Fisher RS-717

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  1. MartinR

    MartinR Auditioning

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    Does anyone know where I can find information on this 2 ch stereo receiver?

    More spesificly it's power output.

    Thx
     
  2. Paul Clarke

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    Hi Martin,

    I still have the 616 somewhere around here (maybe attic) and can tell you it's ratings. The 717 would not have been much higher, maybe 10-15 Watts.

    Minimum RMS 50W@8Ohms (CR tested 67W@8Ohms, 74W@6Ohms)
    20Hz-20kHz@0.07%THD
     
  3. MartinR

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    Cool thanks

    The reason I asked is because this amp seems bigger than most stereo receivers..

    6" tall 17" wide 13" deep and a good 20-25 lbs

    So approx 75x2 @ 8ohms, 85x2 @ 6ohms

    Do you know if it is 4 ohm stable? Is the 616?
     
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    I remember selling the 717 back in the mid 90's and if I'm not mistaken its rated by Fisher @ 100w x 2 in stereo. I remember it out powering the Pioneers and Sony"s we sold! I sold one to my mother when it was on sale for $199. for her first H.T. set up and it's still running fine today.

    Wes
     
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    Hi Martin,

    Go with Wes on the wattage of the 717. I'm really not sure but 100W doesn't seem unreasonable. I know there was at least one model up in the lineup that was more powerful than the 616.

    The 616 was not rated for 4 Ohm but I did run 6 Ohm Pioneer towers off of it for years. Don't know about the 717 but I would surprised if it was 4 Ohm rated.
     
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    Lets say it was not 4 ohm rated and only 6 ohm rated.

    It shouldn't be too unreasonable to run a set of speakers that nomial impeadence of 4 ohms would it?

    I will be building myself a new set of 2 way stereo speakers and would like to take advantage of lower impeadence rating for more power.

    Thanks guys
     
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    Well, I built a 10" DVC Sub for my mother and had to run it on the front Left and Right channels so we were running the amp a 4 ohm and like I said it is still running great today. Load that baby up and drive it hard it's good for it!

    Wes
     

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