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Beovision 8902

BeoVision

Production: 1984 - 06/1987

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Beovision 8902 was the stereo version of  Beovision 8802. This television was Bang & Olufsen’s first stereo television which could be retro-fitted with the NICAM stereo decoder module.

The television replaced the A2 stereo-enabled Beovision 8900. As stereo sound for TV gradually took its hold around the world more and more manufacturers were producng television sets that were capable of receiving almost hi-fi quality stereophonic sound through the airwaves. Whether your country was capable or not, stereo sound through video tapes was still a possibility and for Bang & Olufsen, the company had two stereo VCR machines available for purchase: VHS 90 and VHS 80. It is interesting to note that in these days of product integration the remote control provided with the receiver - the Video Terminal - could also operate the two B&O video recorders when they were connected to the TV set via either the newly-incorporated in-built SCART or  DIN A/V socket. Thirty-two channels could be stored within the set’s microprocessor.

A good 14 watts of sound was delivered through a 10cm woofer and 5cm tweeter in its 2-way log line loudspeaker system.  Extension loudspeakers and stereo headphones could also be used with the set. Teletextagain was offered as an option.

As well as the standard two wood finishes: rosewood and teak, Bang & Olufsen also released this range of three televisions as ‘Whiteline’ whereby the whole of the television set - including its rear cover and remote control - was white too, for which a premium was charged. For the privilege Teletext was fitted as standard with all these Whiteline models.

Beovision 8902 was subequently replaced by the Beovision LX2800 when the LX range of televisions was introduced in 1987.

Beovision 8902 technical specifications

Types: 
7210 (1984 - Jan 1986) 
D, TXT, OSCAR 7022 (1984 - May 1987) 
D, TXT, OSCAR 7292 (1984 - Dec 1986) 
G 7006 (1984 - May 1986) 
GB 7230 (1984 - April 1987) 
GB, TXT 7233 (1984 - Feb 1987) 
MULTI 7270 (1984 - May 1986) 
MULTI, TXT, ANTIOPE 7277 (1984 - Aug 1986) 
OSCAR 7020 (1984 - Jan 1987) 
S-CH 7290 (1984 - May 1985) 
S, TXT 7021 (1984 - May 1987) 
S, TXT 7211 (1984 - Aug 1985) 
Picture tube size: 66cm 
Cabinet: wood veneer 
Features: stereo sound with stereo enhancement 
Bilingual sound 
Number of programmes 32 VHF - UHF, Range UHF 21 - 69, VHF 2 - 12 
or VHF 46.25 - 105.25 MHz and 113.25 - 294.25 MHz 
Picture tube 30 AX 110° in line self-converging 
Start time Approx. 5 sec 
Aerial impedance 75 ohms coaxial 
Speakers: 2 set Log Line system: Woofer: 10 cm 
Tweeter: 5 cm 
Sound power output 2 x 14 W / 8 ohms 
Harmonic distortion < 1 % at 15 W, < 0.5 % at 14 W 
Intermodulation < 1 % 
Frequency range +/- 1.5 dB 30 - 20,000 Hz 
Power bandwidth 30 - 50,000 Hz 
Signal-to-noise ratio > 55 dB 
Bass control +/-8 dB / 100 Hz 
Treble control +/-9 dB / 10,000 Hz 
Power supply: 180 - 265 V 
Power consumption 80 (70 - 160) W 
Stand-by < 2 W 
Dimensions W x H x D 89.5 x 49 x 45.5 cm 
Weight 41 kg 
Connections: Headphones output Max. 10.5 V / 200 ohms 
External speakers 8 ohms 
Tape output 600 mV / 1 kohms 
Amplifier output 600 mV / 1 kohms 
AC socket, Audio/video IN/OUT DIN 6 pin 
Video input 1 Vpp 75 ohms FBAS 
Video output 1 Vpp 75 ohms 
Audio input 600 mV / 100 kohms 
Audio output 600 mV / 1 kohms