BeoVision MX 5500

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Manufactured: 1990 - 1992
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: White, black, grey, red or blue

Beovision MX 5500 was perhaps Bang & Olufsen's most elegant high-format TV according to the 1990 catalogue. The screen was exactly the same size as other 66cm television screens, but the stereo loudspeakers were located underneath, creating a completely different look. Also, the flat design and polished surfaces in clear colours helped make this big TV seem light and elegant.

From your armchair, the whole TV could be rotated 35 degrees to either side with lust a press of the Beolink 1000 terminal. And, when you had Beocord VX 5000 video tape recorder working in conjunction with it, the MX 5500 opened up a world of technological sophistication that literally, needed to be seen to be believed.

Whatever stereo system you used, Beovision MX 5500 had stereo decoders that allowed it to do full justice to the most exquisite music track. It shifted from system to system automatically; you didn't even need to think about it. You could also use Beocord VX 5000 video recorder to record and playback 4 hours of stereo sound and picture or up to 8 hours of stereo sound alone.

Beovision MX 5500 contained the sum total of Bang & Olufsen's expertise in sound and picture technology. As well as giving razor-sharp pictures and totally natural colours, room was left for a satellite receiver module. And naturally, there were connections options for extra loudspeakers, computers, decoders, headphones, amplifier loop, TV games and a whole host more.

The slim, beautiful Beocord VX 5000 video recorder was carefully designed to match the Beovision MX 5500 TV.

BeoVision MX 5500 Product Specifications

Types:
FMS 3268 (1990 - July 1992)
FTS 3278 (1990 - Jan 1992)
GDT 3263 (1990 - Jan 1992)
GNS 3279 ( 1990 - Jan 1992)
GTG 3262 ( 1990 - Nov 1991)
MDE 3267 ( 1990 - Mar 1992)
MDS 3273 ( 1990 - Jan 1992)
MIS 3282 ( 1990 - Oct 1991)
MNE 3286 ( 1990 - Jan 1992)
MST 3260 ( 1990 - Jul 1992)
MTA 3265 ( 1990 - Dec 1991)
MTD 3261 ( 1990 - May 1992)
MTI 3264 ( 1990 - Jan 1992)
MTS 3270 ( 1990 - Jan 1992)

CTV system: Multistandard 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: high format cabinet

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

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
Speaker system: 2 x Log Line
Speaker units: full range 2 x 7.5cm
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 - 20,000 Hz
Bass control: +/- 8 dB / 100 Hz
Treble control: +/- 8 dB /10,000 Hz

Power supply: 220 - 240 V
Power consumption: 100 (75 - 165) W
Power consumption stand-by: 3 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 54.5 x 66 x 45cm
Weight: 42 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

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Created: 22nd December 2006
Modified: 3rd September 2007

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