BeoVision LS 5500

Manufactured: 1990 - 1992
Colours: Rosewood, white, black, red, grey, white line

TV and video in all simplicity

A Bang & Olufsen TV is always a good investment. But perhaps you didn't want all the highly advanced functions in Bang & Olufsen's video systems. In that case, you could choose a television like Beovision LS instead. It had the same classic lines as Beovision LX and the quality again was extremely high. There was just a slight difference in design and technical specifications. For example, unlike Bang & Olufsen's video systems, Beovision LS and its VCR partner, Beocord V3000, could not be included in a Beolink® system.

Beovision LS was available as a 66cm or a 63cm TV - the LS5500 and LS4500 (as well as two further models - LS5000 and LS6000). All materials were of the finest quality and as always, attention to detail was meticulously made. For example, it was real wood that was used in the rosewood model and not plastic laminate. The glass screen in front of the picture tube was made of a high-quality glass, from Europe's leading glassmaker. It served two functions: it captured the light reflections that struck the screen, minimising their effect on the picture. And at the same time, it unified the appearance of the television.

Picture and sound in high quality

You obtained the same distinguished picture on a Beovision LS as on the more advanced TVs in Bang & Olufsen's range. The philosophy behind Bang & Olufsen's TV picture is that it should appear as natural as possible. One of the reasons for this choice is that your eyes tire quickly if colours are too strong. In comparison with other brands, this philosophy can make a Bang & Olufsen picture seem less like a picture postcard. But Bang & Olufsen would rather be compared to reality than to glossy reproduction.

The sound in Beovision LS4500 and LS5500 also lived up to the expectations you had for a Bang & Olufsen TV. The amplifier in the built-in two-way bass-reflex speakers was, in fact, the same fine quality that was used in audio systems.

Beovision LS5500 66cm television was the result of generations of development and provided superb natural colour which is balanced automatically up to 50 times every second. Its powerful loudspeakers were set smoothly on each side of the screen which stretched from the very top to the bottom of the cabinet. Fast Teletext access was provided together with, satellite compatibility and NICAM digital stereo sound including Beolink 1000 remote control.

Beovision LS5500 could be happily married to Beocord V3000 video cassette recorder and both Teletext and NICAM stereo sound were standard on both the Beovision LS4500 and LS5500.


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BeoVision LS 5500 Product Specifications

EDT 3611 (1990 - April 1992)
FMS 3618 (1990 - Jan 1992)
GDT 3613 (1990 - Jan 1992)
MDS 3661 (1990 - Jan 1992)
MST 3610 (1990 - Jan 1992)

CTV system: multi-standard B/G/L (GB version: PAL I)
Colour system: PAL/SECAM, NTSC A/V 4.43 MHz / 3.58 MHz
Picture tube (Visual picture): 63cm (59cm)
Picture tube system: flat square, Hi-Bri, In-Line 110 degrees
Contrast screen: with metallised coating
Design: Wide 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:
Speaker units: full range 2 x 10cm bass reflex
Crossover frequency: 2500 Hz
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 - 20000 Hz
Bass control: +/- 8 dB / 100 Hz
Treble control: +/- 8 dB /10000 Hz

Power supply: 220 - 240 V
Power consumption: 100 (75 - 165) W
Power consumption stand-by: 3 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 86 x 52 x 46cm
Weight: 43 kg

Connections: AV Link 2 x 21-pin Euro - 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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