Beovision 600 was a 17″ transportable monochrome TV designed by David Lewis who had just started his commission work for the company under the watchful eye of Jacob Jensen, Bang & Olufsen’s chief designer at the time.
The TV set could be carried from room to room and was one of the first transportable TVs around at the time. It had its own trumpet-shaped stand to rest on although was equally at home sitting on a table or in a shelving unit. To safely carry the set around a metal carrying handle was incorporated at the top of the set and was concealed within its cabinet to make the TV look like a more permanently-based piece of furniture when not in use. Not only that but the mains lead was also made to retract totally into the TV cabinet, rather like a vacuum cleaner of today.
Looking all-screen, there was a row of six pre-set buttons on the front’s right-hand side.
The design of the Beovision 600 won Bang & Olufsen an iF Design Award in 1970.
Beovision 600 Specifications
3801 (1971 - Dec 1972)
GB 3805 (1971 - Dec 1972)
Picture tube: 44cm
Speaker: 1x 800-ohm oval speaker
Power supply: 220 V
Power consumption: 100 W
Power output: 5 W
Distortion: less than 1 % at 500 mW / 1000 Hz
Dimensions W x H x D: 43.4 x 33.2 x 30.8 cm
Weight: 13.1 kg