The ultimate vintage tube receiver. AEA custom restores the Fisher 500-C into a modern, extreme high-end amplifier. We source excellent condition core receivers and perform a complete restoration that entirely transforms the sound quality of the already legendary 500-C. We utilize all our expertise in amplifier and preamplifier design, sound ...
Oct 21, 2011 · A quality Fisher 500 C will sell for $600-$1000.00 while a comparable 500 T will run about $300-$400. Available on Ebay. Spread The Love. Tagged Fisher Fisher 500 T. You might also like. Fisher 800 T . August 31, 2015 July 2, 2020. Fisher 800C . June 8, 2010 July 6, 2020. 4 thoughts on “ ...
The Fisher 500c is a great tube receiver that will surprise you if you think old tube audio are muffled and tubby. Very smooth yet detailed with no top-end roll-off like some say about tubes. Tube rolling is cool too. If is quit amazing the differences in sound you can achieve with replacing some 12AX7th.4.8/5(22)
Jun 19, 2005 · The Fisher 500-C The Fisher 500-C stereo receiver was the pinnacle of high-fidelity reproduction in 1964. A conservative estimate of the number of 500-Cs built runs to more than 100,000 units. It was a technological tour de force that combined a full-function control center (preamp) with a 35Wpc power amplifier and a stereo multiplex FM tuner ...Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins
Mar 16, 2019 · The 500c is one of the Best FISHER made but it has competition internally from the 500B (which can be argued to be the Best FM only TUBE receiver FISHER ever made). If FM Multiplex is not an issue I would put up the TA-800 and the TA-600 (7189) in the competition. Also the EARLY Version of the 400. and the 500S.
Aug 13, 2013 · I sold my 500C awhile back but still have and use often my 400 and am always on the lookout for more Fisher stuff. Just think a buyer should know this stuff in advance. sberger , Aug 13, 2013
Jun 05, 2011 · The FISHER 500C works great, in original great condition with fair cabinet (needs polishing up), right now powering my Rogers BBC LS3/5a speakers with no problem (and those are hard speakers to drive). All tubes work, restored just enough to keep it stock and still work at its best.
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Please help, if you can. Like the man said, "Make your music glow for not much dough. We hand re-tension all the tube sockets to bring back the original performance and reliability of the amp. The headphone output is creamy tubey goodness. I think the Hitachi equipment from that era is under appreciated. Amplifier is sealed with silicon compound to help prevent future corrosion. Plus, I can get rid of my iffy Sherwood reciever. Shawn , Jun 5, A rare bird because of the AM as well as FM section. It's got an extremely good amplifier, and while the tuner is less than perfect, so are all the radio stations around where I live. Take a look for those who want the vintage tube sound. WhiteSE , Mar 16, It was fun watching the auction and all the messages that came in before it ended with offers of modern tube amps and other equipment for it. I think you might see me here a lot in the future. No, create an account now. Veech , Jun 4, Share This Page Tweet. It's really fascinating stuff if you like vintage gear. Both of them need going thru and cleaned up. I thnk half the fun is hunting the stuff down. Life is too short and so is my back.. Good luck to whomever is lucky enough to buy 'em, the price is crazy low for these baby's and you know if they are from Steve's own collection, they are in primo condition. I listen at very low levels, really low: 75dba is my pain threshold. All times are GMT GibsonExplorer , Aug 13, Only one diode added to the power supply circuit. Hi Ericl; some of those vintage tube Fisher amps and receivers that ran on tubes sounded terrific such as the C. That would be an HT turntable right? Need a belt for the TT but the rest sounds fantastic. I guess I could pick up and ship, but it would probably be about four or five hours of my time invested and some running around. I have started a GoFundMe to help with the medical bills. I guess these would need to be double boxed, tubes removed and labeled and packaging purchased why must Office Depot charge 28 bucks for a roll of bubble wrap? Location: US. Log in or Sign up. This is an excellent addition to ultrasonic cleaning, as we will already have the transformers removed from the chassis. Location: Florence, SC. Additionally we add polypropylene film capacitor bypass. Hand Detailing Our signature show quality hand detailing of the chassis, knobs, and face plate. Most all of them were run at the ragged adge of the units SOA Safe Operating Area , in an effort to beat the other guys with highest wattage, or specs. Location: SF Bay Area. They don't make them like these any more.. I don't have a , but the Mike Urban-rebuilt that I bought a couple of months ago right here in the SH Classifieds has provided me with hours and hours of musical delight, plus it is beautiful to look at. David is home! But I find it very valuable for me that just got Fisher C to own. I used to listen to it back in , sure was nice and warm. Steve Hoffman , Aug 12, Also slows application of high voltage upon start to increase tube life. The price is low these days and if they ever need a little bit of work, you can still come out way ahead of some eBay weirdness. We try to use only the best cores, however each unit will vary slightly in cosmetics.
