With a 20″ screen and a whole host of connection possibilities, Beovision MX2000 was the first of a new breed of televisions for Bang & Olufsen. The receiver paved the way for many similarly-looking sets, all based upon its ‘monitor’ design by David Lewis.
Slim-looking and sold in a variety of coloured finishes to its plastic/resin casing, all of the MX range TVs were fitted with either a glass or an acrylic contrast screen to protect its picture tube against dust and scratches. So with the introduction of the MX2000 out went the more traditional wood veneer finishes and in came glossy black, red and white as well as other colour-coordinating tones over the years. The sets looked just as good switched off as they did in use and blended in with most everyone’s home décor.
Good quality stereo sound was obtained through its two 8cm speakers (2 x 7W) situated in a covered panel beneath the picture tube and control was made via the Video Terminal remote control which would also function with a Bang & Olufsen VCR.
Connections to the TV included: A/V, Audio/Video in/out, External speakers, headphones plus connections to an external amplifier and tape recorder. Teletext was sold as an option.
As well as the possibility of placing the receiver on a table or shelf, a built-in metal support on its base even made it possible to tilt the TV backwards.
Beovision MX2000 won the Danish Design Centre Award in 1986.
3116 (1985 - Dec 1988)
3138 (1985 - May 1987)
B, PAL/SECAM 3130 (1985 - Jun 1988)
D TXT 3118 (1985 - Dec 1988)
F TXT 3122 (1985 - Aug 1988)
F, Multi 3124 (1985 - May 1989)
GB 3119 (1985 - Dec 1988)
I 3127 (1985 - May 1988)
S, TXT 3117 (1985 - Dec 1988)
CTV system: B/G PAL S-tuner
Picture tube size: 51cm, contrast screen
TV programmes 1 - 21
VCR programmes 9, 31, 32
AV programmes 0, 33, 34
Satellite programme 0 100 channels (0 - 99)
Digital tuning system VHF 2 - 12, S1 - S19
Tuner range UHF 21 - 69
Picture tube: 110° in line, black matrix, self-converging
Start time: approx. 5 sec
Speakers, stereo: log line system - 2 x 8cm
Sound power output: 2 x 7 W / 8 ohms
Harmonic distortion: < 0.5% 2 W, < 3% / 7 W
Intermodulation: < 1 %
Frequency range: +/- 1.5 dB 30 - 20,000 Hz (25 - 25,000 Hz +/- 6 dB)
Power bandwidth: 60 - 15,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB
Bass control: +/- 10 dB / 60 Hz
Treble control: +/- 10 dB / 10,000 Hz
Power supply: 220 - 240 V
Power consumption: 70 (50 - 120) W
Stand by: < 5 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 49 x 53 x 40 cm
Weight: 23 kg
Connections: A/V, audio/video IN/OUT, headphones output, external speakers, tape output, amplifier output, terminal controlled output