SAE non-rack mount black-faced "Mark"
series for Export
SAE also manufactured the "Mark" series in non-rack mount
black face plate to export to Europe due to the popularity of black
audio gear there at the time. Below are a few examples. As told to me,
these came about because an Italian distributor asked SAE for "something
different" to market in Europe. From what I can tell, SAE shipped the
black face plates separate from the components and the faceplates where
swapped out at the dealers. Because of this, I have seen Euro versions
with only the face plate changed and the champagne gold knobs left
intact. To the best of my knowledge, SAE never did a brochure on these
items. I collect these too so see my "Mark System" page to view them.