Term of the Week – Preamplifier

This weeks about.com's term is preamplifier. Well, one would guess that its a device hooked to the input of the amplifier. For the rest of the story, you are going to have to head on over to about.com and read what it is :).

From the article:

When a preamplifier and power amplifier are combined in one unit, it is referred
to as an Integrated Amplifier. In addition, if the Integrated Amplifier also
includes a radio tuner (AM/FM and/or Satellite Radio) then it is referred to as
a Receiver