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 Post subject: Is this a good player?
PostPosted: Feb Fri 15, 2019 1:58 am 
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Haven't seen one of these before. Looks like post-war with the two FM bands. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.ht ... 1415249828

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a good player?
PostPosted: Feb Fri 15, 2019 2:19 am 
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I didn't know any were made with both prewar and postwar FM. So that makes it interesting and it may be rare, AFAIK. But eight or nine tubes doesn't seem like many for an AM/FM console. And $75 for it, even Canadian, and even if it still had the phonograph, seems like a real reach.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a good player?
PostPosted: Feb Fri 15, 2019 7:21 am 
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Ted Hutson wrote:
eight or nine tubes doesn't seem like many for an AM/FM console

:?: I only see 5 of them round glass things.

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That is a 1946 Zenith 9-H-079

There were many radios made just after WWII with both FM bands. Zenith, Stromberg Carlson, General Electric and Magnavox made them with both bands.

The radio chassis is an 8 tube with an additional tube on a spring loaded chassis for the phonograph.
This uses Zenith's Cobra tone arm which uses a stylus attached to a metal vane in proximity to a coil. The extra tube has an oscillator and some sort of demodulator to produce audio. It works quite well.

The radio is a good performer, but it does have quite a bit of rubber wire to deal with.

One of the first few radios I ever got was one of these :D

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PostPosted: Feb Fri 15, 2019 11:00 am 
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One of the first few radios I ever got was one of these :D

Me, too! I still have it! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a good player?
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Looking at the images, it does appear that the changer is missing....

That does knock its value down, but i was only answering the original question posed by John.

I would be willing to let mine go if someone is interested in one.

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PostPosted: Feb Fri 15, 2019 3:24 pm 
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azenithnut wrote:
I would be willing to let mine go if someone is interested in one.

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Uh oh, are you starting to downsize?


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Reminds me of a kitchen stove.

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PostPosted: Feb Fri 15, 2019 4:58 pm 
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andyjon100 wrote:
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One of the first few radios I ever got was one of these :D

Me, too! I still have it! :lol:

Actually, I'm mistaken. Upon digging it out of the pile, mine is a 9H984, which is slightly better looking than this one (only slightly). It was my second console behind my 15K and my daily driver in my bedroom for a long time, having FM and all. It is a very nice sounding set. I never did get a cart. for the Cobramatic, though...As a 9 or 10 year old kid I was amazed at how you pushed the button on the face and the changer would actuate. Look at that! Now I'm getting all sentimental! :cry:

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Reminds me of a Crosley 86CR. Dial on top phono on the bottom. It had post war FM, BC, and Sw. it was dual conversion on BC and SW.

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