I ask this everywhere I go at these boards.but is there anybody else here who has any love for Fisher speakers,especially the XP series from the 60s.
Like a lot of people I have an X-101,one of the earliest models,from 1959,and I love it to death.In fact,all but one of my components are from 1959-63,and unmodified.I have yet to find speakers,that I think compliment them.Some of you may know just what I mean,by how wrong and mismatched speakers from the 1980s onward can sound when hooked up to an otherwise older system.I also have a TD135,and a Philips 9022,something else a lot of audio snobs look down on,but people who hear them see their charms.
I would love to own a pair of old movie theatre Jensens or Altecs from the 50s,or similar such vintage monsters,but the cost is w-a-a-a-y
too prohibitive for me.I saw some Stan Whites from the late 50s,that were a steal,$75.00,I think,on eBay a few months ago,but the guy all the way on the other side of the country from me,and would not ship them.
Has anyone else noticed this about 50s and 60s equipment,and modern speakers?
Has anyone else listened to 1960s Fisher XP's,and liked them,or the way they sound "right" with "golden age" equipment?I have a pair of XP7s,I bought for all of $5.99,that I have been able to date to 1966,or '67.I love them.I may have just lucked out on an especially "sweet" pair,but again,I see a lot of people who hear them like them.
I realize people pass these over,mainly because of the garbage Fisher put out,after Avery sold the company to Emerson,in the early 70s.I have also heard there are later XPs,of lightweight plywood,not the heavy walnut ones,like I have,that sound like crap.