ZENITH ROYAL 500 D

ZENITH ROYAL 500

 De Luxe

This is Berti Benis's web-site          you are on          www.bertibenis.it

 

 

 

 

Brand

Zenith Radio Corp.  Chicago, Illinois

Model

Royal 500 - D version   /   chassis 8AT40Z2

Country

U.S.A.

Year

1958/59

Frequency range

Medium Waves

Transistors

8 (germanium)

Power supply

6V with  four batteries 1,5 V - AA type

Measure of the case

9 cm wide;  14 cm tall; 3,7 cm deep.

Overall dimensions

9,5 cm wide;  15,3 cm tall; 3,9 cm deep.

Weight (w/out batt.)

0,460 Kg

 

Zenith Royal 500, called "owl eyes", was manufactured in many versions which differs in the chassis model and in the case shape.

The first version ďAĒ (chassis 7XT40) has 7 transistor, doesnít have the printed circuit board  and itís hand-wired; It differs from the other versions by the bars that extend across the volume and tuning knobs and the tuning control is direct made, the knob operates in the variable capacitor shaft.

The B version (chassis 7ZT40), made in 1957, has the printed circuit board and a vernier tuning capacitor.

In 1958/59 was manufactured the D version (chassis 8AT40) which has an extra transistor added to improve reception.

In 1972 Royal 500 was entirely restyled (H version) later manufactured an L version.