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August 28, 2011



An early zenith "1960's" radio with a "made in taiwan" in the rear?

S Patrick

lol and a headphone jack in the rear of the radio...

These Taiwan Zenith radio was considered complete junk when it came out according to my Dad. Funny how everyone's memory has been fizzled.


Funny how one man's opinion becomes fact after 45 years.

Thank you to the writer of this awesome blog for showcasing our radio and helping us sell it. We had it for less than 24 hours and it will soon be on its way to a happy customer in Toronto. We now have a new blog to read, extra traffic through our etsy store and something to share with our friends.

Thanks a ton!
Jason & Jessie

Keith Beesley

Congrats, Jason and Jessie. The made-in-USA Zeniths were great, but so are some of the ones made overseas. I have a multi-band Z. portable made in Korea (not a T-O, a "Caravelle" or something), and it still works/sounds terrific.

Mark Roberts

Probably a little late...but it should be noted that Zenith did not use letter designations for its Royal series of portable radios until the early 1970s. That radio is definitely NOT a 1960s-era Zenith!

Almost all FM sections of Zenith radios from that era are prone to front-end overload. It is not an uncommon problem with radios of that time and price point, but it does represent backsliding on Zenith's part considering what its last US-made radios (Royal 76, Royal 92) could do on FM.

Keith Rennie

Radio received in Toronto save and sound Jessie - and - it's great! Won't speak for all Zenith's made in Taiwan, but this model is top notch. Gets difficult stations and has nice warm tone.

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