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Fisher Roll Call: Whatcha' Got ?

Discussion in 'Fisher' started by rl1856, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. marine6072

    marine6072 New Member

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    Are You still looking for a Fisher 200
     

     

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  2. ReggieD

    ReggieD New Member

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    IMG_1174.JPG IMG_1173.JPG Enjoy current setup! Fisher SA300, Pioneer Sx850, Sony 5 disc freebie, project debut carbon D.C.,Zenith 49cz852 in open baffle, looking forward to next upgrade.
     
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  3. Lo-Fidelity

    Lo-Fidelity AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Reggie,

    Thanks for reviving this old thread and welcome to AK.

    My Fisher journey is in its infancy. All I have is a 500c, but I was very excited to find it and do a basic restore with all the help here on the Fisher forum.

    Use it daily driving a JBL Hartsfield on the center channel and Klipsch La Scala left and right.
     
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  4. ReggieD

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    Sounds like a nice setup Lo-Fi, I had been looking at a 500c as my first fisher but didn't pull the trigger but I found this SA300 and I'm enjoying the sound so far.
     
  5. Lo-Fidelity

    Lo-Fidelity AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Reggie,

    You might want to do some research here on AK to see what if any mods or maintenance might be needed on your amp. For instance, on my 500c there are some capacitors that I replaced and the power supply. There are some resistors that can be added as well that protect components from a bad tube.

    I did the work on mine with the expert guidance her on the Fisher forum.
     
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  6. ReggieD

    ReggieD New Member

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    Thanks Lo-Fi-
    I purchased the SA-300 directly from a professional tech who rebuilt the amp. capacitors etc. I have the full list of what was done. And I’m very happy with the purchase nice balance of power and elegance.
     

     

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  7. Lo-Fidelity

    Lo-Fidelity AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well sounds like you are good to go!
    Congrats!!
     
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  8. swd

    swd New Member

    I've had a 500B for about 25 years. It works but needs a good going through. I'm thinking it might make a nice winter project.
     
  9. nickdinatale

    nickdinatale AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Currently have a 500C, a pair of 100 mono blocks (in my main setup), and a 1963 Ambassador V console. I want to get rid of the console seeing it doesn't get much use, but I'd really like to pick up a nice Fisher preamp of some sort (either stereo, or a pair of monos).

    P.S. This thread is great. Lots of beautiful gear. I'll have to add some photos when I get a chance.
     
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  10. vintage cltr

    vintage cltr Active Member

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    I own (2) 1958 Fisher Presidents

    Pictures are of the second console, since the first one is in pieces, undergoing a complete restoration.

    Second unit does work and sounds incredible.
     

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  11. Tim D

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    Nice President. I'm jealous. And you with two of them too.
     

     

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  12. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    500T sans cab, needing TLC.
     
  13. thornev

    thornev Well-Known Member

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    Wow. vinatge cltr... a tape deck ! THAT is one nice piece-a furniture ! Thorne
     
  14. nickdinatale

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    Most of us are just out trying to find ONE President. Beautiful, though. The early models with the clocks built in are so tasteful. 80AZ amps?
     
  15. ZR9B

    ZR9B AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    1961 (I think) 500B mint. I have all the paperwork, tags and a note from Avery Fisher . Needs to be restored as it hasn't been on in years. It is a pull out and I'm sure that's why its mint. The guy stole the output tubes before I got it. Also some old xp 7 speakers.
     
  16. Theron D

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    Fisher X-100 Master Control Unit. Needs a full restore, will start a thread soon for this...
    D6EAE607-4D90-4BF3-8A72-373DC7275E71.jpeg C977C483-A370-4263-BC87-F6D0B732CFE1.jpeg
     
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  17. baconbadge

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  18. scoville

    scoville AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My Brass Birdie. I'm finally a member of the Fisher Tube club. I might have overpaid, but this beauty sounds fantastic, mates rather nicely with my existing components, tube and otherwise. 1959 I'm thinking? So are my Jensen Stereo Directors. The year before I was born. Now that's Vintage! GEDC0781.JPG GEDC0782.JPG GEDC0784.JPG GEDC0786.JPG
     
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  19. dcgillespie

    dcgillespie Fisher SA-100 Clone Subscriber

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    Sco -- The X-101 was Fisher's first integrated stereo amplifier, and your version is the first version of that series -- late 58, early 59. From a durability standpoint however, I'd take a hard look at the ventilation for the amplifier -- cases always make them run warmer, and with the small space the case is installed in, cooling ventilation air will be greatly restricted. The installation is very neat, but I'd seriously consider a fan arrangement to ensure the amplifier receives the proper ventilation it requires for a long life.

    Great looking X-101ST!

    Dave
     
  20. scoville

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    Thanks Dave, I have a small fan around here somewhere. I'm definitely short on space around here but there is certainly room for that fan next to it.
     

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