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Townshend Platforms
#1
Just ordered some Townshend platforms for my Grimm speakers. They have been a pleasure to deal with so far. Will report back!
SYSTEM 1:Antipodes DX running Roon Server & Ready//GRIMM LS1be
SYSTEM 2: Antipodes DX Roon Server// microRendu Roon Ready // Devialet 220//German Physiks Unlimited II//German Physiks Speaker Cables
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#2
Aaron

Max Townshend is a real gentleman and very clever, either of his own volition or in sourcing capable people.

Guillaume and I heard his "all Townshend" set up at the HiFi News show in 2014 and thought is was best at the show, competing with Absolute Sounds and Kog and others.
Antipodes DX/MacBook Pro/Draytek Vigor 2860v-Plus/Devialet Original d'Atelier Nos. 54A&B/Magico Q1 pair/Wilson Benesch Torus

Stax SR009/Cavalli Liquid Lightning/Shunyata cables/Shunyata power units

 Dialog/Phantom Gold/Tree pair

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#3
I'm glad to hear that. They really seem to know what they're doing.

I contacted them to order a platform and they volunteered to custom make one to the dimensions of the speaker for less than the "off the rack" platform. That's my kind of company.

(28-Apr-2016, 18:27)IanG-UK Wrote: Aaron

Max Townshend is a real gentleman and very clever, either of his own volition or in sourcing capable people.

Guillaume and I heard his "all Townshend" set up at the HiFi News show in 2014 and thought is was best at the show, competing with Absolute Sounds and Kog and others.
SYSTEM 1:Antipodes DX running Roon Server & Ready//GRIMM LS1be
SYSTEM 2: Antipodes DX Roon Server// microRendu Roon Ready // Devialet 220//German Physiks Unlimited II//German Physiks Speaker Cables
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#4
Since two weeks I have the Townshend podiums under my Harbeth Super HL5 Plus speakers. There is more air around instruments and room and floor induced bass has significantly reduced. A great upgrade!


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QNAP 653 - MacMini - Roon - AIR 3b - Meicord UTP cables - D400 - Graditech Voima 1- Nordost Heimdall 2 - Harbeth Super HL5 Plus on Townshend Seismic Podiums
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#5
Glad to hear it Thiem!
SYSTEM 1:Antipodes DX running Roon Server & Ready//GRIMM LS1be
SYSTEM 2: Antipodes DX Roon Server// microRendu Roon Ready // Devialet 220//German Physiks Unlimited II//German Physiks Speaker Cables
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#6
Hi Aaron,
Just curious how you ended up liking the platforms.
Thorens TD-166 MK II, Intel NUC (Streacom fanless case, Windows 10, Audiophile Optimizer, Roon, HQPlayer and Acourate), HDPlex 100W LPSU, Uptone Regen, Devialet 120, Sonus Faber Liuto, GIK Acoustics Bass Traps
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#7
Same here.

Do they offer an evaluation period?

Roon lifetime > Mac mini > AIR ethernet* (finally!!! After 2 years!!!!) > Devialet 250 Pro > PMC fact.8
 >>> *On trial; Allo DigiOne > spdif and AES (via Neutrik)
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#8
They do. Give them a call or shoot an email
Thorens TD-166 MK II, Intel NUC (Streacom fanless case, Windows 10, Audiophile Optimizer, Roon, HQPlayer and Acourate), HDPlex 100W LPSU, Uptone Regen, Devialet 120, Sonus Faber Liuto, GIK Acoustics Bass Traps
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#9
To my great surprise they were a total pain to deal with! Took my $ upfront for a pair of custom platforms (their suggestion). Promised several times they would be ready in a few days, and then no email responses for weeks. Really ridiculous.

When I finally got them they didn't quite fit the speakers. I contacted them and they said that it was fine if the speaker bases went beyond the platforms but when I tested their bass isolation it certainly was not as good as I had expected. I could hear bass in the basement when the speakers were on the stands on the first floor, which was not what I had had hoped.

I'm sure I could send them back to the UK and they would send me new ones. But I was so frustrated and fed up with the experience that I put them in the basement and haven't used them since. I've since sent the Grimms that I had them made for for updating. When I get the speakers back I will try again. Maybe I did something wrong in setting them up.

My guess is I had a unique experience and the experience of others will not be like this. But I was not happy.
SYSTEM 1:Antipodes DX running Roon Server & Ready//GRIMM LS1be
SYSTEM 2: Antipodes DX Roon Server// microRendu Roon Ready // Devialet 220//German Physiks Unlimited II//German Physiks Speaker Cables
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