Author Topic: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio  (Read 1433 times)

Offline Mongojustpawn

  • Double Secret Probation!
  • **
  • Posts: 192
  • Mongo Like Choo-Choo!
    • View Profile
Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« on: October 07, 2014, 03:29:08 PM »
I just got this radio today at the thrift shop, model H-845, S-53555, am/fm/fm afc, diagram on case bottom shows 8 tubes, dated 1961, 35 watts, has 2 speakers, sounds pretty decent. Needs cleaned up inside and out.
Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends

Offline Mongojustpawn

  • Double Secret Probation!
  • **
  • Posts: 192
  • Mongo Like Choo-Choo!
    • View Profile
Re: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 12:34:42 PM »
couple pics
Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends

Offline Sir Thrift-a-Lot

  • Ready For Intervention!
  • ******
  • Posts: 2796
    • View Profile
Re: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 01:18:36 PM »
35 watts is the current draw, I am sure.   Give us the tube complement and we can probably ballpark the output.

I don't see a power transformer, be ware that it s probably a hot chassis.

Offline Mongojustpawn

  • Double Secret Probation!
  • **
  • Posts: 192
  • Mongo Like Choo-Choo!
    • View Profile
Re: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2014, 05:34:26 PM »
I read on antiqueradio.com, (I think) that the output is 10 watts, and that the chassis is hot. Here's a tube list, Sylvania 12at7, all Zenith, 35c5, 19t8, 12au6, (2) 12ba6, 6a84, 6bj6.
I pulled the chassis out, for a cleaning and deoxit of controls and tube sockets, put it back together and it still plays. My only functional tube gear.
Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends

Offline Dicky

  • Double Secret Probation!
  • **
  • Posts: 213
    • View Profile
Re: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 06:04:21 PM »
Good candidate for practice re-capping.  You can also re wire the chassis to make it safer, antique radio sites will show you how.
Emotiva XSP-1 pre
Emotiva XPA-2 amp
Technics SL-1200mk2 turntable
BSR EQ3000
Denon DNP-720AE network tuner
Fourier 6 speakers
Bose 601 speakers
Paradigm Studio 60 v2 speakers
Columbia Masterwork 944 Console

Anders

  • Guest
Re: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2014, 08:13:19 PM »
Thats a 50's radio with ceramic disc caps instead of paper caps.
You may only need to change the filter caps and clean and align it.
I have one and some people thinks its good sounding and some call it an audiophile radio but I think its better than some but not the best i've heard.

Bunni

  • Guest
Re: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2014, 02:34:21 AM »
Here's a pic of Anders radio from the media section here on the forum.  You can see a lot of his radios there.

http://vintagehifipgh.com/forum/index.php?action=media;sa=media;in=259;preview

Offline Mongojustpawn

  • Double Secret Probation!
  • **
  • Posts: 192
  • Mongo Like Choo-Choo!
    • View Profile
Re: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 10:50:30 PM »
Mine has a date stencil I presume of 2/62, on the bottom, as for recapping, my initial foray into restoration has not gone well, and I'm kind of gun shy. Here's a link to my other project.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=615068
Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends

Offline Mongojustpawn

  • Double Secret Probation!
  • **
  • Posts: 192
  • Mongo Like Choo-Choo!
    • View Profile
Re: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2014, 01:12:24 PM »
Just checked out Anders' radios, some great looking stuff.
Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends

Anders

  • Guest
Re: Zenith H-845 Tabletop radio
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2014, 07:51:27 PM »
Thanks.
Bunni took more pics than I thought but its not all of them.

 

Namecheap.com
Fight Spam! Click Here!