Showing posts with label Fisher. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fisher. Show all posts

Thursday, March 3, 2016

FISHER Exclusives That Make A World of Difference

Fisher is one of my favorite vintage amplifier builders. I stumbled upon this when I was looking for an amplifier that utilizes EL37 tubes like the 80-AZ. 


Fisher 80-AZ
 The rare Fisher 90-A 
Fisher 80-C

Fisher CA-40


Fisher 20-A

On the back row we see two Fisher 20 amplifiers. This pic was taken at the PWK Audio History Museum. PWK did stereo demonstrations for customers very early on. PWK would hop in his plane to see customers with shorthorns and these fisher amps that he strapped to a piece of wood. I'm not sure what else he flew with but they all had handles.
 




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

1961 Laboratory Report On Integrated Stereo Amplifiers Part 2

 Here is Part 2  of the laboratory report on integrateds of 1961 be sure you check last weeks post for Part 1








Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Terminal Radio New York Ad

New York had some great stores for audio in the 50's.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

What to look for when buying Stereo power amplifiers - 1959 Hi-Fi Review

Hi-Fi review examines 5 really nice amplifiers of the day. I have the Knight so their comments about it are really interesting to me. I'm rebuilding it this year to use on the bass section of my next horn system. It should be fine for that duty. If I could pick one out of this list it would be the Leak. Always wanted one.









Monday, January 13, 2014

Mid Century Modern Fisher Mono Console

I dig the simplistic style of this mono Fisher console.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mid Century Modern Entertainment Center

This is amazing Lowther, Fisher and Ampex all wrapped up into an amazing console.
Furniture should still be made like this.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

i'm back into tube audio


I have been buying selling and rotating through gear basically to get my speakers where I want them. So far so good the Jubilee's and Klipschorns are doing well. Now time to bring my electronics up to par. The Klipschorns respond very well to vintage receivers and integrated amps so when my buddy Dee offered to sell his Fisher 800-C I jumped for it. In its present state it sounds wonderful but it has some things that need upgrading. The Klipschorns are basically in my tv entertainment room. No I don't want a home theater I'd rather just get two channels right.

It is in wonderful shape. It deserves a wooden cabinet and a revamp.



I've been talking to Michael Sarma a regular post on Audio Asylum and he has some interesting ideas for this receiver. He has worked on many of these and says he has a few tweaks that can really make it sing. I can't wait for him to work on it this fall.

It is so nice to have glowing tubes again. I don't like being without them. The Klipschorns are going to be much happier.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Fisher Gold

The Fisher gear is superbly made and I think even undervalued today. Get them while you can at current prices. This is what I plan to do over the next year. The Fisher tube preamps, tuners, amplifiers and receivers are just wonderful. My first exposure to Fisher was a Coronet 100-T preamp/tuner and SA-16 amplifier. It was a great combo. If you see a console for sale you would do well to look inside. There is gold in those consoles. You can't go wrong with a Fisher 500 600 or 800. Of course this is just to name a few as Fisher had a long line of wonderful products.

Here are a couple of advertisements for Fisher's.