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Barnharty
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Fisher Vs. Decware
09/28/17 at 20:26:21
 
Someone is selling a fully restored Fisher 500c near me for $1000. I'm wondering if any of you think it is worth it? I have a Decware Zen Select that I'm very happy with but I've been reading a lot about the Fisher and I'm curious. The speakers it would be paired with are Cornwalls.

How do you think it compares to the Zen?
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Re: Fisher Vs. Decware
Reply #1 - 09/28/17 at 20:33:43
 
It's been a long time since I've heard a Fisher but I have to say. . . from my recollection of a few hearings of a few Fishers they are great examples of a "classic tube amp"--warm and almost romantic sounding.

However once you hear the detail and openness and dynamic contrast that a Select can bring out. . .you probably won't want to have extended times with the Fisher. The Zen amps are a whole different animal, and closer to the "musical truth."

Just my impressions. I heard Fisher tube receivers both before and after I heard Decware amps, and I was more impressed "before" and "after" I wouldn't give up my Decware for one. Now, as the heart of a second "easy listening" system in a den or bedroom? Maybe!

They are "revered" in some circles and possibly rightly so. I think though that as a longtime Select owner you'd not be seduced away. . . .
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Reply #2 - 09/28/17 at 21:19:36
 

I agree with all of the above.  Plus - the power of a Fisher would be nice compared to your Select, but it will probably seem veiled compared to the Select.
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Reply #3 - 09/28/17 at 21:40:54
 
Thanks. That all makes sense. Would you say it would be similar to a select with el84 tubes?
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Reply #4 - 09/28/17 at 21:53:05
 
Yes, that's a way to think of it, that's closer. . .but the Select with EL84s is still likely to be more detailed and dynamic.
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