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The Zenith Tabletop Radio

Something a little different here. Thrift store find, not working. I took it home and with Mike Samra's help, I was able to restore it to funtionality.
I removed and replaced all the wax capacitors and out-of-spec resistors. Also bypassed the selenium rectifier with a diode and replaced one 12AT7 tube, (so far). One of the original bumblebee caps and exploded inside and the whole chassis was littered with bits of foil! I think I've got one more tube to replace, a 6BJ6, as it takes a good minute to start passing a signal after turn-on. One 8" full range speaker with the tone control in the middle. AM/FM/FM AFC and two small electrostatic tweeters. Sweet!
This radio definitely has the "wow" factor and has usurped the Bose on my dining table. Thanks again Mike for all your help!

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Topic - The Zenith Tabletop Radio - Craig941 12:10:54 03/20/17 (6)


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