So in my reading many threads during my short membership here, I have been curious how everyone first fell in love with Fisher. I think it's amazing how so many different people can be pulled into a common fascination. This Fisher forum is no exception. I discovered Fisher via my father. Dad has always had several vintage stereo setups around the house since long before I was born. He had a Pioneer SX-780 in college and until it blew one of its notorious Darlington packs in the early 90s. About 10 years ago he got tired of using the "black plastic crap" components of the last 30 years and decided to take a plunge back into tubes. His father always used Sherwood receivers but Dad had always found the Fisher design beautiful. He found a very neglected TA-800 of which many of you have seen the restoration thread by Dave. He clearly never got it quite right. Several years later he bought both a pristine 500c and 400 and he has been hooked ever since pulling me along for the ride. Since his new hobby started to take shape I was overwhelmed by the sound of his 500 and showed enough interest that he gifted the TA to me. I have had the 800 limping along for about 3 years now and after its much needed attention this year I am truly seeing what an amazing performer it is. That's my story (sorry it's so long) and I'd love to hear yours. What got you started on this journey?