It sounds as good as it looks too. It also has hi/low tone control for your listening pleasure. Though it is not Bakelite but modern plastic, its deep shine creates a depth to the appearance that is very appealing. It is excellent condition from top to bottom and a real attention getter.As with all of the radios I restore, it has been gone over with the utmost detail. The radio was completely disassembled and cleaned. Cabinet was polished to a gleaming luster. It has absolutely no cracks, dings or damage. The burgundy center was repainted to match the original color and to balance with the original knobs. The dial ring was redone with new decals to match the original as close as possible. The original handle is in excellent condition and was polished. The original back cover is in excellent condition. The power cord was replaced.
Electronically, the chassis was restored, cleaned and serviced, with all paper/wax and electrolytic capacitors replaced with new ones. Tubes and resistors were tested and replaced as needed. All controls and contacts were detail cleaned and lubricated. Wiring and other components were replaced as needed. The radio was aligned, peaked and tuned for optimal reception and quality of sound using the internal loop antenna.
There is also a post to attach and external antenna lead if needed for your locale. At 69 years old and now completely restored, this radio will continue to bring many more years of enjoyment if well cared for. Note: Tube radios consist of a variety of vacuum tubes, capacitors, resistors and other electronic components. This radio has been disassembled, cleaned, and components tested.All non-functioning or suspect components were replaced. Vacuum tubes are similar to light bulbs in that an interior filament heats up inside the vacuum tube.
When the filament burns out, the tube will need to be replaced. The tubes in this radio are in good working order.
The longevity of the tube and its filaments is related to the length of time the radio is operated and the frequency of turning the radio power on and off. I had forgotten to mention that the selenium rectifier was replaced with a modern diode during the electronic restoration process. The item "Vintage Zenith H-725 AM/FM Table Radio (1950) COMPLETELY RESTORED" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49". The seller is "holman9099" and is located in Homestead, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped worldwide.