Original retail price: £5500
Advert reference: 11436
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“X Demo Very Good Condition. Armplate rega geometry, linn armplate comes F.O.C. No original box but will pack well. Collection for cash A.OK just call. Comes with 3 months parts and labour warranty. Tonearm and cartridge not included.”
Townshend Audio mk11 Turntable
The Rock 7 mk11 is an open frame, two speed, belt drive turntable mounted on three Seismic Load Cells™. It is the latest evolution of Townshend Audio’s legendary Rock turntables, so named because of the solidity of the bass they can deliver. This is a result of the unique front end damping trough which greatly diminishes vibration in the arm and cartridge and results in the cleanest sound available with vinyl.
The Rock 7 mk11 is built around an extremely stiff sub-chassis that supports the platter bearing, levelling counterweight and damping trough. The motor is a round free-standing unit designed to maximise isolation and has an adjustment facility to ensure accurate speed is achieved.
The platter bearing is a one-piece steel shaft with a tungsten-carbon steel thrust pad which rests on a precision steel ball. This sits in the bottom of a brass bearing-journal which is fixed to the main chassis. The bearing shaft extends right through the sub- and main platter, emerging at the top to form the centre spindle.
The platter is machined from high density polyethylene (HDPE) that was chosen for its virtually identical physical properties to the vinyl LP. This sits on a precision machined aluminium sub-platter.
The turntable is supported on our spring bellows isolation feet, the forerunner of the Seismic Load Cell™, these provide the ideal suspension for the Rock 7 and make it immune to external vibration.
Merlin PSU & Upgraded Motor Unit & Flat Belt.
(240V50hz or 120V60hz compatible)
The Merlin 3 PSU, is a high specification, discrete, low noise power supply. The motor is a round free-standing unit designed to maximise isolation and has an adjustment facility to ensure accurate speed is achieved. These upgrades take the R7 mk11 up to the echelons of true high end vinyl audiophile reproduction, whilst maintaining an exceptional musicality quite often lost in the pursuit of transparency and perfection. The M3 offers superior sound quality and speed change from 33rpm to 45rpm at the flick of a button.
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