Fisher

September 12, 2008 | 8 Comments

The Fisher was the brand name for hi-fi electronic equipment manufactured in New York by The Fisher Radio Corp. during the "golden age" of the vacuum tube, which was named after the company founder, Avery Fisher.

During this period, similar brands were H.H. Scott, Marantz, Harman Kardon, and McIntosh. Some of the early 1960s models were also available as kits. Fisher tube equipment is considered quite collectible today.

Fisher's first receiver was the model 500, a mono AM/FM receiver using two EL37 output tubes. It had a brass faceplate and an optional mahogany case. This early mono receiver should not be confused with the later stereo tube receiver models, the 500B and 500C. These later receivers made in the early 1960s were stereo using push-pull 7591 output tubes. They were also sold with optional wood cabinets and had aluminum faceplates instead of the brass on the earlier 500 receiver.

Well-known models include (but are not limited to):

FM-1000/FMR-1 Broadcast Monitor Tuner, considered one of the best tube tuners, collectible[1]
FM-200-B Tuner - VERY similar to FM-1000 above but for home use
FM-100-B Tuner
800 Series Receiver A,B,C, AM/FM, 7591A outputs
500 Series Receiver A,B,C, FM only
400 Series Receiver, FM only, similar to model 500, but with less features
X-1000 Series Integrated Amplifier
X-200 Series Integrated Amplifier
X-100 Series Integrated Amplifier

"'The Fisher'" name was also used on Fisher's early US made solid-state equipment, such as the model 210 receiver.

Fisher FM tuners and receivers often used similar designs and components thus allowing parts to be swapped between various models. A good example is the FM stereo multiplex decoder module.[2]




Vintage FISCHER Stereo CA870A Amp AD 871 CD EQ 870 Equalizer FM 871 Tuner
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Vintage FISCHER Stereo CA870A Amp AD 871 CD EQ 870 Equalizer FM 871 Tuner
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ESTATE SALE PAIR FISHER 80 AZ TUBE MONO BLOCK AMPS LOOK ORIG EL37 MULLARD TUBES
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Fisher CA 860 Amplifier Amp Repair Part LED EQ Slider Caps Original Set of 5
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Fisher CA 860 Amplifier Amp Repair Part EQ Slider Controls ALPS SDP 194HB
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Fisher X 202 C Tube Amp 7591 outputs Factory carton and manuals
Fisher X 202 C Tube Amp 7591 outputs Factory carton and manuals
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Rare Vintage Fisher 30A Power amp
Rare Vintage Fisher 30A Power amp
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VINTAGE THE FISHER X 101 STEREO MASTER CONTROL TUBE AMP AMPLIFIER TUBES LIGHT
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Vintage Fisher 510 ST Tube Hi Fi Amp Chassis EL84  Working
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Fisher Studio Standard CA 39 Integrated Stereo Amp And FM 39 Stereo Tested
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Fisher CA 39 Stereo Amp CR W34H Double Cassette FM 39 AM FM Synthasizer Tun
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Fisher Mono Block Tube Amps Model 80 AZ
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Fisher Jewels New for tube pre amp cx 400 ALL GREEN a prefered replacement
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8 Comments so far

  1. Charlie on February 25, 2011 7:42 pm

    looking for a cabinet for a fisher 500b

  2. Joanne Courtot on April 20, 2011 1:38 pm

    Dear Charlie:
    I no longer have the original cabinet for my fischer sterio but believe it or not I have most of the sterio. Had to replace the cd player as friend damaged it and the cassette player won’t work now, don’ tknow why, but record player works well and control box works fine. Huge speakers I did replace years ago as I got tired of lugging them around place to place. If you know of anyone who wants them, I’m moving fairly soon, let them know. I’m looking to sell. Jo

  3. Dan Alfrey on December 2, 2011 2:13 pm

    I have a Fisher Future F-594-MD Mediterranean in Distressed Pecan console. In good cond. & working.
    Dan

  4. Robert on December 31, 2011 6:44 am

    I have a “THE FISHER” X-100 tube amplifier and it still works, wonder what yr made and approx how much is it worth now ?

  5. Cheryl Ozols on February 20, 2012 8:01 pm

    I have a Fisher component stereo system purchased from Dillards in the late 80’s about 1987. Overall condition, including all original parts and speakers, the system works generally well but dual cassette tape deck has stopped working. I hear noises but there is no movement. I want to know if this component is repairable or can it be replaced. If not, I found two near year units on ebay but don’t know if either one can be interchanged. Neither do the owners, as I checked with them also. Any information will be appreciated.

  6. henry kuharic on March 21, 2012 1:57 pm

    I have a vintage Fisher stereo hi-fi system (radio,cassette player.dubbing, etc.)in excellent condition but don’t use it any more. Any offers?

  7. victor scott on August 15, 2014 1:02 pm

    I own a fisher 404 quadrophonic receiver. I’m proud to say it has been serviced only once in all these years. My problem is, locating a faceplate for the unit. I’m not looking to purchase another working unit. I’ll take a non-working one for the part I seek.

  8. Paul G. Robinson on July 2, 2015 1:09 pm

    I am looking to purchase Fisher Amplifier for the Fisher 880 tuner

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