The Fisher 500c:The 50yo King of Pure Stereophonic Sound
A far cry from the big-box fleets of modern, mega-feature, home theater amps, the Fisher 500 is still the pinnacle of pure stereophonic sound.
The debut of Avery Fisher's combo amplifier-receiver in the early 1960s signaled the dawn of the home stereo revolution. It initially came in two flavors: the basic 500-B and the slightly pricier 500-C (seen here) which added a headphone jack. Both injected recordings with a hitherto unheard liveliness, using a magic mix of vacuum tubes and capacitors to transform electrical signals into incredibly sweet music. When the first consumers to plunk down $370 heard Bob Dylan singing like he was a few feet away, many were convinced that nothing less would ever satisfy their ears. More than 50 years later, audiophiles still covet the two Fisher models. Revered by online communities, there's a cottage industry devoted to keeping the stereo 500s in working order. Some look at the stately metal-and-wood bodies and see a relic. The rest of us see the antidote to the sterility of the digital age
CAN'T possibly pump the tires enough on this vintage component. It's incredible in appearance and performance-wise, nothing short of breathtaking. We have opportunity to experience many, MANY older pieces in this shop but this Fisher, man, it's special. 30watts per/side of push-pull glory. Completely and painstakingly restored 15 yrs ago and extensively gone through here in house by our expect tech. She's ready to bring a mile wide smile to its next owner... just fabulous!
Comes with a full compliment of new JJ power tubes. It's truly a lovely piece and honestly, the custom maple wood cabinet alone is worth several hundred dollars.
To listen to this fine Fisher receiver is to buy it... fully restored by the best in the business (besides us of course lol). It's ready to demo here at the shop or purchase with confidence on our site.