Townshend AudioRockTownshend Audio Rock 7 Fabulous turntable with Moerch DP-8 tonearmOne of the best turntables anywhere near its price, maybe the best many say. It is now no longer available and is almost never available used these days. I am the original owner. The distributor sa...2400.00

Townshend Audio Rock 7 Fabulous turntable with Moerch DP-8 tonearm [Expired]


no longer for sale

One of the best turntables anywhere near its price, maybe the best many say. It is now no longer available and is almost never available used these days. I am the original owner. The distributor says that a sequel is "supposedly" coming from Townshend at an unknown price and no idea when. The previous editions of the Rock were much more expensive than the 7 ... The name of the table conveys its unique feature, a damping trough that damps the tonearm at the cartridge end gives extraordinary bass response. The Moerch DP-8 tonearm is included in this sale (but no cartridge). It is the current top of the line from Moerch and is unique among pivoted arms in that the horizontal inertia is much greater than the vertical. The effect of this is that its bass response is much better than arms without this feature. See the rave review by Robert Greene in TAS: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/something-new-in-vinyl-playback-the-moerch-dp8-anisotropic-tonearm/ The Moerch arm has interchangeable arm-tubes and a second arm-tube is also included which allows for quickly changing cartridges! I would sell the arm and table separately, $2850 for the table and $2750 for the arm. The DP-8 with precision armtube and extra armtube lists for $6500. Here's a description of the Rock 7 from Townshend: The Rock 7 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. Also see the rave review by Robert Green in TAS: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/townshend-audio-rock-7-turntable-tas-209/ The Townshend was my best turntable (I had three so it got relatively less use) until I got a Spiral Groove SG1.2, which is many times its price, and I'm cutting back on my table collection. Shipping and Paypal are extra.