Zenith – The Home Stereo In The 1960s

It was big as a trunk and twice as heavy. The sound was leaden and muffled and it was state of the art home stereo in the early 1960s. My parents had one. It was where I first listened to Johnny Horton, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra. It even had FM, though there probably weren’t any stations you could pick up in north Iowa in those days.Zenith Stereo

This ad is obviously from the 70s as it includes an 8 Track Player, but you get the idea. SCAN3188

3 thoughts on “Zenith – The Home Stereo In The 1960s”

  1. Wow.
    The top picture – we had that *exact* model in our home when I was a child. On that turntable, I nearly wore the grooves off my favorite record, “The Sting” movie soundtrack.
    And yes, it had all the awesome stereo sound of a sack of potatoes, but it was golden. 🙂
    Thanks for the memories!

    1. No idea of value as a collector’s item. As to the original cost, I’d guess in the neighborhood of $500 which would put it upwards of $2500 to $3000 in 2017 dollars.

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