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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish View Post
    That's great, cheers, looks ... Scary... !?
    Totally agree, I have not done mine.
    Steve.

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    I did mine just like this, but didn't replace the ball bearing - I just rotated the worn face away from the contact patch now and then. It is well worth doing from time to time as the materials are quite soft. As soon as you see a dimple on the bearing surface, friction and noise will be increasing. bearing wear can be an issue with this deck. I eventually put a ptfe pill under the bb and this worked really well until I sold the deck.

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  3. #43
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    Thanks for that advice Alex
    Steve.

    TT: 1986 Townshend Rock, 1980 Luxman PD264, 1978 Planar 3 in original condition.
    Arm: AO modified Moth RB250, Hadcock GH228, Rega R200.
    Cart: AT OC9 III, Shure V15 III, Bellex HOMC.
    Phono: Vincent PHO-8, Akitika MM.
    CDP: California Labs CL15, Pioneer DVP 676A.
    Digi: Squeezebox.
    Amp: Copland CSA-29, Denon PMA250 II, Cambridge Audio Azur 651A.
    Speakers: 1995 Castle Howard S1, 1970 Wharfedales.
    Headphones: AKG Q701.

  4. #44
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    I have just been reminded of this turntable because I was searching for the Mission 774 tonearm.

    I remember looking at the adverts for the Townsend Avalon and I had forgotten all about it Theres just something about that fluid trough which inspires and worries me at the same time. I think the worry and lack of convenience wins out which is probably why the paddle didnt catch on. I wonder what the physics of the fluid damping is when related to tracking and the tonearm.

    I keep thinking its a sledgehammer to crack a nut principle of turntable design but people say it made a real difference

    I still fancy having a quick go with the Avalon though. Anybody still running one with the trough fluid and paddle?

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    im using one on my rock 2,it really isn't any problem or hassle to use,the trough just swings out of the way when changing records,the difference it makes is very noticeable.
    whats there to worry about?
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Decca C4E Cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    whats there to worry about?
    Erm a trough full of fluid several millimetres from the surface of the record. Swinging it backwards and forwards every time a record is placed on the platter and I bet it takes some pernickity setting up with different arms and cartridges .

    Seriously I would love to see it close up and exactly what contact is made in that trough. I might see if there are any You tube videos on the Avalon or Rock

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    My intention is to get a Rock as a second deck - I completely get the trough and can't wait to hear one. The trough is only about 2 thirds full and the way everything moves makes it difficult to spill anything.

    Damping, whether at the headshell or base definitely improves things in my opinion and experience.

    I've even toyed wth the idea of buying a trough and paddle for the sp10.
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  8. #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minstrel SE View Post
    Erm a trough full of fluid several millimetres from the surface of the record. Swinging it backwards and forwards every time a record is placed on the platter and I bet it takes some pernickity setting up with different arms and cartridges .

    Seriously I would love to see it close up and exactly what contact is made in that trough. I might see if there are any You tube videos on the Avalon or Rock
    honestly its not a bad as you are imagining.
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Decca C4E Cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    I have the same as Jamie123, a Elite Rock II, and at first I was worried about the trough and how you keep the fluid off the records, but once you have played 2 or 3 LP's it becomes perfectly natural and you just don't think of it at all.It really is a very good deck too, especially so when you see how little money they fetch when one comes up for sale, stone cold bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedracer View Post
    I have the same as Jamie123, a Elite Rock II, and at first I was worried about the trough and how you keep the fluid off the records, but once you have played 2 or 3 LP's it becomes perfectly natural and you just don't think of it at all.It really is a very good deck too, especially so when you see how little money they fetch when one comes up for sale, stone cold bargain.
    Same here. It's no more problematic than any aspect of getting a record off the shelf and playing it.

    The II is a well kept secret in terms of performance for its second hand price.

    Pete

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