Opinions on 1962 The Fisher President MkVII console...

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,857
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Probably by the same **** who just ripped it of that console an hour before you got there.
    The preamp that was pulled from my console is on EBay.... for 3800.00!
    I am certain of it. The guys at AK agree.

    Link because I’m im nosy
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,719
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Probably by the same **** who just ripped it of that console an hour before you got there.
    The preamp that was pulled from my console is on EBay.... for 3800.00!
    I am certain of it. The guys at AK agree.
    Could well be one of the denizens there :s

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,046
    edited March 7
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Probably by the same **** who just ripped it of that console an hour before you got there.
    The preamp that was pulled from my console is on EBay.... for 3800.00!
    I am certain of it. The guys at AK agree.
    Could well be one of the denizens there :s

    He is not, but very well known among them for cutting these consoles up. He shows up at every sale where high end electronics is available. Word is he has insiders that tip him off... he knew the crew at this sale by first name. Guess he has been doing it for twenty years as a full time job.

    I would like to get in and save some of this stuff before Indiana Jones does, but he has been known to show up and sleep outside overnight or two just to be the first one in the door.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,853
    Just looked at the one on the bay for 3800.

    Would have been nice to hear the unit play while still intact.

    If I can ever find an bad cosmetic condition, old console with an decent tube amp in it I'll rip out the amp to try to build something but FMO never on a unit that nice looking.

    Hopefully, if you get the console you can create something even better and more enjoyable with it.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,046
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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,550
    link?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,046
    Link to what?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,550
    The preamp that was pulled from my console is on EBay.... for 3800.00!

    to this
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,046
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,550
    crying shame John! Wonder if those "made in Great Britain" tubes are Mullards? All original Fisher branded tubes. Crazy !!
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,870
    That's the preamp, where's the amp???
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,857
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    That's the preamp, where's the amp???

    Thats next to be posted on eBay lol
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,046
    The amp is almost useless as it is solid state on this model, but they only made them for three years, so still pretty scarce.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,440
    What a shame they let it get ripped apart like that.

    Still a nice cabinet. Some work you can make it into a great TV stand.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,046
    Thinking of something I am calling a Memory Chest. I will fill it up with all my records, and some things I have left from my childhood. When my son starts a family of his own, I will give it to him.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • delkaldelkal Posts: 282
    Have you thought about talking to the guy and buying the internals? $3800 sounds like wishful thinking but if you show up with cash he would probably barter and throw in the solid state amp.

    Were the original speakers anything special?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,046
    I offered him 2500.00 for everything, and he shot that down with a belly laugh.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

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