SAE That Never Was
Below are pictures of actual prototype units or scans of pictures
of SAE components that never made it into
production. Obviously, I will post more pictures as I find them.
SAE II 8250 Integral Amplifier
This prototype must have been conceived during the development of the "TWO"
line of entry level components. This prototype uses the Roman numeral "II"
instead of the word "TWO" as the production units. This is also based on as
Sharp production unit as compared the production units made by Marubeni.
SAE 3400 Control Amplifier
SAE Mark V Receiver Prototype
SAE T32 Tuner.
This was to be an addition to the Pro series of gear. It is a 3200 tuner
with a new silk screen job to match the "P" series amplifier. Actually, it
looks a lot better than the 3200.
SAE R201 Receiver
Above is a prototype of a R201 receiver to complement the existing "01"
series on components. This unit is in the silver-grey color to match the "X"
series. The promotional picture below shows it in the traditional black