preamp

[pree-amp]
noun Informal.
a preamplifier.
Also, pre-amp.


Origin:
1955–60; by shortening

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
preamp
preamplifier
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Example sentences
Meanwhile, an integrated preamp controls the volume of the signal in your monitor headphones.
The following preamp schematic is the original preamp.
The test yielded successful results allowing researchers to design a low-noise preamp that will help boost signal levels.
This preamp is frequently phantom powered in sound reinforcement and studio applications.
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