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preamp

[pree-amp] /ˈpriˌæmp/
noun, Informal.
1.
a preamplifier.
Also, pre-amp.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; by shortening
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Examples from the web for preamp
  • 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.
Related Abbreviations for preamp

preamp

preamplifier
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