Opinions on 1962 The Fisher President MkVII console...

nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
Got a lead on one of these and thinking about getting it for my father in law. All I know of Fisher is the junk they were producing in the late 80’s and 90’s... the console appears in nice shape and has a Gerard table and R2R built in.
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,516
    From what I remember some early Fishers are well respected. Is it tubed?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    It is tubes, lots of them.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,861
    Probably the Holy Grail of consoles according to a lot of people on Audiokarma. They sold for big money back then.
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    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 1C's stock
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    SDA 2's (side by side tweeters) stock
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    Looks like it has a very early version of Sonic Holography or SDA built into it called “Stereo Dimention”. Works by blending an inverted signal from one channel to the other, creating a wider sound field. Interesting....
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 696
    edited March 2
    Is this Father in Law as in the guy who you could bribe (with a refurbed console) to take his potato-baking wife off your hands?


    Fisher President IV Console (1960)
    (3000-3)

    Chassis: 101-R, 400-C, 100 amp, RK-1 (remote)

    42 Tube/140 Watts (peak)

    Price: $2,595 ($2,195 without tape

    recorder)http://www.fisherconsoles.com/index.html
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    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    Going to check it out tommorow and make an offer. The last I could see on one of these was an unrestored one selling for over 3k, so it’s at least worth the look.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,592
    good stuff. Check AK for info on Fisher consoles.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    Really heartbroken over this... got there to see a nearly perfect cabinet, without flaw of any kind that I could see. Sure, it could use a good cleaning and some attention to detail, but for 55 years old, it was a thing of exquisite beauty.

    Then I opened up the heavy bi-fold doors. The cabinet had been gutted just an hour or so before I got there. The speaker grills cut to pull the drivers, electronics ripped from their bays and drawers, with the old wires hanging from their holes.

    Before I walked out in disgust, I asked to speak with the guy running the sale and informed him what he allowed to occur. For a lousy 300 bucks, he allowed a 5000.00 console, of which very few were ever made, to be destroyed. The owner of the piece, cared for with obvious passion by the deceased, had been violated in horrific fashion, and he allowed it. The family trusted his company to respectfully sell this item, and instead let it be destroyed where it sat, not to mention shorting the family by not pricing it accordingly.

    I felt like I witnessed a crime today...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 696
    Wow .... just wow.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; FXi4s ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    I am going to see about recovering the cabinet before it too is scrapped. If I get it I will convert it to a record storage cabinet. I will make some effort to find the correct components for it first, but failing that, at least it won't have a dismal ending in a dump somewhere...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,922
    Wow....such a waste, unbelievable.

    I would certainly get the cabinet, it is cool on its own.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,989
    :'(
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,516
    Some people's children......
    Idiot
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    The Cabinet is mine for free. I just need to be there Tuesday morning before 10am to bring it home. This is an example of what it looks like, but mine is in better shape. As I said before, there are no chips or dings in the one I am getting.

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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,131
    Rock on John! Now do something worthy with it!

    And we expect pictures of your unit too 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: 18,581
    Rock on John! Now do something worthy with it!

    And we expect pictures of your unit too lol.

    The only one that sees my unit is my wife.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,131
    Rock on John! Now do something worthy with it!

    And we expect pictures of your unit too lol.

    The only one that sees my unit is my wife.

    HA! LIAR! We know you and Russ have a thing :wink:

    "....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: 18,581
    He's likes to be blindfolded.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,516
    Ok then lol
  • verbverb Posts: 4,046
    The Cabinet is mine for free. I just need to be there Tuesday morning before 10am to bring it home. This is an example of what it looks like, but mine is in better shape. As I said before, there are no chips or dings in the one I am getting.

    ysk3y2cy7zay.jpg

    Very nice. I love the old console units. I just restored a Philco 41-290. The craftsmanship on the cabinet is phenomenal.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
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  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,861
    The owners obviously did not know what they had
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's w/ RD0198-1's, Sonicap, Mills
    AI-1 Dreadnought
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 1C's stock
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    SDA 2's (side by side tweeters) stock
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    The owners obviously did not know what they had

    For sure on that. The house itself is a gut job. Very weird place.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 696
    You’ve given me an idea for record storage ...
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; FXi4s ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,971
    Unreal.....
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,593
    Unreal for sure. To let a cabinet like that be scrapped out is shameful at best.

    yes make the best you can with it. Bummer some of those consoles really sounded good. .
    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.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    mrloren wrote: »
    Unreal for sure. To let a cabinet like that be scrapped out is shameful at best.

    yes make the best you can with it. Bummer some of those consoles really sounded good. .
    This one was considered among the Holy Grails for console collectors. A sad end for sure. As I said above, I will do my best to find the proper components to put back in it, but at the very least, the cabinet will make for a nice record case.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    Not going to toss my back out, renting a truck and have to figure out how to move this on my own, so I am having it picked up. A truck would have host me at least 75 bucks with gas and rental fees, so for a Benjamin, I am letting someone else do the hard stuff.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    The preamp that was pulled from my console is on EBay.... for 3800.00!
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    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!

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,581
    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.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, 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 X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

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