Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Phase Linear, American, founded 1970  Search this
Used by:
Angelo T. King, American, born 1959  Search this
metal and plastic with aluminum
H x W x D: 7 × 19 × 11 in., 28 lb. (17.8 × 48.3 × 27.9 cm, 12.7 kg)
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Lynwood, Snohomish County, Washington, United States, North and Central America
A Phase Linear 400 amplifier. The amplifier has a brushed aluminum front plate with two cut-outs for volume unit (VU) meters. The front plate has black cursive text at the top and center that reads: [Direct Coupled Solid State Amplifier / Phase Linear / 400 / Four Hundred Watts R.M.S.]. Black print text found below the meters reads: [CHANNEL ACHANNEL B / POWER LEVEL]. The back of the amplifier is black metal with five sections created by metal pieces extending from the back of the machine. To the far proper left of the back there are four plastic dials, white, black, and red in color, in a vertical row. Underneath the dials there is a metal input and a metal output, both silver in color. On the side of the panel to the right of the dials, yellow text and diagrams that indicate the purpose of the dials and the input and output. Inside the next section to the right of the last, there is a caution message in white text. To the far proper right of the back there is a power cord at the top and a metal plate that gives the serial number, model and power information. The information reads: [Phase Linear / SERIAL NUMBER 1490 / MODEL 400 / MAX POWER IN 750 WATTS / AC VOLTS 117 50 TO 400 HZ / U.S. PATENT 3,727,148 / MADE IN U.S.A / PHASE LINEAR CORP. / LYNNWOOD, WASHINGTON]. There is a yellow and red sticker below the plate.
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
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
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Musical Instruments
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture