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Re: Zenith Record Player Console. Not sure what model/
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2018, 02:47:28 PM »
I talked to my tech guy and he can get to it in a couple weeks. 😋

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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2018, 05:42:24 PM »
You sure did get me, I never noticed the last line.  I'm glad it's a keeper.  I ran across one like yours awhile back.  It was maple/blonde and had a matching speaker.  I would have purchased it except I would have had to mortgage the house.

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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2018, 05:46:54 PM »
No liquor cabinets!!!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2018, 08:25:27 PM »
I don't now much about Zenith's electrostatics, except that the used them (which always surprises me--where were the bean counters when that decision was made?).

But I know that full-range electrostatics like the Quad models from England are repairable.  There was an article in Stereophile magazine a while ago ago about a DYI project.  The Wikipedia entry notes that electrostatics are popular DIY speakers:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrostatic_loudspeaker

I've got some Stax SR-30 headphones with one dying transducer.  They are electret electrostatics, a concept that I don't fully understand (no high voltage).  Maybe I should read up and then join the DIY repair crowd.

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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2018, 05:30:44 PM »
Mine sharing your tech guys information?  Since you are in the Seattle-Tacoma area and I haven't been able to find one, I was hoping that you would share  :)

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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2018, 05:45:01 PM »
He's a retired radio tech guy who just works on things for friends. It's not a business or anything like that.  I don't think he's like me posting his info.  He keeps it very small, so he's never backed up, and only works on radios when he's not doing other old guy stuff like vacationing enjoying life.

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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2018, 07:38:16 AM »
Okay, thanks.  My search continues...
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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2018, 09:15:42 AM »
Charles, what do need worked on, another Zenith?
I'm great at multi-tasking.  I can listen, ignore, and forget all at the same time.

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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2018, 07:47:16 PM »
I took it to him today. He did tell me that his friends and relatives keep him just about as busy as he cares to be.  He's leaving on vacation in 3 weeks, and will be gone for a month. But he said he will have my stuff done in a bout a week.  I'm excited to hear this player perform as it should.

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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2018, 04:56:46 PM »
Charles, what do need worked on, another Zenith?

Yes, I have a 1971 Zenith B966 with the touch controls. The Tape button isn't responding (the tape player works), thus Tape can't be selected and the AM radio isn't working. The AM button does work, but once selected, I get nothing, no static or stations.  Usually.  Occasionally, I get the AM after selecting it but it stops shortly afterward.  Sorry OP, I didn't mean to hijack your thread.
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2018, 05:27:00 PM »
Hijack away!  It's all good.  8)

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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2018, 03:15:09 PM »
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 electrostatic tweeters work!

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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2018, 04:20:34 PM »
Can you share what was done to your Zenith?  How did he get the tweeters to work?
I'm great at multi-tasking.  I can listen, ignore, and forget all at the same time.

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« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2018, 05:31:20 PM »
All caps replaced. Tubes tested and replaced one. He messed with the changer mechanism and got it working. He installed a new stylus assembly.  I'm not exactly sure what he did to the tweeters, but he did warn me to never touch the tweeter terminals on the chassis or I'd get a big surprise. I don't think he rebuilt them. There must have been some other issue.  I didn't ask.  We demo'd it with a few records, and I was on my way. 

I also picked up the RCA table radio I had left with him, for a full restore. It's like new now.

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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2018, 10:00:36 PM »
It's really nice to have a repair guy that you can trust and that does good work. 

Bill