Zenith H661R Cobra-matic Radio-Phono

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Zenith H661R Cobra-matic Radio-Phono

Post by fixinmyphono on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:12 pm

Here's some pics and a video of it. Replaced the Idlers and the caps cleaned and greased and she works like new! Smile

Video here->

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Post by fixinmyphono on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:42 pm

Wow guess no one likes cobramatics ? Ce la ve...
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Post by fixinmyphono on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:27 pm

Thanks Ken I was begining to think it was me lol
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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:30 pm

It looks great! I'm a little leery of covered cabinets, but that one looks tight with no deterioration. Not your average unit!

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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:29 pm

I like the later cobramatics, but, not the early ones. They have poor needle tracking. I have one of the coveted Leather cobramatic portables with the adjustable speed changer. Some day I'll work on it.
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Post by Tony V on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:16 pm

I love cobramatic's hence my avatar Very Happy
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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:38 pm

Will the tone arm track accurately and lightly enough to be compatible with stereo records?

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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:57 pm

It's the needle that determines compatibility. I think it's late enough that I should play stereo records o.k., but, I'd need to see a better picture of your needle on the record. Let's put it this way, correctly set up, the needle should be even, to a tiny amount in front of the spindle. If it's substantially in front of spindle, I don't like the tracking.
Off hand, looks like this one might be one of the better ones.
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Post by Tony V on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:20 am

Wildcat445 wrote:Will the tone arm track accurately and lightly enough to be compatible with stereo records?

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Not on this version of the cobramatic. Its for mono records only. The only cobramatics that were stereo compliant were the ones made by VM that used the Cobra tonearm but equipped with a stereo cartridge.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:26 am

I was told the needle was the decideing factor, and, this needle was compattable. Not sure, then.
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Post by Tony V on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:40 am

Cobra needles for this model changer came in a red 3mil for 78's...red/green 2mil for 78's -33's (universal) and a green 1mil for 45's and 33's. Stereo records require a .7mil stylus which was never availiable for this model Cobramatic.
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