Allegri Review – Hi Fi Critic April/June 2012 – Martin Colloms

[frame src="" width="240" height="232" lightbox="on" title="Allegri Pre HiFi Critic review" align="left" ]Martin Colloms for Hi Fi critic gives the Allegri a massive 235: "The listeners were immediately aware of the lack of electronic hash, glare, hardness and artificiality. Instead we heard near magical transparency, exceptional bandwidth, tight control, fine clarity, wide dynamic range, excellent pace [...]

Allegri Review HiFi Choice – March 2012

[frame src="" width="240" height="156" lightbox="on" title="Allegri-Review-HiFi-Choice-March-2012" align="left" ] "There is something about hearing the extra layers of sound and effects in a complex mix. If you want to hear more of the nuance and phasing in your favourite records, whatever format they may be in, then this is something of a bargain…. It imbues the music [...]

The eyes have it

Hi-res music sources carry musical information way beyond 20kHz, while modern tweeters and amps can deliver it to your listening seat. But what are we actually hearing, asks Paul Miller. [column col="1/3"] From the very first moment that CD landed on our shores, audio diehards were unconvinced that its limited 44.1kHz sample rate and mere 16-bit quantisation [...]

Positive Feedback ISSUE 58 november/december 2011

The 8th Annual Positive Feedback Online's Writers' Choice Awards for 2011 - The Best of the Best! [frame src="" width="300" height="224" lightbox="on" title="The Townshend Rock 7 Turntable" align="left" ] The Townshend Rock 7 Turntable has been my reference for over a year now, well before it started receiving attention in the U.S. audio press and mentions at [...]

Spin Doctor

[frame src="" width="223" height="300" lightbox="on" title="Rock 7 review Opera Now" align="left" ] "Rafael Todes introduces a turntable with ingenius solutions" [see full review] November, 2011 — Rafael Todes Source: Opera Now

HiFi Choice Award Edition 2011 – Strictly for the bats?

[column col="1/2"] To extend high-frequency reproduction to 100kHz seems batty, but says Jimmy Hughes, Townshend’s Super Tweeter is supersonic.   The case for subwoofers is fairly easy to make. Most loudspeakers are limited in terms of size and this leads to restricted bass depth. Very few can reproduce frequencies much deeper than 30Hz (and many [...]

Glastonbury Pre – HiFi Critic review

[frame src="" width="240" height="150" lightbox="on" title="HIFICRITIC recommended product" align="left" ] Distinguished and most respected reviewer Martin Colloms of Hi Fi Critic magazine awarded the Glastonbury Pre1 preamplifier an unprecedented 195 points [see here].  This is the highest mark ever for any product since the introduction of the MC scoring system some 30 years ago. This indicates [...]

Rock 7 – Golden Ear award

Townshend Audio Rock 7 Turntable receives Golden Ear award from The Absolute Sound magazine. [frame src="" width="232" height="149" lightbox="on" title="townshend Rock 7 Golden Ear award" align="left" ] “The latest incarnation of Townshend’s unique ideas of turntable design, including damping of the arm at the front end via a trough of damping fluid, offers truly remarkable [...]

Pre-amp review on Hi-Fi+

Glastonbury Pre 1 gets a "flipping glorious" review from J. Kennedy in Hi-Fi+ [frame src="" width="146" height="205" lightbox="on" title="Glastonbury-pre-amplifier-townshend-fractal-tecnology" align="left" ] Jason Kennedy, writing for issue 81 of Hi Fi Plus, August 2011, finds that the Townshend Audio Glastonbury Pre 1 Preamplifier delivers; "power", "solidity" and "sheer transparency...There are very few preamplifiers around that are as [...]

Rock 7 – The Absolute Sound review

One of the world’s most respected reviewers, Robert E Greene,  has given The Rock 7 the most compelling review in The Absolute Sound magazine.  [frame src="" width="200" height="272" lightbox="on" title="Townshend Rock 7 Turntable" align="left" ] “The Rock VII is one amazing turntable design.” “Perhaps there are people who admire vinyl not for its real virtues but for its [...]