TOMORROW’S PRODUCTS are in kit-form today-with Heathkit electronics (Aug, 1974)
EXPERTS AGREE The TV of the future is here… in the Heathkit Digital-Design GR-2000 TV
At ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS they said: “The fact is, today’s Heathkit GR-2000 is the color TV the rest of the industry will be making tomorrow .. . there is no Other TV available at any price which incorporates what Heath has built into their latest color TV.”
The FAMILY HANDYMAN reviewer put it this way: “The picture quality of the GR-2000 is flawless, natural tints, excellent definition, and pictures are steady as a rock. It’s better than any this writer has ever seen.”
POPULAR SCIENCE pointed out “more linear IC’s, improved vertical sweep, regulators that prevent power supply shorts, and an industry first: the permanently tuned I.F. filter.”
The RADIO-ELECTRONICS editors said the Heathkit Digital TV has “features that are not to be found in any other production color TV being sold in the U.S.: “On-screen electronic digital channel readout… numbers appear each time you switch channels or touch the RECALL button … On-screen electronic digital clock . .. an optional low cost feature . .. will display in 12- or 24-hour format. . . Silent all-electronic tuning. It’s done with uhf and vhf varactor diode tuners … Touch-to-tune reprogrammable, digital channel selection … up to 16 channels, uhf or vhf… in whatever order you wish … there’s no need to ever tune to an unused channel. LC IF amplifier with fixed ten-section LC IF bandpass filter in the IF strip . . . eliminates the need for critically adjust- ed traps for eliminating adjacent-channel and in-channel carrier beats. No IF alignment is needed ever. Touch volume control. .. when the remote control is used … touch switches raise or lower the volume in small steps.”
POPULAR ELECTRONICS took a look at the 25-in. (diagonal) picture and said it “can only be described as superb. The Black (Negative) Matrix CRT, the tuner and IF strip, and the video amplifier provide a picture equal to that of many studio monitors …”
Furthermore, the Heathkit GR-2000 is an easier kit-form TV to build. POPULAR ELECTRONICS pointed out that “Each semiconductor has its own socket and there are 12 factory-fabricated interconnecting cables… The complete color adjustments can be performed in less than an hour.”
To sum up, POPULAR ELECTRONICS concluded its study by stating, “In our view, the color TV of the future is here — and Heath’s GR-2000 is it!”
Why not see what the experts have seen? The Heathkit Digital Design Color TV — without question the most remarkable TV available today.
Mail order price for chassis and tube, $659.95. Remote Control $89.95 mail order. Clock, $29.95 mail order. Cabinets start at $139.95. (Retail prices slightly higher).
TOMORROW’S PRODUCTS are in kit-form today-with Heathkit electronics
(A) New Heathkit Digital Electronic Alarm Clock. Like no other clock you’ve ever owned… with features as new as tomorrow! Wakes you with an electronic “beep” and shuts off at a touch — no fumbling for knobs or switches. And if the power goes off, you still get to work on time — the clock has its own emergency battery supply. Other features are a 24-hour alarm cycle with AM indicator light to aid in setting; 7-minute repeatable snooze cycle; 12 or 24-hour time format; automatic brightness control. Kit GC-1092A, 79.95*. Shipping weight, 5 lbs.
(B) New Heathkit Digital Electronic Calendar/Clock. In this unique timepiece, we swapped the alarm feature for the date — and held the same low kit price featured in its alarm clock twin. Reads out the time in hours, minutes & seconds, with big orange digits. Plus, it gives you the month and day, either automatically for 2 seconds out of every 10, or anytime at the touch of an electronically activated control. It also features 12 or 24-hour time format, automatic brightness control, and built-in fail-safe reserve battery supply. Kit GC-1092D, 79.95*. Shipping weight, 5 lbs.
(C) New Heathkit AR-1500A, 180-Watt AM/FM Stereo Receiver. Sequel to the famed “AR-1500″ — now with these important new performance & kit-building improvements: a new Phase Lock Loop (PLL) multiplex demodulator with only one simple adjustment — gives maximum separation, drift-free performance, long-term stability; improved AGC circuit for better AM performance; improved output protection for today’s wider range of speaker impedances; separate check-out meter & factory-installed cable connectors for even easier kit assembly. Precedent-setting specs are retained: 180 watts (IHF) per channel into 8 ohms, both channels driven with less than 0.25% harmonic distortion; 90 dB FM selectivity, 1.8 uV sensitivity. Kit AR-1500A, 399.95* less cabinet. Shipping weight, 53 lbs.
(D) New Heathkit Exhaust Gas Analyzer. A timely kit for the week-end mechanic and the professional alike.
Checks exhaust gas of cars for pollution level and measures air/fuel mixture to help you tune for top economy. Also a great training aid in automotive mechanics classes for demonstrating results of proper anti-pollution system adjustments. Easy to assemble, simple to use. Kit CI-1080, 59.95*. Shipping weight, 6 lbs.
(E) New Heathkit Tune-up Meter. Successor to the popular Heathkit ID-29 – now with new, extended 0-20 VDC range. Checks dwell on 4-cycle, 3,4,6 & 8 cylinder engines with conventional ignition. Two rpm ranges. Reads voltage from 0-20 VDC. Use on 6 or 12V systems, either ground. No batteries required. Kit CM-1073, 29.95*. Shipping weight, 5 lbs.
HEATHKIT ELECTRONIC CENTERS -Units of Schlumberger Products Corporation. Retail prices slightly higher.
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