Fisher "The 300", SA-300 Stereo Tube Power Amp, Just WOW!
Every once in a while, more often recently, we get a chance to see and hear some astonishingly great gear. Some of it is newer, some of it older. Very rarely do we get a chance to experience "the one that started it all" and in this incredible, carefully restored condition to boot. Formerly part of an extensive audio collector's most valued treasures, this amp has been treated with kid gloves and restored to an exceptional level by the tube amp expert, Mike Urban, of vintagehifi.org. This is a one-of-a-kind gem, and the sounds it makes are extraordinary.
The Model SA-300, AKA "The 300," was Fisher's first foray into stereo amplification back in 1958. Made in New York, the SA-300 was conservatively rated at 35 watts per channel, with less than 1% total harmonic distortion (THD), and a roughly 100dB signal-to-noise ratio...A feat which is RARELY seen even buy modern standards. The specs on The 300 blew people away then, and they do today as well. Everything about this amp exudes good ol' fashioned American ingenuity and prowess, from the gold painted perforated casework to the massive power supply irons giving this amp the space it needs to perform admirably.
Again, this example has been completely restored. All tubes have been tested and where appropriate, replaced with NOS equivalents from Sylvania and Fisher. Cathode & Bias upgrade has been performed to Fisher's own recommended specifications. New output protection resistors have been installed. DC balance and bias adjusted. AC balance adjusted for minimum distortion. And the amp was bench-tested and shown on the scope to max output of 45 WATTS PER CHANNEL at less than 1% THD. INCREDIBLE for a piece that is over 65 years old!
This is a museum piece. Don't sleep on this one.
$2,999 (plus applicable shipping and/or sales tax)
NOTE: Physical condition can be described as "patina'd." Given this amp is almost 7 decades old, it has a few marks on it. Also note, the original input jacks are in place and working, choose your cables wisely. Some modern cables may have difficulty making contact with these aged inputs.