Manufactured: 1969 - 1972
This “open screen” table model was one of B&O’s early attempts to produce a more compact colour receiver that was suitable for smaller rooms. Using the chassis from the Beovision 3200 and a 22” “push through” tube, the set was neat and elegant but still not exactly small, the two massive chassis were shared with the other models in the range and these, rather than the screen size, dictated the dimensions of the cabinet. An attempt to disguise the bulk was made by adding a black strip all around the back of the cabinet, breaking up the otherwise vast expanses of wood, though this can be said to be only partially successful.
The front of the Beovision 2600 was finished in matt black and trimmed around the outside with aluminium. The loudspeakers (two elliptical units made by Celestion in the UK) took up a new position to the left of the screen, displacing the convergence controls to a hatch on the underside. Access to these was easy if the set was mounted on the optional stand but impossible if it was placed on a (sturdy) table. This was not ideal, as a set of this design should not be moved once convergence is completed.
The Beovision 2600 was not replaced directly when the 3400 range was introduced as all these models came with 26” tubes. However, the table version of the Beovision 3400 was considerably smaller than the 2600 anyway, so in practice a problem did not arise. 22” sets were re-introduced with the new 39XX series models, for example the Beovision 3500.
BeoVision 2600 Product Specifications
Types:3611 (1969 - Dec 1972)
3619 (1969 - Dec 1972)
Picture tube: 22-in. shadow mask tube, Type A 56-120 X
Special feature: automatic colour section cut-out when set is tuned to monochrome Telecast
VHF and UHF: all pushbuttons may be set for any desired channel on VHF (bands I and III, channels 2 - 11) or UHF (channels 21 - 70, 625 lines)
Sound:Power output: 3.5 W at 10 % distortion
Distortion: 1 % at 3 W
Tone control range: bass +/- 12 dB at 100 Hz; treble +/- 12 dB at 10 kHz
Sound detector: radio detector
Sound intermediate frequency: 6 MHz, 2 stages
Dimensions W x H x D: 71.7 x 45.8 x 49.2cm
Weight: 45 kg
Voltage: 200 - 220 - 240 V AC (in the 220 V position the receiver operated in the range 190 - 240 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power consumption: approx. 330 W
Connections: Inputs VHF aerial 75 ohms unbalanced
UHF aerial 75 ohms unbalanced
Outputs: extensions speaker, 3 - 5 ohms (switching feature provided in jack)
Created: 15th December 2006
Modified: 2nd February 2007
Review by kind permission of Beocentral.