The 1985 Curtis Mathes Color Console Playing a
Barney Home Video VHS tape from a Curtis Mathes VCR tape player in the
year 2018, vintage fun for the whole family to enjoy over and over
The color gun package in most Curtis Mathes televisions from this era are packed together in stripes like a aperture grille, or in some cases designed in clusters or triads. The Curtis Mathes Color CRT has for each primary color three electron guns
This beautiful model was given to me by Fran Howard, she purchased the modern beauty from the Curtis Mathes Showroom in Cookeville, Tennessee in 1985. Fran was the original owner, and this was a very well loved color console. The modern styling is in a lovely Oak veneer that is a sure winner wherever you put it in you home. Quartz controlled electronic tuning system is a highly accurate and beautifully designed tuning system that features superb tuning sensitivity for turning any of the 12 VHF channels (2-13). 70 UHF channels (14-83), 15 mid band CATV channels, (AS-A1, A7, AI) 14 super band CATV channels (J-W) and 23 hyper bank CATV channels (AA-WW). Programmable scan features stops only on those channels you have programmed into the set's memory.
ABC - automatic brightness control circuitry automatically adjust the picture brightness by adjusting the contrast and color levels at the same time all in proper balance as the room lighting varies during the course of the day. and nighttime viewing. The amazing digital channel number and time display was state of the art technology back in 1985. This would display the time of day or your channel selection and was clearly displayed around the clock section of the control panel, it is all there on this Curtis Mathes model K2658RL.
deluxe infrared remote control is almost magical. The direct channel
access lets you "key in" that favorite channel, or let the programmable
scan feature do it for you! Enjoy channel up/channel down scanning. Plus
volume control, and mute, all at your finger tips. These models were
built to last for almost forever. With a four year warranty, to this day
I still find many models that have out lived their original owners.
With the 1985 Curtis Mathes Color Console the AFT - with automatic fine tuning every station selected is "locked in" for drift - free viewing. The picture control maintains perfect color balance throughout the entire contrast rage. No design feature was compromised in the Curtis Mathes model K2658RL.
I have over the years been given many beautiful Curtis Mathes models, sometimes a real estate agent will call me and ask if I could come remove one of these beauties from a home they are selling. The owners have died, and the children are selling the home with the Curtis Mathes console still playing in the living room like it was showroom new.
In the model K2658RL color television you have a sound wide Hi-Fi audio sound system, this is a remarkably enhanced listening entertainment system integrated into this amazing console, and with the 1985 Curtis Mathes you also have the two channel simulated stereo audio system that makes the sound rich and superb. Two woofers and two tweeters provide powerful and accurate sound reproduction. Separate bass, treble, and balance controls allow you to adjust the sound just the way you like it!
In the model K2658RL color television has comes equipped with video input/output jacks that allow you to use the television as a monitor when connected to video games, home computers, VC's, video discs players, etc., without having to disconnect your regular TV antenna signal. The dimensions are 28 3/4 high, 43 3/4 wide, 16 3/4 deep, and add 2.3 inches to depth for the tube cap.
The Curtis Mathes had been making CRT Color tubes for many years. The CM Company like all USA made color CRT’s use the three different phosphors. One emit red light, the other green light, and the last blue light … The color gun package in most Curtis Mathes televisions from this era are packed together in stripes like a aperture grille, or in some cases designed in clusters or triads. The Curtis Mathes Color CRT has for each primary color three electron guns …