Reviews & Testimonials
In October 2023, the RockDoc teamed up with Audio Dreams, at the UK Audio Show 2023.
We were also delighted to have a Rock 2 featured in the Kerr Acoustic / Townshend Audio room.
The stereonet show report highlighted both the Rock 3 and Rock 2 turntables......below is a snippet from the full report, which showcases the Rock 3:
"A thirty-year-old Townshend Rock 3 turntable hooked up to some Italian loudspeakers celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary, with a special finish that all managed to sound bang up-to-date? That's Matt 'Rock Doc' McNulty's room, and no mistake!
The fully refurbished Rock TT, for that is what Matt does, sported an awesome finish – and I'm not just saying that due to the orange hue. The turntable was loaded with a new old stock Zeta arm armed with a Benz Wood SL cart, which was fed into EAM Lab electronics, including an Element C201 preamplifier (£2,700), 362 230W transistor power amp (£4,000) and LC 106 power filter (£1,440).
The Sigma Acoustics Monitor T10 speakers (£3,990) boasted White Gold internal wiring. After being treated to Mark Cohn's Silver Thunderbird and cuts from The Alan Parsons Project’s I Robot, I wanted to wrap this system up and take it home".
You can read the full show report, from stereonet, here
In October 2022, the RockDoc was proud to join Townshend Audio, to celebrate the life and work of Max and to showcase a collection of turntables, including a Rock Reference and Rock 2, which formed part of the Townshend system at the show.
You can read the stereonet review of the show (and the Townshend room) here.
I purchased one of Matt's Little Treasure's and I can't recommend it enough. After choosing which finish I wanted, I received the Little Treasure in a beautiful little casket, complete with fitting instructions. The sound from the Little Treasure was much better than I'd expected and after the initial wearing in, it provides me with superb sound reproduction that belies its price. Definitely pound for pound one of the best upgrades I've made to my system.
My first chats with Matt came about when I was looking to upgrade my cartridge and we spoke about a very early version of what was to become the 'Little Treasure' and what a treasure it is!!
During those conversations Matt mentioned the Townshend Rock turn table, which I'd not heard of but, with some research and chats it became my dream player. A while later one came up locally which I soon snapped up. Several chats later, discussing options for colour, spec etc. and it was sent to The Rock Doc for making as good as new. Unfortunately things with couriers went bad but, without going into details, Matt was really great supporting through this time and helped me end up with my dream!! The personal attention and ability to create what is wanted is a really high end service and gives a bespoke end product.
I opted for Audi nardo grey with gloss black accents, with a rb300 arm and another Little Treasure cartridge and it sounds mind blowing!!!!
I've recently added a RockDoc perspex dust cover and am now looking at arm upgrades
I can only say that all dealings with The RockDoc have been a pleasure and from being a supplier/customer relationship, Matt has become a real Friend!!