Replacing the Beovision 5500 in 1984, Beovision 5502 was a 20″ colour television which delivered a good 14 watts of sound through a 8cm woofer and 5cm tweeter in its log line loudspeaker system. The sound was mono. Teletext again was offered as an option as was the A/V interface.
It was one of a threesome: the Beovision 5502 had a 20″ screen, Beovision 7702 had a 22″ screen and the largest, the Beovision 8802 had a 26″ screen size.
Only superficially different from its predecessor, electronic tuning was installed for the first time which allowed the user to store up to 32 channels in its electronic memory.
Revamped slighly in its three year life, it became an excellent, reliable set; many examples are still in use today representing this high point in Bang & Olufsen engineering.
With stereo reception becoming more and more available in the late 1980s, Beovision 5502 was to become the very last monophonic 20″ TV produced by the company.
BeoVision 8802 Product Specifications
Monophonic colour tv with 26" (8802), 22" (7702) and 20" screens (5502).
Sound system: mono
Consumption normal use watts: 75
Stand by watts: 2
TV programmes: 32
AV programmes: 3
Width: 77 cm.
Height: 49 cm.
Depth: 45.5 cm.
High Bright in-line
Permanent Colour Truth
Programme and channel display
High Fidelity amplifier.
Log-line Compact 2-way speaker system
Sound output RMS watts : 14
Controls: Beovision Video Terminal.
Prepared for satellite TV and Teletext.
Stereo and bilingual broadcasts via stereo decoder and connection to your stereo music system.
AV socket 21pin
Audio amplifier/tape, loop amplifier
Dual video simulcast interface