(1971-1972) 26” cabinet model colour television
Type numbers: 3613, 3614, 3618
This set replaced the Beovision 3000. It was visually very similar and used a near-identical chassis, the reason for the model change being that a new type of tube was used. The new tube (type A66 120X) was an inch larger across the screen and had sharper, more rectangular corners. The faceplate was also a slightly different shape so that the screen could be pushed through the cabinet front rather than being mounted behind a mask. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
Using this new “push-through” tube the styling of the front of the set could be tidied up nicely and given a sleek, modern appearance. Otherwise, the set remained much as before, with a large loudspeaker unit beneath the screen and a secret panel to the left of the screen behind which the convergence controls were hidden. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
Although the chassis was little altered, some changes were made to keep up with rapidly advancing technology. These tended to be at the component rather than at the overall concept level, the most notable change was that the glass delay line in the PAL decoder was changed to a new type that was much smaller and lighter than the one fitted to the Beovision 3000. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
- Jarman, T; Jarman, N (2008), Crowood Collectors' Series: Bang & Olufsen: 82, 83