FISHER all-tube receivers from 1961-1966 are wonderful sounding, have FM stereo, phono and aux inputs and the "C" models have headphone jacks that RULE! The FISHER Receiver is the last good deal in high-end audio. If you're not a tinkerer, get one that has had the rectifier replaced and a few other fixes and you're good to go with wonderful vacuum tube audio for another 30 years. Why is the FISHER the last good deal? Well, think of this. The FISHER 800B sold for $450.00 in 1962. The McIntosh MC275 sold for $450.00 in 1962. Today, a 1960's McIntosh MC275 sells for $7,000.00 but you can still find a wonderful FISHER 500 or 800 receiver for $450.00. See what I mean? If you want to dip your feet into tubes but don't want to spend a bundle, any Fisher from the early 1960s will do you. They sold a LOT back then and are not rare but don't buy a junker unless you like to restore stuff. Buy one that has had some work done to make sure it plays right. For 500 bucks I can't think of a better deal, you can play records, CD's FM, whatever you want. 30 watts or so means you can run most any speakers with authority. Same power as a pair of Mac 30's. Convinced? Be on the lookout for one. I recommend a FISHER 500B or 500C. The most bang for your buck. The 800 has AM as well as FM but other than that, they sound the same. Remember this STEREOPHILE article on the FISHER 500-C Receiver by my friend Peter Breuninger? http://stereophile.com/historical/605fisher/ Good reading, eh? When I got my FISHER 800-B from a fellow SH Forums member earlier this week I couldn't believe how great it sounded. As I wrote in the "For Sale" thread: Thomas, I fired it up today (using really old speaker wire and some vintage Belden cable) and, wow. To see everything light up as it should is great. First time that ever happened right out of the box with anything I've ever purchased of a vintage nature. First thing I played was a CD (player plugged into AUX.) of the Bee Gees' first album. Yikes, I had forgotten the amazing midrange magic tube coloration of these Fisher receivers. Thing is almost 50 years old and the Gibb Brothers are right there in my room. I can clearly hear the echo trails fading right back into my back wall and over to my next-door neighbor's house. Truly impressive. I'm sure John Kennedy dug listening to TIME OUT and KIND OF BLUE on this very Fisher model. Not to mention THE FIRST FAMILY. Thanks again. And thanks for accurately describing the unit. You wouldn't believe the stuff I've heard in need of a total restoration described as "mint".. These Fisher machines are probably the best deal left in vintage high-end audio. If you can find a nice one for a few hundred, get it worked on and enjoy. Have fun with your tubes! John Kusching: "Here is the minimum set of changes I would make to a Fisher tube receiver: 1) Replace the capacitors. 2) Replace the selenium with a new bridge rectifier. 3) Change the output tube bias 5.6Kohm resistor to a 3.3Kohm. 4) Add 10 ohm resistors between the output tube cathodes and ground (in 4 places). #3 above will make the output tubes run cooler and will extend the life of the tubes. #4 allows you to monitor the currents through each output tube (by measuring the voltage across each resistor) so check how well the currents are balanced. If you get your power switch working, I would also recommend adding the current in-rush device, which will extend the life of the power switch".