The Zenith Royal 500E is a fine Long Distance 8 transistor radio capable of pulling distant stations with ease. This radio has an innovative extended range convex round speaker produces a rich tone quality. Tuning is easy with the gear reduced Vernier tuner. It measures 3.5″ wide, 6″ tall, and 1.75″ deep and weighs 18 ounces. The radio was offered in two-tone, black, maroon, or white. It’s introductory price in 1959 was $59.95. It operates on 4 AA batteries.
The radio offered here is in excellent cosmetic condition, not easy to find in this model. There are no chips or cracks to the cabinet, and the radio’s chassis is all original and in fine playing condition. A clean example in and out. This radio sounds good and picks up several stations all across the AM dial. The Vernier tuning really helps to show off just how sensitive this receiver is. Also included is the original operating guide.