Overdriven amplifier | Article about overdriven amplifier by The Free Dictionary
overdriven amplifier[¦ō·vər¦driv·ən ′am·plə‚fī·ər]
Amplifier stage which is designed to distort the input-signal waveform by permitting the grid signal to drive the stage beyond cutoff or plate-current saturation.
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