BeoVision 9002

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Manufactured: 1984 - 1987

The cabinet of the Beovision 9002 was finished in genuine, rich-grain teak or rosewood and had a beautifully crafted tambour screen door that rolled back to reveal the screen - and switched the set on at the same time. When you had finished viewing, just slide the door shut. The set switches off automatically. The screen was protected from dust and accidents, and you were not confronted with a blank, staring screen every time you entered the room. Beovision 9002 replaced Beovision 9000 when it came to the end of its production run in 1983.

All the technical features and facilities of the Beovision 8802 were included in this luxury 66cm (viewable screen) model. The infra-red remote control terminal allowed you to operate all the primary functions from the comfort of your chair - including Teletext and Beocord video cassette recorder.

Beovisions that put the future at your fingertips

All Bang & Olufsen's 'luxury' Beovision models of the time were fitted with an advanced digital tuner that had the capacity for receiving 100 UHF channels, 32 of which could be stored in the set's microcomputer memory for instant recall at the touch of a button.

The real boon for most viewers is that you could locate, store and recall any of these stations without leaving your armchair. All you had to do is touch a key on the Beovision Video terminal. So although B&O gave their "future-safe" luxury TV range more micro-electronics, more features and more connection possibilities than ever before, they made all the complex technology even more accessible - instantly. To borrow a phrase from the computer industry, Bang & Olufsen's '02-Series' TVs were "user-friendly" (1983 catalogue)

Beovisions 5502, 7702, 8802 and 9002 all shared the same advanced chassis design and offered the same user-benefits. They were true "luxury" set because all the features and facilities which, in other brands, are offered as 'extras' are included as standard with their Bang & Olufsen counterparts.

The Beovision Video Terminal supplied with Beovisions 5502, 7702, 8802 and 9002 offered a plethora of operational benefits. In addition there was also an advanced 'tune and store' function that allowed you to operate the automatic tuning system from the comfort of your chair.

One touch of the 'tune' button started the digital tuner scanning the wavelengths of the UHF band. When it found a station, it stopped - giving you the opportunity to either reject or accept this station. If it was an unsatisfactory reception from a distant transmitter (or simply a station you didn't like!), you just pressed 'tune' again to continue the search. When you found a station you enjoyed, on a channel giving a good, clear reception, you could instruct the set's microcomputer to remember that transmission frequency by pressing 'store' followed by your own choice of pre-set programme number (e.g. for BBC2 you might designate pre-set number 2). Thereafter, whenever you wanted to watch BBC2, you simply touched button '2' on your remote Terminal.

Up to 32 different TV stations could be located and stored in this way, so your Beovision really is 'future-safe' because it has plenty of spare capacity to accommodate new programme sources as and when they come 'on stream'.

The latest type of Beovision Video Terminal also had a button marked 'sound'. This was only effective with Bang & Olufsen stereo TVs - Beovision 7802 and Beovision 8902.

BeoVision 9002 Product Specifications

Types: 7003 (1984 - March 1987); GB 7004 (1984 - May 1986)
Picture tube size: 66cm
Cabinet Wood with tambour door
Number of programmes 32 VHF - UHF
Range UHF 21 - 69
VHF 2 - 12
or VHF 46.25 - 105.25 MHz and 113.25 - 294.25 MHz
Picture tube 30 AX 110° in line self converging
Start time Approx. 5 sec
Aerial impedance 75 ohms coaxial

Woofer: 10cm
Tweeter: 5cm
Log line speaker system
Sound power output 14 W
Harmonic distortion < 0.3 %
Intermodulation < 2.5 %
Frequency range +/- 1.5 dB 40 - 20,000 Hz
Power bandwidth 10 - 35,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio > 55 dB
Bass control +8 -5 dB / 100 Hz
Treble control +9 -6 dB / 10,000 Hz

Power supply: 180 - 265 V
Power consumption 75 (65 - 130) W
Stand-by < 2 W
Dimensions W x H x D 79.5 x 48 (80cm including stand) x 48cm
Weight 42 kg

Connections: Headphones output Max. 7.5 V / 200 ohms
External speaker Min. 4 ohms
Tape output 600 mV / 1 KOhms
Amplifier output 600 mV / 1 KOhms

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Created: 15th December 2006
Modified: 24th December 2007

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