Videokarma.org

Go Back   Videokarma.org TV - Video - Vintage Television & Radio Forums > Antique Radio

We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-18-2018, 12:25 PM
zombie1210's Avatar
zombie1210 zombie1210 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 155
Zenith Plastic. J615

I picked this up yesterday. A Zenith J615 table radio. Working perfectly. Great sound for its size, and picks up stations quite well.






Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-18-2018, 07:15 PM
Titan1a Titan1a is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Posts: 504
AA6 type live chassis. Make sure the power light above the volume control works! A very nice radio. Phono jack in the rear?
__________________
Rick (Sparks) Ethridge
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-18-2018, 07:55 PM
zombie1210's Avatar
zombie1210 zombie1210 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 155
Light works. Jack in the rear. I have found out that it is actually an R615.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-19-2018, 01:18 AM
WISCOJIM WISCOJIM is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by zombie1210 View Post
Light works. Jack in the rear. I have found out that it is actually an R615.
Yep, the handle gives it away.

.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-19-2018, 11:14 AM
zombie1210's Avatar
zombie1210 zombie1210 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by WISCOJIM View Post
Yep, the handle gives it away.

.
And the Conelrad markings.
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
  #6  
Old 12-19-2018, 01:58 PM
Celt's Avatar
Celt Celt is offline
Peanut Head
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Paragould, Arkansas
Posts: 1,744
Me'um like!
__________________

Let me live in the house beside the road and be a friend to man.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-20-2018, 10:00 AM
dieseljeep dieseljeep is online now
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,575
Quote:
Originally Posted by zombie1210 View Post
Light works. Jack in the rear. I have found out that it is actually an R615.
You must live in a high-class area. Your finds are in such perfect condition.
I have one just like it, but not in that condition!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-20-2018, 11:58 AM
jr_tech's Avatar
jr_tech jr_tech is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by WISCOJIM View Post
Yep, the handle gives it away.

.
So what should a J615 have? The stamp on mine is nearly rubbed off, but I think it says “J615Y”. It is black with no brass trim, no Conelrad markings but it does have a handle that is similar to an expandable watch band. Is it not correct for this model to have a handle?

jr
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-20-2018, 05:13 PM
zombie1210's Avatar
zombie1210 zombie1210 is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by dieseljeep View Post
You must live in a high-class area. Your finds are in such perfect condition.
I have one just like it, but not in that condition!
Most of what I find is dirty and covered with dust. The trick is to enlarge any photos I get and then look "beyond" the dirt. I shy away from many radios I find that have damaged cabinets or rusted chassis.

When I see something in person, I use the dirtiness to my advantage. I make it sound like it will take a lot to make it look good and work properly. Non radio people fall for it every time.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-20-2018, 05:47 PM
WISCOJIM WISCOJIM is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by jr_tech View Post
So what should a J615 have? The stamp on mine is nearly rubbed off, but I think it says “J615Y”. It is black with no brass trim, no Conelrad markings but it does have a handle that is similar to an expandable watch band. Is it not correct for this model to have a handle?

jr
J615



R615






.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg j615.jpg (27.3 KB, 53 views)
File Type: jpg r615.jpg (60.9 KB, 53 views)
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
  #11  
Old 12-20-2018, 05:59 PM
jr_tech's Avatar
jr_tech jr_tech is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,884
Thanks ! My handle is indeed like the upper example, but is black to match the cabinet color.

jr
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-20-2018, 06:06 PM
WISCOJIM WISCOJIM is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,066
615black




.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 615black.jpg (119.0 KB, 51 views)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-21-2018, 12:55 PM
jr_tech's Avatar
jr_tech jr_tech is offline
VideoKarma Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,884
My handle is correct, but it is likely that someone removed the brass trim on my black 615 before I got it years ago.





jr

Last edited by jr_tech; 12-21-2018 at 01:07 PM. Reason: add pix
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-21-2018, 01:28 PM
Electronic M's Avatar
Electronic M Electronic M is offline
M is for Memory
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pewaukee/Delafield Wi
Posts: 10,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by jr_tech View Post
My handle is correct, but it is likely that someone removed the brass trim on my black 615 before I got it years ago.





jr
I can't see any evidence that trim was glued on. Whoever removed it did a great job, or perhaps Zenith offered a trim delete version... like say a hotel model or something like that.
__________________
Tom C.

What I want. --> http://www.videokarma.org/showpost.p...62&postcount=4

Reading between the scan lines since the mid 2000's.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-21-2018, 03:10 PM
DavGoodlin's Avatar
DavGoodlin DavGoodlin is offline
Motorola Minion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: near Strasburg PA
Posts: 2,879
My J615 - in white IMG_3568.JPG has the same handle as WiscoJim's. These DO sound great with good bass, especially considering the atypical speaker "grille"
__________________
"When resistors increase in value, they're worthless"
-Dave G
Reply With Quote
Audiokarma
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:03 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
©Copyright 2012 VideoKarma.org, All rights reserved.