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Fisher 500-C vs. Mcintosh 1500 receiver

I would like opinions regarding how these these two vintage receiver's stack up against each other. I "had" a Fisher 500c (all original and strong Telefunken 12ax7's) completely restored with new caps, bridge rectifier, new power tubes, cord, etc... My younger brother "had" some mid-fi solid state stuff (won't mention any names) driving his Paradigm Studio Reference 40v 3's. I mentioned to him that his electronics were vastly out classed by his speakers, and he was only hearing them at a fraction of their true potential. Hence, I offered to let him borrow my hot rodded Fisher 500c. He could'nt believe the space and imaging, not to mention the great FM reception. Fast forward a month- He dropped off a check for $500.00 (which my wife promptly cashed) along with his mid-fi solid state gear in trade. Now I am without my restored vintage receiver. He certainly paid a more than fair price, and I am happy for him and his new found sonic bliss. I would like to buy and rebuild another 500c or a Mcintosh 1500 or something similar. Whatever it turns out to be, it must have a phone jack for my AKG 701's.

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Topic - Fisher 500-C vs. Mcintosh 1500 receiver - geezerrocket 11:03:29 03/08/10 (15)


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