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Old 11-13-2012, 07:24 PM
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Zenith X960 Console Stereo

Just finished repairing. Itís a Zenith X960 with a 24XT 24 chassis. The turntable number is 169-292. Turntable speed selector was frozen so I removed all the old grease and re-greased it. Cleaned the finish, re-lamped tuner, turntable compartment and power indicator light and cleaned cabinet interior. LP storage mounting lugs were snapped off but were all in the bottom of the cabinet so I glued them back on like new using ABS glue. It all works great and weíre enjoying it immensely.

Got this from an 86 year old gentleman that bought it new but over the years he lost the Operating Guide so Iím searching for one. I think this was made in 1966 or 1967 but if someone knows for sure, Iíd appreciate any information.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:58 PM
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Oh my, the cabinet is beautiful!
Got some great lines to it!

Bet the Herb Alpert came with it too...

I have a no where near as nice magnavox console from '76.
I love em'
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:57 PM
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What a beauty.... Congrat's....
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:18 PM
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Excellent work. I have a 960 as well. Beautiful pieces and sound real nice too. The X, Y, or Z stand for the model year but i can't remember which........

If you do some searches you'll find the thread. I think it was in an antique radio forum / site. I'll do some looking as well.

Congrats!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:20 PM
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TOTL Zenith. Belt drive changer, Zenith made. The first such changer. Which denotes top of the line. USA made. High end for a console. What more do you need. Cost $900 upwards in 1965 money. Sounds excellent, reliable, well made. Worth love. Enjoy and respect.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:23 PM
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I think Z is 69 which would make yours a 67 as you suspect. The legs on mine are different. I think mine is a Z. Nice.!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:50 PM
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Some good info here:

http://174.122.4.235/~antiquer/forum...68b6a947597dea

and here:

http://antiqueradios.com/forums/view...?f=13&t=201129

The "T's" had the RTR.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:09 AM
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Here are some lousy pictures of my 69, also picked up from the original owner!!!! you can see the legs are different as is the layout inside.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:58 PM
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Gorgeous. Lamp is the perfect compliment.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:18 PM
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Here are some lousy pictures of my 69, also picked up from the original owner!!!! you can see the legs are different as is the layout inside.


Yours is beautiful. Just a bit different set up but the same basic design it looks like. I like the louvers on them. I think itís a great mid century modern look. Thank you very much for the links!
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:21 PM
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Gorgeous. Lamp is the perfect compliment.

Thank you. The lamp is a kind of a rare Heywood Wakefield. I think it was made in the early Ď50s.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:30 PM
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Oh my, the cabinet is beautiful!
Got some great lines to it!

Bet the Herb Alpert came with it too...

I have a no where near as nice magnavox console from '76.
I love em'
Ha, ha! Herbís album was with me before I got the Zenith but he fits in just perfect and still sounds great.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:36 PM
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What a beauty.... Congrat's....
Thanks! To me it was worth the effort. I think it might go another forty years. More than I can say for me.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:22 PM
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Those fins on the OP's console (in front of each speaker).... Are those adjustable, so as to sort of aim the sound where you want? Just curious (and not sure if it would even work, at least with stereo recordings).

Is the OP's a solid-state model? Hybrid?
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:02 PM
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Very nice man ! congrats, the top of the line consoles were a real value !
and to this day sound g r e a t !
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