Forum Rules. Login Register. Remember Me? Results 1 to 15 of Thread: New Forum! New Forum! On suggestions from users, I've created a forum dedicated to vintage gear. I am a big fan of vintage. I've never been able to afford the prices of new high end stuff, so I decided to go vintage for things like amps, receivers, etc. My first foray into vintage was a Fisher c that I bought in January After reading up on it on the net, I found one locally and decided to grab it. It was in good condition, it just needed a couple caps and tubes replaced. I hooked it up to random pairs of speakers I had lying around at it just destroyed all the new mid-fi junk i had experienced up to that point. It sounded so much better that I literally just laughed out loud for the first hour or so. I had been doing all this tweaking and changing components trying to get better sound out of my gear, but the obvious superiority of this 40 year old tube receiver just made all that tweaking and experimenting seem pointless. It was then that I got hooked on vintage. I realized that I couldn't afford today's top notch stuff, but I could afford yesterday's! The hunt was on! This stuff was cheap, and sounded great. I found a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls locally a few months later, and shortly after all my new mid-priced speakers i had been cycling through were gone in favor of the Klipschs. I've been happy with this system for a couple years now. I've also a got many other vintage receivers from Harman Kardon, Marantz, Sansui, Yamaha that I give to friends and family, or use in the bedroom. What's your favorite vintage gear? I just turned 27, my receiver is 14 years older than I am! Hi Eric, Great idea for a forum! I love vintage stuff, and am guilty of never throwing anything that's still working out. Also old junk shops as well. I thnk half the fun is hunting the stuff down. This is for headphone listening but I hope to add some speakers soon. The T-1 is a joy to listen to on uncompressed FM stations because it's smooth and presents a huge soundstage. If I could find a cd player with the same presentation I think I might be satisfied. When I was in college, I worked for Pacific Stereo selling many of the items mentioned. It is nice to have a forum just for vintage stuff. I think you might see me here a lot in the future. First I powered the stuff up to see if it worked, and what do you know? Fully functional again and looking pretty good. For a new pair of speakers I found a local dealer by accident and bought a pair of PSB B25s, built some stands, and set the whole thing up in my remodeled home office. Very cool. The old and new stuff sounds great in my smallish office with an 8-ft ceiling. Any tips on FM antennae would be appreciated. Also any comments on the old Kenwood amp circa would interest me. I like its sound and played at least one dorm party for a fee whilst at IU. The 90 wpc seems just about right with the PSBs which I find to be a tad power hungry. There is a resurgence in FM tuner popularity. I asked the same question regarding antenna and was told the Radio Shack FM antennas are very good and inexpensive.
