BEO.ZONE

Beovision MX3500

BeoVision

Production: 1990 - 07/1992

Designer: David Lewis

After the general failure of its predecessor, the Beovision MX3000, which suffered from poor reliabilty due to a mish-mash of other manufacturers’ products, the newer Beovision MX3500 represented a new change in outlook for the company’s fortunes in relation to their monitor-type TV receivers.

With very little to differentiate externally between the MX3000 and this later model, the introduction of this new television represented a real return to quality products for Bang & Olufsen. The Beovision MX5500 was the larger 28″ equivalent of the Beovision MX3500.

Two AV connectors were incorporated as well as Power Link sockets for connection to the Beolab range of active loudspeakers. An Audio AUX connector was also in situ as well as a connection for a motorised stand.

Other facilities, such as a better Teletext system, A2 / NICAM stereo decoder, an optional satellite decoder, Loop Amplifier and Picture-in-Picture module were also made available.  The recommended VCR for use with this television was the Beocord VX5500.

And again, as was often the case with the MX range, a wide choice of exterior colours were on offer. On top of everything else, the set could be mounted on the wall using its own special wall bracket.  Other floor-standing units were also available.

The Beovision MX3500, at the end of its successful life, was replaced with the BeoVision MX4000, another highly noteworthy TV receiver in the Bang & Olufsen MX range.

Beovision MX3500 technical specifications

Types: 
FMS 3168 (1990 - July 1992) 
FTS 3178 (1990 - Jan 1992) 
GDT 3163 (1990 - May 1992) 
GNS 3179 (1990 - Dec 1991) 
GTG 3162 (1990 - May 1992) 
GTS 3176 (1990 - July 1991) 
MDE 3167 (1990 - May 1992) 
MDS 3173 (1990 - Jan 1992) 
MDT 3161 (1990 - July 1992) 
MIS 3182 (1990 - Jan 1992) 
MNE 3186 (1990 - May 1992) 
MST 3160 (1990 - July 1992) 
MTA 3165 (1990 - Jan 1992) 
MTI 3164 (1990 - Jan 1992) 
MTS 3170 (1990 - Apr 1992) 

Specifications: CTV system Multi-standard B/G/L 
In GB version: only I 
Colour system Pal/ SECAM, NTSC A/V 4.43 MHz / 3.58 MHz 
Picture tube (Visual picture) 55 cm - 21" (51 cm - 20") 
Picture tube system Flat square, Hi-Bri, In-Line 110 degrees 
Contrast screen With metallised coating 
Design High format cabinet 
Cabinet White, black, red, grey, blue 

Provisional specifications: 
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 
Main features: 
Operation Beolink 1000, one-way 
Prepared for two-way 
Sound center balance between BeoLab and Beovision speakers 
Speaker system: 2 x Log Line 
Speaker units: full range 2 x 7.5cm 
Long-term max. output power: 2 x 40W/ 8 ohms 
Harmonic distortion: < 0.5% at 15W 
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 - 20,000 Hz 
Bass control: +/- 8 dB / 100 Hz 
Treble control: +/- 8 dB /10,000 Hz 

Power supply: 220 - 240V 
Power consumption: 100 (75 - 165)W 
Power consumption: stand-by 3W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 51 x 55 x 41.5cm 
Weight: 23 kg 

Connections: AV Link 2 x 21-pin SCART sockets 
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