Fisher 400CX on ePay

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  1. audmod01

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    There is currently a Fisher 400CX on ePay which is not in the best of shape, but could be a good performer. Its faceplate has had all of its lettering removed due to poor restoration effort in the past. Its power transformer is a replacement and looks like it has a separate filament transformer grafted onto the top of the chassis. Many parts have been replaced with oversized parts and it says one channel quits after about 30 minutes of play. There is considerable corrosion on the chassis top side too. See:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fisher-400C...562845?hash=item2f0cb3a59d:g:9I8AAOSwDshZ2p6Q
    There is already a string of bids on it.

    Joe
     
  2. AlTinkster92

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    Saw that, what a shame. I wouldn't touch it. See those caps underneath??
     
  3. larryderouin

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    I wouldn't touch that for 1/2 the price, and probably not even then. If the A**Hole had taken the front panel off 1st before he RAPED it, it might have looked better. And all those K42Y's. Wonder what the hell is up with those? That's gotta impart some change to the sound.
     
  4. hunter00

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    I picked up a 400c a few yrs back that looked beat and was sold as a parts unit.Had it home in my shop for less then half what the current bid is on this one and its my best performing vintage tube pre,got it looking pretty good as well.These are marvelous sounding tube preamps
     
  5. kcline

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    wow that is doing well for the seller I agreed with larryderouin, very high price for that condition
     
  6. Rob Thomas

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    I would love to make the jump into Fisher separates but boy those preamp prices are no joke! I wonder how much different the preamp sections in the Fisher receivers are in comparison?
     
  7. audmod01

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    Personally I agree with Al and Larry - I would not be interested even for 1/2 the price. The unit appears so bastardized that I would dread tackling it. These preamps tend to go for premium prices, but I hope this one does not. It is just not worth it to have to completely redo everything and also have to have the faceplate restored or else create a new one. Then there is that non-Fisher power transformer - ugh. The chassis is so corroded it is just a mess.

    Joe
     
  8. dcgillespie

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    Nah -- I wouldn't either -- the jewels are installed wrong.......

    Dave
     
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  9. hunter00

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    Ive heard a few of the early integrated amps and the Fisher tube recievers and in my opinion they just dont have the magic of the 400c.Ive compared it to some premium tube pre's as well in my possession and friends {Mc c-20/HHscott Lc 21 and others}.They say beati is in the eye of the beholder,my 400c may not be pretty but it surely wont leave my first system settup along with the Fisher 50A's
     

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  10. lithography

    lithography Born to Print Subscriber

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    Looks like it had a date with a gal named Irma...
     
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  11. hunter00

    hunter00 Super Member

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    But can Irma ever sing
     
  12. vendo81

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    :biggrin:
     
  13. vendo81

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    There is a person on Ebay that can restore the face. He has a listing now for the 400C and CX versions. Looking at his restored examples he does a wonderful job for $450. If you could live with the crusty chassis the rest could be restored as good as new. Just put it in a nice cabinet :)
     
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