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amglow

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1960 Fisher Coronet
« on: October 26, 2015, 06:37:23 PM »
Just picked up this nice 1960 Fisher Coronet.  Another great console harvested out of Central PA.  I'm glad I have family near by!  It contains the 100-T tuner/preamp and the SA-16 power amp.  Some wear around the selector knob and a couple of scratches on the faceplate, but other than that, it's in great shape.  The EL84 power tubes were replaced at some time in the past with Philco's.  This console is in the "Swedish Modern" cabinet and resided in the same family and home since 1960!
Paul

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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 07:13:06 PM »
The condition looks excellent. The SA-16 is truly a special amplifier as well. Usually you have about 7 Telefunken or Mullard 12AX7's between the tuner and amp. Quite a treasure trove in and of itself.

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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 09:01:39 PM »
Dang Paul... you have been on a real tear lately with your excellent acquisitions!


This one is very pretty!  Don't see an MPX in though, is there one hiding someplace?
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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 09:34:24 PM »
Fisher offered a modular MPX that plugged into the top of the integrated Preamp/Tuner. As I understand it, they are quite rare and sought after.

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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 09:45:37 PM »
Very nice console. 
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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2015, 04:50:03 AM »
That's a beautiful receiver.  One on my bucket list.

Fisher offered the MPX for half price if you bought a console I think.  This was still before the FCC gave the green light to multiplex.  I had to get a MPX for mine.  The original owners never had one installed.

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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 06:34:33 AM »

Very cool.

Interesting to note that in the owner's manual over at fisherconsoles.com it states that MPXs had not yet been approved, but would be soon be by the FCC:

http://www.fisherconsoles.com/non%20console%20manuals/fisher%20coronet%20II%20c55%20om.pdf

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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2015, 06:53:05 AM »
This one didn't come with an MPX adaptor installed.  From the little research I've done.  The MPX adaptor developed for this tuner/preamp was the MPX20.  However it is based on the "Crosby MPX" system.  So I doubt it would work with todays standard.  I will have to look into it further.  I did not see an external "MPX out" RCA jack on the rear of the 100-T, for the ability to add an external MPX like the MPX-100 or MPX-200.  I did see on another site, someone mentioned they thought the MPX-65 or MPX-70 could be rewired and converted to work in the 100-T.
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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 10:34:34 AM »
The 4000 tuner in mine has the MPX jack on the top of the chassis, not the back.  Oddly, my 500B also has an MPX jack even though it came standard with the MPX.  Never understand why they did that.

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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2015, 12:13:09 PM »
I have a Fisher MPX sitting on the shelf in the garage... can't remember what model number it is, I'll have to take a look....


Just looked, it's an MPX-70
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Re: 1960 Fisher Coronet
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2015, 10:39:14 PM »
Very nice console  :) Great condition too.