You must lead a charmed life. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Location: SF Bay Area. This covers cleaning the pins of all the tubes. I've never been able to afford the prices of new high end stuff, so I decided to go vintage for things like amps, receivers, etc. RedRaider99 , Jun 5, I like its sound and played at least one dorm party for a fee whilst at IU. Someone is bound to pick that one up. Let's say it was enough blocks that I had to drop the radio counterpart it came with by the time I went back for it, it was gone. It was fun watching the auction and all the messages that came in before it ended with offers of modern tube amps and other equipment for it. Great news. Come on over and take a look. Location: Pittsburgh. You can see what the thing looks like all lit up. Share This Page. The catch? Share This Page Tweet. Discussion in ' Tube Audio ' started by Soundork , Mar 15, Chris C. Two great units, ready for playing, all strong tubes, all great holographic Fisher sound. Just a note: Both machines: All lights work, FM works, everything works. Willie king , Soundork and Onebean like this. I keep it around because it was made the same year I was born. Our modifications provide a level of inner detail and spatial-dynamics normally associated only with amps costing 10 times the price. Both of them need going thru and cleaned up. It's really fascinating stuff if you like vintage gear. Are you a big fan of the early Fisher gear Steve? David P. If I didn't have two others I would never sell these 3D beauties. Sure sounds like something the internet would say!! Next on my equipment list, baby. I almost can't listen to music on anything but the Fisher since I found it. It was quite the ordeal to get him home and into the house, but it is done. Another alternative is having someone else do the electronics restoration, but that will obviously be more expensive than doing it yourself. I have a Fisher SA I use out in the garage occasionally. I wouldn't just drop it off at any ordinary appliance repair shop. Show Ignored Content. Whomever buys this should plan on replacing the selenium rectifier along with several capacitors especially the electrolytic capacitors. Location: Lexington, Massachusetts. What ever you do, keep your mitts out of the IF strip and multiplex. Way to go, Eric! Messages: Location: In the mean time, I've just snagged a Sansui z. Last edited by tin ear; at AM. Hill , Jun 5,
Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. I am selling my Fisher C and C vacuum tube receivers! Take a look.. I have four Fisher tube receivers from the early s. I'm keeping my B and B but must part with my C and C or my wife will probably part with me. The catch? Local pickup only. Come on over and take a look. I won't ship these beauties but if you want, find a local willing Forum member to ship to you. Life is too short and so is my back.. All tubes work, restored just enough to keep it stock and still work at its best. The volume knob is slightly uneven at very low level, typical problem. Turn it up past quiet and the balance is fine. Has a few extra tubes and an extra fuse holder. Nice front panel cosmetics. Really amazing sounding unit. Lovingly maintained all of these years. A rare bird because of the AM as well as FM section. It plays nicely. Not many were sold Never worked on but works fine as is Just a note: Both machines: All lights work, FM works, everything works. All original tubes unless they tested weak. I didn't cream out the good tubes and leave crap in their place like vintage gear sellers. Both machines have headphone jacks. The headphone output is creamy tubey goodness. Beautiful machines, both of them. If I didn't have two others I would never sell these 3D beauties. If I could I'd keep them all Here is a short video of an C on YouTube. You can see what the thing looks like all lit up. With three kids, two dogs, and two adults running around, even this big house is getting a little close I'll sell 'em to you for the same. The price is low these days and if they ever need a little bit of work, you can still come out way ahead of some eBay weirdness. These sound positively amazing. Vocals come alive and I ain't kidding. They don't make them like these any more.. Two great units, ready for playing, all strong tubes, all great holographic Fisher sound. If you want one or both and you live elsewhere, find a young and strong SH Forums member who lives in So Calif. Lemme know about these machines. I might change my mind next week! Steve Hoffman , Jun 3, Location: Ohio. Oh man, you can bet that I'd be all over these if I lived near you. I've been wanting either a or Fisher tube, since buying my wonderful little Scott b. You just can't have enough of these wonderful classic tube amps around. Good luck to whomever is lucky enough to buy 'em, the price is crazy low for these baby's and you know if they are from Steve's own collection, they are in primo condition. Chris C. Chris C , Jun 3,