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Winegard Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8700)
Winegard Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8700)
Winegard Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8700)
Winegard Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8700)
Winegard Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8700)
Winegard Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8700)
Winegard Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8700)

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Winegard Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8700)

Brand: Winegard           P\N: AP8700           UPC: 615798100186

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This item has been Discontinued, the replacement model is the LNA-200 If your antenna line will run for a long distance or be split several times, a pre-amplifier is a great way to make sure that you get a "solid signal" at the television. The Winegard AP8700 Chromstar 2000 adds 17dB (VHF) and 19dB (UHF) to a 75 ohm signal.


  • Gain: VHF 17dB, UHF 19dB

  • Input: 82 CH 75 Ohm

  • Output: 75 Ohm

  • Gain: VHF 17dB / UHF 19 dB

  • Noise: VHF 2.8 dB / UHF 2.8 dB

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

  • Max Total Input µV VHF: 110,000

  • Max Total Input µV UHF: 93,000

  • Includes: Pre-amp, PS-1403 power supply, power injector and 6 foot coax cable

  • Mast clamp will accommodate up to a 1 ½” mast.

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

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  • Output: Single 75 Ohm

  • Variable and switchable FM trap.

  • Maximum Total Input for VHF 110,000 V UHF 93,000 V

  • Used to overcome any losses in coax cable from the antenna to your TV.


This mast mounted pre-amp takes one 75 Ohm input and has a gain of 17 dB VHF and 19 dB UHF.  Features a selectable FM Trap.  An efficient way to make up for the loss from long cable lengths and splitters. This amplifer also 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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Average Review (14 reviews):5 Star Reviews!

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Recent Review:
Charlie - Sterling, KS - 4/26/2013
Improved weak signals

Customer Reviews:
Improved weak signals
- Sterling, KS -
The pre-amp worked great to improve the weak signals and added two additional digital channels.
Well suited for over the air TV
- Kutztown, wn PA -
With the Winegard HD8200U this amp is able to receive transmitter over 130 miles away.
Great product does what it says it will
- Daytona Beach, aytona Beach -
Easy to install.
Very good
- Fayetteville, yetteville N -
Excellent performance
I would buy this product again
- Cedar Falls, ar Falls Io -
I installed the product on my new antenna and it works great.
Works great
- San Bernardino, San Bernardino -
I purchased this in conjunction with a Winegard HD 7694P antenna. I bought it to boost the signal through a long cable run and a splitter. I get signal strengths in the high 90s...almost perfect! I didnt try configuring my antenna without it so Im not sure what the signal strength would be without it. However my neighbor who has a similar configuration gets signal strengths in the 80s so I be
Great pre amplifier
- Oregon, Oregon -
Purchased the Winegard 8700 a package with the DB4 antenna.They work great together.After research on preamps decided on the 8700and found it packaged with the DB4 at Solid Signal.Great deal.
Great BANG for the buck! Priced right.
- Bell, ida -
For the price it performs as well as the more expensive models.
Great Product
- Garland Tx, and Tx Dal -
I have the same product and it works very well at amplifing the low power stations and not over-riding the powerful ones. Easy to install. Bought the second one for my son for a Christmas gift.WE have a mix of low power and high power stations in the Dallas area and this amp is great.
- Garland Texas, arland Texas -
This unit amplifies the week signals from low power channels without overpowering the strong ones. Very smooth operation.
Pretty good!
- Derby, -
I contacted their support and they suggested this to help me get signal.It does help so I cant fault the product for not working.I guess i strive for 100% on every channel and I almost wish I would have stepped up to the next level amp just because Im splitting it to 4 tvs.
Good Job!
- Duluth, MN -
This Pre-amp works great but does not clamp to the large DS3000 Antenna J Mount.I used a tye wrap around the tube.
Better signal strength
- Avocado land in, Avocado land in -
We did notice stations not dropping out as much we are 50 miles from the stations and located in the foothillssignal strength is always a problem.
Great product would buy again
- Boulder Co, Boulder Co -
You have to make sure you have good coax connections between the amp and the power supply.Check all runs with a DVM.Well designed saves you running a separate power line to the antenna.

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