Fisher 500 T

Fisher 500T

Here’s a classic from the transitional era when manufacturers were moving from tubes to transistors. Fisher had their 500 series of receivers that were extremely popular. So, when they made the transition to transistors they introduced the Fisher 500 T in the mid 60’s.  It retailed for around $400.00. As you can see it has that traditional early 60’s design features with the brass knobs and mix of earth tone browns and more industrial silver colors. It has a nice warm look to it.

Fisher 500T Ad

The Fisher 500-T supplied 28 watts per channel and was FM only. Now, there as a 500 TX model from Fisher as well that came out in the late 60’s very early 70’s. The TX version had AM and FM, four FM channel pre-sets as well as what they called Auto-Scan FM tuning instead of a tuning capacitor circuit. It also look quite a bit different then the 500T.

Fisher 500T Inputs

All of the the Fisher 500 series receivers are popular with collectors but the tube versions are definitely in higher demand then solid state versions.  A quality Fisher 500 C will sell for $600-$1000.00 while a comparable 500 T will run about $300-$400.

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4 thoughts on “Fisher 500 T

  1. Hello everybody
    I’m using amplifer The Fisher 500T but now 4 Transistor (TRI007) N6705Fda damage can you help me replace the corresponding Others are not replaced properly sort
    Thank you very much

  2. REPLACE THE TR 1007 OUTPUT TRANSISTORS WITH ON SEMICONDUCTOR MJ15015 TYPE (TO-3 CASE). JUST BE SURE YOUR DRIVER CIRCUIT & ITS TRANSISTORS AS WELL AS THE EMITTER RESISTORS AND OUTPUT SPEAKER COUPLING CAPS ARE GOOD, OR YOU CAN DESTROY THE REPLACEMENTS. BE SURE YOUR FUSES IN THE BACK OF THE UNIT ARE OF THE CORRECT VALUES. STEVE ‘THE FISHER’ SUNDQUIST. E,MAIL steve.sundquist@centroidinc.com

  3. would like to know if you or someone you know works on the fisher 500. I have had the unit for several and is built in but it does not hold a station after it warms up.

  4. I’M ‘THE FISHER’ GUY WHO MENTIONED BEFORE ABOUT REPLACING THE TR1007 OUTPUT TRANSISTORS IN THE FISHER 500T WITH MOTOROLA OR ON MJ15015 TYPE. MJ15001 IS ALSO ANOTHER GOOD ONE. IF YOUR SOUND STARTS TO GET LOW OR WEAK IN ONE OR BOTH CHANNELS, THE SMALL 1UF 50V COUPLING CAPS IN THE TONE CONTROL AMP ARE DRYING OUT. THERE ARE 8 OF THEM. REMEMBER THIS UNIT IS OVER 50 YEARS OLD. THE BOARD IS NEAR THE FRONT OF THE UNIT BY THE CONTROL KNOBS. WHEN I WAS YOUNG, FRIENDS OF MY MOM & DAD HAD A FISHER 500T WITH WHARFEDALE 60 SPEAKERS AND A GARRARD TYPE A TURNTABLE.MY RECORDS SOUNDED GREAT! ON THIS SET. I WAS IN SHEER HEAVEN WHEN I WAS AT THEIR HOUSE LISTENING TO THIS SET!

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