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In Zenith Advertising, this radio design could have come right off the set of AMCs Mad Men. It has a Phono Jack input that can be used to play music through your. IPod/MP3/ or Smartphone I tested it and it works great!
The Zenith C845 Black wood finish models (known as Ebony) are quite rare the maple, walnut, and blond versions are much more common. This one has a fully restored black wood finish and it looks amazing. It would be perfect as a daily player - they're built like tanks.
For those unfamiliar with Zeniths C845 radio it is legendary with Zenith collectors - the sound is truly amazing you have to hear it to believe it. With two loud speakers (an 8 Woofer and 3.5 electrostatic Tweeter), this radio represented the pinnacle of achievement of Zeniths High Fidelity sound efforts. The C845 was the first in a series of almost identical models thatned from 1959 through 1967, before Zenith finally went to Solid State printed circuit radio technology. The C845 was followed in 1964 by the H845 and X338, then finally the model X337 in 1967. Many collectors of these radios usually have more than one in their stable due to their quality construction, hand wiring, and superb performance.
Rarely are these models found in this good. Please view the video below and see / hear for yourself then scroll down for more information on this awesome sounding radio!As you can hear, this radio sounds amazing. (Please note, any reverberation sound from the video are from the overly sensitive mic on my video camera and not from the radio the bass is strong, which causes this effect when taping). This model is considered the "Royalty of Radio". Every Zenith enthusiast should own at least one in their collection of high-performance tube radios! Zenith and Antique Radio Collectors Dont let this one slip by! Made in the USA by. Zenith Radio Corp; Chicago, Illinois. It has a left front side slide rule dial, large modern plastic front grille with round shiny chrome bezel surrounding the main speaker.
There are 2 knobs on the right, the left is for on/off/volume the right is for bass & treble control. There is a knob and selector on the left side of the radio as well which controls band selection and tuning. The C845 is a very solid, long lasting radio with amazing sound.Perfect for collectors or as a functional display piece to show off in your office or home & will go with any décor! It would also make a unique gift!
Get a jump on early Christmas shopping and give this as a gift for yourself or your vintage electronics loves one! You will enjoy listening to it for years to come! 8 Valves / Tubes: 6BJ6 6AB4 12AT7 12BA6 12BA6 12AU6 19T8 35C5.
Principle: Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 455/10700 kHz. Wave bands: Broadcast (BC) and FM.
Power type and voltage: AC/DC-set / 117 Volt. Loudspeaker: 2 Loudspeakers (7.5 Woofer, 3.5 Tweeter). Whenever you turn the dial you get a station!Using just the single wire connection that uses the power cord as an antenna. The exterior has been polished gently with a natural wood polish and maintains an. Amazing ORIGINAL dark walnut finish. The plastic grille has been thoroughly cleaned, and looks almost like new. The cabinet is in great shape, no nicks, no cracks, solid and structurally sound.
There is a small hairline in the dial that can be seen in the photos but it does not detract from the overall look. The blue station indicator is set back deeper in the dial lens than normal making it difficult to see in normal light but its there and works. (The C845s didnt have the dial light as an option as their H845 cousins that came later on). For a 55 year old radio, you may find a blemish here or there but I have not noticed anything significant - this radios exterior and all original accessories are in great shape. The Power cord and plug are also original and in good pliable condition.
The original back is sturdy and in good condition with all of its original screws in place. All four feet were missing, I added quality felt pads which raise the radio to the same level as before.
Zenith puts the richest, truest high fidelity ever into a new and elegantly designed Cabinet! Here is the ultimate in table radio tonal fidelity.
Adapts as stereophonic remote speaker. Deluxe features include: Broad Range Tone Control, Automatic Volume Control, easy-to-read Slide Rule Dial, and Phono-Jack. Its exquisite fine-furniture cabinetry with deluxe grille styling.Choice of Maple, Light Walnut, Dark Walnut veneers, and ebony color. No small sum radio enthusiasts were willing to pay for the performance of this radio as a luxury. Its interesting to think that this very radio may have broadcast such notable 1959 historical events as.
Becoming the Dictator of Cuba, Soviet Premier Nikita. Touring the US & meeting with President.
& the plane crash that that killed Rock & Roll legends. " Richardson, in what is known today as "The Day The Music Died. Dimension: 15" in length X 10" high X 8 in depth.
I use plenty of Bubble Wrap, extra padding and double box or use extra box support material. It will be marked Fragile & This side up on the box to make sure it is handled carefully. The radio is fully insured. A small sampling of my feedback.Best packaging ever for a vintage radio - I really appreciate it. Fantastic radio as advertised, careful and thoughtful packaging. If there are any problems, please contact me and we can review options.
DETROIT WAS A BOOMTOWN DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE RADIOS POPULARITY (1930s 1950s) SO THIS LOCATION IS HOME TO MANY RARE AND HARD TO FIND VINTAGE RADIOS - PLEASE STAY TUNED AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! The item "Restored, Near mint Old Antique Zenith Vintage C845 Tube Radio Works Perfect" is in sale since Thursday, September 17, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "radioseek" and is located in Rochester, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, to Japan.