Zenith Fieldcoil Speaker Repair

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We specialize in Vintage speaker repairs. It is difficult to repair many older speakers because the parts are no longer available. We often have to use our special Spex magic to modify existing parts so the repairs happen but abracadabra and all that jazz.

Here are “before” and “after” photos of an old Zenith speaker recone we just completed. In case you don’t know, a fieldcoil is a semi-permanent magnet in which the field is produced by an electromagnet rather than by a permanent magnet. It was often used in juke boxes and organs, but is not as popular due to the invention of the permanent alnico or ceramic and now neo magnets.

Just think… if we can succeed on these older speakers, we can perform our magic on your speakers too.

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7 thoughts on “Zenith Fieldcoil Speaker Repair

  1. Richard Siemsen says:

    I have a Zenith 49-81 6″ electrodynamic that needs reconed and probably new voice coil. What kind of cost would I be looking at? This is out of 807 model. Others models similar. I will determine if field coil , humbucker and output transformer are good before shipping to you.


    • Cathy Satin says:

      Even though this has a field coil, the reconing is very typical to what we consider a “most brand” repair. Charges for most are $70.00 each. If there are any specific variations that require additional charges we will notifiy you once we have the speaker in house.

  2. Mike says:

    I have a 1928 Ansonia speaker Model 911 that I need a cone for. Its similar to this zenith, but it has an aluminum disc in the center with a nut, connecting it to the mechanical driver. Would you be able to reproduce a cone so I can restore this? everything is in great shape, but the paper cone. Thanks,

  3. RONALD POTTER says:

    I need two field coil zenith speakers repaired..open field coils. They are the type where back frame is screwed on, not welded or pressed. Also have two zenith speakers for model 6-V-27 that are the push pin type that measure open..not field coil type. Can you assist? Do you have a phone number for your services?

  4. Roy Johnston says:

    I have an old Zenith radio whose speaker cone has disintegrated. The number on the speaker is 49-190AB, 3000 ohm and it is a 6″ field coil type. I believe the manufacturer part number is 206-190AB.

    Can you repair it and approximately how much will it cost?

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