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Phono409
09-29-2010, 10:57 PM
I got an old "Zenith stereophonic high fidelity phonograph with am-stereo fm tuner" from my neighbor who just sold his house. Everything seems to work, AM/FM, turn table and speakers. I'm just trying to find out what year it is. I will provide all info found on unit.

MODEL: MM2601
CHASSIS: 3L02
7L01(?)
.9A /120V/ 60CY

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help me find this info!

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robert1
09-29-2010, 11:52 PM
i would say that it is a 1964-65 model. the turntable style indicates that. it was also the last model to use tubes in the tuner the amp was solid state. i had one exactly like that model a few years ago, but i ave it to a family that did not have a stereo.

uxwbill
09-30-2010, 12:07 AM
That is a nice looking set! Thanks for posting a picture of it. Sorry I don't know when it would have been made, though.

drknstrmyknight
09-30-2010, 03:46 AM
I'd say it's 64-65 as well based on the VOM table and the 2G tonearm - how about a pic of the guts?

Tom Bavis
09-30-2010, 07:38 AM
Service info is in Sams folder 727-10, 1964. Too recent to be in my files, though...

Phono409
09-30-2010, 10:34 AM
It looks like the general consensus is that it is a '64? It's a beautiful piece of equipment and I can't believe the condition it is in. It's like it was hardly ever used! It has some static when adjusting the volume, but the guy I bought it from said there is some kind of cleaner (or something) to get rid of that? I would love to get this thing in tip-top shape before using it often. Where can I find parts for this thing? Tubes, needles etc?

I'll try to get some pics of the guts if I end up taking the back off of it.

Thanks again for all your help!

Also... I scored this thing for $10!

Horn Head
09-30-2010, 06:56 PM
Now that console has great lines - tube or not. Nice find.

Celt
09-30-2010, 07:12 PM
The changer needs to be moved to the "off" position. As it is, it will put a flat spot on the idler tire.
BTW, I'm pretty sure the changer was made by Voice of Music in Benton Harbor, Michigan and parts are still available!

Tube Radio
09-30-2010, 09:59 PM
Yes that is a V-M record changer. Parts are here http://www.thevoiceofmusic.com/

drknstrmyknight
09-30-2010, 10:17 PM
I've got the earlier VOM changer in my Zenith 'portable'. Gary at thevoiceofmusic.com
has got parts and styli.

Phono409
10-07-2010, 06:46 PM
Hey thanks everybody! I REALLY appreciate all the responses!

Noob Tube
10-08-2010, 11:33 PM
That is really cool!