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March 26, 2011

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Ken K. in NJ

I agree. My father-in-law had a Sony 9580 which somehow got disposed of after he passed away about 16 years ago. As I recall the sound was terrific. I've been thinking of bidding on one. They turn up every so often and don't go for a whole lot of money, especially, as you said, compared to the SW sets of the same era.

Keith B.

That's a nice-looking Zenith. I've owned several AM/FM vintage table radios including Sonys, Panasonics, Zeniths, and a Magnavox. All have/had good sound, but surprisingly, the one with the best AM reception is a Radio Shack Realistic M-16, circa 1995! It also has a big sound for its size--about 8x5x4 inches.

Angelo, what's the "Solid State Eight Band" radio behind the Panny? Is that your Aircastle?

Angelo

Keith: That radio in the background is actually an Allied---but it is a clone of the Aircastle you're referring to, apparently the same exact radio except for the nameplate. And you brought up Magnavox---if I see one of their table radios in nice shape, at a good price, I might bite.

Mark Roberts

Yes, Zenith sure liked the cabinetry. It reminds of something my mom would have bought at a "House of Zenith" (dealers who handled only the Zenith brand). This radio may have been made just before Zenith was pushing its "Circle of Sound" brand. It looks similar to those I have seen from the early 1970s. I have a Circle of Sound clock radio from 1972, with a fake-wood plastic cabinet, which I wrote about last year (http://my.opera.com/markrobt/blog/2010/06/28/radios-i-have-known-the-zenith-circle-of-sound-clock-radio), including a couple of simple steps Zenith took to get good sound out of the radio -- boost the bass electronically and use a quality speaker.

Angelo

Mark: Interesting----the bass on this Zenith is pretty good and I can turn the radio up quite loud without distortion, indicating a half decent speaker. I'm curious to see how the RCA (on its way to me) stacks up. I guess when you're buying things that are 40 years old, condition is everything---but assuming the RCA is intact, it'll be an interesting comparison to this very nice Zenith.

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