BeoVision LX 5500

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Manufactured: 1990 - 1992
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: High-gloss black, white or grey or rosewood

Beovision LX was the result of several generations of development. Superb technology offering a wealth of functions. And the elegant design was sheer pleasure to look at. Without doubt, Beovision LX was a thoroughbred, according to Bang & Olufsen's 1990 catalogue. And the Beocord VX5000 video cassette recorder a worthy stable mate.

Bang & Olufsen continually seeks new ways not only to streamline operation and function but to simplify exteriors. The powerful speakers of Beovision LX had a totally smooth facade when they were originally introduced in 1990. The contrast screen in front of the picture tube stretches from the very top to the very bottom of the cabinet. And the lacquer was as polished as a grand piano's.

The result was unity; no knobs or displays interrupted the flow.

You could keep an eye on more than one programme at a time by letting a miniature picture run in one corner of the screen. Or you could show 4, 9 or 16 'clips' from programmes on air at that very moment. Beovision LX 5500 also gave fast, direct access to to four Teletext pages you used the most. And there was room for a satellite receiver to be installed as well as using the TV set for the connection of extra speakers, loop amplifier for the hard of hearing and TV game consoles.

By mounting the whole TV set on a motorised base, you could sit in your armchair and turn the TV up to 35 degrees to each side with just one press of your Beolink 1000 remote control terminal.

By programming it into the set, the TV then turned automatically towards your favourite viewing position every time the set switches on. And, naturally, the TV returned to centre stage each time you switched it off.

Colours: Beovision LX 5500 / 4500 - high-gloss black, white or grey or rosewood.

A stage designer can creative positive associations of purity by using predominantly white or light grey in stage sets and costumes. White and grey symbolize a simple style of living and, as the audience, we associate this virtue in our mind's eye with the person who decorates with, or dresses in, these light colours. In interior design white and grey give a modern impression with everything blending together, perfectly executed down to the tiniest detail. For those who prefer an all-white look,. Bang & Olufsen in 1990 dressed its Beovision LX range completely in white; even the back.

You could put Beovision LX White Line in the middle of a large room if you so desired. It looked discreet and elegant and spoke its own, well-modulated design language. If a pleasant light grey was more to your taste, the Beovision LX range was available in a light grey finish too. All the other technicalities internally were identical to the other LX family members.

BeoVision LX 5500 Product Specifications

FMS 3908 (1990- Jun 1992)
FTS 3948 (1990 - Mar 1992)
GDT 3903 (1990 - Jun 1996)
GNS 3949 (1990 - Feb 1992)
GTG 3902 (1990 - May 1991)
MDE 3907 (1990 - Jun 1992)
MDS 3943 (1990 - Jun 1992)
MDT 3901 (1990 - Jun 1992)
MIS 3952 (1990 - May 1991)
MNE 3956 (1990 - Jun 1992)
MST 3900 (1990 - Jun 1996)
MTA 3905 (1990 - Jun 1992)
MTE 3906 (1990 - Oct 1991)
MTI 3904 (1990 - Jan 1992)
MTS 3940 (1990 - 1992)

CTV system: Multi-standard 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: wide format cabinet
Cabinet: rosewood, grey metallic
Cabinet Rosewood, white, black, red, grey, White Line

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

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 bass reflex
Speaker units: woofer 2 x 10cm, tweeter 2 x 5cm
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 SCART
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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