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Fisher FM 1000 FM Broadcast Monitor Tuner

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This is a very nice example of the early FM-1000 with gold faceplate and early style one piece knobs. A short video of the tuner in use is here: http://youtu.be/hvFSKZSf3SA Cosmetically the unit rates as follows: · Faceplate: 7 out of 10 o There is an area on the lower left corner where the faceplate was dented and has been straightened. It is obvious but not that bad. o There are some scratches and wear marks in various areas and around some of the controls. o Overall the gold finish is in very good shape. o Lettering is a 10 out of 10 o The factory jewels are missing and were replaced by colored LED shells illuminated by the factory lights. They are not correct but most people wouldn’t notice. I have not been able to locate any correct ones but they do show up from time to time on Ebay. · Dial glass: perfect 9.5 out of 10 · Meters: Both have replacement lights. Signal meter works perfectly. VU meter works most of the time but is finicky. These are notorious for not working at all so the fact that both work at all is unusual. · Knobs: 10 out of 10 · Chassis: 7 out of 10 o The chassis has no corrosion. All rivets are shiny as chrome o Most of the surface exhibits “graying” and spotting oxidation. This is common on most Fisher chassis that were either dusty or in humid environments. There are no rust or “mouse pee” spots · Chassis internal: 9 out of 10, please see pics for details. o No modifications are visible from the outside of the chassis o Power supply: All power caps and Selenium rectifier have been replaced with new Nichicon units. The can capacitors have been left intact but bypassed. o Most audio signal coupling capacitors replaced with Orange Drops o Most signal electrolytic caps including the MPX decoder 1MF cap replaced with new Nichicon and other brand caps of appropriate values. o MPX decoder replaced (the reason for 9 out of 10): The original W series decoder had a bad IF transformer. It was replaced with a functionally identical, later WX series decoder. This is the correct decoder for later FM 1000s and was a running production change in 1962/1963 The tuner has been carefully restored by a tech that specializes in only Fisher tube equipment. He has restored and repaired well over 150 tuners, amplifiers and receivers. The restoration included the following: · Chassis cleaned · Tube sockets cleaned · Potentiometers cleaned · Replaced the power supply rectifier · Replacing out of tolerance electrolytic and film capacitors. · All tubes have been tested and replaced where needed. (Tubes are a mix of Fisher OEM, NOS and some new production) · IF stages and MPX decoder aligned on a Fisher MPX 300 alignment machine The tuner works perfectly and all functions have been verified. Disclosures: Please read and fully agree to the following conditions before bidding: This tuner is 50 years old and is a delicate instrument. We have made the best possible effort to restore it to factory spec but due to age is it being sold AS IS with NO WARRANTY expressed or implied. Vacuum tubes are delicate and can be damaged in shipment and the seller will not be responsible for shipping damage. The tuner is being sold WITHOUT a case: Meaning bare chassis with plastic feet as shown in the pictures. I do have a very nice oiled walnut case off of a later transistor Fisher receiver that will fit the FM-1000 and look as authentic as practical. I will offer this case to the winning bidder for an additional $100 shipped (separately, continental US only) I can supply pics of the unit in the case if requested. Please note the case is NOT an exact fit and drilling and shimming will be required and is the buyers responsibility. US sales only: I will not ship this unit outside of the continental US. If you are an overseas buyer I encourage you to bid but only if you agree for me to ship the unit to a US address of your agent. I will not be responsible for anything other than delivery to a US based agent. Shipping & Insurance: The tuner will be packed in a solid box with full foam padding. The box will be large and heavy. For this reason the Ebay shipping calculator WILL NOT be accurate and therefore I have set the item to LOCAL PICKUP ONLY to prevent shipping cost confusion. When the auction is completed I will calculate actual shipping based on the service requested by the buyer, buyers address and insurance sufficient to cover the final price of the tuner. I will then send a complete invoice via Ebay. The last nitpicky thing: I reserve the right to cancel bids from negative or no feedback bidders. If you have no feedback or have negative feedback please contact me prior to bidding. If you have any questions please do not wait until the last hours of the auction to ask them. I am happy to answer all questions. I will not disclose the reserve.

 371123306562479621 Fisher FM 1000 FM Broadcast Monitor Tuner
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