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  1. #1
    Join Date: Dec 2011

    Location: sussex

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    I'm phil.

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    I'm thinking of making a turntable with 2 arms proberly going to be a Lenco but which model is advised also willing to listen to any other ideas
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    Join Date: Dec 2010

    Location: North Lincs

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    I'm Keith.

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    The L78 if your interested in its auto stop function or the L75 if not. The L75 is perhaps peoples favourite choice.

    I have just started listening to one which is mounted on a Carl's workshop plinth and will eventually have a 12" arm added to go with the home built 9.5" unipivot currently in use. Sounding good so far.

    Lots of info on Lenco Heaven.

  3. #3
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

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    I'm Andy.

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    GL99 or GL88 are L75/78's with a smaller top plate so easier to create a plinth to add as many arms as you require (they tend to command a higher price due to this and are rarer).
    As above the L75/L78 are an excellent choice.
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+. Philips DCC 730. NAS drive plus usb drives connected to the router.

    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Michell ISO

    Amp. Pure Sound A30
    Speakers. Reiver Jenna floor standers

    Spare system:
    Audiolab 8000a. 3 Lenco L75 turntables, assorted cartridges and arms. Garrard SP25 mk2.
    Loads of different cables of various value....

  4. #4
    Join Date: Nov 2010

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    The L75 is probably the easiest and cheapest Lenco. I have the 75 and 99 and prefer the 75 for experimenting. You can achieve some quite remarkable results with the 75.
    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Mega Modded) DAC Caiman SEG+Anker PSU DECK 1210 Mat Analog Studio Crystal Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony arm Board Feet Isonoe PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/Jaeger(low-impedance) connector/3 StageRegs/Recapped PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MC Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

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    I'm Kai.

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    If you mount a stock L75 top plate rotating it 90 degrees CW, you'll have no trouble mounting two arms in the plinth, though I guess the one at the back would be mounted pretty close to the motor but not sure that would present any problems, I suppose not. I like the presentation of the L75 even without any upgrades apart from little tweaks and IMO they are one of the easiest idler drives to service and make perform silently. It's very rare to hear people having hard to trace rumble issues with Lencos because the drive system is so simple and the spring mount for the motor is more failproof than rubber grommets or the like many decks seem to use, often with bad results as the rubber has aged for 50 years.

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