I joined the Fisher family!

Discussion in 'Fisher' started by prisoners, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. notdigital

    notdigital AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yeah, Fisher Crack!!! Only recently got around to FINALLY settling up on my 1st 800c when a 500c popped up on BT. Well, needless to say, it's in the mail!!!!!!

    Arrgghhhhhh........
     

     

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  2. IMTubeHead

    IMTubeHead OsteoFisheritis

    Congratulations and a BIG thumbs up on your new Fishers!! I would just love to have an integrated set up...I already have 1/2 of one...a FM-100-C tuner. Of course I could probably run it through my 500C on the AUX Input.
    Anyway, this is all about you...not me, so I just want to welcome you and enjoy your new Fishers!!
     
  3. Ken Boyd

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    Those look really nice, looks like Skylab set you up well. I have the brother to yours the KX200 and was simply amazed from the minute I powered it up, as I always thought they would a bit low fi. I just never imagined that a small old amp like the Fisher would be able to sound "so big".
     
  4. nickrobotron

    nickrobotron una bella tazza di caffe Subscriber

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    Beautiful gear. Will you be shopping for horns now?
     
  5. prisoners

    prisoners AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks everyone! I've yet to hear a horn that didn't make my ears ring. I know that's insulting to Klipsch and JBL fans, but they just aren't for me.
     
  6. Skylab

    Skylab Altimeter reading zero Subscriber

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    What you really need to do is also buy my Pioneer S-1010's :D Match made in heaven! Of course I am highly biased...
     

     

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  7. prisoners

    prisoners AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My house already will look very familiar. I still have the Marantz and the RBH mini speakers.
     
  8. the_nines

    the_nines AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Welcome to the family.

    Soon enough you'll discover that Fishers are addictive, so beware. :D


    And by the way, what he ^^^ said. :thmbsp:
     
  9. audiodon

    audiodon AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm with ya on the horns not working for my ears.
     
  10. prisoners

    prisoners AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Due to moving I've had this packed up since November and this past weekend got it out for the first time. I placed it in the rack and removed the Cary/Denon combo temporarily: Whoa.....at anything less than window-rattling SPL (which on occasion I've done...) this Fisher is just better. It's almost like a 50s Cadillac or 60s Ferrari: best not to use it every day but only when you can dedicate yourself to fully enjoying it on special occasions. It's that beautiful in how it does what it was designed to do.
     

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  11. Fairlane

    Fairlane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Congratulations on a beautiful pair of Fishers. There really is something special
    about their sound. So many superlatives have already been said about it so I wont add anymore as you already experienced it first hand :yes:

    Bet these will not be your last either.

    (Listen to some early Beatles on these and you will love that VOX AC30 sound)
     

     

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  12. audiodon

    audiodon AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    That's the thing. It's easy to overlook them, but whenever I put a Fisher back in the system, I'm glad I did.
     
  13. Skylab

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    It's nice to see these pieces again...I would be lying if I said I didn't miss them sometimes! I have no good system to use them in, but they were sure special sounding, and also beautiful looking!!!!
     
  14. prisoners

    prisoners AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Rest assured I treat them with the reverence they deserve. :)
     
  15. Thom 2230

    Thom 2230 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hey folks I'm a new admirer of Fisher magic. I found my 400 on the curb in a rain storm! I dried it out keeping it in a warm car for a week. Tested tubes, cleaned switches and tube sockets and as everyone here has attested the sound is magical. Back in the day when I was putting together my first stereo a friend tried to convince me to buy a Fisher but back then they just didn't have enough glitz for me. Now I think it is a thing of beauty.
     
  16. sberger

    sberger Hard Core Geezer Subscriber

    Congrats, and welcome! The 400 is a great piece.

    So where do they still put out Fisher tube receivers on street corners, full of tubes, for somebody like you to pick up for free these days?
     

     

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  17. Thom 2230

    Thom 2230 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    A small town in east central Iowa, Mechanicsville. I'm finding it is hard to find anyone out here to share the love and learn from. That's how I got to AK.
     
  18. sberger

    sberger Hard Core Geezer Subscriber

    You found a 400 sitting on the corner for free. In today's world of auction sites and internet sales, I'd say you're way ahead of the game.
     
  19. 3l3ctron

    3l3ctron Active Member

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    I disagree with that idea. Music makes everyday a special occasion at my house. I listen on my best gear; because, I deserve it. And, my ears know the difference. If it’s electronically sound, you must allow yourself to enjoy it. You deserve it.
     
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  20. larryderouin

    larryderouin Turn it UP, POP? PLLUUEEEZZZZZEE Subscriber

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    GAWD! That's like being married to a Nympho that owns a liquor store and you having no taste for alcohol and the sex drive of a monk! Get out and use it more! The more you use it, the better it will sound. I've got 6 FISHER consoles on the 1st floor of my house and use them all practically everyday. They are all in different rooms and fill my house with gorgeous sounds all the time. I use my 400's, 800c, and TA-600 for headphone listening mostly, but they get their exercise too.
     
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