|Product :||Horisont de Luxe TV 609T / 609K||
|Produced from :||1962 - 1965|
|Designed by :||Ib Fabiansen|
With transistorisation making electrical products more compact and lighter the emphasis in the early 1960s was on transportability: making products sufficiently smaller and more manageable so that they could be moved around, either within a house or outdoors.
In the world of television, the Horisont was Bang & Olufsen’s endeavour to manufacture a smaller television which could be moved around the house. With its shielding lid - designed somewhat reminiscent of a suitcase - two varieties were in production in the early 1960s:
- Horisont TV 609T and Horisont 609K
- Horisont TV 611 FM de Luxe which was fitted with its own internal FM radio
The Horisont T was the transportable model whereas the K-type was designed to rest in a more permanent situation. The 611 FM de Luxe incorporated its own useful FM radio, an early attempt by Bang & Olufsen to integrate differing features.
All three televisions were designed with the same technical specifications, the only difference whether the TV was manufactured to be carried around or not and whether it included an FM radio as with the 611FM de Luxe.
Horisont TV 609T / 609K details: