On View
Power of Place Gallery
Power of Place
Manufactured by
Technics, Japanese, founded 1918
Used by
King, Angelo T., American, born 1959
metal , plastic , cork (bark) , wire
H x W x D: 5 1/16 × 15 7/8 × 14 5/8 in., 11 lb. (12.9 × 40.3 × 37.1 cm, 5 kg)
A Technics SL-B2 turntable. The turntable has a clear plastic covering and is mounted on a plastic plinth or base, white in color. The top of the clear plastic case has a logo that reads: [Technics]. On the front of the plinth there are speed and pitch controls and a stop push button. White text on a black background reads: [Technics / Frequency Generator Servo Automatic / SL-B2]. Atop the plinth, towards the proper right, is the platter, black mat, silver spindle, and strobe light pattern. On the proper left side, towards the top, is the tonearm, counterweight, cueing mechanism, arm rest, and anti-skate. The back of the turntable has two cables and a power cord. There is also a sticker with the machine information that reads: [Technics / MODEL SL-B2 / FREQUENCY GENERATOR SERVO TURNTABLE SYSTEM / POWER SOURCE: AC 120V 50 OR 60 Hz 3W LISTED 8288 / Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. Made in Japan].
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Japan, Asia
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
turntables (sound device component)
Hip-hop (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Angelo T. King / The Original DJ Tony Tone AKA Tony Crush of The Cold Crush Brothers
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.

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