Category:Mid High Fidelity
Country of Manufacture:Germany
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10
The TG 674 was the last reel to reel tape recorder made by Saba in 1976 and although quite good sounding with decent specifications, it has some drawbacks. By most but not all accounts, it is difficult to operate as the function keys require a lot of force to move through the functions as well as switching the speed. On the secondhand market, you will find that quite often, the toggle switch for recording, playback etc. is broken as it required a lot of force as well. It also has a loud running noise, likely because of the idler tire or friction wheel.
The automatic recording feature is similar to what Sony called the limiter which prevents input signal distortion at high-levels.
The 674 came in two versions, one with 4 and one with 2 speakers.
The TG 664 is essentially the same machine with a different appearance, silver at the bottom and black at the top.