Zenith Tombstone Restored Radio Model 835 Chrome Grill Bluetooth Art Deco
Item #3330 SOLD
Zenith Model 835 Chrome-Grille Tombstone Radio (1934/35) Bluetooth Restored. The model 835 chrome-grille tombstone radio was Zenith’s top-of-the-line table set for the 1935 model year. Introduced in the summer of 1934. This model, the top of the line is considered one of the “holy grails” of Zenith radios and is an extremely rare model. It makes a bold and powerful statement, both in terms of appearance and performance. Its large machine age cabinet, embellished with chrome grille and elegantly contrasting veneers house an impressive 10-tube all-wave chassis that had precious few rivals.
We have completely restored the chassis and the outside to a like new condition The model 835 is a 5-band receiver providing frequency coverage from 530kc – 46.15mc. The tube line-up is 6D6 (RF amp), 6A7 (mixer/LO), 6D6 (1st IF), 6D6 (2nd IF), 75 (2nd det/1st AF/AVC), 42 (triode-connected driver), 42 * 2 (triode-connected push-pull output), 76 (tuning control) and 5Z3 (rectifier). The radio uses a 4-gang tuning condenser with separate coils for each band. A shadowgraph meter is employed for accurate tuning.
We have added a 1/8th inch aux input so can connect to an external device or Bluetooth transmittor. This will allow you an unlimited choice of content which will allow you to use this with your iPhone, smartphone, iPod, or record player. Access your old vinyl, or log on to Pandora, Apple Music, or the playlist on your computer to provide the tunes and use the Bluetooth connection to bring the warm, bright, analog sound of a tube amplifier to any music or recordings you choose. The quality of the sound is excellent – just ask any guitarist since these kinds of tube-based amps are still being made and used today. You will have the best of “digital” and “analog” combined.
16.5″ W x 22″ T x 12.25″ D