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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:32:50 PM on 24 January 2018.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1050

Hi all,

I pick this up the other day ,! It's a monster! Huge!
I believe it's a 1958 model and as you can see it's a Saba with FM stereo and a 108 FM dial.
The TV has a remote control for channels and a Dual stereo turntable

One very rare TV in Australia,, having a FM stereo in it and being remote controlled in 1958
The cabinet is rosewood in colour.
This particular TV is not one that I have plans for , I just felt sorry for it so I brought it home and Ian may want it down the track somewhere so it's just in my garage being stored.
But I thought ,because this is such a rare TV ,I would share some photos of this monster!
The TV is all original and 99 percent complete, but is missing 2 small knobs, one is the on switch for the TV and the other is one piano key type knob from the stereo.
The TV came from way out west of Sydney where it was left in the house by previous owner of the house.
The new house owners having no interest in such things contacted me . So I don't know anymore about it's history other that.
What I do know for certain is it's extremely heavy!!!.

Pete







 
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MonochromeTV's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 20 September 2011
 Member #: 1009
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Hi Pete,

What you have there is 1958 Electrosound Saba, possibly model E705.

The guts are from Germany & assembled in Australia by Electrosound of Sydney. The radio chassis is a Frieburg 8 export version. The FM tuner is mono, not stereo.

Price when first sold was £675.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 4:12:45 PM on 24 January 2018.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1050

Hello Monochrome,
Mono? It's got the magic eye and multiple speakers ?
Pete
675 pounds ! Gosh a lot of money in 1958!!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:17:17 PM on 24 January 2018.
Gfr53's Gravatar
 Location: Harston, VIC
 Member since 28 February 2009
 Member #: 442
 Postcount: 145

Pete,

The magic eye is a tuning indicator and does not mean stereo.

Having mutiple speakers is not an indication of stereo. How many audio output transformers does it have?

Stereo FM in the late fifties would be only experimental any in part of the world, Standards were still being debated around this time.

The piano key selector switches beloved by the european designers are a nightmare to 1. clean the contacts and 2. to follow the circuits
with.

However, this is a great find of which must be a rare spieces of early electrosound gear, and would make a great display in some suitable
establishment.

Cheers, Graham...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:53:54 PM on 24 January 2018.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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FM stereo started officially in the US on June 1st 1961 but there were test broadcasts well before then.

So it's conceivable that this tuner could be stereo. There are definitely two power amplifiers.

Pete, looks like I'll have to check it out!


 
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Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1050

Hello all,
I just had a look inside best I could in the night with a crappy torch.
It appears to have 2 output amps.
But you guys know I love vintage TV's but my knowledge of electronics could be written on a postage stamp.
I will check it out on the weekend . Ian might have a look and he can tell you all about it.
Nice old TV though
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:55:52 PM on 24 January 2018.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1050

I also have this 1962 bkaupunkt.
Which is stereo ,but it's 1962


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 1:27:09 AM on 25 January 2018.
MonochromeTV's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 20 September 2011
 Member #: 1009
 Postcount: 1043

Hi Pete,

Your Electrosound Saba's radio chassis is the same as used in this one:

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/saba_freiburg_automatic_8.html

Be careful of the TV section as it looks like it might bite - as in it could have a live chassis.

The Blaupunkt (Blue Spot) is nice. Looks similar to a Arkansas


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 11:38:44 AM on 25 January 2018.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1050

Hello Monochrome,
Oh I won't be touching the electronics on this one ,
Basically I only collect splad leg mode TV sets , 50s and early 60s.
I do have one console model and it's a w102, Still runs fine on old oil caps !!!
Might re cap it one day .
That 1962 blaupunkt Ive had for many years, I bought it up the coast years ago for 45 bucks, still works fine although volume is a bit down on one channel. But I have replaced this stereo and in it's place will be my Kriesler 1177 stereophonic 1962.
Once again ,thank you for always supplying documentation on TV projects here on VR.

All the best pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 4:47:09 PM on 25 January 2018.
GTC's avatar
 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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The style of the TV section of it puts me in mind of HMV sets.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 9:41:54 AM on 2 June 2018.
Blingbling81's avatar
 Location: Noosa, QLD
 Member since 31 December 2010
 Member #: 799
 Postcount: 300

Its also the same tube and radio they use in the Kuba Komet early model I have the radiogram version and console model tv ive saved hoping one day to build one from scratch but so many projects on the go atm.


 
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