According to Wikipedia, SABA is a German electronics company founded in 1923 at Triberg im Schwarzwald. They started producing clocks, then radio receivers. A few years later SABA became a record label. In 1968, SABA sold a major part (85%) of the company to GTE, an American company. After 12 years, the company was entirely purchased by Thomson SA (today Technicolor SA). SABA built the first hi-fi audio set with wireless remote control and introduced a failure diagnosis system. It was a serious competitor to the leading Telefunken and Grundig brands. Today, SABA Company produces refrigerators, TVs, Washing Machines, and more.
Saba, originally from Black Forest, South-West Germany, was historically a renowned major consumer electronics brand known for its televisions and high-quality domestic appliances. Currently, the products are distributed under license in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The brand still expands across Europe and other regions.About Saba, on mysaba.eu
SABA HiFi-Studio 9100 Stereo K is a HiFi Tuner and at the same time Amplifier, produced in 1976-1977. The device is fully transistorized (using silicon transistors), containing an impressive amount of transistors: 95. It also contains an integrated circuit. Despite the high music output of 2×50 watts (2×30 watts – sinus), the produced heat is therefore quite low.
In brief, the most important properties are the effect of transistors for high-quality radio reception; high overload resistance; mono/stereo switchover using time-division multiplex; manual tuning; rumble and noise filter; short-circuit proof power amplifiers; protection against loudspeaker overload; stabilized power supply with electronic filtering; Quadrosonic outputs and so on.
In recent years, mostly portable radios have been manufactured. These are preferred by most of us because it is easy to listen to our favorite radio stations anywhere, anytime. However, the sound quality of a portable radio receiver (even on our smartphone), and the radio reception quality are quite low.
A stationary radio receiver with good specs is higher in size and weight but is really recommended if you want to enjoy the true sound of a radio station. In addition, with this vintage audio receiver, you’ll be able to receive radio stations from all over the world especially on Short Wave (there are hundreds of radio channels broadcasting on SW). Some other international radio stations are broadcasting on Long Wave which is also available. So you will get access to much more radio stations than on FM. For high-performance radio reception, you will be able to connect external dedicated antennas for every radio frequency band (AM, FM, and LW & SW). Apart from that, a vintage device, which demonstrates extraordinary endurance over time, will beautify your home. You’ll definitely enjoy the unbeatable and true quality of analog sound.
All your guests will be amazed by the sound quality, and won’t understand how it is possible for such an old device to outclass the new generation of radio devices. You’ll discover new sounds that you didn’t hear until now. The beauty of the buttons, the red lights of the VU meters, the green Stereo light, as well as the radio scale light create a special feeling.
Technically it is the same as SABA HiFi-Studio 8100 Stereo, which was best rated by Stiftung Warentest. In the first year of sale, its price was about 1000 DM (600 USD). Now you can buy one for around 100 USD.
If you want, you can download and browse the User Manual in German, which I converted to a selectable PDF file. It is the Saba 8100 manual, but it is technically the same. You can download it from here.
Also, if you are searching for the Service Manual, you can download it from here.