay, WI - 8/12/2013
Works as advertised. Helps to lock in weaker stations.

Customer Reviews:
Works as advertised. Helps to lock in weaker stations.
- Sturgeon Bay, WI -
Our home is located "in the fringe", about 60 miles North of the Green Bay, Wisconsin transmitters. We use a high gain UHF antenna but it is mounted low, at about 20 feet above ground. Our reception was good until the leaves popped out on some trees located about 100 feet uphill from the antenna. Our reception was blocked by these trees on three channels. The channels affected were fading into pixels, at times watchable, at times not. I decided to try this preamp instead of the expense of erecting a tower (to get above the tree line). I knew that a preamp will not create miracles by making a solid signal appear where there is none. Getting reception with a low mounted antenna through a line of trees is tough.

The preamp did make quite a difference, though. Channels that were breaking up into pixels are now solid. One channel that was never viewable is now coming in at least 60 per cent of the time. Quite the improvement! We were able to watch the pre-season football game on our local NBC 26 solid where before it would be breaking up into pixels at least half the time. I went into the menu of the TV and found signal strengths of 95-100 where I used to have 23-30. Signal to noise is good and hovers around 17-23dB. I have three high-power FM broadcasters in the area and am glad that this preamp has an FM trap build in. The FM';s are located about 8 miles away on a tall bluff off the side of my antenna.

Bottom line: The preamp does what it is suppose to do, it cleaned up marginal signals into usable signals. It seems immune to the strong FM Broadcast stations located nearby. It saved me the expense of moving the antenna to a taller location.
Great addition to my antenna!
- Roseboro, NC -
My antenna, the Winegard HD8200U Heavy Duty Platinum VHF/UHF/FM HDTV Antenna done a great job by itself picking up 41 channels but when I added this preamp, I started getting around 19 more channels I didn';t get before. Now I get approximately 60 channels total where I live here in NC. I even pick up stations in Myrtle Beach and Florence, SC. now which is over 100 miles away! Love it! ?
8275 amps
- Mifflinburg, flinburg PA -
The price is reasonable and they work great in our part of Penna.
good bang for the buck
- ny, ny -
works great with a homebrew mclapp 4 bay.
Good signal gain
- Lenhartsville, enhartsville -
Unit feeds a splitter with four TV sets and has performed very well.
Fine Product
- Covington, gton In. -
Ordered this pre-amp to handle my over the air antenna needs. We are able to easily pull in stations from 75 miles away with a small roof mounted antenna now.The unit was very easy to install and set-up.
Good for rural areas
- Tennessee, Tennessee -
In a rural area and needed a boosted signal this worked very nicely with the AntennaCraft large directional antenna Im using.
great product addition to large antenna
- ocean springs m, ocean springs m -
this was a great piece to add to a large antenna!!gave me about an additional 60 mile rangei dont think i could get an omni non-directional that would function any better
Buy this cure your reception headaches
- outside St Loui, outside St Loui -
This amp helped me to receive signals much more reliably given that I live about 70 miles straight line from most of the transmitters that I can receive.Even with the best antenna that I could get the reception was still in the 10-30% signal strength area.No more hoping that the weather is right or that I have to switch the feed from one tv to the other because there isnt enough signal to p
Works great!
- Bonney Lake, ney Lake WA -
Were using this preamplifier with a ChannelMaster 4228 (original) antenna and its a great combination. By distance measurements alone this preamp should be too much for our location and Solid Signal specifically says do not use the high gain models less than 35 miles from the transmitters. We are between 23 and 31 miles. However it works perfect in our location because we do not have line of
good productand a great company
- East Aurora ny, East Aurora ny -
great preamp easy to install
great product
- rochesterny, rochesterny -
this amp really adds to the performance of my db-4.
amplifier is good and easy to install
- Ridgeland, land S.C. -
This is a nice amplifier and easy to install.
Winegard AP8275 cures weak TV reception
- Hinckley, ey MN -
Digital broadcast TV signals typically start fading after perhaps 25 -35 miles from transmitter.I have the Winegard AP-8275 pre-amp powering a long range Winegard HD7698P antenna at a location 70 miles from the signal source (transmitters) and receive 25 stations.Without the AP-8275 I cannot receive any stations!I have a half dozen friends at this remote location to whom I have recommended
The added bump I needed
- Indiana, PA -
I purchased a Winegard HD8200U Heavy Duty Platinum VHF/UHF/FM HDTV Antenna (HD-8200U) and it wasnt working as well as my old antenna with a pre-amp. I oredered this and it brings in all the stations without even turning the antenna.Very happy with both the antenna rotor and this pre-amp.
A update of prior review
- Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore -
I reviewed this item yesterday.After having one fail and another not work out of the box I decided to investigate again not wanting to return it for no reason.On testing voltages I got the rated voltage at the preamp but the amp would not turn on.After testing both preamps on the ground on a single tv I got them to turn on.Further investigation led me to a bad cable between the power s
This Amplifier works Great
- Sheffield Villa, Sheffield Villa -
Installed this on my solid source antenna in the attic that was having problems with some of my stations once activated all channels came in clear with no Break up of the signal and I have over 6 sets connected to my system. I would recomend this unit to anyone having problem with weak signals
Bought a second one
- Grand Rapids, and Rapids M -
Was impressed with the results. More channels stronger signal less interruptions. Bought one for someone else. Best bang for the buck.
winegard AP8275 Chromstar 2000 Series Pr
- Kenosha, Wi. -
I have not tested this device against any competiters but mine is a keeper anyhow. Great value!
Winegard AP8275
- Northern Alabam, Northern Alabam -
This is my third Winegard antenna preamp. One of the other two appears to have failed after 1 year [...]. This amp will replace that one. When working these amps do a great job of pulling in signals from 40-50 miles away at only 30 off the ground.
Well worth the money
- Ontario Canada, Ontario Canada -
This was a great addition to my antenna. I was tired of paying for sat so I went back to an antenna. Reception was Ok but not great. After installing the amp I was impressed. Much better reception and even picked up a few channesls I didnt have before.
The Stations are Back
- Mid-Missouri, Mid-Missouri -
Placed out in the country where TVFool indicates 2Edge reception for all channels.The previous preamp appeared to have failed giving limited reception with antenna only.After initial installation there was no change in reception.After further thought and contemplation of other reviews listed here I went into town and got a new 50 length of RG-6 and replaced the downlead coming from the p
Works fine for boosting TV signal
- AnnapolisMD, AnnapolisMD -
Works ok for boosting marginal tv signal.Might need a better antenna if trying to receive more distant stations that are intermittent
Check distance from station transmitter
- Stone Lake, e Lake WI -
Determine the distance from the nearest VHF station transmitter first.This Winegard pre-amp had very disappointing minimal results with boosting the signal reception from the nearest tower which is 70 miles away. Prior to purchasing this product I contacted the TV station and got their specific technical & hardware requirements - which exactly matches this pre-amp.After installation and a lo

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