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Thread: Refurb/Recommission of Townshend Glastonburys

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    Join Date: Nov 2014

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    I'm Mark.

    Default Refurb/Recommission of Townshend Glastonburys

    Well, I decided to spend some time and effort attempting to bring my glorious Townshend Glastonbury speakers back from the dead, and to experience the spine tingling joy of the music they produce - something I haven't had since I stashed them in the loft back in 2002!
    Both Bass/Mid drivers rearmost suspension foam had collapsed, and the wife had bashed one of the cones in the loft denting the spun aluminium cone, resulting in the voicecoil binding in the magnet.
    I removed both units, and began by pulling off all the foam, and replacing it with (of all things) Suzuki scooter air filter foam!!!
    I teased out the dents and creases in the cones to the best of my ability, gently 'massaging' with finger and thumb - all things given, I'm really pleased how that turned out.
    The marble bottom plate got detached from one cabinet, I cleaned up and reattached this.
    Finally, I tested the drivers with a 1.5 Volt battery, soldered and reinstalled them, and am REALLY looking forward to giving them a test tomorrow!!!

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    Yo! But without pictures it isn't happening, speakers with that rep deserve a bit of a show off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazid View Post
    Yo! But without pictures it isn't happening, speakers with that rep deserve a bit of a show off!

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    Working on it - my pictures are (apparently) too big - I'm putting them on my Google Drive as we speak!

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    Total Success!
    They sound fantastic, even driven by my cheapy little TEAC Receiver.
    Very very happy me!!!

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    And proud you should be, they look great, well done!
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    I've never heard these speakers but they do have an enviable reputation.
    Martin



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    I haven't heard these as far as I can remember, but I have heard an even bigger pair of Townshend's at a show about 4 years ago. Very impressive.
    Buy Bose...And get your parking validated!.

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    Join Date: Nov 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJSki2fly View Post
    And proud you should be, they look great, well done!
    Thank you for the positive comment!
    I was convinced that I would not get them back singing, afraid of working on such a fragile unit, but I figured Ďwhat the hell, they donít work now, they canít be any worse after I have a goí - Iím so pleased that I went for it, the spine shivers are back!!!


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    Well done Mark . I hope you're really enjoying the fruits of your labour and your ingenuity
    Regards
    Brian

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