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Manufacturer Sony
Type Professional
Size 14"
Dimensions Width: 385mm, 15 1/16 inches

Depth: 434mm, 17 1/8 inches

Height: 342mm, 13 1/2 inches
Weight 12.8 Kg, 28 lb, 5 oz
TV Lines 450
Dot Pitch 0.37 mm
Regions Pal, NTSC 4.43/3.58, SECAM
240p/480i Yes
480p No
720p No
1080i No
Vsync 50/60hz
Composite Yes
S-Video No
Component 1x RGB through SCART or 25-pin CMPTR port
Service Manual File:KX14CP1 SM SONY.pdf

The Sony KX-14CP1 is a versatile monitor from 1986. Its uses included the medical field, the video production field and even home use. Input options varied between the 3 major revision of this monitor:

1- the Sony KX-14CP1 had one mono audio input, 2 composite inputs (one BNC and one standard RCA, not usable simultaniously) a VTR port with digital RGB support and a SCART connector with full support for RGB and audio

2- the Sony PVM-1390 shared most of the inputs from the 14CP1, here both composite inputs are BNC type and the SCART port being replaced by a 25-pin CMPTR port, which carried RGB

3- the Sony KV-1311CR was instead a TV set version of this monitor, shared the same inputs as the PVM-1390 but added an RF input so you could use it as a standard TV

Sony advertised the KX-14CP1 as a computer monitor, to be paired with a Sony MSX microcomputer.

For this purpose the tube is positioned so that it's tilted upwards when the monitor sits on a table, to give a comfortable experience if used as a computer monitor on a desk. To prop the monitor up, a pair of detachable riser feet were included, although they are rare to find with the monitor.

The tube has a black tint to improve colors and contrast and boosts 450 TVL which is reasonably sharp at 14 inches (13 viewable).

A peculiar feature of this set is the positioning of the inputs and knobs: they are located on a recessed panel on the right side on the case, so that the back remains clear and can sit right up to a wall (in a standard desk setup).

The side panel gives you access to all the regulation knobs, which include all the standard ones (brightness, contrast, volume, etc) and two special features: horizontal positioning and vertical size knobs, very handy if you connect a retro-computer to it, but very much appreciated to correct the infamous SCART input shift on the fly.

A decent mono speaker is positioned on the bottom center of the assembly, it offers a good quality audio in contrast with later PVM speakers.

Awesome brochure photos from u/falsogangster !


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