pre·​amp | \ ˈprē-ˌamp How to pronounce preamp (audio) \

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With onboard preamps and pickups, these let artists play large venues with acoustic guitars without putting a mic directly on the instrument, which is a logistical hassle that can result in volume inconsistency and feedback issues. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "Fender's 'Acoustasonic' Is a True Acoustic-Electric Hybrid Guitar," 22 Jan. 2019 Broadcom executives demanded that Western Digital commit to buying 100 percent of its preamps from their company, a gambit to block new rivals, the document said. Don Clark, New York Times, "Broadcom’s Other Regulatory Hurdle: How It Treats Customers," 7 Mar. 2018 Broadcom then stopped preamp shipments in February 2017, Western Digital wrote, though the cutoff was temporary. Don Clark, New York Times, "Broadcom’s Other Regulatory Hurdle: How It Treats Customers," 7 Mar. 2018 But those who appreciate the old-school design will want to take a cue from its nod toward nostalgia and try the analog option: There are jacks for 3.5mm and RCA cables to hook up a turntable, and there’s already a built-in preamp for it. Matthew Kronsberg,, "This High-Tech Speaker Proves That Everything Old Is New Again," 8 May 2017

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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