Clubman mixer used as part of a DJ setup

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A Meteor Light & Sound brand Clubman one-one mixer. The body has wooden sides, slanting down towards the front, medium brown in color, with screws holding it to the body of the machine. There is one screw in each corner, on each side. The front and back sides of the mixer are metal, black in color. The front side is shorter (approx. 2 3/4 in. in height) and the back side is taller (approx. 7 in. in height), so the top face of the machine is slanted down towards the front. The top facade contains the main switchboard which is black metal with silver type and outlines. The title at the top of the main switchboard reads: [CLUBMAN one-one] on the left and [meteor LIGHt &SOUnD] on the right. There are three columns on the top defined by a silver boarder. The boarder has rectangular rounded edges. The top left column has a small circular red light, labeled [POWER] below. Underneath the top left column, the bottom left contains a vertical sliding level, labeled [PHONES/LEVEL]. The middle column contains a switch, labeled [TALKOVER], with [IN] above and [OUT] below. Underneath, there is another vertical sliding level, labeled [MIC LEVEL]. At the bottom on the left, there are two circular inputs, labeled [PHONES] in the left column, and [MIC] in the middle column. The right column is twice as big as the two columns to the left. At the top there is a switch labeled, [LO-FILTER], with [IN] on the top and [OUT] on the bottom. Underneath, there are two vertical sliding levels below, labeled [TURNTABLES]. The label is centered between the two levels, with a number [2] to the left, and arrows pointing away from [TURNTABLES]. Underneath, there is a horizontal sliding level labeled: [CROSSFADER]. The label is centered with a number [2] on the left, and arrows pointing away from word [CROSSFADER]. At the bottom, there are two switches, both have [CUE] labeled above and [OUT] labeled below. The front facade has nothing on it. The back facade has white type at the center top, which reads: [CAUTION! / TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE BOTTOM / OR SIDE PANELS. THERE ARE NO USER-SERVICABLE / PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.]. Underneath the type, there are four sets of bullet plug inputs for RCA connector type cords. The two on the left are labeled above as: [INPUTS] with the far left labeled: [PHONO-1] and the right labeled: [PHONO-2]. The two on the right are labeled above as [OUTPUTS] with the left labeled: [A (1.5V)] and the far right labeled: [B (150MV)]. To the left of the plugs, another label reads: [L/R] and lines up with all four plugs, labeling top as [L] and bottom as [R]. Each plug has two large ports (one of top of each other) in the center, with four smaller ports in each corner surrounding the main two. To the right of the plugs, in white type, reads: [MODEL 111A / 105-125 VAC / 50-60 HZ / 3 WATTS MAX.]. At the bottom, in white type, aligned to the right, reads [METEOR LIGHT & SOUND CO. / SYOSSET. N.Y., USA]. Above that type is a black plastic knob. A brown cord is connected in the bottom right corner, above the type. The brown cord has a two-prong metal plug at the end. There is an inscription in the top right corner, etched by hand. The bottom is a silver metal square with four black plastic feet, at each corner.
Topic
African American
Disco (Music)
Hip hop (Music)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
Meteor Light & Sound Company, Inc.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Frank Hiliuk
Medium
metal on wood , rubber on wire
Dimensions
H x W x D (Overall (with cord coiled)): 7 × 10 5/16 × 21 1/4 in. (17.8 × 26.2 × 54 cm)
H x W x D (Overall (with cord uncoiled)): 7 × 10 5/16 × 82 7/8 in. (17.8 × 26.2 × 210.5 cm)
H x W x D (Just box (excluding cord)): 7 × 10 5/16 × 13 1/2 in. (17.8 × 26.2 × 34.3 cm)
H x W x D (Just cord (outstretched)): 1/2 × 70 × 3/4 in. (1.3 × 177.8 × 1.9 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Musical Instruments
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Place purchased
Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Long Island, Syosset, Nassau County, New York, United States, North and Central America
1970s
Type
audiovisual equipment
Object number
2014.126.1