400 Automatic 9T

SABA; Villingen

  • Year
  • 1958/1959
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 75572
    • Brand: Schwer & Söhne, GmbH

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 12
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 460 kHz
  • Tuned circuits
  • 10 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast, Long Wave, Short Wave plus FM or UHF.
  • Details
  • Radio Control (+Remote Wire etc)
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110, 220 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • 4 Loudspeakers / Ø 9.5 inch = 24.1 cm
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: 400 Automatic 9T - SABA; Villingen
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel with Push Buttons.
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 700 x 445 x 310 mm / 27.6 x 17.5 x 12.2 inch
  • Notes
  • 2 Diodes: RL232, Power rectifier: B250C150; Motor-Control; Remote control by cable. This is the export version of the "Freiburg Automatic 9". We believe that there are only minimal changes, like FM up to 108 MHz, dial scale, name on dial glass, power supply. (Remember this if you use the "Freiburg Automatic 9" schematic.)
    Importer USA: A.E. Dufenhorst Co.,Rockford, Illinois..
    Abgleich (auch Steuerfilter)
    Alignment (also automatic filter)
  • External source of data
  • Karl Schmitz, USA
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • SAMS Photofact Folder 12, Set 468 (1959 December)
  • Author
  • Model page created by Ernst Erb. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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The SABA 400 Automatic 9T is the export "fraternal twin" model of the Freiburg Automatic 9.  The original carton has "Freiburg Automatic 9" printed on it, plus a factory-added sticker that says, "400 Automatic 9T".  I am certain this is from the 1958/59 model year.

The gentleman I purchased it from (eBay $1,225 U.S.) last month (Dec. 2004), bought it from the original owner, about 7-8 years ago.  The corded remote was still in the factory-sealed box!  He couldn't resist temptation, and took it out of the box a few years ago, to see just how it worked.

As you'd expect, the FM dial goes to 108 MHz, and it is powered for 110v, though can be adjusted to accommodate 220v.  It is virtually identical to the Freiburg 9, except for the FM dial range, and "400 Automatic" name on the dial glass.  The back cover also has a factory-added sticker over the "Freiburg Automatic 9" model name, identifying this set as the export model "400 Automatic 9T".  As I mentioned, earlier, it came with the original packing materials and carton, the remote with its original box, advertising brochure, embossed gold SABA hanging tag, spare bulbs, fuses, etc.  I was surprised to find there was not a schematic for this set, though I have since received the technical service manual from Walter Groer, for the Freiburg Automatic 9 model.  It has to be very similar.

The set is all original, and is currently at Antique Radio Restoration & Repair, in Pomfret Center, CT, for a full electronic restoration.  Bob Eslinger owns A.R.R.R. (www.oldradiodoc.com), and has done quality work on several sets for me, previously, including the Grundig 5040W/3D I posted a photo of at RMorg.  I expect to get the SABA back in the May/June 2005 time period.

Karl Schmitz, 09.Jan.05

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