BEO.ZONE

Beovision LX5500

BeoVision

Production: 1990 - 06/1992

Designer: David Lewis

Replacing Beovision LX2802, the Beovision LX5500 was a luxurious 28″ multistandard colour television with the benefit of stereo reception.

Fitted with contrast screen, Teletext and the possibility of using a motorised stand, the television had a very wide range of colour options available for it. It used the Beolink 1000 remote control terminal and offered hi-fi quality sound.

For a novelty value it was able to keep tabs on other TV programmes and sources by way of a Picture-in-Picture module when it could show a small TV image  in one corner of its screen. Likewise it could also offer to the viewer a choice of either four, nine or sixteen miniature TV clips displaying just what the other stations had to offer.

Datalink connections were built in to link the set with another suitable Bang & Olufsen audio or video product, and Power Link sockets were provided for which to add a pair of Beolab active speakers like Beolab Penta III.

The Beovision LX 5500 was eventually surpassed by the arrival of Beovision LX6000.

Beovision LX5500 technical specifications

Types: 
FMS 3908 (1990- Jun 1992) 
FTS 3948 (1990 - Mar 1992) 
GDT 3903 (1990 - Jun 1996) 
GNS 3949 (1990 - Feb 1992) 
GTG 3902 (1990 - May 1991) 
MDE 3907 (1990 - Jun 1992) 
MDS 3943 (1990 - Jun 1992) 
MDT 3901 (1990 - Jun 1992) 
MIS 3952 (1990 - May 1991) 
MNE 3956 (1990 - Jun 1992) 
MST 3900 (1990 - Jun 1996) 
MTA 3905 (1990 - Jun 1992) 
MTE 3906 (1990 - Oct 1991) 
MTI 3904 (1990 - Jan 1992) 
MTS 3940 (1990 - 1992) 

CTV system: Multi-standard B/G/L (GB: PAL I) 
Colour system: PAL/SECAM, NTSC A/V 4.43 MHz / 3.58 MHz 
Picture tube (Visual picture): 70cm (66cm) 
Picture tube system: flat square, Hi-Bri, In-Line 110 degrees 
Contrast screen with metallised coating 
Design: wide format cabinet 
Cabinet: rosewood, grey metallic 
Cabinet Rosewood, white, black, red, grey, White Line 

Main features: 
Operation Beolink 1000, one-way (prepared for two-way) 
Sound centre balance: between BeoLab and Beovision speakers 

Sound system: Built-in NICAM EU + A2 stereo decoder 
Built-in NICAM EU + A2 dual language 
TV tuner range: 46 - 855 MHz: VHF, S, Hyper, UHF 
No. of TV programmes: 50 
Satellite: prepared for BeoSat LM kit 
No. of satellite programmes: 64 
Signal/noise level: > 35 dB/1 Vpp and antenna signal > 1mV 
Crosstalk between sources: > 45 dB / 5 MHz 
Teletext FLOF, TOP, 5 alphabet, 6 alphabet (E) 
Teletext memory 4 x 50 page nos 
Station identification Via Teletext/station naming 

Speaker system: 2 x bass reflex 
Speaker units: woofer 2 x 10cm, tweeter 2 x 5cm 
Crossover frequency: 2500 Hz 
Long-term max. output power: 2 x 40 W / 8 ohms 
Harmonic distortion < 0.5% at 15 W 
Intermodulation: < 1% 
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB weighted 50 mV (NICAM > 70 dB) 
Frequency range, audio: 25 - 20,000 Hz +/- 1.5 dB 
Power bandwidth: 25 - 20000 Hz 
Bass control: +/- 8 dB / 100 Hz 
Treble control: +/- 8 dB /10000 Hz 

Power supply: 220 - 240 V 
Power consumption: 100 (75 - 165) W 
Power consumption stand-by: 3 W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 86 x 52 x 46cm 
Weight: 43 kg 

Connections: AV Link 2 x 21-pin SCART 
Super VHS YC playback 4-pin socket 
Audio Aux Link 7-pin socket 
Power Link 2 x 8-pin sockets 
External speakers 2 x 2-pin sockets 
Motorized stand operation 4-pin socket 
Aerial VHF - UHF 75 ohms coaxial socket 
Stereo headphones: jack socket 6 mm 
Link compatibility: Datalink