[Community of A/V Enthusiasts]
Yeah, I thought the same thing. Fisher Price makes baby toys....Fisher made electronics. But hey, maybe Fisher Price made a big, bright yellow and red plastic receiver with bright blue, big push buttons, what do I know?
Jim Milton said:Yeah, I thought the same thing. Fisher Price makes baby toys....Fisher made electronics. But hey, maybe Fisher Price made a big, bright yellow and red plastic receiver with bright blue, big push buttons, what do I know?
I am new to this site and I am not sure what the program is. I am curious about your stating that you have two "additional" Onkyo TX 8500 MK II's "waiting in the wings". I had one back in the late 70's. I had it bi amped to two B&W 801's (A model) and a Sherwood(Draco) Micro CPU 100 FM tuner, all of which was destroyed in a house fire in 1984. I cried like a baby when I saw the burned skeletons after the fire. Of course my entire LP collection and all of my 1950's Doo Wop 45's were ashes too and added to my agony. I worked as much o.t. as I could get and saved for almost a year so that I could buy one; a thousand bucks was a bit much for someone making $3.00 an hour.(My $750 Draco was a little over a month old). Just like a little kid looking at his dream bike or red wagon in a toy store window, I used to go by the store every so often to look at "mine" that was in the show room. I was able to finally score one for only $629.00! Then the fire. I was never able to locate another MK II and here you come sounding as though they are as common as rabbits...or are you just rubbing it in to us poor misfits who are MK II challenged? (Please sir, I'd like some more.)Were you ever able to obtain one of the cherry wood cases that were optional equipment? I thought sure that the MK II's were long gone from the scene, sacrificed on the remote controlled bells and whistles laden solid state/digital alter. Do you sell equipment and are either of your "extra" units for sale? Anyway, thanks for keeping them going; it's good to reminisce about something that was so much part of my younger days. Good luck. Bill