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 Post subject: Fisher ID?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 4:17 am 
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Never seen this model, anyone know the model number?


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher ID?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 2:18 pm 
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That's a new one on me. Any chance of a better look at the dialface and the rear panel?

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher ID?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 2:23 pm 
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I have seen that design before. It goes way back, maybe into the fifties or earlier. I don't know when Avery Fisher started to produce tuners. I am sure our more knowledgeable members will chime in.

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher ID?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 2:40 pm 
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Unfortunately no this is the only picture I have. I wasn't even sure what it was a tuner or something else, even their early dial faces are always black and green, this looks like some type of grid with a curved line in it. Must be very early.


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher ID?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 3:01 pm 
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Finally found it, Fisher CA-40.


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher ID?
PostPosted: Jan Thu 31, 2019 3:44 pm 
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Ah, there ya go, it's an amp, not a tuner, that's why the dialface didn't look right. I would imagine it's somewhat rare. To answer a question posed above, Avery Fisher started Fisher Electronics in 1946. The CA-40 (mono) dates to the mid 1950's.

Here's a video of them in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcx18mr-6Ik

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher ID?
PostPosted: Feb Fri 01, 2019 2:32 pm 
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If memory serves me correctly, as you adjust the tone controls, the "line" bends in the direction of increase/decrease in bass and treble.

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher ID?
PostPosted: Feb Thu 07, 2019 3:06 pm 
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rocketeer wrote:
...Avery Fisher started Fisher Electronics in 1946.


Yes, but Fisher muddied the waters by always using 1937 as the date of their beginnings (1937 is the year Avery established Philharmonic Radio, the precursor to Fisher Radio).

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 Post subject: Re: Fisher ID?
PostPosted: Mar Sun 10, 2019 5:28 am 
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It’s an amp. It uses four 6BQ5’s in push-pull-parallel for 40 watts output. I think the model # is CA40.
I have one and I have been looking for another in order to have a stereo pair (or trade it for another piece of tube audio gear).
I think I have the service manual if anyone needs it.


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