Kool Herc's main working sound system used from themid 1970s into the 1980s. An important collection of equipment assembled and used by Herc during the heyday of his career as a DJ. Following his purchase of the Acoustic PA System in 1973, he continued to build his sound system, adding additional components over the years. Perhaps the most significant early addition was GLI 3880 mixer, which replaced the eight-channel acoustic mixer, allowing Herc to more easily switch between his two turn tables (rather than using two hands to manually switch channels). The 300 Watt McIntosh amplifier provided sufficient power to fill a room, playground, basketball court or a park with sound--solidifying its reputation as one of the most dominant sound systems in the Bronx during the 1970s. Reminiscing years later, Herc recalled that "that thing cost a lot of money and pumped a lot of juice. It was 300 watts per channel. As the juice start coming man, the lights star dimming. And the turntables, I had the Technics 1100A, the big ones, so it wouldn't turn." (Chang, 79).

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