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)
- RE: The Zenith Tabletop Radio - Thermionic27609 18:02:18 03/23/17 (0)
- Those Zenith radios - M3 lover 10:15:45 03/21/17 (0)
- RE: The Zenith Tabletop Radio - Coner 09:56:19 03/21/17 (2)
- RE: The Zenith Tabletop Radio - Craig941 15:16:10 03/22/17 (1)
- Well, it's a cool radio for sure, thanks!. n/t - Coner 21:36:02 03/22/17 (0)
- RE: The Zenith Tabletop Radio - DIY John 02:29:44 03/21/17 (0)