KVN-49

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Television Set KVN-49

KVN-49 (Russian: КВН-49) or Kenigson, Warsawskiy, Nikolayevskiy Mk. 1949 was a black and white TV set released in 1949 and on the market in the USSR until 1960, with some minor modifications. It was the first TV set ever mass-produced in the USSR, and among the first in the world.

Specifications[edit]

  • Television tube - 18LK1B (Russian: 18ЛК1Б) with round mirror, without an ion trap,
  • Ray focusing and deviation by a magnetic field, 3 coils (rows forming, framing and focusing)
  • Image size - 105х140 mm
  • Aspect ratio - 4:3
  • Audio output - 1 W
  • Additional equipment - plastic magnifying lens filled with distilled water or glycerol
  • Power draw - 200 W (КВН-49-4), 216 (КВН-49-А and -Б)
  • Dimensions - 380х490х400 mm
  • Weight - 29 kg

Mods[edit]

  1. "КВН-49-1" - 1948 - 1950[1]
  2. "КВН-49-А" - 1950 - 1952
  3. "КВН-49-Б" - 1952 - 1955
  4. "КВН-49-4" - 1953 - 1958
  5. "КВН-49-М" - 1954 - 1955
  6. "КВН-49-4(А) first release" - 1955 - 1959
  7. "КВН-49-4(А) second release" - 1959 - 1960

In 1962 KVN-49 production was finally stopped, and the factory which made it, the ARZ factory (Alexandrovskiy RadioZavod), began to produce a different TV set called the Record.

Over its history, as many as 2.5 million KVNs were produced.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ * all years of production are estimated

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