This is the Fisher 800C tube receiver. The 800c and 500c are considered by some to be a couple of the best receivers ever made. The 800c and 500c are similar except that the 800c has AM as well as FM. The AM feature added an extra $40 to the list price so many people purchased the 500c instead. Nowadays the 800c is the harder of the two to find. It had a list price of $449.50 back in 1963.
The 800c put out 35 watts per channel. It utilized the 7591 output tubes and 12ax7 tubes in the preamp. It also featured:
- Backlit analog tuning dial
- Weighted flywheel tuning knob
- Bass, Treble and balance controls
- Signal strength meter
- 4 gang tuning section
- MPX filter
- Loudness switch
- High and low filter switches
- Inputs for Aux, Tape and Phono
- Front panel headphone jack
- A, B and A+B speaker settings
The 800C sell for between $500 and $900 depending upon condition.
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I have a Fisher 800c receipt tube receiver that’s been sitting in our closet that leads to the speakers in our Garden Room. Everything seems to work perfectly fine. I recently removed the tape deck and the phonograph which had the 78, 33, 45 and to my surprise hey 16 speed player. I saw a guy that was looking for tube stereo equipment I’m glad I checked this out to see what I had. I’ve never heard of a 16 speed phonograph record player but the gentleman that used to on the house was the colonel and the Air Force and he didn’t spare any expense. $450 for this receiver an 1963 is it a hell of a lot of money. I’d be interested in selling this. I will video tape it’s performance for you. It’s in excellent condition as far as I’d last time I used it. Dave
Hi. Do you still have this up for sale? Let me know. Thank you.
I am seeking a 500c or 800 for myself. Please contact me at plresultsman at yahoo.com. I am in the Milwaukee area, so closer is better, of course. Cheers!
Does anyone know of any place that repairs these? I have my dads old 800C and it needs some TLC.
Bill in WA State