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Old 08-25-2018, 04:48 PM
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Zenith Tube Record Player Console Find.

My latest find. According to the guy who had it for sale, "It sounds bad, like something is wrong with it."

The price was almost free, so I drove the 25 miles and picked it up.

Cabinet is in pretty good shape. A touch of static when turning the bass control. I put on a record and yes, it did sound pretty bad.


I figured out what was "wrong with it". I flipped the needle over. BAM! It was magic. Sounds great now. It's amazing that he never did that. There's not a thing wrong with it. One of the wires to one of the speakers was dangling, so I plugged it back in. BAM! It sounds even better than at first.


I don't know what this model is called. Maybe a "Cantata"?











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Old 08-29-2018, 03:58 PM
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Thats a sweet HiFi.
We had one a few years newer. It was mono but it had a stereo EV
cartridge. You could add a matching amp / speaker to make it
stereo. I doubt many bothered. My old man bought a Sherwood FM
tuner for it instead.
The compensation switch is a rare touch & useful. Only seen it on
Zeniths of this era & a few super high end HiFi's.
Since I was about 6 yrs old my greatest memory was the cobra
tone arm with that beady eye. I could stare at it for hours. By the
time of the Beatles I played every album on it & added a dump
picked amp for stereo. It was the cats ass.........

TNX 4 the memories
73 Zeno
LFOD !
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:00 AM
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Wonderful!!!

What a Beauty!!!
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:03 AM
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What a Beauty!!!
Yeah, it's pretty nice. Of course some of it is not real wood, it's mostly that photo finish laminate that was popular back then. But it does look good in the room.
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Old 09-01-2018, 03:24 PM
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I got it back today. It sounds great. Nice full sound now, with way more bass.

AND.....the record changer works like new.

I like this thing a lot. Nice tube sound. AND.....the tweeters do work!
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