Input Overload Distortion

Technology / Home Audio / Input Overload Distortion: Distortion caused by too great an input signal being sent to an amplifier or preamplifier. It is not affected by volume control settings and often occurs when mics are positioned too close to the sound source. This distortion may be controllable through the use of an attenuator or pad.

Other Words for Overload

Overload Noun Synonyms: surcharge, overcharge, overburden, dead weight, oppression, handicap, tax, load, encumbrance, impediment, hindrance
Overload Verb Synonyms: weigh down, burden, overburden, load (up), overtax, saddle with, tax, strain, impede, handicap, oppress, encumber, cumber, overcharge

Lfe Input

Technology / Home Audio / Lfe Input: Found on some powered subwoofers, this special preamp-level input accepts the 'Low Frequency Effects' signal that's output by digital 5.1-, 6.1-, or 7.1-channel home theater receivers, ensuring proper MORE

Network Basic Input - Output System (NetBIOS)

Technology / Computers / Network Basic Input - Output System (NetBIOS): A commonly used networking protocol originally developed for LANs. Operates on the Session and Transport layers of the OSI model, so doesn't make use of physical network characteristics. MORE

Intermodulation Distortion

Technology / Home Audio / Intermodulation Distortion: A species of Distortion that results when one set of frequencies is superimposed on, or is modified by, another to produce a third frequency not present in the original signal. Quantifies the distorti MORE

Input-Output Tables

Business / Finance / Input-Output Tables: Used in the context of general equities. (1) An order or market in a specific security within the inside market; 2) any announcement (earnings) that adheres closely to Wall Street analysts' expectatio MORE

Input Voltage

Technology / Home Audio / Input Voltage: The power voltage provided to an amplifier. While most cars can be expect to reliably produce 12 volts, amplifiers are sometimes measured at higher voltages; up to 15 volts. In this way, higher power MORE


Technology / Aviation / Overload: to apply a load in excess of that for which a device or structure is designed. MORE