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1959 Zenith Console with extension speaker
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:07:29 AM »
Just picked this up last night via Facebook. Had it delivered for $100.

Plan on digging into it today after work.

Loud and Vintage.... any questions?

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Re: 1959 Zenith Console with extension speaker
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 07:33:24 AM »
What a nice set . Even got the extension speaker.

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Re: 1959 Zenith Console with extension speaker
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 12:35:26 PM »
Very nice find.

V-M 1200 series changer on pull-out tray.

And I LOVE those Zenith control panel designs. So Jet-Set.
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Re: 1959 Zenith Console with extension speaker
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 02:00:06 PM »
I saw one just like it last your in an antique store.....they wanted $400.00 for it.  Probably still there!  ::)   Glad you got it.  Is there no tweeter in the extension speaker?

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Re: 1959 Zenith Console with extension speaker
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 08:18:07 PM »
Very nice find.

V-M 1200 series changer on pull-out tray.

And I LOVE those Zenith control panel designs. So Jet-Set.
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Zenith console radios of the 30s and 40s had the big round dials, and the round concept persisted.  I've got a couple big Zenith tube table radios from the 50s and 60s and they continued the round motif.  G-725, H-845, and a stereo MJ-1035--all have round design features of one kind or another.  The console pictured has the round indicators for the tone control positions and even a little circle in the middle of the frequency pointer.  And lets not forget another persistent feature--the Cobra-shaped tonearm, just like the one in my 1948 Wurlitzer jukebox that has a little decal saying "Zenith Cobra arm."

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Re: 1959 Zenith Console with extension speaker
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 01:42:40 PM »
That's cool.


I have never seen this model Zenith in "Space Separated" cabinetry.
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