eBay seller has 358 transactions with 100% positive feedback. I paid $800.00 US Copy & paste of what was done/serviced/restoration : (it's a bit long, my apologies)
The specs on the 500c are impressive. It's cost was about $390 in 1964, and Fisher considered the 500c as the "Industry Standard". It offers 33 RMS watts per channel, an exceptional FM tuner section with superb sensitivity, and a very colorful and layered audio reproduction with a beautiful true to life soundstage. These receivers were at the top of many audio reviews and still are to this day.
All 12ax7 tubes have been selected for their various characteristics and tonal qualities in their specific locations. All have been carefully selected to be free of microphonics, and have closely matching triodes with test results exceeding 100%. Included in these are brand new production/matched pairs of excellent 12ax7c9 tubes in the phase tone section, 12ax7wa/7025 premium LOW NOISE tubes in the phono section. Phase inverter tubes are matched and Sylvania made. The rest are a mix of Telefunken and Mullard tubes. (Multiplex section)
This 500c has been completely aligned by one of our leading technicians. All FM tuner tubes have been upgraded with HIGHLY screened tubes. FM performance is SUPERB and distant channels are received with ease.
This Fisher 500c is in "VERY NICE"condition. The chassis and transformers are in BEAUTIFUL shape The faceplate lettering is excellent, the dial glass is beautiful with all segments and numbering intact. All original knobs are in pristine condition and complete with their brass caps. The AC cord is original and has the Fisher logo on the plug end. Their is a small blemish to the chassis metal near the power transformer. This may clean up but we'll leave that to the new owner. All dial lamps and indicator lamps were upgraded to new long life versions.
This beautiful Fisher 500c receiver with all its upgrades is completely plug&play. All features, inputs, and controls work perfectly. I have listened to this 500c for the past several weeks and it continues to function and perform excellently. As with all vintage electronics we sell, this item is also being offered as is, all sales are final. This 500c will be extremely well packed, so bid with confidence. Here's your chance to own one of the cleanest and best sounding Fisher receivers you will ever find! Thanks for looking, from "Decades Audio"!
Edited by Old Groucho - 8/25/15 at 5:56pm