Let's see your Fisher gear!

Discussion in 'Fisher' started by Jailtime, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. smollett5

    smollett5 Active Member

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    Paul,

    With care and patience, you can make the 500-C shine, especially the tube shields and capacitors. It looks in fine shape now with just a coating of dust and no stains or spills. Just go very gently on the cadmium-coated chassis, without using any abrasives. You can even make the tuning flywheel gleam, although not as bright as the one on the 500-B. My 500-C looked just like yours before I cleaned it.
     

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  2. larryderouin

    larryderouin Turn it UP, POP? PLLUUEEEZZZZZEE Subscriber

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    Adding to the Stable of Ancient, Hard to find, and getting to be nearly priceless gear.....I got a MPX 100 from Kpaxfaq Monday in the mail. Serial 21784B. This is the Series that Almost EVERYONE HAS but NO ONE has a Manual.

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    Now with some Brasso, toothbrush and an old T-Shirt.
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    I have yet to do a final buff. I ramped it up on the variac and after 10 hours, the transformer is slightly warm, the Filter cap is COLD, Electrolytics replaced, and 1/2 of the films (dogturds) replaced. I haven't replaced the selenium yet. It's on the TO DO list. This afternoon I plan on connecting it to my 101-R and running it and see how it does.


    OH YEAH! I forgot :smoke:to mention, that I DID:thmbsp: find a copy of the :banana::banana:20001-39999 version of the Service manual!:banana::banana: Jailtime has been sent a copy for inclusion to the AK DATABASE, and JONBOY55 has a copy for the FISHERCONSOLE site.
    If they aren't already up on the site's, they should be shortly.

    ENJOY GUYS!!

    Larry
     
  3. bktheking

    bktheking Gitter Done!

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    I wanna chrome my transformers lol.
     
  4. specialidiot

    specialidiot Break Glass, Smoke Lucky

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    I wonder how that would sound?
     
  5. larryderouin

    larryderouin Turn it UP, POP? PLLUUEEEZZZZZEE Subscriber

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    REAL BRIGHT. WELDING GOGGLES instead of Headphones!!
     
  6. tubeboob

    tubeboob Super Member

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    On my 400, that I got years ago, I too was reluctant to clean the face and glass for fear of losing any lettering, but I did clean it anyway, using a mild liquid dish washing detergent very diluted in warm water, and with the patience of a brain surgeon.

    I dabbed and did not rub.

    My face plate has been clean for the last few years, and actually looks sweet.

    I will keep this 400 until the end of me.

    Cheers
     

     

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  7. sruddy

    sruddy Well-Known Member

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    My wife saw this Fisher Contemporary C-800 at someones house she was helping move and they gave it to her! The owner was just using this hand me down from his 90 year old mother as a nightstand. We are going to pick it up today. I have restored a Garrard RC/98 so the TT shouldn't be a problem but never worked on a radio. Looks like it at least needs a tube. Anyone have any suggestions for the radio refurbishing and or where to get tubes?

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  8. nburg

    nburg Active Member

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    My two Fisher pieces

    I looked through this thread real quick and didn't see a X-202. So here is my Fisher that doesn't have the best face plate but its decent and needing one knob cap also my FM-100 which is in great shape just need a mpx 20 for her.
     

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  9. dcgillespie

    dcgillespie Fisher SA-100 Clone Subscriber

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    The X-202 was one of Fisher's best! I wish the face place on mine was as decent as your is. Did you include the choke to help reduce power supply noise? I'm just curious as my experience has been that the stock 202 design normally displays virtually no power supply noise at all. You have some very nice pieces!

    Dave
     
  10. nburg

    nburg Active Member

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    Thanks Dave for the compliment.
    I had this X-202 restored by sony6060. He went through the whole thing and I believe he had a thread on the restoration. But he put the choke in there when he was working on her. I love just about everything about the amp.
    Here is a link with his explanation
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=590556
     
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  11. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

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    That 5U4GA rectifier is definitely broken. A 5U4GB will work fine. Plentiful and cheap.
     

     

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  12. 762rob

    762rob Active Member

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    Great photos! Love the pics both are just great.

    I just finished playing that Nat / Shearing Lp a few moments ago!
     
  13. Jailtime

    Jailtime Standin' on a corner Subscriber

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    Might as well show off the 500C I started this thread with, now restored. :D

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  14. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    edit delete.
    image already used in another thread.
     
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  15. larryderouin

    larryderouin Turn it UP, POP? PLLUUEEEZZZZZEE Subscriber

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    Ferninando; Find that picture, and right click it. Find the URL for the picture itself in properties and copy THAT to your post with the img tag's instead of url tags.

    Larry
     
  16. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    thanks I wIll try it.
     

     

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  17. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    Find the pic in my PC or in AK thread?
    I tried copy on my PC but it didnt paste in AK

    AK please delete this post
     
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  18. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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    If I copy the pic in AK it only shows a postage stamp size image.


    AK please delete this post.
     
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  19. ferninando

    ferninando Lunatic Member

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  20. sberger

    sberger Hard Core Geezer Subscriber

    R-200

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    X-101-C

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    And my avatar the 400

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