CRAFTED FOR PURE SOUND
DCT 300 has been winning awards since 2002 for its open, uncoloured sound and world beating transparency. The secret is in the 99% air insulation. All insulation materials add distortion to the signal so we place bare thin copper strip conductors into thin walled PTFE tubing where only the edge of the strip is in contact with the insulator.
We use Enhanced™ Isolda Deep Cryogenic Treated (EDCT) copper because it consistently outperforms all other materials in terms of transparency and neutrality. Termination is by audiophile grade locking collet gold plated RCA phono plugs. DCT 300 balanced is fitted with Neutrik XLR connectors.
“When the music poured through these British cables, I blurted an involuntary hoot of approval.” Jay Fisher, Six Moons
Warning: Townshend Audio cables are designed to offer maximum transparency for their price, unlike other cables they are not a substitute for tone controls.
8Hz-100kHz +/- 0.1dB
Professional musician and audiophile Rafael Todes “recommends without question” Max Townshend’s new Allegri Reference. “I never tired of this preamp’s ‘revelatory’ quality; everything you play somehow sounds different to before… …gives preamplifiers at any price and of any type, an almost impossibly hard time in terms of sound.” [ Full Review ]
“I ordered one of the first Townshend Allegri Reference passive pre-amplifiers to give it a try. Sale or return so to speak Now at this point I could spin a few stories and flesh out my conclusion, but I won’t. Its just not fair to keep you waiting. After just two weeks I put my […]
“Townshend Audio has long been the company that never does it the way you expected, but always does it right. There’s a deliciously left-field approach to Townshend Audio’s design criteria that sweeps aside convention and makes something at once different and brilliant. So it is with F1 Fractal, the latest in a long line of […]
“The Allegri+ is one of the most effortless and honest sounds you will ever hear, with a top end that is as crystal clear as fine cut diamonds and has a bandwidth that stretches on for days. Play any of your favourite music and try and work out where all the added bass comes […]
A real improvement of focus @ the top end. Even the bass is tighter. Huge change in the soundstage, The system has almost gone from stereo to surround sound. The Dusty in Memphis album, female vocals, full orchestra, especially show how the individual instruments are separated. It's quite possible to identify which bit of the cymbal the drummer is hitting. Pet Sounds of course uses every instrument in the book. Bass harmonicas, tambourines, and the vocals are just so separated & tight. Porcupine Tree, beautifully produced & pressed vinyl. Every instrument inhabits a different piece of the soundscape. Strip the Soul is just exquisite. I'm sure as they bed in, the Townshend's will get better still, but... so far it's love at first sight. Always loved the 989's but these supertweeters have taken them to a whole new level.
We sat down and i played one of my all time favorites Neil Young Comes a Time i now this album very well but not heard it like this before, the attack of the guitars, the extra resolution and bite of the guitars was nothing short of amazing, there was more snap to the drum beat, the top end is so much more realistic and enjoyable, while the mid range has gained resolution and body, the vocals are very natural sounding but also revealing, the bass seems to have improved, there is definitely more of it its early days but I'm keeping them and i am very happy with level 3, my speakers are Soundlabs Dynastats,
Lossless on the MacBook, DAB, Cd and analogue, vinyl and tape cassette all benefit from a fuller more emotional sound. Science is great, and will one day crack cancer and HIV but it struggles to quantify certain things in life and one of those things is emotion. I'm sure my hearing doesn't extend much above 16kHz or so and yet the super tweeters work and work well for me. I think transients, atmosphere, detail, attack and sustain all benefit as does timbre between instruments, sounds and especially vocals within the hearing range due to less distortion, less smearing and better definition at frequency extremes. Definitely not snake oil in my opinion.. ..A worthwhile investment and I will not be returning them or selling them on. Many Thanks Toni and keep the music musical..