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hdspeakerman
01-03-2007, 06:21 PM
Can anyone tell me anything about this amp? I have my eye on one and I wonder how it will sound? what is the power rating? Thanks in advance,
Howard

Nat
01-03-2007, 06:29 PM
I once had the X 100C, but it was given to me not working and I had no idea how to fix it (I was 19 and had no money and it was 1974 and almost no one was interested in tubes). I believe that the X 100 was a 15 watt a channel integrated amp. Well built and laid out. But I can't speak to the sound. If you have any expertise or access to someone who does, I would imagine it would be easy to service, and Fisher equipment of that time usually sounds good. And looks nice too, which helps.

sipuser
01-03-2007, 08:24 PM
According to the 1968 Fisher handbook, the TX-100 was a 65 watt total output amp, so 32 watts per channel.

Fisherdude
01-03-2007, 08:43 PM
That's "IHF Music Power". 25 w/ch, RMS. Should be decent sounding.

Nat
01-04-2007, 08:13 AM
The brochure for it is on the HiFi Literature site. 16 watts per channel RMS.

Fisherdude
01-04-2007, 08:40 AM
If you're referring to this HiFi Literature web site: http://www.hifilit.com/hifilit/Fisher/fisher.htm, I couldn't find anything on the TX-100. It was, however, quite common for specs to change during a production run. Here's the chart from the 1967 Fisher Handbook:

(Edit: Dammit, it was easy to read before I uploaded it...hang on...that's better!)

Nat
01-04-2007, 11:29 AM
Oops! I was thinking of the X 100, the tube integrated, whereas the post is about the TX 100, which is the transistor version, I believe. I'd rather have the tube one.

Fisherdude
01-04-2007, 11:32 AM
I kinda figured that that's what happened.

You're right, btw, the X-100 is a really nice amp, the TX-100 is nothing special.

I have a KX-100 (the kit version) running a pair of B&W DM 330i's, and it sounds gorgeous.

syclone
09-10-2009, 05:11 PM
If you're referring to this HiFi Literature web site: http://www.hifilit.com/hifilit/Fisher/fisher.htm, I couldn't find anything on the TX-100. It was, however, quite common for specs to change during a production run. Here's the chart from the 1967 Fisher Handbook:

(Edit: Dammit, it was easy to read before I uploaded it...hang on...that's better!)

The referenced literature was from 1956 -1958. The key is the FM-50 which was an FM tuner that was produced for a short time in anticipation of the "new stereo FM standard" The FCC had not decided how to split the sub-channels and Fisher produced a tuner with a big blank plate in the middle that would accomadate whichever adapter was necessary to produce stereo output. (the adapter was never produced, as I recall) Note that only one product on the list is not powered by vacuum tubes.

Brian
09-10-2009, 07:54 PM
Actually, a properly working TX100 should sound decent. These do usually need some serious recapping. I have the big brother TX300 and while not up to say my Sherwood S9500c, it does very nicely and the build is excellent. The US Fisher stuff us under rated.