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 Post subject: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 2:53 am 
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In case anyone was not aware of the existence of this accessory, here are photos. The top part attaches to the radio by means of spring-loaded clips that locate in grooves in the radio's feet.
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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 3:19 am 
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Hey Colin,

That's really neat---Have never seen or even heard of that option before !

Thanks for posting the pics !

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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 5:09 am 
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For the man who has everything, including lots of free space on his tabletop! :lol: Iwonder how many spilled drinks were the result of owning and using one. Too bad it lacks calibration for use as a DF.

At first I thought you'd located a record player attachment, which wouldn't surprise me (see my first sentence above).
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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
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Ed, I thought the use of the word turntable might be misleading, but I couldn’t think what else to call it. As for drinks being spilled, I haven’t done it yet but there’s always a first time.


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 7:15 pm 
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Neat accessory Colin!

When sitting on a table like that, I think "Lazy Susan."

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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 7:34 pm 
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Zenith defines this accessory as a "SWIVEL BASE" and it fit both the Royal 7000 series and the R7000 series.

Zenith also offered an optional padded vinyl carrying case and earphone for both models of the 7000 series.
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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Jan Mon 29, 2018 9:14 pm 
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Bob, thanks for clarifying the terminology. Swivel base does make more sense than turntable.


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
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Matt Kroll wrote:
When sitting on a table like that, I think "Lazy Susan."


Why does Susan get all the blame for laziness? I was thinking "Lazy Zenith." :)
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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Jan Tue 30, 2018 9:37 pm 
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Would this have been the Zenith earphone, or a third-party one? It came with my Royal 7000, and is unopened.
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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 7:01 pm 
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Thanks Colin for posting this item. I'll be looking for one now. Nice looking accessory!


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Feb Thu 15, 2018 10:30 pm 
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From my research, the earphones that came with the TO 7000 series radios or purchased from Zenith as an official accessory were all black and had "Zenith" branded in gold on the earpiece. Zenith also offered a Bi-Naural Earphone as an accessory. I've attached a couple pictures below.
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If I can find my original black Zenith branded headphone, I'll post a couple pictures.......
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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Feb Thu 15, 2018 11:26 pm 
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I found my original Zenith branded earphone.......see the attached picture.
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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
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Bob, many thanks for posting the earphone photos. Obviously mine is not the genuine article!

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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
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I have one of the Trans-Oceanic 7000 "Swivel Base" accessories, also. I believe in one variation or another of the 7000's Owner's Manual it tells you how to use it (on a boat) as a sort of RDF (Radio Direction Finder) as a navigation aid, using certain frequencies.

Original price I saw in a vintage Popular Science magazine from around 1969 was a whooping $13.99! (The radio was around $200!)

Probably only popular with the boating set - which may be why you don't see many of them for sale. :wink: CC


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 Post subject: Re: Turntable for TO 7000
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 2:23 pm 
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Col. Colt wrote:
I have one of the Trans-Oceanic 7000 "Swivel Base" accessories, also. I believe in one variation or another of the 7000's Owner's Manual it tells you how to use it (on a boat) as a sort of RDF (Radio Direction Finder) as a navigation aid, using certain frequencies.

Original price I saw in a vintage Popular Science magazine from around 1969 was a whooping $13.99! (The radio was around $200!)

Probably only popular with the boating set - which may be why you don't see many of them for sale. :wink: CC

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.


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