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Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:08:54 PM »
Greetings all! I recently acquired a very nice old Zenith console. It's a 1971 B966 model with cassette deck. My parents had a console Hi-Fi in our living room when I was growing up and the thought of having one again prompted me to get this unit. I don't have room for it at my house now, so it's in my storage unit. I've played the FM radio but haven't tried the turntable or take deck yet. The woman that I got it from said it works fine, and I have no reason not to believe her. I'm looking forward to playing it soon!
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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 07:12:11 PM »
Another pic
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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 09:04:36 PM »
Nice looking unit, and it looks to be one of Zeniths more deluxe units.  I hope you can get it home so you can enjoy it.

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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 08:07:19 AM »
That looks nice. I just got a 1965 Zenith myself, but it will be behind a few other projects. Don't hesitate to get the old beast out and working as they are so much fun. 
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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 04:41:09 PM »
Bear in mind that the cassette deck may end up needing a new belt or two, depending on design.  Stretchy rubber things tend to have limited lives.

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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 05:32:55 PM »
Chris, does this mean you are back from vacation?

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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 10:36:41 PM »
Chris, does this mean you are back from vacation?

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Back, trying to get over a cold, the kind you catch when around tourists, and getting ready to go back to work tomorrow.  The first day back after vacation is always the worst. 

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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2018, 01:29:09 AM »
Welcome Aboard!
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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 06:12:09 AM »
Ken,

It's good to see your "Welcome Aboard!"

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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2018, 09:00:58 AM »
Welcome aboard! 
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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2018, 11:40:30 AM »
Thank you for the welcome!  I went to play with the unit a bit to see what was what.  The radio works great and the phonograph plays well too!  I thought that it didn't work on my first try, but I had only plugged in one of the two power cords that this one has.  The turntable was turning but there no sound.  I plugged in the second plug and voila, beautiful vinyl sound.  I have to assume that there was a pre-amp of some kind added to it.  I removed the back cover but couldn't see where the plug terminated.  Lots of dust in there, so a thorough cleaning will be required along with a finish restore.  Haven't tried the cassette player yet. 
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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 06:09:25 PM »
So, the second power plug was for the cassette deck.  I think I just had the switches in the wrong configuration when I wasn't getting any sound from the phonograph.
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Re: Hello From Tacoma WA USA
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2018, 07:46:36 PM »
Things like that happen.  ;)

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