Sometimes I have a dream. I’m Marty McFly and I’m sitting in the time machine built from a modified DeLorean. 1958 is the year that I see in the time navigation system. Then, suddenly, I’m sitting in a living room enjoying with The Komet, the complete Home Entertainment Center for its time, made by the KUBA Corporation from 1957 to 1962 in Wolfenbuttel, West Germany.
The design is reminiscent of a sailboat. “The early models usually came with a pull-out, 4-speed Telefunken phonograph on the left, and a television tuner in the center which received both UHF and VHF signals, the Telefunken multi-band radio receiver on the right picked up AM, FM, SW and LW frequencies. KUBA also released models that featured a storage shelf, commonly used as a small bar or to store vinyl record albums, or for an additional charge, you could order a magneto-phone wire recorder. Wire recorders were the forerunners to reel-to-reel and cassette audio recorders. The top cabinet has eight speakers; six speakers on the top of the sail and two horn speakers pointing forward located beneath the main console. The suggested retail price for this model was 2,798 DeutchMarks or approximately $1,260,” explains The Early Television Foundation and Museum.
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