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JBOOTH

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MY FISHER CORONET
« on: June 22, 2016, 01:26:13 PM »
I made a great craigslist find, I thought I might get a junker to salvage for parts, but I ended up with an almost mint Fisher console with a R-1 chassis, Stevens Trusonic coaxial 15 and webster changer..4 6v6s outputs and  sweet blond cabinet. I have been playing records I haven't used in 15 years....What a Joy...New caps, a couple new cartridges and away we go.. I use a vrII .3 for shellac and a Shure M35c for modern lps.. It has the sound expander which I recapped and have used, but i'm not sure I get it..I have played with modern dbx units..and thought it might be fun, but I have unhooked it, and it sounds great..My new fave!

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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 02:25:56 PM »
Really beautiful console, thanks for sharing it  :)

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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 02:33:04 PM »
You really went all the way with a recap and it looks great.

How did you switch the cartridges? Does that head shell plug in?
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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 02:40:14 PM »
Great find, and welcome to our group. 
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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 02:47:59 PM »
I love how it holds the next record at that angle. Can't be many of those around.

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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 03:27:48 PM »
Agreed, and this is surely one of the nicest examples of this model in existence.

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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2016, 04:02:50 PM »
I believe this is about 1950, the webster table has a lightweight tone arm, with removable headshell, which is way cool...It is designed for the great GE VR cartridge, and apparently at the time of production, predated the triple play unit, so you would change head shell just like modern  record collector.. I love it.. It's nice because it is designed for magnetic cart, I installed a shure modern light weight stereo cart, designed for dj use, so it likes a little more tracking weight, and is perfect for a changer..I am considering a 3rd shell with another VR cart, with a .1 mil mono stylus for old mono pressings...wow fun stuff!! 

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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2016, 04:46:42 PM »
Here is an ad from hi-fi mag for webster changer

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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 08:29:43 PM »
That is a stunning example of early Fisher HiFi!  Absolutely gorgeous! That's the cleanest Allegro cabinet I've seen.  I have a Fisher in a Georgian cabinet and one in a Hampshire cabinet.  I like the Allegro because it will match a lot of more modern furniture.  It won't look out of place.

Would you please show some images of the electronics in the rear of the cabinet.  And the Stephens Tru-Sonic also. Many thanks.
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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 07:14:05 AM »
Very nice, I have the Magnavox version of that changer (fixed headshell) and it's surprisingly easy on records.
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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2016, 07:45:26 AM »
Here are some more pics..pardon my poor Photoshop skills

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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2016, 07:50:34 AM »
Here in operation              https://youtu.be/e4bGCmUAR0M   

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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2016, 08:22:34 AM »
https://youtu.be/QaifVmjhzvA
last one 
I hope to not bore or waste bandwidth, but I'm pretty fired up about this Fisher!!

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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2016, 11:07:16 AM »
Dude.  This website NEEDS more pics, vids and reviews.  Don't apologize, that's what we're here for!!   :)


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Re: MY FISHER CORONET
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2016, 03:47:52 AM »
Is the Trusonic in an open baffle or sealed? And here I thought my Fisher was nice! hahah