If there is a budget limitation and one cannot afford an FM ACOUSTICS currently there is no reason to despair. "Good things take time" an old proverb says and there is much truth to that.
There are possibilities to reduce the wait.
Investing in a well-kept pre-owned FM ACOUSTICS - as long as it really is an original - may be a better investment than buying a new product of a lesser brand.
The unique lifespan of FM ACOUSTICS products assures that the investment is not outdated and the units keep their value for dozens of years, much longer than usual audio equipment. Well kept second hand FM ACOUSTICS units are highly searched for. While the price for a decent pre-owned unit is not "cheap" such an FM ACOUSTICS may be a better investment than other new audio equipment that lacks the musicality (and where the value may fall much more rapidly).
However, buying an unseen and untested product is absolutely discouraged as it often brings negative surprises. Ravaged and patched-up units have been offered.
The web is not a safe place to purchase such valuable items - as several buyers have reported.
Disover Miscellaneous to read more.
Beware of self-declared "FM ACOUSTICS dealers" and "FM ACOUSTICS engineers". The safe way to proceed is to contact the officially appointed FM ACOUSTICS distributor in your area who will best know if and where a pre-owned unit may be - or may become - available.
Get a demonstration of the unit under consideration. Ideally see that it is combined with the same components that you are using or planning to
An FM ACOUSTICS is a long-term investment and the same due diligence as with another long-term investment is required.
A hint regarding FM 300A / FM 600A / FM 800A:
when considering an old FM 300A, FM 600A or FM 800A make sure that the output stage of the preceding equipment (pre-amplifier) is below 600 Ohm and can drive the 4kOhm input impedance of these power amplifiers with absolute stability. The preceding equipment must not oscillate or be unstable as this may damage your speakers and amplifier.
Several pre-amplifiers and crossovers - of various brands - do not remain stable and are unable to drive this impedance.
FM ACOUSTICS LTD itself does not offer pre-owned units
However, in co-operation with our distributors we are now maintaining a list of persons who specifically ask to be informed if and when a pre-owned unit becomes available.
Should you like to be included in this list go to the contact page, complete the address form (including the preferential way to contact you). In the comment section please advise which product(s) you are interested in and the words "interested in pre-owned units".
You would be informed if a pre-owned unit should become available and invited to have a look to the unit.
NOTE: Unsubscribe request
If you previously subscribed to the pre-owned interest list and are no longer interested, please go to the contact page and in the comment section type:
"please unsubscribe from pre-owned list"