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 Post subject: Help ID Phonograph
PostPosted: Aug Fri 05, 2022 3:57 am 
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Was recently given this phonograph instead of it being thrown away. I know it’s a Zenith Hi Fidelity Phonograph, either model HF20R or HF2TE (according to the manual). It is in excellent condition and works well. Here are some pictures.

Any info about it would be greatly appreciated. I am also wondering what it is worth.

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Help ID Phonograph
PostPosted: Aug Fri 05, 2022 10:30 am 
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Service information for the amplifier can be found in…
Sams Photofact (pretty pictures) service manual Set-346 Folder-21
February 1957
I don't have it!

For service information on the record changer, see similar V-M model 1200 (Voice of Music).

Servicing changers is not for the faint of heart, or the novice. lol
Here are a few - how to - videos from the late Chris Cuff…
→ viewtopic.php?p=3321803#p3321803
The 16-page service manual Set-290 Folder-11 can be found there too.


Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Help ID Phonograph
PostPosted: Aug Fri 05, 2022 10:54 am 
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Edit: a plain vanilla schematic for the amplifier can be found in…
Beitman's Most-Often-Needed Volume 1957 page-182
or… Volume 1958 page-186
available to download here…
https://worldradiohistory.com/Beitman-Manual.htm


The console, HF20R "The Mozart" was $219.95 in 1957

Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York.
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:) Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Help ID Phonograph
PostPosted: Aug Fri 05, 2022 1:10 pm 
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That is a beautiful Zenith with a very nice dual
6V6 output tube Push Pull mono amplifier.

Recommend DO NOT POWER UP the Zenith
until you have had the electronics serviced.


Failure to do so may result in damage to the power
transformer and costly parts/repairs.

We hope you will restore this really nice hi-fi.

The sound will be excellent once restored, and
the Zenith will perform for many years again.

Posting the schematic and Ed's Zenith Cobra record changer
restoration of the same year or so as yours.
Hotwax

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=186294&hilit=restoration+zenith


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 Post subject: Re: Help ID Phonograph
PostPosted: Aug Fri 05, 2022 10:00 pm 
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I had the version of this unit that also came with AM/FM tuner. As others have said, very nice unit. Hopefully the electrostatic tweeters are still working, they're usually dead.

The presence control on this is pretty gimmicky, as there are no active electronics in it; it's a circuit between the secondary of the output transformer and speakers

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